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14 Epic Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Pim Pattanasuk - 08 Dec 2016

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Holy shmokes, this weekend is loaded with all things hot and heated to embrace the glorious sunshine and our beautiful coastline. Whether you’re looking to get in touch with your inner artistic side, tick off your Christmas gift list, get back into your active gear, listen to some seriously good music or have the ultimate Sunday sesh—we’ve got a pretty decent list for you guys to pick from.

Here are 14 epic things to do this weekend in Perth!

Friday 9 December

Parallels—Amok Island and Jarrad Seng | Fremantle

Rotto has got to be one of the most beautiful spots in WA, if not the world, thanks to its insanely pristine coastline that consists of white sand and crystal clear water. Parallels is a collaboration between acclaimed artists Jarrad Seng and Amok Island that presents a new perspective on the well renowned WA destination. Some seriously eye-boggling, jaw dropping art for your weekend guys!

Where: PS Art Space
When: 8-22 December, 6:30pm—10pm
For more information click here

Holocene—Iceland Photo Exhibition by Nick Cooper | Fremantle

Nick Cooper, the talented photographer behind some incredible images of WA’s coastline ventured over to Iceland and did what he does best—capturing Iceland like you’ve never seen it before. Holocene, the solo exhibition, will feature his work during his travels and you can expect it all to be just as amazing as his previous stuff.

Where: Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle
When: 9-14 December ,11am—4pm
For more information click here

Saturday 10 December

Perth Makers Christmas Market | Perth

The good guys behind Perth Makers Market are hosting a massive Christmas Market at Lizzy Quay featuring over 200 stalls and some big jolly bloke in a red suit, so have those Christmas lists at the ready! If you’re like us and struggling to get it all done, there’s a whole heap of gift ideas, so grab your mates who are in the same boat and pick up some bargains. Your wallets will love you for it and so will the rellies!

Where: Elizabeth Quay
When: 10 December, 10am—6pm
For more information click here

Eventing In The Park | Victoria Park

Eventing In The Park returns for its fourth year to the banks of our Swan River. What is eventing exactly? Well, it’s considered the ultimate horse sport. Originating from military roots, the competition was created to demonstrate the versatility and strength of a working horse in the cavalry. It’s pretty much an excuse for ladies to doll up and gents to suit up while sipping on champers and indulging in delish bites!

Where: Taylor St, Victoria Park WA
When: 10 December, 10:15am—7pm
For tickets click here
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Harts Live At The Orchard | Perth

Melbournian “one man music making machine” Darren Hart, better known as Harts, is a musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer. The talented muso writes his own music, plays all the instruments, records and produces it singlehandedly in his bedroom studio. What better way to check out this legend than under the stars drinking some pints with your mates?

Where: Bar Pop Back Yard
When: 10 December, 5pm—11:50pm
For tickets click here
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Morgan Bain | Scarborough

Perth born and bred young gun Morgan Bain is playing his last show in Perth for 2016. This authentic talent with his million-dollar voice just finished up touring the country with DRAPHT, Dan Sultan and Robbie Miller. Gather the gang and get ready to be ensnared.

Where: Indi Bar
When: 10 December, 8pm—11:45pm
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DZ Deathrays—Pollyanna Tour | Northbridge

Hot off the heels of their Bigsound 2016 performances, Bundaberg’s party thrasher duo DZ Deathrays will be heading out on tour in December for their biggest headline shows to date. Being a fave of the Australian touring circuit for some time now, these gigs will see the two lads from Bundy turn things right up! Along for the ride will be the insanely cool Ecca Vandal. Head on down with the crew for some bloody good times!

Where: Jack Rabbit Slims
When: 10 December, 8pm—11:59pm
For tickets click here
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Sunday 11 December

WAMC City Beach 4km & 8km Run | City Beach

Alrighty runners, ready, set, gooo. The West Australian Marathon Club is hosting a running event that’s fit for all! Literally. It doesn’t matter if you’re running for fun or want to get a bit more serious, if you’re looking to start your Sunday right—put on those running shoes and register for either the 4km or 8km course. You’ll be running with a view and you’ll feel like an absolute superstar when it’s over.  Hell yeah!

Where: City Beach Kiosk
When: 11 December, 7am
For tickets click here
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Castaway | Rottnest Island

Look, a festival at one of WA’s most iconic destinations may or may not just tick most of our boxes. A paradise venue that’s straight off a postcard with huge Australian music acts such as Gang Of Youths, Jarryd James, Bagraiders, Palace and Morgan Bain— you can’t really go wrong can you? So it’s time to make best mates with someone who has an epic boat, and sail on over to Castaway to let the Rottnest times roll!

Where: Thomson Bay
When: 11 December, 12pm—6pm
For tickets click here
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Sets on the Beach | North Fremantle

Alright salty Perth folks, your fave beach party is back in full swing for summer with Breakbot, Indian Summer, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Motez, The Aston Shuffle, Tigerilla, WRLD, Yahtzel and a stacked line up of local legends to entertain your sandy dancing feet. Expect an epic Sunday sesh with serious ocean views.

Where: Port Beach
When: 11 December, 1pm—10pm
For tickets click here.
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Smoke + Spritz BBQ | North Fremantle

It’s all summer vibes here. The good guys from Propeller will be firing up the coals for an Afghan-style barbecue of deliciously marinated meat skewers, flatbreads and rice. They’ll have their pizza oven cranking so you can share a slice (or ten) as well. Thirsty? Don’t stress, the legends will be serving up their fave spritz-y cocktails and vibrant craft beer on tap while you enjoy live entertainment through the afternoon!

Where: Propeller
When: 11 December, 3pm—10pm
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The Mariachi Bar | North Fremantle

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, FLOOR! The team behind Rumshine thought the last shindig went down a treat, so they’re back with a second round. This time it's all about the tequila and courtyard vibes. Head on down with your fellow drinking friend (we all have one) and make a mess of it!

*We accept no responsibility for your severe hangover on Monday morning.

Where: Mrs Brown Bar
When: 11 December, 4pm—11:45pm
For more information click here

Pierce Brothers Live At The Orchard | Perth

Shaking dance floors and selling out rooms across the UK, Europe, Canada, USA and Australia—the Pierce Brothers have taken their music from the streets of Melbourne to the world. Enjoy the sounds of the identical twin bros while the friendly team at Bar Pop serve you cold frothies. 

Where: Bar Pop Back Yard
When: 11 December, 5pm—10pm
For tickets click here
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The Rubens | Perth

The small town awesome foursome behind Triple J’s #1 in The Hottest 100 of 2015 are playing a FREE gig at one of our fave rooftop bars. The Rubens are pushing out blues tunes soaked in copious amounts of soul ready to entice those ears of yours. Round up your friends for a quality Sunday fun day!

Where: The Aviary
When: 11 December, 7pm—10pm
For more information click here

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Image credit: Sets On The Beach

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