The first long weekend of 2020 is finally here, not that anyone needs a reminder. If for some reason you’re still stuck without a solid game plan, don’t worry. We’re here for you.
From epic street festivals to massive beach parties and boozy bottomless brunches, Perth is turning it on when it comes to making the most of the long weekend. There’s nothing to do in Perth—said no-one ever.
Here are the best parties happening this Australia Day long weekend in Perth.
Saturday 25 January
Hottest 100 Beach Party
The Lookout Bar
This long weekend, soak in the sun at The Lookout Bar in Scarborough. They’ll be hosting their Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown party complete with beachside vibes, killer tunes to hit the dance floor to and, of course, bowling. If you’re keen on this free event, be sure to be there early—the lines are known to get super long.
Embargo Bar Hottest 100 Party
The perfect combination of great music, good food, and of course, deliciously cold drinks, Embargo Bar’s Hottest 100 Party is bound to be one hell of an event. Round up the crew and make your way to the free event from 10am onwards. There will be two stages, four air-conditioned areas and an outdoor beer garden to party all the way ‘til midnight.
The Pineapple Club: Mid-Summer
Market Square Subiaco
This is one party where you and your mates won’t have to worry about sorting a designated driver as tickets include all travel on Transperth. From 2pm onwards, dance the day (and night) away to the Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown, followed by a lineup of local West Australian DJs at Pineapple Club's one-of-a-kind park and street festival. And, after you’ve worked up your appetite, make your way through a selection of eats from Perth’s finest food trucks.
Triple J Hottest 100 Beach Party
Coast Port Beach
Coast Port Beach is back again with another of their huge beach parties, featuring three stages (including their sunset terrace silent disco) where you can jam out to the entire Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown. Soak up the summer vibes and quench your thirst with speciality cocktails whipped up by West Winds Gin boat bar and dig into delicious bites served up by Coast’s kitchen throughout the day.
Hottest 100 Pool Party: Bushfire Relief Fundraiser
Indian Ocean Hotel
The Indian Ocean Hotel is getting straight into the spirit of the long weekend, where you can enjoy drinks poolside while jamming out to the annual Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown. Entry to the event is $10, and you’ll get a free pint of any beer or cider on arrival. Also, proceeds from the door sales will go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and the RSPCA—the perfect way to party for a cause.
Hottest 100 After Party
Jack Rabbit Slim’s
For those who are looking for somewhere to kick on after the Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown festivities have ended, head over to Jack Rabbit Slim’s where you can keep partying until 5am to the sounds of local artists Death By Denim, Fraeya, Otiuh, and Planet Juna. The night will be complete with drinks flowing, games played, and giveaways... given.
Club Humble: Pre Australia Day
Celebrate all things iconic Aussie at what will be Club Humble’s biggest party yet, featuring four stages for one massive experience. The free event will start at 8pm and the dance floor will be pumping with bass-heavy tunes by NMD, BANXY, MAZHU, Raidon, Kairu, CHXF DUBZ, DAYNE, and LizZard—the party won’t stop until 2am so bring your A-game.
Hottest 100 Party At The Windsor
The Windsor Hotel
Kick off at 11:30am with the live countdown in The Windsor's lush Garden Bar. Load up on woodfired pizzas and pub classics and wash it all down with craft beers and refreshing cocktails. Did we mention it's free entry?
Sunday 26 January
Seasons Aus Day 2020
If you want to celebrate hard this long weekend, Seasons is back again at the Claremont Showgrounds for one of their iconic parties. Featuring three stages, a silent disco, both indoor and outdoor dance areas, The Court Karaoke Bar, and Red Bull hang-out zones, this is where the party will be at. And of course, you’ll need food to fuel your energy, so grab a bite at the epic range of food trucks and grills that will be at the event.
Colada Day Club
The Left Bank
If you prefer a smaller party atmosphere, The Left Bank in Fremantle is doing what they do best and turning their spectacular riverside beer garden into an Australia Day extravaganza complete with a silent disco. With an all-local lineup including Spooky Sushi, Prior & Miller, Thomas, and BLAT, you know you’ll be in for a good time. There’s no time to hesitate if this sounds like your kind of party, as Colada Day Club’s past two events have sold out.
Motif Open Air: Aussie Day Beach Party
Coast Port Beach
For the second day in a row, Coast Port Beach is throwing another one of their famous beach parties, this time featuring headliners Yolanda be cool and Dena Amy. Party out on the sand and get your groove on with your best mates at three different stages (including their sunset terrace silent disco), and enjoy a range of Australia Day cocktail specials. Plus, you can even bring a towel to lay out on and enjoy the sunset from arguably one of the best spots in town.
Embargo Bar: Australia Day 2020
Enjoy one of the best viewpoints in the city of the annual fireworks at Embargo Bar, where you can party from 2pm until midnight to tunes by some of Perth’s best DJs and live acts. Featuring three stages, six bars, four air-conditioned areas, and an outdoor beer garden, this is the perfect spot for you to enjoy your Sunday sesh. Sit back, grab a drink, enjoy the fireworks show, and dance the night away.
AIX Rose Bottomless Brunch & Pool Party
Indulge in a boozy bottomless brunch by the pool at one of Perth’s newest and chicest rooftops, Hyde Perth. Sip on glasses of AIX Rose and rose punch and get your groove on poolside to tunes by DJ KP, eat an oyster or two (or three), and of course, don’t forget to don your best pool-party outfits for the ‘gram. Make sure you reserve a table in advance, it’ll be sure to sell out.
The Windsor's Aus Day Party
There aren't many places you can enjoy $4 BBQ lamb chops, $6 Meat Pies and a bloody good pavlova for $4, but you can at The Windsor so get yourself down there from 11:30 on Saturday and sink your teeth into this epic sausage sizzle.
Australia Day BBQ
If you feel like celebrating the long weekend in style, head to the Ritz-Carlton's rooftop bar, Songbird, for killer tunes, drinks and some of the best views over the river. The team on the live BBQ station will be cooking up only the best local produce, the drinks will be flowing and the DJs will be spinning beats from midday until midnight. You'll absolutely need to book so get in touch with them or risk missing out.
Surf Club: Australia Day Party
The Peach Pit
This weekend, The Peach Pit is gearing up for another epic Sunday sesh along the shores of Scarborough Beach. It’s looking like it’ll be a hot one, so refresh yourself at this free event with a G&T Slushie that will set you back only $10. The venue will be flipping burgers and pouring ice cold drinks all evening long from 4pm, so get ready to party late into the night to retro tunes spun by DJ Packer.
Australia Day Gourmet BBQ
The Old Brewery
If the thought of a gourmet BBQ with a charcuterie and seafood station, gourmet sides and desserts, and a whole spit roast pig makes your mouth uncontrollably water, then The Old Brewery is the perfect place for you to spend this Sunday. Tickets to the event will include all food, and drinks will be poured from 4pm onwards. Eat to your heart’s content, drink, and take in all the Australia Day festivities from this prime riverside location, which will surely be one of the best vantage points to see the evening fireworks show.
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Image Credit: Coast Port Beach