The City of Canning’s vision is to create a welcome and thriving city that is recognised for the opportunities it offers all residents and visitors. Events play an important role in the cultural fabric of our community and provide significant cultural, economic and social benefit. They act to bring people together and foster a shared sense of place, celebrating the diversity of our people, place and experiences.

View our exciting upcoming events below. Got a photo snapped at one of the events? You can follow our Facebook page or sign up to our Community eNewsletter to keep up to date with free programs and events happening around you. Any queries to or call 1300 422 664.

With a full calendar of arts, cultural activities and events the City of Canning regularly has initiatives and participation opportunities for artists, entertainers, performers, community organisations, food trucks and more! Should you like to get involved with our events, please visit our 'Get involved with our events' page for the latest opportunities!

2022 Camco Engineering - Mayor's Charity Gala Dinner
Thursday 10 November 2022
Completed for 2022

The City of Canning and Mayor Patrick Hall are very proud to announce the inaugural 2022 Camco Engineering - Mayor’s Charity Gala Dinner - the first time a Western Australian local government district has partnered with its business community to deliver a  gala civic event with a charitable purpose.The 2022 Camco Engineering - Mayor’s Charity Gala Dinner serves as a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded businesses on this fun, inspirational and momentous occasion while giving back to a local Canning charity - Good Sammy Enterprises.

Livelighter Canning Show
Friday 4 and Saturday 5 November 2022
Completed for 2022

The City is proud to partner with the annual Canning Show again this year with a number of interactive activations from from our Leisure and Library teams to name but a few. There will be plenty to keep the whole family entertained for what is shaping up to be a fun-packed show brimming with entertainment and activities

Muddy Hands Festival
Saturday 19 November 2022
Completed for 2022

The Muddy Hands Festival is an event to encourage children and families to enjoy outdoor play by bringing unstructured playtime in to their everyday lives. With the help of our event partners Nature Play WA and the Plastic Free Riverpark Program at the Parks and Wildlife Service, the City of Canning aims to engage childrens' curiosity. By letting them own their journey through immersive experiences and hands on learning it also provides them a greater understanding of how to co-exist with local flora, fauna and the natural environment.

Carols By Candlelight
Saturday 3 December 2022
Click here for event details.

Featuring the Canning City Brass Band, Rossmoyne Community Singers, Avenue Jazz Band plus special guests, singalong and have a boogie to classic and new carols (program provided with lyrics). With roving entertainment, kid's craft activities and delicious food trucks - you'll be spoilt for choice for this family favourite on the City's Major Event Calendar.

New Years Day Fireworks
Sunday 1 January 2023
Further details coming soon.

New Years Day is back for 2023! Watch this space for more details.   


Community Citizen of the Year Awards
Nominations Now Open!!
Thursday 26 January 2023
Click here for details.

Each year on Australia Day, the Community Citizen of the Year Awards acknowledge the contribution and celebrate community engagement of people within the community. Outstanding contribution and community service includes areas such as; education, health, fund-raising, charitable and voluntary services, sport, arts, social inclusion or any other area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.

Family Fun Australia Day
Thursday 26 January 2023
details coming soon.

Join us at Shelley Foreshore for a morning of family fun, and by family we mean your DOGS! Enjoy a 2km or 4km walk, a Canine Adventure Course, roving entertainment, stage shows and puppy parades. Plus food trucks serving up breakfast and coffee, hands on Aussie day themed activities plus the Community Citizen of the Year Awards. 


Mid Week Eats
Thursday 9, 16, 23 February & 2 March 2023
Further details coming soon.

A delectable and mouthwatering display of WA's
best food trucks across 4 weeks during 2023,
with roving and live entertainment in a
gorgeous outdoor setting celebrating cultures
from across the globe. Bring a picnic blanket,
the whole family and your pooch and enjoy a
night under the stars in the heart of Riverton.

Mid Week Eats - Mobile
Friday 10, 17, 24 & 3 March 2023
Further details coming soon.

During our 4-week series of Mid Week Eats
2023 we will also deliver a smaller scale
version across 4 different parks or reserves
across the City of Canning. Stay tuned to find
out which areas we will be visiting to bring this family favourite out to some brand new locations!

New Cultural Festival
Further details coming soon.

Stay tuned for more details of our new Cultural
Festival being delivered at the new HIllview
Intercultural Community Centre in March 2023.

ANZAC Service
Tuesday 25 April 2023
Further details coming soon.

Run in partnership with the Canning Sub-Branch of the Returned & Services League, the City welcomes all to join a traditional and memorable morning service to commemorate our brave soldiers and their families. Featuring live musical performances, hymns, a Wreath Laying Ceremony and The Haka, plus a free morning cuppa from the Canning Lions Club and the Sikh Association of WA.

Pioneers Tea
Thursday 11 May 2023
Further details coming soon.

The City recognises and thanks those who have lived in the City's boundaries for 50 years or more (consecutively). Held at Woodloes Homestead, Pioneers enjoyed a free afternoon tea with nibbles, refreshments and live music. To see your picture taken on the day, click here and use password 1234. Please ring the City Events Team to be added to the 2023 invitation list for this event 
on 1300 422 664.

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