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18 Amazing Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Holly Nicholls - 12 Oct 2017

Holy moly there are so many things to do in Perth this weekend! If you want to explore, there's a lot going on in the Swan Valley and the Perth Hills, but never fear if you want to stay closer to home, you won't be short on activities. Think live sport and music, art exhibitions, charity walks and shopping tours. Friday thirteen shmerteen. Ain’t nothin' unlucky about this weekend!

Here are 18 amazing things to do in Perth this weekend.

All Weekend

Entwined In The Valley At Swan Valley

The time has come! That time when we celebrate all things Swan Valley. That’s right—Entwined is back! From a masterclass in macaron making or learning about vintage sparkling wine to voting for your favourite gin or painting your way through a cabernet—Entwined is not to be missed. All the info you need can be found here.

Swan Festival Of Lights At The Supreme Court Gardens

Now in its tenth year, it's no wonder the Swan Festival of Lights has been such a success. Celebrating Deepavali—the Hindu festival of lights—you can expect delicious vegetarian Indian food from Annalakshmi, dance, music and art, plus there are camel rides, fireworks and plenty of workshops to get involved in! Click here for more info.

Global Champagne Day At Lamonts Cottesloe

Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, Tyson Stelzer AKA multi award winning wine writer, TV host, international speaker and general all round wine connoisseur will be hosting Champagne Dinners at Lamont’s in Cottesloe. Head over to Station Street and taste your way through a notoriously delicious Lamont’s dinner and paired bubbles while you hear all about the world’s best champagnes. Give Lamont's a call on 9385 0666 to book.

Friday 13 October

LA Merchants Re-Launch Party At Toastface Grillah

Margaret River winery, LS Merchants is teaming up with the Beer Farm to take over Toastface Grillah tomorrow from 4:30 to 10:30pm. There will be beer and wine tastings, music and of course, toasties! Click here for more info. 

Deep House Vinyasa At Locally Crafted

What better way to start the weekend than getting down and dirty with a lil' vinyasa flow and deep house beats. It’s the perfect combination of TGIF and feeling like a good adult! For the fifth time, Yab Yum Yoga and their in-house DJ will be putting on treats and prizes—all you need to do is secure your spot here. We’ll be seeing you there for sure!

One Night In Movember At The WACA

Inspired by ABC’s ‘Man Up’, The Movember Foundation is making it easy for you, your mates, brothers and Dad to talk about being a better Aussie bloke. The team want to take off the steel cap boot stereotype and uncover what it really means to be a man in 2017. Guided by experts and guest speakers, no topic will be left off the table. You can grab your $20 ticket here.

Kim Churchill At The Fremantle Arts Centre

From 6pm tomorrow the dreamy blue-eyed surfer-singer-songwriter Kim will be showing off brand new delights from his Wright Falls album in the front garden of the Freo Arts Centre. All those Bryon loving, barefooted floaters, Hawaiian shirt wearing cool kids should get around this. Head here for tickets. 

Heath Ledger Exhibition At The Art Gallery WA

Tomorrow night you can discover the filmmaker, surfer, Oscar winner and Perth local in Heath Ledger’s A Life In Pictures. The WA Museum and Art Gallery of WA have joined forces to bring us the story behind the man through his personal journals—which have never been on display before. While Friday is the launch, the free exhibition will run through to January. Get all the deets here.

Wildcats VS Hawks At Perth Arena

For all you die-hard basketball fans it’s grand final rematch time tomorrow night for the Wildcats! Head here to grab your tickets and watch these Perth ballers (see what we did there?) smash the Illawarra Hawks once again. Sorry not sorry Wollongong expats.

Pompeii After Dark Toga Party At WA Maritime Museum

What better way to get in the spirit of the Roman Empire than to dress like its 79AD! Tomorrow night the Maritime Museum is opening up exclusive access to the Escape from Pompeii exhibition by throwing none other than a toga party. Tickets are only $30 so head here to purchase and get to thinking about your outfit!

Saturday 14 October

Apple Blossom & Cider Festival At Carmel Cider Co

Ahhh 'tis the season! Apple tree season that is. How could we not be excited by the idea of cider, sun, food trucks and the Perth Hills on Saturday and Sunday. It’s only our idea of the perfect weekend! PS there’s also a petting zoo because all we really want in life is to pat farm animals for the kidlings. Get all the details here.

Cider Wine & Blossoms With Up Close & Local Tours

If you want to hit the Apple Blossom & Cider Festival and a few other wineries all at once, but you're not sure where to start, get on board the Cider Wine & Blossoms tour with Up Close & Local. $99 will get you wine and cider tastings, VIP entry to the cider festival, a gourmet picnic, a pint of Carmel Cider Co cider with your lunch and a delicious wine sorbet to end the day, not to mention transport so you don't need to worry about choosing a designated driver. You'll need to book by noon tomorrow so get it done ASAP, click here to book.  

Shopportunity Knocks Shopping Tour Across Perth

If you're a fan of pre-loved fashion, second hand designers and consignment boutiques, Shopportunity Knocks is making life a whole lot easier this Saturday! You’ll meet in Osborne Park and a chauffeur will take you across Perth to all the boutiques selling the best designer garments, shoes and accessories at a fraction of the price in a guided shopping tour. Ummmm, sound like a dream? Sign up here.

Fremantle Folk Festival At Princess May Park

The Pigram Brothers are back along with Kav Temperley, Stella Donnelly, Soukouss Internationale, King Of The Travellers and up and coming local Kaitlin Keegan along with harmonicas, mandolins, tambourines, acoustic guitars and lots more. The folksy shenanigans will kick off at Princess May Park (behind Clancy’s Fish Pub) at 11am and go until late in the evening. We also hear Miss Ferolla will be selling those dreamy pies of hers FYI! Grab your tickets here.

Leonardo Flavel Exhibition At Studio 281

It’s pretty rare for a gallery owner to showcase their personal life so when one does, you know it’s going to be good! The original paintings and poetry will tell the story of art gallery director Leonardo Flavel and the inspirational events that led him to open Studio 281. From watercolours to graffiti, there’s definitely something for everyone here. Click here for the details.

RNB Fridays Official After Party 

Get ready to lock, drop and pop it as super smooth RnB faves NE-YO and Mario host the ultimate after party at Eve Nightclub. Joining them, we've got Fat Man Scoop, Monifah, Ruff Endz and DJ Horizon! We don't know about you but we're just about ready to belt out some throwbacks and bust out some moves! 
Find out more here.

Sunday 15 October

Black Dog On Lead Walk At Bibra Lake Reserve

Teaming up with the charity Sirens of Silence this year, Black Dog on a Lead is hosting their annual walk to raise awareness for mental illness and particularly for those in emergency services. Register here to be part of this super special walk and raise money for this amazing charity.

Women Be Active At Langley Park

Calling all fitness fanatics, Inspire Fitness has partnered with Women's Health and Fitness Mag to create Women Be Active, an event to bring all women in Perth together to get your fitness on. You'll start the day with a HIIT workout, which includes circuit training and boxing, followed by a 30 minute yoga recovery class. But don't rush off after your morning workout is done!  Head to the After Party Zone for a delicious breakfast and a FREE massage, umm yes! The event is free but make sure you register here to secure your spot!

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Image credit: Tama66

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