It’s safe to say that Perth has had its fair share of weird, fun and downright impressive events this year, and you’ll be pleased to know there’s no sign of things slowing down. This weekend we’re talking swimming with wild dolphins, gin and gelato pairings, $10 espresso martinis and much more.
Here are 11 exciting things to do in Perth this weekend.
Western Australia’s annual York Festival is back from Saturday 15 September until Sunday 15 October, so if you feel like getting out of town, why not head to York? With hay bale challenges, photography and painting workshops, Noongar bush sculptures, market stalls, music and much more, we reckon this sounds like a good excuse to do something a bit different for a day or two! For more information click here.
Swim With The Dolphins At Rockingham Wild Encounters
If you want an unforgettable experience, you should go and swim with wild dolphins this season. And if you want to save some dollar bills while you’re at it, then get in on Rockingham Wild Encounters’ start of season sale! The special is just $149 per person, so get in quick as places are filling fast. To book your spot click here.
Friday 15 September
$10 Espresso Martini Madness At 399 Bar
Espresso martinis are always a good idea on a night out, but we can all agree they can hurt the bank at times. Well, this Friday you can enjoy $10 espresso martinis all night at 399 Bar! Yep, that’s right just $10. The party starts at 7pm so don’t be late! Click here for more information.
Joondalup Spring Markets
Everyone loves a good market shop on a Sunday morning, but how about a Friday night? As part of Joondalup’s spring markets series, they will be hosting markets every Friday in September. From 5:30pm to 9pm, stroll around and treat yourself to some food, fashion, homewares and more. For more information click here.
Saturday 16 September
Ivy & Jess Store Opening At Mount Hawthorn
That’s right ladies, Ivy & Jess are moving to a bigger space, along with their pals Harley and Soo—the coolest kids' store in town! Come to the opening where there will be free coffee from 9:30am to 12:30pm and face painting for the kids. Ivy & Jess sell clothing from nationally renowned brands such as Arnhem, Auguste The Label, One Teaspoon and Res Denim so you know you’ll be in for a treat. To find out more information click here.
Meet The Makers At Angove Street
Meet The Makers is back again on Angove Street where designers and makers will be opening up their hidden spaces. There will be everything from talks, craft demonstrations and flower workshops by Debra Hayes running throughout the day. Jane King, a local artist, will also be painting, drawing, designing and creating art for everyone to watch. This will definitely be one not to be missed! Click here for more information.
After Dark Fascinating Forensics at Scitech
Love Scitech but can't stand kids? Well, now’s your chance to get your geek on with none of the screaming children! If you are 18+, head to Scitech this weekend and enjoy all things weird, strange and freaky. There will be activities like candy chromatography and the beer-goggle challenge, plus you can channel your inner Nancy Drew or Dr Who and try to solve a murder. Haydn Green will also be doing a question and answer, and with over 40 years’ of experience in forensic investigation, he definitely knows his stuff! Get your ticket here.
Gin And Gelato At The Standard
The Standard is back with their second edition of the perfect pairings, and this time it’s gin and gelato—uhh yes please! They have teamed up with Chicho Gelato and Four Pillars to offer you some of the best combinations you can imagine. There will be for different gins, including the heavenly shiraz gin, and each will be paired with specially churned gelato. Our taste buds are already tingling! To book your spot click here.
Sunday 17 September
A Walk In The Park At Perry Lakes Reserve
Instead of doing your usual weekend walk around your neighbourhood or by the river, join Parkinson’s WA at Perry Lakes Reserve for a 2km or 5km walk at your own pace. All funds raised will assist the support of thousands of Western Australians living with or affected by Parkinson’s. There will also be pre and post event activities throughout the day, along with food, live entertainment, prizes and more. Click here to register.
Perth Upmarket At UWA
With over 180 of Perth’s talented local artists, designers, stylists, craftsmen and gourmets all together in one place, this is a market not to be missed. Starting at 10 am, head to UWA’s Winthrop Hall where there will be handmade clothing, cupcakes, art, jewellery and skin products just to name a few. For more information click here.
Women’s Adventure Tour At Luna Cinema
What better way to end your week than heading to Luna Cinema to watch the Women’s Adventure Tour. The festival showcases and celebrates the women around us who are doing amazing things. This sold out at the Blue Mountains, Sydney, Newcastle, Toowomba and Melbourne shows, so you’d better book your tickets stat. There will be empowering speakers and giveaways on the night, so book your ticket here.
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Image credit: The Standard