On the one hand, we're freaking out about the fact that January is almost over, but on the other hand we're pretty stoked that Australia Day is here, because long weekends equal happiness. In case you still haven't got your plans sorted for the long weekend, stress no more, we’ve got you covered.
Here are 13 amazing things to do in Perth this weekend.
Long Weekend Bash At The Aviary
The guys at The Aviary are cooking up cheese and vegemite pizzas on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend, because Straya. But that’s not the only thing on offer—we’re talking Heineken buckets and Pimm’s jugs for just $25, yes please! There will also be a ping-pong tournament and live music from 3pm each day, and yes, it’s free entry. For more information click here.
Thursday 25 January
Australia Day Eve At The Left Bank
Start your Australia Day weekend the right way at The Left Bank with tasty eats, icy cold drinks and live music. The team here will be serving up T-bone steaks and pints for just $17 from 5pm, so you'd be silly not to go. Get all the deets here.
Friday 26 January
Fringe World Festival Opening Night
Fringeuary is finally here! Kicking off on Australia Day and running until 25 February, we've got one blissful month to make the most of the pop up bars, dazzling shows and belly laughs that Fringe brings with it. If you're overwhelmed by all the shows on offer this year, start with this handy list of all our must-see shows. For the full program, click here.
Australia Day Fireworks At Hawaiian’s Mezz Shopping Centre
Live music, pizza, gelato and a rooftop viewing of the fireworks—sounds like our kind of Australia Day! Join the team at Hawaiian’s Mezz for a good ol' Aussie BBQ and live music from 5pm before heading up to the rooftop for the fireworks. Click here for more information.
Australia Day At Embargo Bar
Australia Day at Embargo is basically Perth goals, but what are you meant to do when tickets sell out in 0.002 seconds? Well, luckily for you, there will be 250 tickets on the door from 11 am so make sure you get there early! For more information click here.
Australia Day At South Perth Foreshore
What better way to spend Australia Day than at one of the most iconic events at the South Perth foreshore, right? Starting at 8 am until 7:30 pm, get ready for a jam-packed day filled with an Aussie breakfast, activities, live music and more. You also get free public transport to and from the event because let’s be real, parking ain’t no option! Click here for more information.
Australia Day At The Windsor
Some things just go together. Like Aussie beers, Aussie BBQs and a... roaming samba band? Look, we're not sure why it's a samba band, but to be honest, we're digging it. Plus, it's free entry and The Windor's courtyard is looking fine these days, so any excuse to hang out there will do! Find out more here.
Saturday 27 January
Cottesloe Film Festival
The Cottesloe Film Festival is back this weekend so you can enjoy movies under the stars until Saturday 10 February. Launching with I Am Heath Ledger this Saturday, make sure you get there early for happy hour from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Live music will start at 6pm and there will be food available to purchase, or you can always pack your own picnic. Book your tickets here now.
Puppy Play Dates At Slate Cafe
This is not a drill guys, this is not a drill. Every Saturday until March 31, Slate Cafe is hosting doggy play dates at 9am and 11am. But why the different time sessions you ask? Because each playdate is for a specific dog breed of course! Are you dying yet? Because we definitely are. This Saturday, all of you guys with Schnauzers need to get there at 9am and anyone with puppies under six months, your time to shine is 11am. For more information click here.
Back To The Kool Korner
Haven’t sorted out plans for where to listen to Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown yet? Well, no need to stress as The Livid Skateboards Kool Korner is back at Scarborough Beach and will be playing the countdown on from start to finish! The Summer x Salt markets will also be running, not to mention the carpark skate jam, live music and DJ’s. Get more information here.
Hottest 100 At The Lookout Pop Up Bar
Imagine this—$10 bacon and egg breakfast, free entry and $6 pints until 6pm, all by the beach. Head to The Lookout Pop Up Bar in Scarborough for all these goodies and a nice, relaxing way to listen to the countdown. Click here for more information.
Sunday 28 January
One Day In Fremantle
Still alive after all your celebrations this weekend? Then you’ll definitely need to head to One Day in Fremantle. Taking over the Esplanade Reserve from 2pm until 8pm with a line-up of world class artists including Kevin Parker, Kate Miller-Heidke, Baker Boy and the Djuki Mala dance group, you'd be forgiven for not believing us when we tell you it's free! Don't miss this one. Get more information here.
Harbour Sundays At Maritime Museum
After a successful second season, Harbour Sundays is back again for the perfect Sunday night fix of local music, drinks and sunsets. This Sunday will be kicking off with Delilah Rose and the Gunslingers, Kat Wilson Trio and DJ Jas Huges. For more information click here.
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Image credit: One Day In Fremantle