Just like that, we’ve made it through another Perth winter and spring has arrived (along with a whole lot of swooping magpies, apparently).
And, this time around the City of Perth is celebrating with Spring In The City—aka loads of events, experiences and feasting that’s just too good to be missed.
From an indulgent dining experience at the State Buildings and floral masterclasses to a ninja obstacle course and a giant kaleidoscope, here’s everything you need to see and do in Perth on a sunny spring weekend.
Catch A Flick At Northbridge Outdoor Movies
Every Sunday until 29 October, the giant screen in the Northbridge Piazza is showing free kids movies, so buy something tasty from a nearby restaurant, grab a beanbag and settle in. There'll also be ping pong tables with balls and paddles provided by the good guys at Northbridge Brewing and footy fanatics will be pleased to know they’ll be playing the Grand Final on Saturday 30 September.
Stock Up On The Best Local Produce At Perth City Farm
Anyone who’s visited the Perth City Farm Saturday markets will know it’s one of the best places to stock up on local fruit, veggies and produce. Making matters even better, they’re running Artisan Markets on Sundays with a focus on upcycling and recycling, so make your way there and hop on the #waronwaste train.
Take Bulk Insta Pics Of The Spring Floral Canopy
As much as we loved them, the umbrellas have come down and now a floral canopy has been strung above the Hay Street mall in celebration of Spring. iPhones at the ready!
Eat 50 Cent Chicken Wings At Alabama Song
Serving fried chicken wings for 50 cents a piece every Sunday night from 8pm, you can end your weekend on a very cheap high at Alabama Song, along with 120 different types of bourbons, whiskies and ryes.
LOL At The Comedy Lounge
Who doesn’t love a Friday laugh? Head to His Majesty’s Theatre on 13 October to catch Perth’s best comedic acts. Hand-picked especially for The Comedy Lounge’s monthly extravaganza, you are guaranteed to get plenty of LOLs.
Go For Boozy Brunch On Sunday
The Aviary is always up to something and this time it’s boozy brunches. Every Sunday until 29 October they’ll be bringing you a whole lotta hangover cures at their Boozy Brunches—bloody mary’s and boozy shakes, anyone? Nothin’ like the hair of the dog!
Bring On Those Cheese Dreams With Raclette At Lot Twenty
Start Training To Become A Ninja
See what it takes to become a true ninja and have a go at the gruelling Ninja Training obstacle course in Northbridge’s Russell Square. There’s even a four metre warped wall! Start doing those push ups and get yourself down there on 30 September or 1, 14 and 15 October.
Follow The Cocktail Dining Trail
If you love food and cocktails but are a bit lazy, then secure yourself a spot on the Cocktail Dining Trail with the State Buildings. Running on 18 October, $190 will get you a cocktail and canapes at Wildflower, delish, spicy Thai entrees (plus another cocktail) at Long Chim and a share-style dinner at Petition Kitchen. After dinner you’ll get to devour dessert and a digestif at the Treasury Lounge and Bar before capping your night off with a mystery tipple at Halford.
Take A Floral Workshop With Beans & Bunches
Flower aficionados will definitely want to book in to a floral workshop with Beans & Bunches. Choose whether you want to make a large display, long table garland, bridal bouquet, floral arch, a seasonal bouquet, floral centrepiece, luxe flower crown or apothecary terrarium and get your flower power on!
Step Into The Giant Kaleidoscope
Our childhood dreams have come true! There’s a giant kaleidoscope in the Perth CBD and you can actually step inside. It’s at Elizabeth Quay's western promenade, and it'll only be there for a limited time, so get there stat!
Dine At The CBD’s Best Restaurants
Top off your day of adventuring with dinner at one of the Perth CBD’s best restaurants. The hardest part of your day will be choosing where to go!
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Image credit: City of Perth, Louise Coghill and Nancy Hanna
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