If you don’t like beer, you might want to relocate somewhere other than Perth for November, because it seems our city will be transformed in to beer-central over the next month. If you do like beer, clear your schedule and get excited. Over the next four weeks you’re going to have a craft beer festival, WA Beer Week, Swan Valley beer tastings and a Feral Brewing Co festival.
There’s going to be other stuff happening this month too, like pop-up riverside dinners, live music, food festivals, Christmas markets, beachside concerts and Perth’s first-ever cheese festival. But let’s be honest, beer is dominating the social calendar this month.
Here are 14 of the best events popping up in Perth this November.
Perth Craft Beer Fest 2016
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, 4-6 November
Beers, ciders and sliders from all over WA and abroad. That’s what you can expect from Perth’s best beer fest. Claiming to have more taps than a Roman bathhouse, the beer fest will boast more than 150 different bevvies, as well as food from some of Perth’s best restaurants.
Under The Sea Pop Up Dinner
South Perth, 6 November
Seafood, sunshine and wine—is there anything better than that winning combo? Nope, which is why a couple of geniuses have started the Under The Sea Pop Up Dinner. Chef Simon Reid has sourced the best local seafood he can find to use an inspiration for each course, with perfectly matched wine from around Australia. Add to that mix live music, sparkles on arrival and an oyster-shucking station, and you have a fairly impressive evening.
The Colour Run Perth
Langley Park, Perth, 6 November
The Colour Run is back for another year! If you haven’t run five kilometres whilst having people throw coloured dye at you, then you haven’t really lived. This is the happiest cardio session you’ll ever do, fact.
Entwined In The Valley
The Swan Valley, 4-6 November
Entwined in the Valley is an annual event celebrating everything wonderful about the Swan Valley—food, wine, music, art and entertainment. There is a stellar line up of events including degustation, beer tastings, wine workshops, cooking demonstrations, art classes and outdoor cinemas. Get us there immediately.
Kaleidoscope | WA’s First Illumination Festival
Central Park, Joondalup, 10-13 November
Sydney has been holding its Vivid Sydney festival for a while, so its about time Perth caught on to how cool lighting things up is. This year marks WA’s first ever illumination festival, aptly named kaleidoscope. A festival of light, art music and food, Kaleidoscope will transform Perth into an extraordinary wonderland of illumination.
Feral Fest 4
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, 11 November
Feral Fest is back for its fourth year at Perth Cultural Centre, and word on the street is that this year is set to be bigger and better than ever before. More than 20 of Feral Brewing Co’s award-winning beers will be being poured, with live music programmed by RTRFM.
Perth Town Hall, 11-13 November
Perth’s first ever cheese festival. A festival celebrating all things cheese. Need we say more? Probably not, but you know what, we will. For two days, the best artisan cheese makers, local wine producers, distillers, brewers and makers of all kinds of deliciousness will be showcasing their produce. There will also be long table cheese matching and degustation events and cheese masterclasses with national and international cheese experts. We haven’t been this excited in a long time.
WA Beer Week
Petition Beer Corner Perth, 11-20 November
The good people at Petition are inviting you to celebrate good beer and good times for WA Beer Week. For a whole week, they are hosting some awesome beer-related events including a Belgian Beer Masterclass; Beer & Board Games (a night of old-school board games with Nail Brewing Australia); Beards & Beers (beers with a beard trim from the folks at Billy Blacks Barbering); and Chocolate & Brews with Sue Lewis Chocolatier (choccie and beer pairing—yes please.)
Etsy Made Local WA Christmas Market
The State Theatre Courtyard, Northbridge, 19 November
Have you started thinking about Chrissie presents? No, we haven’t either, which is why we’ll be at the Etsy Christmas Markets. This special marketplace and festival is a celebration of arts, crafts and goods from talented locals who will be showcasing their exquisite products in more than 60 market stalls. Plus there will be live music all day, a pop-up bar and delicious gelato on site. Now that is what we call a positive Christmas shopping experience.
By The C Featuring John Butler Trio & Angus and Julia Stone
Cottesloe Beach, November 20
Live music right on the sand at Cottesloe Beach isn’t something we get to enjoy a whole lot, which is why we are very excited about By The C. The John Butler Trio, Angus and Julia Stone and other musical talents will take to the open-air stage on one of WA’s most iconic beaches. There will be pop-up beach bars and food stalls, plus marketplace with goods and art from local makers. Lay back on your picnic rug with a wine and enjoy.
Hands For Hope Annual Gala Ball
Crown Ballroom, 25 November
Gets your finest threads out for this fundraising ball, run by non-profit organisation Hands For Hope. This charity provides education, medical services and schooling facilities to underprivileged children in Vietnam. They’re throwing this epic fundraising event full of gourmet food, free flowing drinks, live music, dancing and auctions—with all proceeds going straight to their charity work.
Urban Orchard, Northbridge, 26 November
The ‘Gurge! Get around them. The boys will be playing at The Urban Orchard as part of their national tour, which they are doing for no real reason other than its been way too long between drinks. This year marks the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Tu-Plang, so you’re probably safe in assuming there will be some nostalgic beats in their set from way back when.
Urban Wine Walk
Perth and Northbridge, 26 November
Imagine if all the small bars and restaurants of Perth and Northbridge suddenly transformed in to cellar doors, and you could just spend your Saturday afternoon walking around to all of them, tasting wine and being merry? That’s what Urban Wine Walk is. Get around it.
Josh Pyke And Bob Evans
Urban Orchard, Northbridge, 27 November
Josh Pyke and Bob Evans—seriously, what a match made in heaven. Why have they not been touring together forever? Catch them at the Urban Orchid Pop Up Bar and enjoy them serenading you with their laid-back beats.
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