The long weekend is FINALLY here and it's chock full of action-packed and fun-filled events. We’re talking food festivals dedicated to beer, beef, BBQ, chilli and doughnuts, a long table dinner all about coffee, and of course, the IGA Perth Royal Show is back!
Here are 12 excellent things to do in Perth this weekend.
WA Beer And Beef Festival At Elizabeth Quay
WA’s beer and beef festival is back again, kicking off tonight and running all weekend. Over 100 of the best brews will be showcased along with the very best beef dishes from Perth restaurants and food trucks. There will be live music all day, beer tastings, beer masterclasses, and more pop up restaurants and food trucks than you can poke a stick at. To purchase your ticket click here.
WA Smokin’ BBQ And Chilli Festival At Clancy’s Fish Pub
Calling all of you with fiery loving taste buds, Clancy’s Fish Pub is hosting a BBQ and chilli festival this weekend. Entry is free and for a $5 donation per taste, you will get to taste the best BBQ brisket and pulled pork in WA. Plus, all donations will go to the Answers for Archer charity. And to spice everything up, there will be artisan chilli producers with all their rubs, sauces, jerky and plants for sale. If you think you are the ultimate chilli lover, a chilli eating competition will also be taking place. For more information click here.
IGA Perth Royal Show At Claremont Showgrounds
That’s right ladies and gents, it’s that time of year again when animals, cars, live entertainment, and of course endless amounts of food will be taking over Claremont Showgrounds. Launching Saturday 23 September until Saturday 30 September, tickets are now on sale! We're eyeing off that Tim Tam showbag in a big way. Click here for more information.
Thursday 21 September
18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival At Cinema Paradiso And Luna SX
Presented by Luna Palace Cinemas, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival hits Perth cinemas tonight and will run until Wednesday 11 October. Over 30 of the best films from Italy will be showcased, with ‘Let Yourself Go!’ showing on opening night. The Alex Hotel and Shadow Wine Bar are supporting the festival by offering you an Aperol Spritz with your choice of prosciutto or buffalo mozzarella for only $15, so why not treat yourself before the film! For session times, click here.
Friday 22 September
A Coffee Delight Long Table Dinner at Cioccolato Espresso
To all you coffee addicts out there, this one's for you. The team from Plate and Barrel are back again with another pop-up culinary event, and the hero ingredient is coffee—uhh yes! Tickets are $145 per person, which includes all food and wine pairing, but get in quick as each course will be presented to only 30 of you lucky people! Get your tickets here.
Saturday 23 September
Flour Market At The Good Shed
After huge success at their May event (everything sold out before 11am!), West Coast Bake is hosting another Flour Market this Saturday. With vendors like Baked 180, Top Dup, Mary Street Bakery, Carina’s Kitchen and many more, you know you won’t be disappointed! Doors open at 9am until sold out so make sure you set those alarms early! And don’t worry, there will be two coffee vendors for those of you who can’t function without your morning cuppa! For more information click here.
Propel Youth Arts WA MOSAIC
Propel Youth Arts is calling anyone and everyone in WA to capture a photo this Saturday to be contributed to the MOSAIC to display WA in all its beauty and entirety. Think breakfast, football games, parties, sunsets, rainy days, studying—literally ANYTHING that represents your life in WA from your eyes. Click here to register.
Four Course Italian Wine Dinner At Julios
There is no better pairing than Italian food and wine, so head to Julios this weekend to treat your taste buds. Italian wine expert, David Mullen, has personally selected the Italian wines to perfectly complement the authentic Italian menu, which has been specially created to feature local ingredients. Tickets at $110 per person and seating is limited so make sure you get on it ASAP! To book your spot click here.
Fire And Ice Party At The Aviary
No, sadly this isn’t a party celebrating Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy’s amazing fire and ice routine in Blades of Glory BUT this event will be even better. Think fire breathers, an igloo photo booth, glow furniture, ice fog and so much more! There will also be $1 snacks on all night long with a fire and ice DJ battle—say whaa?! And if you hate waiting in lines, RSVP for free priority queue jump! For more information click here.
Free Bowl Day At Ohana Acai Bar
To celebrate their second birthday, Ohana Acai Bar is bringing back their free bowl day (because who doesn’t love free food?) Head on down this Saturday from 10am for your free bowl of goodness. Click here for more information.
Sunday 24 September
Faber Vineyard Celebrates 20 Years
Come celebrate Faber Vineyard’s 20th birthday on Sunday 24 September and Monday 25 September. Over the two days, you can meet the winemaker, participate in free wine tastings, a vineyard tour, barrel tastings and an aged wines masterclass. Tickets are $65 and include two bottles of Faber Vineyard's wine to take home, a take home wine glass and six vouchers which you can redeem with either food, drinks or experiences—how good! To purchase your ticket, click here.
Queen’s Birthday Picnic At Snake And Herring
If you happen to be down south for the long weekend, head to Snake and Herring to celebrate. Think crispy pork belly with celeriac and apple paired with Tough Love Chardonnay (our mouths are watering already) and you're on the right track. For just $25 per person, this picnic is definitely one not to be missed. Click here for more information.
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Image credit: The Flour Market