Spring has sprung, guys. Now that the grey skies and rainy days are in our past for the year (touch wood!) we’ve only got sunshine to look forward to. There is nothing like shrugging off the hoodies and trackies and switching them for weekends filled with sunshine and oh-so-good weather. You know what they say: when the temperature heats up, so does Perth’s events and offers.
Because it’s spring, we thought what better time than now to bring you the five things you absolutely need to get out and do as part of Spring in the City running from September 2 to October 14.
PS—we’ve teamed up with the City of Perth to bring you this. Why? Because with our combined forces there’s no chance you’ll find a more informed wrap of the best things to do in Perth this spring, let’s be real.
Ready? Let’s do this.
#1 Live Your Best Miranda Priestly Life
To fashion lovers, Spring is synonymous with the annual Vogue September issue and fashion weeks across the world. Perth is no exception with Telstra Perth Fashion Festival well and truly holding its own. 2018 marks the 20th year with a focus on fashion’s past, present, and future. You really must head down and check out a show to see Western Australia represent amongst a slew of talented designers. Aside from presenting you with the perfect chance to pretend you're living your best Miranda Priestly life, you can also discover international luxury brands and bespoke boutiques in the city. Beyond just the action of the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, you can check out King Street and William Street for shopping.
You can also catch the action at the City of Perth Fashion Central which will be running from 7—9 September. There will be free runway shows, people. Free. Runway. Shows.
#2 All Of The Meal Deals
We bloody love a cheap meal deal here at The Urban List. Spring in the City has pooled together some crazy-good deals just for us, and you’re going to love them. For example, head to Lena Lu to score a free doughnut ball when you design your own topping, or bao, ramen and dessert for only $35 at Lucky Chans, or $25 at Gazette will snag you a series of handcrafted desserts paired with decadent cocktails. You can’t miss trying the melon pan gelato from Chicho Gelato either. It will blow your mind. I mean, spring, we love you.
#3 See Wildflowers In Bloom
Florals. Spring. We get it—not exactly groundbreaking! But seriously, the King’s Park Festival is going to be absolutely breathtaking. This is your chance to see crazy-beautiful wildflowers from all over Western Australia in one spot at the King’s Park Botanic Gardens. The festival runs all September and has a whole heap of free guided walks, entertainment and gardens to wander through. Plant lovers, there's even going to be a native plant sale!
#4 Birdcages & Flower Installation
This spring you can catch magical, colourful, oversized birdcages in Hay Street from September 15—totally for free! Grab a seat, bring a snack, and add these to your IG story. Over at Cathedral Square Lawn you can catch the sister exhibition 'Spring Flower Bloom' which is also totally free, but this time it's giant illuminated flowers. Perth, spring suits you.
#5 Take A Gondola Cruise
Look, Perth isn’t Venice, we won’t argue there. But, now that the city is in full bloom for spring, we challenge you to think of a better vantage point than perched on a gondola cruising down the Swan River. That’s what we thought. 15 minutes will set you back $15, which is a deal if we’ve ever seen one. And let's be real, did we really need another excuse to brag about how gorgeous our city is?
To check out more of what’s on this spring, check out visitperthcity.com
Editor's note: this article was produced in partnership with City of Perth, because we're just peas in a pod. To read our editorial and understand why we work with partners, click here. Thank you for supporting the partners that make The Urban List possible.
Image credit: via King's Park Festival.