Calista is one of the Kwinana suburbs named after a ship. The Calista was one of the first ships to bring settlers to the Swan River Colony. She arrived with 73 passengers on 5 August 1829 under the command of Captain S. Hawkins. Two of the most notable passengers on the ship were Lionel and William Samson.
Kwinana Live! - Calista Oval is the host for the Kwinana Festival Fair Day and Concert, which is an annual event attracting thousands of people each year. The Kwinana Festival Fair Day and Concert is a City of Kwinana initiative and is proudly sponsored by Fremantle Ports, BHP Billiton, CSBP, Kwinana Industries Council, The Sound Telegraph and Tronox.