Valentine’s Day is almost upon us again and whether you love it or loathe it, it’s not going away so let’s just get on board and embrace it eh! Our loved-up (and frankly, cringe-worthy) friends have options galore but what’s a single gal or guy to do on Valentine’s Day in Perth? Well, as it turns out, plenty! Read on, spectacular singles, read on…
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Laneway is always a cracking day and what better way to meet a hottie than in the mosh pit over a few ciders. The line up is killer as usual, with the likes of Flume, CHVRCHES and Hermitude all set to grace the stages, but this year the Laneway legends have upped the ante with craft beer on tap and food from some of our favourite Perth restaurants including Lucky Chan’s Laundry and Noodle Bar, Old Faithful Bar & BBQ and Clarences just to name a few. Awesome tunes + yummy eats = eternal happiness right?
Perth Fringe World Festival
You never know what wild and wacky person you’ll meet at Perth’s Fringe World Festival. Some of our top picks for V Day are La Soiree, Limbo and The World Famous Burlesque Hour. Hang out at one of the fringe bars before the show to maximise single-y mingle-y time.
Bowled Over Dating
We have finally found the non-lame solution to speed dating—heck yes! Bowled Over Dating involves barefoot bowling at sunset, so get your pedicures sorted stat (that includes you boys, manky feet are NOT your friend) and get ready to get your mingle on. Launching on the most romantic of days at North Perth Bowls Club, Bowled Over Dating is the new cupid #moveovertinder.
Dirty Lil Secrets At Rosemount Hotel
The guys at the Rosemount Hotel in North Perth are getting right into the spirit of the anti-Valentine and are hosting Dirty Lil Secrets for all the rad singles this Valentine’s Day in Perth. The team will give you a secret which others have to try and discover and there are also prizes for the best sleuth.
Urban Roller Club
What other way would you celebrate Valentine’s Day in Perth than getting your skates on and rolling on up to Elizabeth Quay’s very own Urban Roller Club! Outdoor roller skating at its best, your lack of coordination might even result in Prince Charming/Princess Charming helping you up after that incredibly embarrassing fall, just sayin’.
Love Bites At Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den
Yianni Agisilaou and a panel of comedians will have you crying with laughter in a show about love, sex and romance at the Brisbane Hotel’s Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den. Get ready for a few cringe moments as you’re reminded of those embarrassing things you actually did (or still do!) Probably best you don’t have a significant other to see you with a tear-streaked face anyway.
Make the most of these balmy summer nights and get down to Midland Outdoor Cinema for the Tropfest 2016 screening. Doors open at 5pm with the screenings beginning at 7:30, leaving plenty of time for mingling with fellow film buffs before it gets dark.
Sureshaker Shake ‘N’ Bake Party At Mojos
The sureshaker team are heading to North Fremantle bar Mojos for a night of music and dancing, which is going to make your Valentine’s day in Perth next-level fun. Boo-Seeka, Bootleg Rascal, Lyall Moloney and Sureshaker DJs will be on the decks and This Little Piggy Food Co will be dishing up their delicious Mexican American nosh, so even if you don’t find Mr or Mrs right, you’ll still end up smashing face with a delicious taco. Yesss.
Well hello there perfect Valentine’s Day! Gather a group of gal pals to watch Sixteen Candles at Northbridge’s Rooftop Movies, reminisce about your high school days while watching Molly Ringwald in all her glory and thank your lucky stars your awkward teenage years are over.
The Classic Picnic
Why not head down to Kings Park or your favourite local picnic spot and throw the most fabulous singles picnic with a group of friends? Loud obnoxious comments about the joys of being single should be thrown around with abandon, especially if the couple next to you can hear.
The Secret Garden
If you’re in the mood for some sensory overload, stop by Pica to check out The Secret Garden from Swedish artists Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg. A winning combo of light, sound and film, think Alice in Wonderland come to life and you're halfway there. If you don’t bump into anyone who takes your fancy, you can always hang out with the shaman rabbit for a weird but wonderful Valentine's Day in Perth.
Love Sundays At Connections
Don’t let the name fool you, Northbridge nightclub Connections is ALWAYS a great place for singles to have some d-floor fun. The perfect place to get your boogie on, Valentine’s Day also brings you the chance to join Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School which may just have you mingling with the next Picasso.
And just in case you need a reminder, here's 28 Reasons Why Being Single Is Awesome!
Image credit: Bowled Over Dating