The award-winning FAIRDAY returns to Hyde Park as a part of FRINGEWORLD in 2016.
Staged again in the picturesque Hyde Park, right in the heart of the City of Vincent, FAIRDAY will again be our community's favourite day of the year.
Featuring live entertainment, heaps of great stalls, delicious food options, entertainment for the kiddies and our much loved dog show, FAIRDAY will be an event you just won't want to end.
Bring your own picnic lunch, or grab a bite from our pop up vendors. Alcohol will not be on sale, but you can BYO if you drink responsibly.
Entry is only $5 and free for Pride WA members and children under 16 years of age.
SHADE & MISTING MACHINES
We've listened to feedback from last year and we're investing in shade cloth and beach umbrellas to complement the natural shade from the trees in Hyde Park. We're also erecting shade domes, and running a 45 meter commercial grade misting machine alongside the edge of the grassed area to cool down the natural breeze.
Hyde Park is always a few degrees cooler than anywhere else, and our misting machine is designed to make it one of the coolest outdoor places to be this Sunday. You are also welcome to bring your own beach umbrella!
AMAZING FOOD OPTIONS
This year’s FAIRDAY is sure to delight all of your senses. We’ve just about got them all covered! We’ve got sights, sounds, touch, and now, taste!
We are hosting seven of Perth’s most enticing portable kitchens, food trucks, barbecues, woks and even some gourmet desserts.
First up we’ve got Perth food festival favourite, Bangkok Jump Street, who are taking the time out of their busy market schedule to be with us at FAIRDAY. These Thai street food geniuses will be catering to everyone’s needs, from super spicy to vegetarian and everywhere in between.
Soul Provider is a portable kitchen run by Vital Syverin, who originates from Haiti, where food is at the centre of every celebration. Their philosophy is to make the most of the fresh seasonal ingredients to create innovative and soulful food.
Marcelita’s Colombian Empanadas and La-Fuente are both bringing the flavours of South America to FAIRDAY this year, with something for everyone’s taste buds.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the bright orange Luscious Liquids trailer that will be pumping out 100% natural juices and slushies for everyone to enjoy, on what is going to be a warm and sunny FAIRDAY.
And for dessert we’ve got the coolest treats in town, La Paleta. Inspired by traditional Mexican paletarias, these icy delicacies are a great way to cool off this Sunday afternoon.
Plus, you can bring your own picnic delights, as well as BYO drinks, to enjoy.
Fun and fabulous! That’s what you can look forward to on the main stage at FAIRDAY 2016!
We will have something for everybody. DJs, drag queens, burlesque, cabaret and hip-hop, with face-painting and an acoustic performance or two thrown into the mix. Hosted by the sensational Swish Eveready, this will be the best FAIRDAY in years.
Perth’s own award-winning singer-songwriter, and Pride community favourite, Nat Ripepi, will be kicking things off at 11am for a 45-minute set.
Next up will be our first drag performances for the day, with a sample of a new shows from the Brass Monkey, featuring high-energy mash-ups from Swish Eveready, Kodi Pendent and Scarlett Adams.
After the official welcome, local Burlesque performer Sammy Sparkles will deliver a (family friendly) performance from the Little Mermaid. Perth singer-songwriter and rapper, Yully, will then take the stage for a solo performance.
Yully will be followed on stage by the Voodoo Lounge’s own pole dancers and drag queens to give a censored sample of their new event, GRIND.
At 1pm, Cougar Morrison will take the stage with her award winning and internationally renowned Cabaret performance.
Pianist and vocalist, Lee Williams, will then take to the stage for his his first major event since his PrideFEST 2015 performance of ‘The Man I Love,’ at The Ellington Jazz Club.
As a special treat, Aurora Galore will take to the stage to give us a taste of what we can expect in her FRINGE WORLD shows later in February. Aurora will show us why she was named the UK’s #1 Burlesque Performer in 2015, and named ‘most innovative’ by the Burlesque Hall of Fame.
The much loved Gay and Lesbian Singers will then delight us with ‘harmony and diversity’ at 2.15pm, followed by a show from Perth Drag Queens, with Pride DJ legend Curlee taking the FAIRDAY stage at 2.40pm.
The FAIRDAY Pampered Pooch Show will kick off at 3pm. Hosted by Swish, the competition categories are Most Dramatic (best dressed) and Best Strut (for the dogs who know how to work it). Limited spots available, enter at the Info Desk. Our judging panel will include City of Vincent Mayor John Carey.
The lovely Tero Sisters - Claudia, 15, and Ebony, 12, will take the stage at 4.10pm for a chilled vocal and acoustic set.
Local four-piece band Wanderlust will take the stage at 4.40pm, bringing their unique blend of vocal harmonies and lyrical storytelling to FAIRDAY, before Connections Nightclub resident DJ Roski takes the decks at 5.10pm, to close things out with a sunset set featuring disco, techno and everything in-between.
FOR THE KIDS
FAIRDAY is an event for people of all ages, and we have lots of activities of the kids and the young at heart, alike. Keep an eye out for our roving entertainers between 11.30am and 3pm. Highlights will include our professional face painting crew, who can turn anyone into a ferocious tiger, or a curious bunny rabbit in minutes, as well as the Imagination Faeries, who will float around FAIRDAY, spreading glitter, painting faces and spreading joy to everyone they meet.
We can’t wait for FAIRDAY and to share everything we have planned with you.
COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
If you're coming from out of town, or you're a local looking for a weekend getaway, our friends at ibis Perth have a special FAIRDAY accommodation offer for you.
Stay at ibis Perth, and they will throw in free breakfast*. Click here to book now.
Invite your friends to FAIRDAY on Facebook - click here.
Cnr of William St & Vincent St
Perth, WA 6000
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