Some weekends you want to curl up on the couch and stream through all the best movies on Netflix, others you want to get out and make the most of it. If you're leaning towards the latter, let us draw your attention to a few of the awesome things to do this weekend in Perth.
From foodie events and vintage markets to immersive cinema, blooming orchards and more, here are the best things to do this weekend in Perth. If you'd also like to get organised for the week ahead, check out more of what's on in Perth.
FREMANTLE MARKETS CHEESE AND WINE FESTIVAL
Over 100 rare sheep, cow and goats cheeses from Holland, France, Italy and more are ready and waiting for you to tuck into this weekend at the Fremantle Markets. Stroll through and devour endless free cheese tastings from Treat Me Fancy while also browsing all the gourmet platter goods up for sale. Plus, with delish vino to sample from Clownfish Wines, it’s a no brainer.
STAR DREAMING UNDER THE DOME
Now showing at The WA Maritime Museum, Star Dreaming is a breathtaking new documentary narrated by Ernie Dingo, which fuses science and Aboriginal culture all within an immersive 180-degree full-dome cinema experience. Indigenous Australians have gained meaning from the stars for over 60,000 years, making them some of the oldest astronomers on earth, and Star Dreaming beautifully brings these stories to life—with live-action, cutting-edge CGI and astrophysics used alongside animated Indigenous graphic recreations of the constellations.
S&R BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Look, whether it makes it to the gram or not, we’re a sucker for some pretty flowers, so we’re dying to soak up this season’s blossom magic at S&R Orchard. Open to the public for three weeks only, the spectacular Blossom Festival is located just 30 minutes from Perth’s CBD in the picturesque Perth hills. To make the most of it, we suggest you pack a picnic and set yourself up for a relaxing day amongst the flowering trees. They’ll also have tractor rides, an animal farm, a Ferris wheel and 20+ food vans to explore if you can’t be bothered to pack your own lunch.
Friday 17 September
Sneakers & Jeans Cocktail Trail
Any walking trail that involves regular breaks for cocktails and nibbles is alright in our books, so no surprise we’re big fans of Sneakers & Jeans Cocktail Trail. Every weekend you can book in for a journey through four of their epic venues—Hadiqa, The Flour Factory, Varnish On King and Caballitos—with a different signature sip and bite at each stop. It’s the perfect way to kickstart your Friday.
WELCOME TO THE OTHERSIDE COCKBURN
After a successful pop-up in Subi last spring, Otherside is bringing the beer and cheer south to an unassuming location at Cockburn Shopping Centre. Expect a dog-friendly beer garden complete with live music, yummy bites, and a pop-up bar pouring Otherside’s award-winning beers alongside wines and cocktails, with different drink specials each day.
Saturday 18 September
The French Riviera Comes To Harbourside
You might not be able to live out your ultimate Mediterranean vacay dreams IRL right now, but there's no reason you can't eat and drink like your yachting your way around Monaco. Harbourside is bringing a taste of the French Riviera to you at this chic waterfront party to celebrate their second birthday. We're talking three hours of delish Mediterranean nibbles and full access to the fresh oyster bar, all washed down with free-flowing bubbles, wines and beers and cider from Little Creatures. Book here.
SCOPE OUT SOME OF PERTH’S COOLEST NEW EATERIES
This weekend why not be the first to check out a couple of Perth’s coolest new openings. Top spots on our list are Servo, a fresh-faced bar and eatery from the State Buildings crew in Leederville, and Casa, an Italian inspired cafe, bar and bottle shop in Mount Hawthorn.
Sunday 19 September
Walk For A Cause
If you need an excuse to get your weekly steps up, this Sunday there are a couple of worthy community walks to get behind. The AFA Inspire Community Walk will be heading off from Lake Monger and all dollars raised will assist women facing domestic violence and financial abuse. Otherwise, two large greyhound walks will also be happening in the City of Belmont—one at Tomato Lake and another at Burswood Park—as part of an annual worldwide event ‘The Great Global Greyhound Walk’ (GGGW), with all funds raised going to Free the Hounds efforts of banning greyhounds racing in WA.
LA Fit is taking over the Hello Rooftop Bar at the Rechabite for the ultimate rooftop spin session. Ride for 45 minutes to pumped-up tunes while soaking up sunny views over Northbridge, then reward yourself with a drink and canapés after the sesh. Act quick to snag a bike at one of three sessions (1pm, 2pm or 3pm).
Hit Up A Local Market
You can double down on market goodness this weekend, with the Spring editions of both Perth Up Market and Second Life Markets popping up this Sunday. Located at 357 Oxford Street in Leederville, Second Life Market brings together the best sellers of second-hand fashion, art and homewares in Perth, with over 80 stalls, plus toasties from Toast Face Grillah, coffee vans and music from some of Perth's favourite DJs & bands. And Perth Up Market will feature more than 200 of Perth's most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and foodies all at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall.
General Public Food Co
The sourdough legends at General Public Food Co are throwing a community block party to celebrate one year in the Inglewood hood. Get down to Ninth Ave to soak up the free fun including live music, silent disco, pop-up bar from Nowhereman Brewing and more, plus, the launch of General Public’s bday beer and plenty of their signature sourdough slices.
Not enough? Here's what's on in Perth this month and beyond.
Image credit: Amy Higg