The second half of the year is well underway (seriously though, where does the time go?). Michael Buble is currently dusting himself off for the Christmas countdown and the weather is FINALLY starting to look a little brighter.
This time of year tends to fill up fast, so we suggest you start booking in all the good stuff now. If you're a little stuck on what to hit up, we've rounded up some of our fave events.
Without further ado, here’s what’s on in Perth this week, this month and beyond.
What's On This Month In Perth
The Wonderful World Of Wine Masterclass Series
Every Sunday In October | Bistro Guillaume, Burswood
Sip, sniff and swirl your Sunday arvo away with Crown's world-class Sommelier Michele Nociti as he hosts a series of Wine Masterclasses at Bistro Guillaume. Perfect for beginners or enthusiasts alike, these classes will help you master the skill of wine tasting through five beautiful, hand-picked, West Australian wine tastings, all while tucking into an indulgent grazing board. Book your seat here.
Entwined in the Valley
Friday 8 to Sunday 10 OCTOBER | SWAN VALLEY
Over three days in the Swan Valley, Entwined in the Valley will showcase the best food and tipples the area has to offer. More than 25 venues including restaurants and cellar doors will swing open their doors for a weekend of indulgence in the state’s oldest wine region.
Suburban Vibes in Subiaco
Friday 8 to Saturday 16 OCTOBER | SUBIACO, VARIOUS LOCATIONS
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 8 TO SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER | STATE BUILDINGS, PERTH
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? The Koh Samui Beach Party at Long Chim—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.
Oktoberfest In The Gardens
Saturday 9 October | Langley Park, Perth
We may not be able to enjoy the festivities in Germany this year, but you can definitely get the stein-loving Oktoberfest vibes right here in Perth at Oktoberfest In The Gardens. Returning to Langley Park, this year’s party is the biggest you’ll see across Australia, with two huge big-top beer halls and more awesome live bands and DJs than ever to keep you dancing all evening. Grab tickets here.
COAST By BAR 1875
Saturday 9 And 16 October | Shop 1875, Perth
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.
The Beer And Burger Affair
Sunday 10 October | Highway Burger, Applecross
Prepare yourself for the ultimate beer and burger degustation at Highway Burger on Sunday 10 October. For $50 you'll get four schooners of Feral Brewpub series special batch beers all perfectly paired with four gourmet highway burger sliders, plus, a decent side of beer talk with Feral’s team—what more could you want?
Fine Vines Festival
Friday 15 to Sunday 24 October | Margaret River
Sip your way into spring at the first-ever Fine Vines Festival—a massive 10-day wine fest running through Margaret River from Friday 15 to Sunday 24 October, brought to you by the same crew behind Cabin Fever.
Rose On The Rooftop
Saturday 16 October | Hadiqa, Perth
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.
Northwood Block Party
Saturday 16 October |Behind Besk Bar, West Leederville
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.
Odyssea X Republic Of Fremantle Masterclass
Saturday 16 And 23 October | Odyssea, City Beach
Odyssea and Republic Of Fremantle are teaming up for two epic gin masterclasses 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.
Songbird’s Sound Paired Dinner
Tuesday 19 October | Songbird at The Ritz, Perth
For one night only, the Ritz Carlton’s ultra-luxe rooftop bar Songbird will play host to a decadent degustation dinner paired with a curated playlist to take your senses on the ultimate adventure. The experiential menu by Chef de Cuisine Stephen Cocks features some of the best oysters you’ll get to taste in this lifetime, a mouth-watering char siu pork fillet and super indulgent chocolate and salted caramel dessert. The five-course dinner matched with wines and a cocktail on arrival is paired with a curated playlist by Jake Meadows—brought to life by Bang & Olufsen’s incredible signature sound. Jaw-dropping views of Elizabeth Quay and an oh-so smooth sound system will set the mood for what’s sure to be the ultimate night out. Book here.
Saturday 23 October | Swan Valley
Wine Machine will be going down in the Swan Valley on Saturday 23 October, and with big names like The Avalanches, Hayden James, Hot Dub Time Machine, Ball Park Music, Late Night Tuff Guy, Kinder and your sommelier Jimi The Kween on the bill, you’d be crazy not to grab tickets—especially considering it’s also your last chance to catch Hot Dub Time Machine's iconic closing set, who after five years of fun have said this will be his last Wine Machine.
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