It’s official: summer is here (well, it's here tomorrow) and we’ve got all the makings for a cracking weekend! Think street parties, sunsets, wine, sport, beach and outdoor movies with pockets of live music, fashion runways and of course… pugs parties for the win.
Here are 19 stellar things to do in Perth this weekend.
Thursday 30 November
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NIGHT AT THE STATE BUILDINGS
Get some Christmas shopping out of the way and spend some time looking at all of the lovely things in the beautiful State Buildings. Taste, watch and purchase your way through that Christmas wish list in style. Get all the details here.
Friday 1 December
THE ICE CREAM FACTORY LAUNCH
It's only Perth's latest and greatest pop-up launch. No biggie. Think bowling alleys, rooftop bars, karaoke, Nina Las Vegan add FREE Denada & Co ice cream for the first 100 people through the door (trust us, you want to be one of those first 100 people!) Get the deets here.
ROOFTOP MOVIES OPENING NIGHT IN NORTHBRIDGE
The outdoor movie season has finally arrived! Kicking the summer off in true outdoor cinema style is Northbridge’s insanely cool Rooftop Movies and of course, Thor. See the full weekend (and season) program here and book in your beanbag!
YOUNG GUNS OF WINE AT IL LIDO ITALIAN CANTEEN
After a sell out event last year Young Guns Of Wine is back and showcasing a new wave of Australian wine makers taking the industry by storm. Head to Il Lido tomorrow at 1pm and for $70 taste your way across the countries best up and comers (matched with delicious Italian food of course). Save your seat here.
COTTESLOE CHRISTMAS PARTY AT VANS
The annual Cottesloe Christmas Party is taking place this tomorrow night and we’re super into the Vasse Felix/Vans collaboration for two reasons: From 4pm there’ll be free tasting of all the deliciousness coming out of the Vasse wine barrels and we hear the kitchen team plan on serving up smoked kangaroo. What’s not to love? All the deets can be found here.
FOODIE FRIDAYS AT ENEX 100
This Friday head to Enex in the city and get all over their summer series of $10 meals and a free beer or wine after work. Unearthed indie local Johanna Grace will be taking the stage so head over from 5pm. All the info is here.
THE WINDSOR'S GARDEN BAR LAUNCH PARTY
After some seriously stunning refurbs, the garden bar at The Windsor is reopening to the public just in time for summer! Get down there tomorrow night from 6pm for drinks, dancing and deliciousness. The guest list has closed now, but they'll be taking walk-ins after 8pm. Get more info here.
Saturday 2 December
LAYA BIKIKI SECOND NATURE LAUNCH
It's officially summer which means it's officially time for new bathers. Head to the launch of Perth brand LAYA's Second Nature collection for some super special discounts plus lots of tasty food, music and all of the good vibes. There will also be samples from $10 and last season's bikinis from $20. Bargain! Get all the deets here.
TOUCH RUGBY COMPETITION ON PORT BEACH
Reasons for heading to Port Beach this Saturday: all day beach party, cash prizes, Varsity burgers, Gage Roads beer... Oh and there’s the whole all day touch rugby competition until the sun sets along the beach. Team sports for the win! Register here.
CAMILLA RUNWAY SHOW AT CITY BEACH
All of those dreamy patterns and colours will be on show at the City Beach Surf Life Saving Club this Sunday. Head to the beach at 3pm and soak up the labels newest release, From Rio With Love as the sun goes down. Book your seat here.
ROLLER SUMMER BASS AT THE ROSEMOUNT
If you're into drum & bass you'll want to get yourself to The Rosemount on Saturday for a night to remember. Kicking off at 7pm, entry is free and the fun times will be rolling right into the early hours of Sunday morning. Get all the info here.
PAUL MCCARTNEY AT NIB STADIUM
How could we not see the second best (Ringo obviously taking first place) Beatle live in action on his world tour this Saturday night? It’s the last week of the whopping nine month One On One tour so it’s sure to go off! Grab your tickets here.
Sunday 3 December
LIGHT UP LEEDERVILLE ON OXFORD STREET
Taking over Oxford, Newcastle and Carr streets from lunchtime onwards, get around all the carnival goodness this Sunday in Leedy. Think food, live music, street bars, games and all the festival vibes in between. All the info can be found here.
PUGS OF PERTH BOOK LAUNCH IN DALKEITH
Calling all pug and dog lovers to the Paul Hasluck Reserve in Dalkeith at 3pm this Sunday where all of your dreams shall come true (maybe). For everyone else: Christmas presents be sorted! It’s the launch of Sarah Lewis’ newest book, Pugs of Perth. All the info you need is here.
SUNDAY BEACH SESSIONS AT PORT BEACH
ICYMI, Coast got a license to serve booze on the beach and we all lost our collective minds. This Sunday is the last one for now, and while we have our fingers crossed that they'll be allowed to keep going, we wouldn't risk missing this one! Get more details here.
THE EAST FREMANTLE FESTIVAL
East Fremantle is one of our fave 'burbs so we will definitely be hitting up this festival. Expect street food, artisan markets, roving entertainment and plenty of good times for the little ones. Get all the info here.
MARKETS BY THE SEA AT WHITFORD NODES
We love markets and we LOVE the sea, so we were pretty stoked to see that Markets by the Sea will be popping up this Sunday from 9am. There will be music, food trucks and plenty of local makers so you can get your Christmas shopping done early. Find out more here.
COCONUT SUNDAYS AT CLARENCES
SWEET RENDEZVOUS IN DOUBLEVIEW
If you're into French goodies you'll want to get yourself to Doubleview on Sunday. Organised by Sarah of Fantaizicake, there will be loads of gourmet goodies and amazing cakes, as well as French beauty therapists, artists, osteopaths and more. Get more info here.
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Image credit: Kat Wray