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Major annual events

Find out all you need to know about our upcoming major annual events and local community events - there's lots to see and do in Rockingham, where the coast comes to life.

Our major annual events include the Christmas Festival and our New Year’s Eve and Australia Day celebrations.

Be sure to check out the What's On events calendar to see other events happening around the City.

Christmas FestivalChristmas festival

The City's Christmas Festival was held on Saturday 5 December 2020. The event featured stage performances, roaming Christmas characters, food vans and more.

There was a variety of entertainment including choirs singing Christmas classics, Boorloo Indigenous Dance Group, and new talent from our Breakthrough Music Competition. Children enjoyed free craft activities and posted a letter to the north pole.

The Christmas lights were switched on and will remain up until after our Australia Day event.

New Year's Eve Celebration

The 2020 New Year's Eve Celebration did not go ahead due to the State Government’s October announcement regarding the deferral of Phase Five of the COVID-19 Roadmap.

Australia Day Australia Day

The City's Australia Day event was held on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at the Rockingham Foreshore.

The event featured live music by The Godlemans, Intangible Duo and 2020 Breakthrough Music Competition finalists, free children's craft activities including terracotta pot painting, pop stick wind chimes and dot painting with Djurandi Dreaming, roaming performers and stilt walkers, and food trucks. Fireworks were not part of the 2021 event.

Symphony on the Green Symphony on the Green 2021

Symphony on the Green was held on Saturday 20 February at the Village Green; the fifth year the City has hosted Perth Symphony Orchestra.

Concertgoers were able to enjoy a variety of film tunes, classic anthems and iconic orchestral pieces throughout the night, while children also had the opportunity to join in a fun sing-along pre-show prior to the main event.

International Food Festival 

When

  • Friday 19 March from 5pm-9pm

Where

  • Village Green, Flinders Lane, Rockingham Dancer

The International Food Festival will be jam packed with lots of fun things to do and eat. Awaken your tastebuds with delicious international cuisine from a variety of food vendors including, Korean, French, Nepalese, Greek, Japanese, Vietnamese, Turkish, Indian, Mexican, Singaporean, Lebanese, Malaysian, Moroccan and Indonesian. For those with a sweet tooth, there will also be plenty of options.

The stage program will features performances by Boorloo, Subi Japanese Dance, Manawa mai Tawhiti and Kavanagh Studio of Irish Dance, as well as an epic drum off between Taiko Do and Akwaaba African Drumming.

Children and families can enjoy interacting with the roaming entertainment: Rockingham City Pipe Band, Chinese Lion Dance and Mr Accordion Man. There will also be free craft activities such as paper fan decorating, mandala scratch art and Batik art. Market stalls will be selling handmade goods and a selection of sweet and savoury treats to take home for later.

Be sure to visit and say hello to the City's Global Friendship Committee tent which will be running an origami activity. You can also snap a photo with their Global Friendship photo cut-out board. The libraries will also be running activities for all ages, with a small bookshelf to browse.

This event is part of our Summer Series of free entry, family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free events.

Parking is available behind the Gary Holland Community Centre and Rockingham Museum.

You will be required to check-in at this event using the SafeWA app, in line with the State Government’s mandatory contact tracing requirements. A QR code will be displayed around the event site and at the event information tent. If you don't have the app on your phone, a manual sign-in sheet will be available at the event information tent. Hand sanitiser will also be available. Read more on this here.

Performance in the Park - Wizard of Oz 

Wizard of Oz charactersWhen

  • Saturday 27 March from 5.30pm-8pm

Where

  • Village Green, Flinders Lane, Rockingham

Bring your picnic blanket and chairs down to the Village Green for an enchanted theatre performance of The Wizard of Oz.

Enjoy free, family-friendly entertainment from 5.30pm, with roving characters and pre-show stage performers. The Wizard of Oz performance will start at 6.30pm, finishing at 7.30pm.

Following the performance, there will be photo opportunities with your favourite characters. Food and drink will be available for purchase from food vans on-site.

This event is part of our Summer Series of free entry, family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free events.

Parking is available behind the Gary Holland Community Centre and Rockingham Museum.

You will be required to check-in at this event using the SafeWA app, in line with the State Government’s mandatory contact tracing requirements. A QR code will be displayed around the event site and at the event information tent. If you don't have the app on your phone, a manual sign-in sheet will be available at the event information tent. Hand sanitiser will also be available. Read more on this here.

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