Spring has most certainly sprung in Perth this week, and there are plenty of ways you can get out and about to welcome in the warmer weather. Head to the Perth hills to snap a picture among the pink blossoms, sip away on botanical cocktails or gather your pals for a beachside boogie—here are the best things to do in Perth this weekend.
S&R Orchard’s Spring Blossom Festival
Pack your cameras and picnic baskets and head for the Perth Hills to celebrate the final weekend of S&R Orchard’s Blossom Festival. Pretend you’re in Japan while you wander around snapping pictures of the beautiful pink blossoms—the orchard is also dog-friendly, and it’s open from 8am until 5pm. From 9am until 3pm there’ll also be over 20 food vans, so you can grab yourself a bite to eat if you come sans picnic supplies. Make sure you grab a parking ticket for the event here.
Core Cider’s Apple Trail Tours
Here’s another opportunity to soak up spring and get in on the orchard blossom action—this weekend, you can weave your way through Core Cider’s Apple Trail, which is as educational as it is insta-worthy. Follow the signs and learn all about how Core Cider has been crafting cider for more than 80 years. Once you’re done checking out the lovely blooms, take a seat in the cider garden and treat yourself to pizza and one of those ciders you’ve just learnt about.
RE_FIND PRE-LOVED POP-UP
A must visit this weekend if you’re a sucker for sustainability and pre-loved gems. Re_find usually operates as an online store, but lucky for us, they’ve just opened a pop-up store so we can stroll right on into this pop-up store in Subiaco now. Think recycled, designer, and vintage pieces for all shapes and sizes. Sitting pretty at the CVue Property shop front on Hay Street, you’ll be sure to find something you love.
Urban List’s $100 Naked Wines Wine Voucher
If you need to top up your stash or you're planning a dinner party, happy hour or Sunday sesh at home this weekend, take $100 off your next booze delivery thanks to our friends at Naked Wines. These guys have oodles of tasty vino on offer, from some of the best established and up and coming wine producers in Aus. Jump over here for more details and learn how you can claim your voucher.
Thursday 17 September
Gin Gala Dinner At The Flour Factory
Gather your gin-loving pals and make your way to The Flour Factory for their indulgent Gin Gala Dinner. Prepare to feast on a four-course share-style menu boasting some of the most delicious produce and flavours WA has to offer with dishes like lamb rump with an anchovy crumb and burnt onion, and wattleseed mousse with pear and cacao nibs for dessert. Each of the four courses will be perfectly paired with gin and tonics from The Flour Factory’s huge inventory of gin—you can book your spot at this unmissable dinner here.
Hidden Treasures In Fremantle
There’s no better way to spend a Thursday night than discovering some Hidden Treasures around Fremantle. With one ticket, you can hit up venues all around Freo like Navy Club to see Stella Cain, Buffalo Club to watch Paige Valentine, The Tram to catch Ricky Green’s silky-smooth vocals, Stacy Ann at National Hotel and so much more. Happening every Thursday this month, the Hidden Treasures series showcases local talent of all genres of tunes, and local food and drink businesses—so sit back, eat and drink some good food, and support our local musicians.
Friday 18 September
THREE'S COMPANY AT HIBERNIAN PLACE
What's better than Garum, Arthur & Co and Hadiqa? All of them combined into one food-filled evening. For just $99, you'll get spuntino—think porchetta, arancini, that delicious warm bread and more—with an apertivo at Garum before heading to Arthur & Co for a scrumptious main meal and a glass of wine. Finish the night off on a sugar high with way too many delicious Morrocan sweets at Hadiqa and one of their signature cocktails. You'll need to book a day in advance, so get on it quick smart.
Saturday 19 September
Afternoon Delights Vol. 3 | Party Mix At Hadiqa
Afternoon Delights is back, and this time, the theme is Party Mix. Wineries like LS Merchants, Heroes and Comrades, Goon Tycoons, South by South West and Dormilona are all on board, so you won't be disappointed if you're going for the wine ticket. If you're more into hops, you'll get to samples beers from breweries such as Cheeky Monkey, Rocky Ridge, Balter Brewing, Pirate Life and Eagle Bay Brewing. All that plus a food voucher at Hadiqa and, of course, beats all afternoon long.
Bottomless Botanicals At The Stables Bar
The Stables Bar is putting on a glamorous three-course lunch with bottomless botanical cocktails this Saturday so you can celebrate spring in style. Bookings are $65 per person and there’ll be two seatings happening at 11am and 2pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to eat your way through delicious plates of Korean spiced squid, tomato and olive arancini and more while quenching your thirst with Tanqueray cocktails and Seedlip mocktails.
Colada Day Club At Coast Port Beach
Fancy a beachside boogie? Good thing Colada Day Club is hitting up Coast Port Beach for a second weekend. Round up your mates and head on down from 4pm to catch some of Perth’s best DJs spinning tunes on the main stage, or grab a pair of headphones and dance away to the sounds of the silent disco. Either way, there’s plenty of fun to be had—just make sure you buy your ticket here before they sell out.
Sunday 20 September
Rooftop Takeovers At The Alex Hotel
Forget any plans you had for Sunday afternoon—The Alex Hotel has teamed up with Four Pillars Gin to bring us a fun-filled lineup of rooftop Sunday sessions that you’d be silly not to get around. Grab yourself a free ticket here for early access before 4pm—once you’re there, you’ll be able to treat yourself to eats by Shadow Wine Bar while you sip away on cocktails and newly-released gin from Four Pillars. It’s the perfect way to relax and unwind as you farewell the weekend.
Perth Makers Market
Get down to Perth Makers Market at Heathcote Cultural Precinct in Applecross this Sunday to show some support for some talented Perth creatives. Soak up the spring weather as you browse gorgeous handmade pieces from local businesses—you won’t want to miss out on this awesome day of shopping.
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