Another month, another million things to do… or so it feels in this city that loves prolonged summer weather. While the flurry of arts and culture brought by Fringe World and Perth Festival might be coming to an end, March heralds another series of awesome things to do spanning live music, open-air art exhibitions, film festivals and vegan feasts.
From scouring the sand for masterpieces at Sculpture by the Sea, to catching the classics of an old favourite rock band, here are 14 awesome things to do in Perth in March.
Perfect Strangers At Picabar
Every Saturday In March
One of Perth’s best parties, at one of Perth’s best venues. What more could you want? Get your groove on under Picabar’s fig tree at Perfect Strangers every Saturday night this month, with a whole list of local, national and international DJ talent taking to the decks for your pleasure. Did we mention it’s free entry?
It might only be for three days, but Perth Festival is still happening in March. Yep, we’ve got one last (albeit long) weekend to soak up all that’s on offer via this amazing international arts festival. Whether it’s something at the theatre, a Lotterywest Film or a show at Chevron Gardens, be sure to get your fix before it’s too late.
Sculpture By The Sea At Cottesloe Beach
One of the best times of year at Cottesloe Beach, Sculpture by the Sea continues into March with what is a spectacular display of large-scale artworks, right down in the sand. Make a day of it; hit up a morning peruse of the exhibition, a swim and a coffee, or a sunset visit complete with fish and chips or pizza.
The beloved Rooftop Movies is heading into the last month of their season, so it’s time to start making the most of it before the fun ends. From the producers of Fringe World, this is an open-air cinema like no other, complete with a bar, pizzeria, and a seriously good line-up of flicks, from the classics to the shiny and new.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers At NIB Stadium
Sneaking up real quick is the Perth leg of the unbelievable returning tour of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. There’s absolutely no reason not to go catch all the classics so make sure you grab yourself a ticket before it’s too late.
Ocean Film Festival At State Theatre Centre
Featuring an all-new heart-racing, thought-provoking and underwater-taking line-up of films, the Ocean Film Festival is back in Perth this month to share the love of the ocean. This is two hours of mesmerising footage taken underneath, above, in and around our ocean’s water and you don’t want to miss it.
Banana Social: Autumn Series
9 & 16 March
Northbridge & Perth
Your fave pop-up festival-vibe provider is back to wrap up the sunny season at two of Perth’s best beer-garden locations. It’s Banana Social—the Autumn Series. Taking over first The Court and then Embargo Bar, you can expect all the same Banana Social shenanigans in a new setting.
DJ At Groovin The Moo Workshops
10 & 24 March
Ever dreamt of DJing on stage at a major festival... say, Groovin The Moo? Now’s your chance. The team are offering up six opportunities to aspiring musical-mixers to play in front of thousands at GTM Bunbury. For a spot, interested up-and-comers must register their interest and attend a series of workshops that are designed to improve technical and artistry skills, led by Ugly DJ Co who boasts performances at GTM, Icecream Factory and Pineapple Club to name a few. Don’t hesitate.
By The Boiler: Vegan Takeover At The Old Laundry
Calling all vegans: there is a Vegan Takeover happening at one of Perth’s best bars this month and you need to be there. The Old Laundry, famous for their slick bar, delicious food and hilarious quiz nights, are showcasing vegan cuisine with their next By The Boiler session; celebrations of food and flavours brought to us by their amazing team of food and beverage connoisseurs.
Huge Indoor Plant Sale At B-Shed Fremantle
The Jungle Collective is back this month with their enormous array of greenery, and this time they’re taking over the B-Shed with a Huge Indoor Plant Sale, focusing on rare plants. As usual, there’ll be timeslots—so make sure you register. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page if you’re keen to know what’ll be available.
Carla Geneve At Fremantle Arts Centre
Local and loved, Carla Geneve is taking to the stage at the Fremantle Arts Centre’s Inner Courtyard this month, showcasing her new single 2001. In hugely exciting news for the emerging artist, Geneve has recently signed with Dot Dash/Remote Control Records after garnering much praise for her debut single, Greg’s Discount Chemist, which is a kind of Perth anthem that you should know if you don’t.
Sola Festival At Elizabeth Quay
22, 34 & 24 March
Perth’s newest boutique festival, Sola Festival is set to hit Elizabeth Quay this month with three days of epic party vibes. Hosting events from the likes of One Day, The Racquet Club and Habitat + Motif, Sola will offer a wide variety of music and moods, catering to all your good-time needs.
RTRFM’s Neon Picnic At Hyde Park Amphitheatre
Before there was In The Pines, there was the Neon Picnic. RTRFM’s annual fam get together in Hyde Park, this is one day out you don’t want to miss. Neon Picnic brings the radio to you, with live music performances and a live broadcast featuring special guests and great tunes. There’s even a pop-up bar, plus plenty of food on offer or the option to BYO picnic. And it’s doggo-friendly.
Tash Sultana At Fremantle Oval
Veritable prodigy Tash Sultana is returning to Perth with another live show at Fremantle Oval, and she’s bringing along special guest tour support act Ocean Alley. Sultana’s live shows are explosive and commanding, so if you haven’t seen her before, don’t miss it. If you have, still don’t miss it.
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Image credit: Lewis Martin Photography | Banana Social