It's August, and we couldn't be happier. Why? Because Perth is turning it on with some great free fun this month.
Winter markets, tea festivals and oyster appreciation events—now is a great time to be a Perthie. Here are the best free things to do in Perth this August.
Free Meditation At Tonic Yoga
140 William, Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
This Northbridge yoga studio has spread its wings to the Perth CBD launching a new pop-up studio in 140 William. And in the spirit of yogi generosity, they are offering FREE lunch-time meditation classes three times a week. So all you city workers can take a time out from your desk and get all zen, free of charge.
International Beer Day Happiness At Caboose
Mount Lawley, Friday 4 August
Ain’t no better day than International Beer Day, and the team at Caboose are celebrating. All 12 of their taps will be taken over by Australian beers made to international beer styles from around the world. Entry is free, and they’ll also have sport galore on their big screens including NBL. Beer and b-ball? Fun times indeed.
World Oyster Day Eve At Lot Twenty
Northbridge, Friday 4 August
The World Oyster Day celebrations at Lot Twenty are making us want to take a mental health day on Friday so we can spend all damn day there. Book a table at this free event at Lot Twenty and enjoy oysters sourced from around Australia, shucked to order by the charming and knowledgeable king of oysters, Jerry Fraser. (Yes that’s right, THE king of oysters.) Lot Twenty will also have some spectacularly paired riesling, champagne and sparkling on offer all day.
Seinfeld Quiz Night At The Old Laundry
North Perth, Monday 7 August
Do you know your marine biologist from your soup nazi? Well get yourself down to The Old Laundry’s Seinfeld quiz night and showcase your knowledge from the best sitcom of all time. Technically it's not free, it’s five bucks a pop—but considering you could win $150 worth of prizes, and have a blast while doing so, we think that’s as good as free. Just make sure you have a beer on hand in case the pretzels are making you thirsty.
BYO Vinyl Night At Creatures Next Door
Fremantle, Monday 7 August
Vinyl-lovers, assemble. Join the crew at Creatures for a collaborative music session of your favourite records. No experience necessary as this isn’t a DJ set, it’s a just an excuse to hang out with some fellow music lovers and listen to your favourite vinyl, straight through, no interruptions. Entry is free so just get out your records and share your love of tunes with fellow music-lovers.
Stackwood Winter Market At Stackwood
Fremantle, Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August
Fremantle’s coolest space, Stackwood is bringing you another local makers market. While you do have to pay $2 donation to enjoy the festivities, once you get inside you’ll be greeted with live local music, refreshments, activities and entertainment—not to mention more than 25 stalls selling locally made gifts and wares such as ceramic planters, artist prints, textiles and jewellery. Food trucks Comida do Sul and Gary's Diner will be around, and stall Flitch and Leaven will be serving up Brazilian street food and classic winter fare. Stacked Cafe will be serving coffee as well Mary Street Bakery doughnuts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Tea Festival 2017 At Little Matcha Girl
Como, Saturday 12 August
In case you haven’t heard about it, Little Matcha Girl is a Japanese-French inspired patisserie. Not only do they dish up French pastries, they are also a teahouse serving matcha and Japanese tea shipped to directly from a single origin family farm outside Kyoto. And this year they are having their inaugural tea festival! They will have a brand new entirely tea-focused dessert cabinet, new teas fresh from Japan and teaware from Kinto, Japan. If you love tea, this is one celebration not to be missed.
The Little Market Place At Victoria Hall
Fremantle, Sunday 20 August
Perth's most adorable little pop-up market is back supporting local creatives. The August market is a free event and will feature stalls from WA designers and local businesses offering everything from clothing, jewellery, homewares, food and coffee. Grab breakfast at Jac and the Bean and then have a wander through.
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Caboose | Image credit: Emma Bryant