Spring has sprung and so have the cherry blossoms in Perth. But that’s not all on the agenda this month, stay tuned for craft beer, tequila and tacos, fine dining, jazz, local markets and more.
Here are the best Perth events to check out this September.
Girl’s School Cinema At Old Perth Girls School
Girls School Cinema is hanging around until October and this month the program is serving up some killer features. There's The Matrix to celebrate Keanu Reeve's birthday, The Rocky Horror Picture Show to honour the 45th anniversary, Priscilla Queen of the Dessert and more. Buy your tickets online and while you’re there pre-order your marshmallows to roast over the campfire. Just remember to save room for pizza from Mack Daddy’s New York Slice.
Kings Park Festival
For the whole month, Kings Park is going to be packed with events, workshops and festivities. As well as the world’s biggest display of WA wildflowers, there’ll be art exhibitions, guided walks and plant and flower sales. So stop making excuses and get to our beauty of a landmark like you always tell yourself you will.
Hidden Treasures Fremantle
What better way to spend a Thursday night than to discover some Hidden Treasures around Fremantle? With one ticket, you can go all around Freo, visiting venues on offer and listen to some local bands and artists, like New Nausea and Joan and The Giants. The Hidden Treasures series will showcase local talent of all genres of tunes, and local food and drink businesses. So sit back, eat and drink some good food, and support our local musicians every Thursday this September.
Perth Craft Beer Festival
Friday 4, Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 September
Get ready to taste your way through hundreds of frothies from over 50 breweries when Perth Craft Beer Festival kicks off at Claremont Showgrounds on Friday 4 September. If you’re not a beer fan but want to avoid having major FOMO, don’t fret—there’ll be a massive line-up of bars slinging espresso martinis, G&Ts, wine and spirits over the action-packed weekend. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours here.
Rag Pop Up Market
Saturday 5 September
Rag Pop Up Market is back and it's bigger and better than ever. Showcasing local Western Australian designers, you’ll fall in love with what they have to offer at Rag Pop Up. There’ll be something for everyone with over forty stalls in Perth’s Town Hall—think jewellery, accessories, swimwear, vintage and activewear and more. There’ll also be some tunes by Perth DJ’s so you can have a little boogie as you explore the market.
Blossom Festival At S&R Orchard
S&R Orchard in Perth’s Hills will be throwing its annual Blossom Festival this September. For three straight weeks, visitors will get to bask in the beauty of the orchard in full bloom, get among some traditional Japanese eats and drinks, peruse market stalls and perhaps even ride a pony, if that’s your thing. Bonus, pets are welcome.
The Old Bridge Dozen
Wednesday 9 September
In case you missed it, the crew at Old Bridge Cellars have teamed up with Mr Chapple to bring the people of Freo an epic wine list each month, aka The Old Bridge Dozen. They are celebrating their September wine list with a little shindig at Mr Chapple on Wednesday 9 September and it's set to be the perfect evening for wine lovers. Tickets will include tastings of their twelve new wines, canapes to fill up your tum, a glass of your favourite taster and a meet and greet with the wine experts from Old Bridge Cellars.
Fervor in Quairading
Friday 11 September
Fervor is quite possibly the best pop up dining experience in the entire state, if not the country. If you haven't managed to get to one of their events before, here is your chance. This September the team at Fervor is putting on a four-course dining experience under the stars, in Quairading, to celebrate the beginning of the Spring season. Tickets are $150 per person and include pre-dinner snacks, a four-course dining using all native ingredients, and transport to the secret location within Quairading.
Motown Groove With The Milford Street Shakers
Saturday 12 September
Dust off your dancing shoes, chuck on a Motown-inspired outfit and mosey on down to the Bayswater Bowling Club on Saturday 12 September for a groovy night with The Milford Street Shakers. Playing old school American classics, you’d be silly not to get up and dance. From 6.30pm, Motown Groove will bring some funky Saturday night vibes.
Tequila & Tacos Festival
Saturday 12 September
The Subiaco Hotel has already graced us with their Beer and Bao Festival and the Burgers and Beer event. Lucky for you, they’re not stopping there. Now it’s time for (drumroll please) Tequila and Tacos. We’re talking margaritas, tequila sunrises and basically any cocktail that’s got a shot of tequila in it. There will also be seven food trucks offering their spin on tacos, like JD’s Mexican and Munchy Machine.
Margaret River Open Studios
Saturday 12 September to Sunday 27 September
If you need yet another excuse to visit the beautiful south of WA, how about the Margaret River Region Open Studios? While it was postponed due to COVID, it’s officially back for 2020 and will be running from 12 to 27 September. You’ll get the unique opportunity to step into the creative spaces of more one-hundred artists, including Chloe Wilder, Ian Mutch and Sally May Mills. Their spaces will be open from 10am to 4pm each day, giving you plenty of opportunity to take in, perhaps even purchase, the incredible art inspired by the region.
Perth Gin Masterclass Tours
Sunday 12 & 19 September
Perth & Northbridge
In the name of education, you'd better go ahead and jump on this Gin Masterclass Tour. You’ll visit three bars, sip your way through six gin tastings and a gin cocktail and dive into some grazing platters over three glorious hours. The night will be guided by the ginthusiasts of Perth, so you’ll walk away not only feeling gin giddy, but also with a bunch of knowledge about all things gin; if you can remember it.
Sunday 13 September
Perth Upmarket is making a come back with their first face to face event (take that Coronavirus). With the very fitting theme ‘The Best of The West’, there will be a cooking demo and tasting by four WA chefs, food truck Omnomnom, and of course, two-hundred WA food, design and art retailers showcasing their WA made products. Located on the beautiful grounds of the University of Western Australia between 10am and 4pm, it’s a Sunday you won’t want to miss.
WA Good Food Guide’s Spring ABCs Dining Series
Wednesday 16 September
WA Good Food Guide is launching a new series so you can experience and support local talent, all while enjoying a delicious dining experience. Teaming up with incredible venues and chefs around WA, each chef has been given a letter—hence the ABCs theme—and will be creating an entire menu around that letter. The event will launch at one of our favourite restaurants, Hearth, with Chef Jed Gerrard on the letter B. Think heirloom beetroots, Rose Malley beef, blue swimmer crab and blueberries. Check out all the other events here and make your way through the alphabet.
James Giddy Spectator Exhibition
Friday 18 September
Uber talented Perth artist James Giddy is putting on a solo exhibition showcasing his series of paintings inspired by the Australian environment. If you’re feeling peckish, Ella Salleba, the incredible pastry chef from The Shorehouse, is catering the event so you’re in good hands. Drinks will also be flowing thanks to Gage Roads Brewing Co. and Goldman Wines and, last but not least, Perth DJ Chris Young will be spinning some tunes.
Bib & Tucker's Vegan Degustation
Wednesday 23 September
Bib & Tucker's vegan dego is back for another year and if you know what's good for you, you'll book your spot ASAP. Loved by vegans and carnivores alike, no one will go hungry at this delicious six-course feast from chef Scott Bridger.
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Image credit: Spencer Davis