June is almost here: that means it’s time to swap out our shorts and t-shirt for something a little toastier. It also means it’s time to get around all the wintery things popping up in Perth this time of year because boy oh boy, is there a lot going on this month.
From long lunches to vegan bites, truffle parties to German films, and comedy shows to concerts, Perth is the place to be this month. So, grab your coat, leave the sunnies behind, and brace yourself for the awesomeness to come.
Here’s what’s on in Perth this June.
AFL Dine and Cruise
THE REVELEY TO THE CAMFIELD
We love the footy: but we love good food even more. With AFL Dine and Cruise, you’ll be getting the best of both worlds. This one is on for every single footy match at Optus, starting at The Reveley. Dine on two tasty courses overlooking Elizabeth Quay, then live your best boat life before arriving for a drink at The Camfield to prep for the big game ahead. Oh and we should tell you, you’ll get to skip the line too.
ICE CREAM FACTORY, NORTHBRIDGE
Throughout the whole month of June, the temperature will be dialed right down at Perth’s iconic Ice Cream Factory event space as it's transformed into a frosty winter wonderland complete with daily snow showers, an outdoor ice skating rink, private igloos and plenty of comfort food and alpine-appropriate drinks. Scope out all the details here.
Subiaco Winter Style Series
VARIOUS SUBIACO LOCATIONS
Fashion-forward-friends, this one’s for you! Actually, anyone who loves to hear from inspiring people, learn new things, and grab amazing bargains, this will also be for you. From 2-6 June, a range of awesome events will be happening from long lunches with iconic brand founders, plus an awesome VIP shopping day on Saturday 5 June with some real good discounts.
Railed At The Rechabite
If you’re new to the world of Railed, let us fill you in. Performed by multi-award-winning Head First Acrobats, it’s a frisky show of the late-night variety that will get your heart racing and knees trembling. Think western-themed circus meets bare-knuckle bar fights, with plenty of finely chiselled abs, bare chests and laughs. Trust us, the boys of Railed will seriously steal your hearts.
German Film Festival 2021
International movie fans unite—throughout June, there’ll be endless opportunities to see the best German films across Perth. The participating venues are Luna in Leederville and Freo, plus Palace Raine Square. They’ll be showcasing films ranging in genres from thriller to documentary to feel-good comedy: what are you waiting for?
Augusta Whalesong Festival
VARIOUS AUGUSTA LOCATIONS
Whales are truly the gentle giants of the ocean, and they certainly know that in Augusta. Whale watching season will be kicking off with a bang from 4-7 June with dinners, heritage tours, market stalls and fun activities for the little ones.
WA Beer Week
WA Beer Week is offering up over 35 boozy events to keep the good times brewing across WA. For anyone looking for an excuse to head down south, we’re particularly pumped for Draught Punk at Colonial Brewing (hint, a lineup of awesome beers and golf over the lake), as well as the Urban Craft Beer Crawl for all the beer aficionados out there. There’ll also be a trivia night, comedy, beer masterclass and heaps more.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2021
Some of our last comedy plans were thwarted with the COVID outbreak in early May, but looks like the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow will still be coming to Perth, with announcements saying it'll be going ahead. Pick up your tickets and head down to the Regal Theatre while these hilarious Aussie stars and newcomers bring the laughs.
Wine Lunch Series: Battle Of the Barossa
We do love a glass (or five) of the best wines on offer. And that’s exactly what you’ll be getting at this Wine Lunch Series event at The Camfield. Enjoy the river views and treat yourself to four delectable courses paired with five delightful cold-weather appropriate wines from different wineries in the Barossa wine region (including Penfolds and St. Hugo). Sip and savour this one—it’s going to be darn good.
Local music and good vibes await you at SOTA’s annual free music event in celebration of WA Day. Serving up the creme de la creme of WA acts (yep, you know Spacey Jane will be there), you can head on down with family and friends, and set up shop for the day. Also gracing the stage will be Alter Boy, The Little Lord Street Band and more.
A Vegan Odyssey
What’s better than a delicious meal being cooked for you, that’s locally sourced AND pretty healthy too? Not a lot, we reckon. That’s why we’re so pumped for Brika’s Vegan Odyssey, coming on Wednesday 9 June. For just $65 per person, sit back and enjoy food worthy for the Greek gods—cauliflower popcorn, lentil and eggplant moussaka and more, followed by vegan apple crumble. Delish.
Breast Cancer Care WA Long Table Banquet At Sweetwater
SWEETWATER ROOFTOP BAR
Good food and good times for a good cause is why we’re excited for this event. The Breast Cancer Care WA dinner at The Sweetwater is sure to surprise and delight. For $70 per person (all going towards Breast Cancer Care WA), enjoy a glass of bubbly and a tasty three-course meal at a top-notch venue.
Cocktail Club At Market Grounds
16 & 23 June
Become a cocktail connoisseur with these classes, which are bound to make you an absolute bartending legend. From 6-8pm, head down with friends or fam and sip on some of the tastiest cocktails you’ve ever had. Nibble on the chef’s canapes and learn all about the history of mixology. The 16th will focus on Mexican-themed cocktails, while the 23rd will be gin-based cocktails.
RTRFM’s Fremantle Winter Music Party
VARIOUS FREMANTLE LOCATIONS
Every year, local radio station, RTRFM, takes over North Freo with their Winter Music Party. It’s basically a choose-your-own-adventure style musical extravaganza, with an abundance of awesome local artists performing across multiple stages and venues on Saturday 19 June. Rug up and head down to discover all the good stuff on offer.
2 Course Comedy
Experience a true comedy club with 2 Course Comedy in the very cool basement at The Stables. This month you can hit it up on 24 June, featuring Cam McLaren and Janelle Keonig. Take a seat at the long table and try not to lose your appetite from laughing so hard.
Rushmore Presents Young Franco
Young Franco is absolutely awesome, and you have a chance to see why at his show at The Rechabite. Let loose on the floor and enjoy the groovy tunes delivered by this legend—some of which you are bound to recognise. Tickets are onto the final release so grab them here before they sell out.
How bloody good are truffles? They're rich and delicious, and we’ll eat them with literally anything throughout the season. If you agree, make your way to Truffle Kerfuffle which is happening at the end of the month in Manjimup. You'll get to up your knowledge in truffle masterclasses, browse the truffle festival village, see the truffle-hunting dogs in action, and mingle with the finest truffle chefs around.
Methyl Ethyl & POND
Magnet House is not just for wild nights out until 4am—it’s also a fab venue for awesome gigs. And this month WA music icons Methyl Ethyl and POND will be bringing their iconis indie and psychadelic jams to the stage. Get your tickets here.
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Image credit: Supplied (Winter Village)