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12 Epic Things To Do This Weekend In Perth

By Claire Logan
14th Oct 2021

Prawn tostadas from The Standard's Lazy Sunday, one of the best things to do this weekend in Perth

If your idea of a good time includes gourmet bites, live music and a good dose of drinks, you're in luck—there’s plenty for you to check out around town this weekend.

Here are all the best things to do in Perth this weekend.

All Weekend

Immerse Yourself In Local Music At Suburban Vibes in Subiaco

25 talented local singers and bands will take to the laneways, galleries and bars of Subi for a range of relaxed and intimate shows this October. Catch Jordy Maxwell, Jack Davies & The Bush Chooks, Nika Mo and plenty of other artists perform at venues such as The Corner Gallery, Bark Subiaco and The Village Bar. The lineup and program can be found here.

Friday 15 October

SInk Some Special Beers At This Beerfarm Sundowner

Kick your weekend off with surprise drink specials all evening in Gordon St Garage’s breezy courtyard at this awesome Beerfarm sundowner. The grill will also be firing, with spiced lamb sausages, falafels and Asam Boi onions to keep you well fed. Plus, DJ ROLD will be on the decks to help get those after-work grooves going from 3pm. 

Saturday 16 October

Sip Rose On The Rooftop

When the sun starts shining, there’s little we love more than a good drop of rose. Couple that with lush rooftop vibes, the most delicious Middle-Eastern inspired roving canapes, an epic grazing board, live DJ and non-stop tastings and you can start to see why tickets tend to sell so quick on this one. Get yours here while you still can.

Get Into Some Beers At The Northwood Block Party

As part of the Northwood Community Festival, boutique bottle shop and bar, Besk, will be spilling the good times out onto their back laneway for the Northwood Block Party from 1pm on Saturday 16 October. It's door sales only so we suggest you get down early to make the most of tastings from a huge lineup of beer, wine and spirit producers.

Craft Your Own Gin At The Odyssea X Republic Of Fremantle Masterclass

Odyssea and Republic Of Fremantle are teaming up for an epic gin masterclass where you’ll get to learn all about their award-winning gins, the process behind them and then try your hand at distilling your own bottle to take home. After class soak up those beachside vibes with a few of Oddyssea’s famous cocktails and nibbles from their tasty seasonal share boards. Book online here.


Spring has sprung which means YELLO Festival is officially back at the State Buildings. This year you'll find 17 awesome events across 10 days to enjoy throughout the Buildings, from flavour-packed feasts to pop-up parties, live music and more. Our pick of the bunch though has to be The Koh Samui Beach Party at Long Chim on Saturday 16 October—just picture a sunny courtyard paradise with beats blasting, pina coladas flowing and plenty of Thai eats rolling out all afternoon. Pretty good, right? Scope out all the events here and start booking.

Down Bulk Seafood At COAST By BAR 1875

For two days only this spring, our favourite nostalgic deli, Shop 1875 in the State Buildings, is transforming into the ultimate urban seafood market and bar. We’re talking ​​delicate Tasmanian salmon, South Australian oysters shucked to order and succulent lobster sourced from the waters off Rottnest Island, alongside other fresh coastal delights. Pair it with a mimosa or glass of Champagne curated by State Buildings Director of Wine, Emma Farrelly, and set yourself up for an unbeatable feast under the heritage ceilings of the Postal Hall. 

Soak Up The Last Of Scarborough Sunset Markets Winter Edition

Head over to the beautiful, buzzing Scarborough Beach to enjoy the last day of the winter edition of their well-loved sunset markets. Soak up the amazing atmosphere: as you wander around all the stalls, grab a bite to eat and a drink from one of the 60 local vendors. There’ll be free music and entertainment, plus various stalls offering their finest art and jewellery collections. 

Grab Some New Art At The Perth Art Upmarket

Want to upgrade your digs with some fresh art? Head to UWA’s Winthrop Hall from 10am this Saturday and wander through a curated selection of more than 60 of Perth’s most talented artists’ works this weekend at Perth’s Art Upmarket. You’ll be able to meet and connect with all the artists and purchase directly from the ones you love. 


Four venues, four courses and four drinks, all for just $60. Yep, the William Street Long Lunch is back, with La CholitaNo MafiaShadow Wine Bar and Sauma all teaming up to bring you the best lazy afternoon strolling, drinking and dining through Northbridge. It's on every Saturday in October between 11.30am and 2.30pm, so start organising your roving lunch guests.

Sunday 10 October

Smash back a Mexican Feast For 4 for $65

The Standard are known for their rotating Lazy Sunday selections that'll get you a share-style feast for four people for just $65, all served on one of their lazy suzans. And this weekend we cannot go past the Mexican fiesta they have planned, complete with a delish plate of nachos, king prawn tostadas, chorizo quesadillas, charred street corn and pork belly with flour tortillas and pickles to make your own tacos. At that price, you better believe we're ordering a round of tommy margaritas to wash it all down.

Settle In For Sunday Music At Fremantle Arts Centre

Head to the green surrounds of Freo Arts Centre this Sunday for the first of their much-loved Sunday Music series. Running from 2pm to 4pm every Sunday from October to March, they’ll have a handpicked selection of local music acts for you to enjoy under the trees in a chilled picnic-style atmosphere, with the always-amazing Grace Barbe on the bill this Sunday. They’ll have food and drink available for purchase, or you can bring your own. Best of all, entry is free, so just roll up and lay down a rug for the arvo.

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Image credit: The Standard

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