February might be the shortest month of the year but it sure isn’t short on things to do. We’ve got a whole month of sunshine and festive feels ahead of us and it’s full of exciting events for your social calendar.
With Fringe World and Perth Festival overlapping this month you can expect plenty in the ways of the arts, but February also offers a whole host of live music and some exciting foodie experiences too. Here are 13 awesome things to do this month in Perth.
Harbour Sundays At WA Maritime Museum | Every Sunday In February
Wind down your weekends overlooking the Indian Ocean at Harbour Sundays, free live music on the Maritime Museum deck brought to us by RTRFM. They’ve got a pretty eclectic and exciting list of local names on the bill, including the likes of Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics and Simone & Girlfunkle.
Sunday Music At Fremantle Arts Centre | Every Sunday In February
February sees four more chances to pull up your spot in the Fremantle Arts Centre Front Garden for Sunday Music. Catch anything from female hip hop vibes with Hyclass to jazz and soul with the ever-glamorous Grace Sanders, with way more in between. Take your own picnic or indulge in one of their delicious woodfired pizzas and a bevvy from the bar.
Fringe World Festival | 1 – 17 February
There’s still time left to make the most of the incredible Fringe World Festival vibes. Whether you want to be wowed, to find yourself belly laughing or to catch something different, we’ve already picked out the shows you can’t miss at this year’s festival. You’re welcome.
Cott Film Fest At Cottesloe Civic Centre | 1 – 16 February
Back in its third year, the Cott Film Festival is bringing some of the season’s best films, live music, delicious food and licensed bars to the gorgeous surrounds of the Cottesloe Civic Centre. Showing films on Friday and Saturday nights throughout February, the season kicks off with some homegrown talent in Breath and finishes up a world-away with Studio 54.
John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins & Stella Donnelly Live At Kings Park | 1 February
One of Perth’s favourite local acts, the John Butler Trio are bringing their aptly named ‘Coming Home’ tour to one of the best venues imaginable – Kings Park and Botanic Garden. He’ll be joined by two of our other favourites with Missy Higgins and up and coming songstress Stella Donnelly also in tow. You know what to do.
Summer x Salt Markets | 2 & 16 February
You’ve only got two Saturdays left to soak up all of the Summer x Salt Market vibes. Load up on all your sustainable and salty lifestyle needs with heaps of local stallholders, plus live music and delicious food trucks.
Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour At HBF Stadium | 5 February
Clear your calendars Perth – the one and only Ms. Lauryn Hill is returning to our fair city with very special guest (and her longtime pal) Nas. It’s been 20 years since she released her debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – one of the most iconic records in recent music history. It’s time to celebrate.
Perth Festival | 8 – 28 February
Adding to the blissful chaos that is February’s live music, theatre, film and arts calendar, the Perth Festival kicks off this month with a whole host of events that you simply can’t miss. From the absolute must-see (and free!) Boorna Waanginy to the jaw-dropping Chevron Gardens line-up, with Writers Week and the Lotterywest Film program in between, all we can say is that you’ll be busy.
Sunset Wine & Brews | 9 – 11 February
Soak in our enviable summer sunsets plus the chilled vibes of the reinvigorated Scarborough Beach Reserve with Sunset Wine & Brews, your new favourite summer pop-up festival featuring all of WA’s best wine and craft beer, ciders and spirits as well as live music and fodd. Your general ticket includes four hours of tasty tastings and access to the sunset balcony.
Laneway Festival At Esplanade Park | 10 February
If you’ve already checked out the line-up for this year’s Laneway Festival, then we don’t really need to say any more. Make sure you catch Gang of Youths closing out your fave summer festy this month or you’ll be in regrets!
North Freo Pub Crawl | 23 February
While you might be used to the North Freo action happening along the main strip, the North Freo Pub Crawl is all about lighting up both sides of Tydeman Road. The Railway Hotel and the Swan Hotel–complete with all of their old-school charm–are bringing a killer line-up to their stages with the likes of The Love Junkies, Your Girl Pho and Noah Dillon on the bill. Lock it in.
Arctic Monkeys At RAC Arena | 23 February
It’s Arctic Monkeys live. Need we say more? The epic RAC Arena has got to be one of the best places in Perth to catch this electric live act, with the legendary band hitting stages to usher in their sixth studio album, Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino. Tickets are selling like hot cakes so we recommend securing yours ASAP.
Harvest: Vegetarian Beergustation At Bright Tank Brewing Co | 28 February
Calling all vegetable lovers! Bright Tank Brewing Co is bringing the dining event of the month with this Vegetarian Beergustation – a six-course meal from Chef Jake Gledhill paired with BTBC brews. There’ll be a few new releases on the taps crafted especially for this event, so you can expect the pairings to be absolute flavour sensations. Book your spot before they run out.
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