What is the Arts Festival? (Here’s the 411)

The Armadale Arts Festival is a creative program of live music, urban art, theatre, literature, comedy, and arts and crafts, all showcasing our incredible local talent. 

Along with events hosted by the City of Armadale, we also showcase a range of community run events scattered across the region.

Come along, explore our district, and discover something new at the Armadale Arts Festival!

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Our event categories

We get it… a lot happens during the Armadale Arts Festival! And our aim is to make it as simple as possible for you to find the events, workshops and performances that best suit you.

On our ‘What’s on” page, you’ll find the option to view the events by date, but you can also filter them by these categories:

  • Music & movement – musical performances and opportunities to move that uplift and inspire
  • Theatre – performances and workshops that celebrate our local theatre scene
  • Visual arts & craft – events and workshops that let you embrace your inner artist
  • Literature & culture – events that celebrate literature and cultural programing
  • Community-run – events and workshops organised and run by amazing community members and local groups
  • Free – events that are easy on the wallet
  • Family-friendly – events for when you’ve got the kids in tow
  • Accessible venue – events located at venues that are easily accessible by wheelchair and walkers
  • Youth – events specially designed for those 11-25
  • Seniors – events suitable for those 65+
  • All Ages – events that are suitable for the whole family
  • Wildcard – extra unique experiences if you’re in the mood to try something a little different

Festival Artist

The honorary Festival Artist appointment acknowledges the accomplishments of a particular artist each year and celebrates the valued contribution that local artists bring to the Armadale community.

Potential Festival Artists are nominated by the community, and the panel of previous Festival Artists discuss and agree on the candidates before the new Festival Artist is formally announced.

Find out who this year’s Festival Artist is (and check out our previous Festival Artists) here.


Want to come along, but not sure where to get started?

Check out our featured events:

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Minnawarra Art Awards
Time: 6 May 2023 @ 11.00 am – 21 May 2023 @ 4.00 pm

The Minnawarra Art Awards showcases some of Western Australia’s best artists.

Time: 13 May 2023 @ 11.00 am – 21 May 2023 @ 4.00 pm

The City of Armadale is proud to have partnered with the Armadale Society of Artists to present Extensions - a high quality community art exhibition.

Humans of Armadale – My Art My Armadale
Time: 12 May 2023 @ 6.00 pm – 13 May 2023 @ 4.00 pm

The City of Armadale, along with Centre for Stories have heard raw and authentic experiences of young people within the Armadale community.

Fremantle Chamber Orchestra – Grand Autumn Gala
Time: 21 May 2023 @ 3.00 pm – 21 May 2023 @ 5.00 pm
$20 – 35

Fremantle Chamber Orchestra’s inspired Grand Autumn Gala will take listeners on an emotional journey from the first to the last note with feelings of joy, intimacy and elation.

Armadale Arts Bush Trail
Time: 13 May 2023 @ 10.00 am – 21 May 2023 @ 2.00 pm

The Armadale Arts Bush Trail returns in 2023 to bring the local community together through nature, art and culture.

Ready to celebrate the arts and explore the City of Armadale?