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10 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Perth

By Kate Jones
18th May 2022

Madalena's Bar upstairs

We've done the hard yards and rounded up the best things to do in Perth this weekend.

All Weekend

Bounce Your Heart Out On The World's Largest Inflatable Bouncy Castle

After chopping and changing dates a billion times, we're stoked to see the world's largest inflatable bouncy castle finally land in Perth this weekend. Just picture a 300-plus metre bouncy theme park with 50 different obstacles to bounce over PLUS a space wonderland and the biggest bouncy castle in the world (Guinness World Records approved). You won’t even have to worry about accidentally stomping on anyone because there's going to be adults-only sessions. Yep. Totally. Kid. Free. Scope out tickets here.

Soak Up Michael Angelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition has finally landed at The Naval Store in Fremantle after touring the world over. This life-size re-creation of each of the 34 frescoes from the Sistine Chapel has been brought to life using highly detailed photos, meaning you can see every detail, brushstroke and colour as you wander through the exhibit. Head here for tickets. 

Friday 20 May

Go For An Epic Lunch In And Around The CBD

Back at the office and tired of your boring packed lunch? So many Perth joints are slinging epic lunch offers at the moment, so much so we’d happily travel from outside the CBD to be honest. For something with a bit of spice, hit up the $36 Silom Lunch at Long Chim. For a boujee riverside lunch meeting, you’ll want to duck out to Cooee and take advantage of their $58 Express Lunch. Or if you’re celebrating at all (or the boss is paying), why not go all out and head to Hearth at the Ritz in Elizabeth Quay for their two or three-course Express Lunch. Just be warned, you might struggle to go back to work after one of these feasts.

Saturday 21 May

Smash Biscoff Doughnut Fries By The Fire At Scarborough's Winter Markets

Winter in Perth just got a whole lot better—with the Scarborough Sunset Markets coming in hot with their new winter market series. Every Saturday evening from 3pm until 8pm, up to 50 food trucks and market stalls will wrap around the Scarborough Clocktower and stretch up the promenade. But this year, they’ve dialled up the heat with a tonne of soul-warming new food and drink additions that’ll keep you coming back week after week. Most notably: Fry'd doughnut fries. Available in Nutella, Biscoff and Oreo flavour, we reckon you're gonna wanna order all three of these warm goodies.

To really amp those cosy vibes up, their custom-made fire pits will be blazing all afternoon and yes, there’ll even be marshmallows for roasting. Plus, local DJs will be providing the hottest soundtrack for your ultimate wintery Saturday session.

Party Upstairs At Madalena's

Perhaps our favourite place for golden hour wines and seafood, Madalena's Bar in South Freo has been so incredibly popular they've decided to expand, with a new cocktail snack bar now open upstairs and it's pretty damn gorgeous. If you need an excuse to visit, they're throwing a little party this Saturday. Ten dollars on the door, drinks and snack specials, DJs all night—yeah, go on... twist my arm.

Settle In For A Night Of Comedy With Joe Avati

We reckon any comedian dubbed Australia's answer to Seinfeld definitely deserves a look in. If you do too, get yourself down to Perth Concert Hall this Saturday to catch Joe Avati. Witty observations? He's got them in spades. There's a reason he sells out shows around the world. For tickets, head here.

Set Off On This Roving Long Lunch Down William Street

The iconic William Street Long Lunch is back, with Sauma, La Cholita, No Mafia and Double Rainbow all teaming up to bring us one heck of a roving lunch—four courses (one at each venue), all with matched drinks for just $60 each. Read more about what’s on offer here.

Get Creative At This Lavish Afternoon Tea And Watercolour Workshop 

Let those creative juices flow over a lavish afternoon tea at Mayfair Lane. They've brought in Melbourne fashion designer, stylist and illustrator Estelle Michaelides for special royal afternoon tea and watercolour workshop. You'll feel like royalty while biting into dainty finger sandwiches and sipping through the free-flowing Veuve Cliquot while Estelle shares her knowledge and skill in the art of illustration and watercolour in a one-off 2-hour workshop. More details here.

Sunday 22 May

Go For Bottomless Dumplings And Drinks At This Fremantle Fave

It doesn’t get much better than throwing back a cocktail or two as you tuck into a dumpling feast in Emily Taylor’s huge leafy courtyard. Even better, they do an incredible Yum Brunch every Saturday and Sunday, so you can stuff your face with two hours of bottomless dumplings and free-flowing sparkling, wine, beer and tea for $85 each. Come hungry and we're sure you can get your money's worth.

Sip Sky High Spritzes On The Rooftop At QT

Take your Sunday sesh to new heights at the luxe rooftop bar on top of the QT in Perth. They'll have spritz specials waiting for you every Sunday from 4pm, plus DJs, live sax and those stunning views that make this one of Perth's best rooftop spots. Find all the details here.

Not enough? Check out more of what's on in Perth.

Image credit: Elle Borgward (Madalena's)

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