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Revealing the New Yagan Square: A Weekend Extravaganza

Get ready to mark your calendars for an electrifying weekend as Yagan Square officially reopens its doors with a spectacular celebration on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28.

Illuminating the heart of Perth, the “Illuminate Yagan Square” event promises an exhilarating fusion of culture, cuisine, and entertainment for all ages, completely free of charge.

The revitalised precinct will play host to an array of family-friendly activities and evening spectacles over the course of two thrilling days. From a mesmerising LED Maze to cutting-edge entertainment acts, aerial performances, and live music stages, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Foodies will delight in the diverse offerings from food trucks and pop-up carts, while art enthusiasts can indulge in photo opportunities, circus workshops, one-minute portraits, and face painting.



Saturday night ignites with the GLOW-GLEAM-DREAM program, featuring captivating installations and performances. Prepare to be spellbound by “The Last Numbat,” an interactive puppetry show narrated by Indigenous artist Nadia Tavo, alongside evocative artwork projections by renowned Indigenous Perth artist Deborah Bonar and Shadow Stories by storyteller Glenn B Swift. This collaboration promises an immersive experience, blending visual art, soundscapes, and Australian narratives in a truly unforgettable display.


On Sunday, the Horseshoe Bridge transforms into pre-loved street markets, while the evening invites you to immerse yourself in Noongar culture with “KAYA” by Phil Walleystack. This unique 75-minute experience weaves traditional Noongar storytelling with captivating sounds, visuals, and movements, offering a journey through ancient heritage merged with modern artistry.

Central to the revitalisation of Yagan Square is the eagerly awaited “Stories,” a multi-level hospitality precinct by Nokturnl, offering a vibrant mix of restaurants, bars, open-air spaces, and a children’s playground. With upgrades including alfresco areas, live entertainment spots, entryway arches, and festoon fairy lights, Yagan Square aims to provide a safe, family-friendly hub for the community to gather and connect.

The new Edith Cowan University (ECU) city campus, set to be completed in late 2025, will further enrich the dynamic mix of education, culture, and recreation elements within Yagan Square.


Join us in celebrating the all-new Yagan Square on April 27 and 28!


Stay tuned for the full event program and map release soon.

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