First and foremost, Anzac Day is about remembering and paying tribute to our fallen ANZACs and their service to our nation. But considering you’ll be getting up at the crack of dawn to head to one of the many dawn services around Perth, you might as well make the most of your day off as a way to thank those soldiers for keeping Australia great.
There are plenty of things to do in Perth this Anzac Day (and Anzac Day eve), and you can even play some Two-Up this year.
Here are 7 things to do in Perth this Anzac Day.
Swishh Anzac Day Eve Party At Blue Flamingo | Tuesday 24 April
Our favourite sea container bar is opening its doors on Tuesday night for what is sure to be a great entrée to your Anzac Day public holiday feast. For those of you suffering from Noodle Palace withdrawals, ELiSE KEDDIE is hitting the decks with a stellar local line up of YUNG SLY, DJ JROX, MAZHU so a definite good time is to be had. Click here for ticket info.
Anzac Day Eve At Peaky Bodega | Tuesday 24 April
For those of you who cannot resist the lure that is Beaufort Street, a night at Peaky is always a good idea. Throw in $5 Pints, $6 Fireballs and $10 Espresso Martinis and Peaky is the party! With FREE entry all night it would be silly not to check it out.
Anzac Day Eve At Hip-E Club | Tuesday 24 April
On a public holiday about tradition, there’s no greater tradition in Perth than a messy night at good ol' Hip-E Club. Dance the night away with resident DJ e-Funk taking the driver’s seat serving up Hip-E's signature mix of old-school retro beats. To make sure you are fighting fit for the dawn service, Hip-E has you covered with a sausage sizzle all night out the back. Make sure you get there early for free entry. You can find all the details here.
Anzac Day At The Lookout | Wednesday 25 April
After paying tribute to our fallen soldiers, continue your Anzac Day traditions by watching the Magpies take on the Bombers at The Lookout. If footy’s not your jam, grab your mates for a game or two at one of their newly unveiled 10 pin bowling lanes. To help aid in your recovery from the night before, The Lookout is firing up the BBQ with a lamb on a spit... Beachside views, footy, bowling and lamb on the barbie—The Lookout is Anzac Day done oh so right. To book a lane and for more info, click here.
Anzac Day At The Raffles | Wednesday 25 April
Heading South? Catch the Anzac Day clash live at the Raffles and get a free pint when you purchase the Rafs Burger. Plan on kicking on after the game? From 6pm your usual Wednesday night at The Raffles favourites come into play—half price pizza, $7 Rose, $9 Chandon and $10 espresso martinis. Yes please. Click here for more info.
Anzac Day At The Camfield |Wednesday 25 April
For the diehard footy fans, Perth’s newest and biggest bar, The Camfield will be the perfect setting to watch Collingwood take on Essendon. Throw in a pork roll and a tin for $15 and a spread of $7 beers and it’ll be as good as if the Dockers or Eagles were playing (almost).
Anzac Raceday At Ascot | Wednesday 25 April
If you’re feeling a little fancy, frock up and join Perth Racing, RSLWA and Legacy WA in paying homage to our fallen ANZACs at Ascot Racecourse. Entry is FREE and there will be plenty happening on course including the Words of Remembrance, The Ode, The Last Post, One Minute of Silence, The Rouse—Bugle & Flag Raising, Australian National Anthem, Two-Up, Diggers Cup Trophy and of course great Thoroughbred Racing. Plus, grab yourself an Anzac Day Stack Deal—a mouth-watering Aussie Lamb Burger, Hahn Super Dry Beer and back a winner with a $3 Mystery Trifecta voucher—for just $20! Click here for info.
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