Perth Jacaranda Festival

Perth Jacaranda Festival in Applecross

Along with being the home to some of the most expensive mansions in Perth, Applecross is known for its beautiful jacaranda tree lined streets. This is one of my favourite trees in Australia (even though they’re not native) and I love seeing the streets awash with purple blooms in spring.

Jacaranda Trees in Flower in November

It’s fitting that Applecross is home to the Perth Jacaranda Festival which takes place each year in November. The main street in Applecross Village is blocked off and markets stalls take over the area.

November Festival in Applecross

Not surprisingly the most popular stalls are the food stalls. My favourite was the deep fried spiral potato which I’ve now seen in markets in 4 or 5 different countries.

Deep Fried Spiral Potato Thing

Fried Potato in Applecross

I also loved the Burning Tastebuds chilli salts while others couldn’t resist an icecream.

Burning Tastebuds Chilli Salt

Icecream at the Perth Jacaranda Festival

Small kids seemed quite happy torturing helpless animals or getting colourful paint everywhere.

Unsuspecting Fluffy Animals

Painting Games at the Market

There were plenty of other random ways to be parted with your cash.

Give Your Money Away to the Clowns

As you’ll find in all festivals in Perth, there was a band dressed in shiny pink bras playing to the crowd.

Band Wearing Pink Bras in Perth

Once you’ve had your fill of festival food and jacaranda trees, head down to the waterfront for a quieter afternoon.

Applecross Jetty on the Swan River Perth

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