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All The Best Things To Do In Perth This January

By Tina Varghese
1st Jan 2018

We hope you’re not planning on hibernating this month after a gruelling festive season. The new year is going to go off with a bang and there’s no time for that ham and eggnog hangover. 

From food to festivals to concerts, we’ve lined up a list of fun things for you to do this January to make sure you didn’t get too comfortable with the couch potato life.

Here’s a bunch of things to do in January.

Perth Cup | 1 January 

Ascot Racecourse

There’s no better way to ring in the new year than by honoring an old tradition. Tabtouch Perth Cup returns to Perth on 1 January and promises to be bigger and better than ever. There will be bubbly and conversation flowing throughout the day, along with plenty of equestrian action, so it’d be wise to fish out your pointiest hats and your frockiest frocks ASAP!  Click here for more details.

Falls Downtown Festival | 6 & 7 January


The 25th Annual Music and Arts Festival returns to Freo with an exciting line-up of some of the best artists. Featuring pop-up bars and a fancy beer garden, you can also get a chance to party in prison, as the old Fremantle Jail will be transformed with music and dance including blues, jazz and swing, and equipment designed to transport you back to another time. Click here for more details

Salt x Summer Markets | 13 January

Trigg Beach

Salty is the flavor this season. Scarborough Beach is hosting ultimate surf-style, sustainability-focused community market, with lots of delish summer food, live music, and ocean-friendly products to stock up on to give you all of them #Baywatch vibes. Click here for more details

SouthWest Yoga Festival | 13 January


Take some time out for your mind, body, and soul, and head to te Southwest Yoga Fest for a holistic celebration of everything Yoga, including music, food (for the soul as well), market stalls, and a whole lot of spiritual healing.  Click here for more details

Irish Cultural Festival | 5—14 January


You might catch some much-needed Irish luck at this one. The Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival honours the 150th anniversary of the arrival of The Hougoumont, Australia’s last convict ship, which arrived in Fremantle with 62 Irish Fenians aboard. The festival will be alive with the lush Irish culture, including vibrant music, film, art, walking tours, poetry & literature! Click here for more details

Electric Gardens | 19 January

Red Hill Auditorium

Head out for an epic EDM night at the Red Hill Auditorium, where FatBoy Slim will return to headline for the second time, performing alongside the likes of Gorgon City, Henry Saiz and much much more!  Click here for more details.

Summerset Arts Festival | 24 January—11 February


The award-winning Summerset Festival is back this year, running from January 24 to 11 February, taking over the city’s parks and neighbourhoods, transforming them into creative pop-up venues packed with music, laughter, food, arts, children’s activities and much more! To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Summerset will be hosting a free community event featuring acrobats, trance-inducing mermaids and more at the Scarborough beach amphitheatre. Better save the date for this one! Click here for more details

Fringe Festival | 26 January – 26 February

Various locations  

One of the biggest festivals is coming back for another year and we couldn’t  be more excited! With more than 700 events in over 100 venues around Perth, this year’s line-up looks fringe-tastic! Be sure to book your tickets in advance. Click here for more details

EAT Food Festival | 28 January

Joondalup Resorts

If you have made a new year’s resolution to live off kale and quinoa for the rest of the year, then scroll along. But for those of you have pledged undying allegiance to the food gods, EAT promises to be an explosion of all things grub, including hot food, baked goods, handcrafted gourmet products, gastronomical delights, local produce including WA honey, beer, and much much more! Aside from fresh food, you can also check out some exciting products for your own kitchen to take your culinary skills to the next level. Click here for more details.

Kegs By The Quay |12-14 January

Elizabeth Quay

We couldn’t possibly do a round-up without at least one beer fest sneaking in. There’s no better time to crack open a couple of cold ones than under the warm summer sun with a fabulous view of the Swan. The festival will feature over 20 breweries, 120 beers, lip-smacking food and live music throughout the day. For those in your crew who aren’t into beer bellies, there’s a Champagne & Cocktail Bar, Chandon S Tram and Vinaceous Wine Bar happening as well. Click here for more details

Vintage Collective Markets | 21 January

Dogs West

For all you ol’ skool fanatics, the annual Vintage Collective Markets is back to put the R in Retro! Showcasing stalls of local business selling their vibrant vintage merch which is mostly up-cycled, re-cycled and re-made, you are defo gonna find a neat bargain here! Click here for more details.

Click here for more things to do in Perth!

Image credit: Falls Festival Facebook

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