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12 Great Things You Can Do In Perth This Weekend

By Marco Ruiz

12 Great Things You Can Do In Perth This Weekend

The weekend is finally here.

Here are a few of our top recommendations on where to go, what to see, and what to look forward to this weekend in Perth.

1. Pooches and People in the Park

Sunday is dog day in the new Weeip Park precinct thanks to MiLi Markets and the City of Swan. The fun starts at 10am with a load on offer like free dog training classes, doogy photobooths, a baby animal farm, face painting and a jumping castle. The usual offering of market stalls, live music and food trucks will also be there on the day.

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2. Cheese and Wine Festival

Thank you Treat Me Fancy and Cowaramup Wines of Fremantle Markets for having imported over 100 rare kinds of cheese from Holland, France, Italy, Spain and the UK. And, thanks again for the free cheese tastings of these rare or hard-to-find cheeses in WA.

Since cheese goes so well with wine, there’ll be wine tastings too.

It’s on over the weekend from 9-6pm.

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3. The Otherside pop-up beer garden

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Shopping is tiring work. Laps and laps of the centre also makes one thirsty. You could go to the food court to replenish your strength but for the next four weeks you can hit up The Otherside’s pop-up beer garden at Cockburn Gateway for brews, beats and tasty eats.

The Otherside pop-up beer garden at Cockburn Gateway opens on Friday 17 September and will remain open until 10 October. Doors open at 2pm on Thursdays and 11am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday. It’s closed every other day of the week.

Read up on the drink specials here

4. Harbourside Freo’s Riviera Chic Birthday

If you’re looking for a getaway, then Harbourside Freo is your destination on Saturday because to celebrate their second birthday they’re throwing a Riviera Chic party. That’s Monaco and yachts, glitz and glamour, and Mediterranean-inspired bites, fresh oyster bar, free-flowing bubbles, premium wines and Little Creatures beers.

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5. Second Life Markets

There’s a huge gathering of second-hand fashion, art and homeware sellers taking place on Sunday 17 September at Second Life Markets in Leederville. There are so many stalls that they’re split across two levels. Get in amongst it, buy some pre-loved clothing and do your bit. You’ll come out looking fly.

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6. See Live Music

Seeing live music in Perth is a great way to spend a day or night out. So, head across to here to see what venues are putting on gigs this weekend as well as, of course, what bands are taking to the stage.

7. Star Dreaming at the WA Maritime Museum

Through the eyes of two children who go on a magical odyssey, discover the science behind the beginnings of time and space as well as the ancient stories of the Yamaji people from the Murchison region in this live-action, astrophysics-fuelled documentary. Narrated by Ernie Dingo and screened within an immersive 180-degree full-dome cinema, Star Dreaming is a truly remarkable experience as the stories of the stars are brought to life.

Screening daily from Saturday 4 September, there are two versions available to watch depending on how deep into the journey you want to travel.

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8. Tulip Festival at Araluen Botanic Park

Springtime is here at Araluen Botanic Park where you get to experience it in all of its beautiful, splendid and colourful glory with over 150,000 Tulips, and 36,000 Spring blooms. With internationally recognised Camellias, Azaleas, and Grand Magnolia trees as well, the botanic park just 35kms outside of Perth is a wonderland to explore.

On weekends, there’s a range of food vendors in the park as well, which is Perth Hills’ oldest botanic garden, so you can grab a bite to eat and stroll around enjoying nature at its finest. You’ll need food too as the park is 59 hectares and you’ll need at least a couple of hours to see it properly. Or, hop on the trackless train and go for a ride.

The park is open every day from 9am-6pm (last entry is at 4pm).

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9. S&R Blossom Festival

When we think of spring, we think of flowers. And WA has plenty of wildflowers to see but no matter the type we’re keen on the bloom happening this time of year. This is why we’re excited about S&R Orchard’s Bloom Festival happening in Perth Hills. Just 30 minutes from the CBD you can lose yourself in the beauty of the blossom and the lovely aroma in the air. Take photos, pose, take photos and have a picnic or grab food from any one of the many food trucks on site. There will also be a bunch of activities to help you have fun and a Ferris Wheel too.

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10. Scarborough Sunset Markets

We’re big fans of the Scarborough Sunset Markets (like you haven’t noticed) and this Saturday we’re keen for more BBQ meats, Brazilian bites, Moroccan feeds, Malaysian satays, paella and ceviches and a whole heap of other dishes and cuisines to tempt us into eating too much. And move onto desserts.

There are artisan stalls as well as beats and live music, so watch the sunset and roast some marshmallows.

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11. Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in Lego Bricks

When it comes to creating LEGO masterpieces, Australia’s Ryan McNaught is one of the world’s best and one of only fourteen certified builders. He’s the brains behind the Jurassic World exhibition that will be touring nationally at some point but before that happens, the WA Maritime Museum is hosting a pretty awesome exhibition. Titled Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in Lego Bricks, the exhibition brings to LEGO life real-life shipwrecks with the help of expert maritime archaeologists.

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12. Axe Throwing at Lumber Punks

The team at Lumber Punks are no slouches when it comes to hurling hatchets. They’ve got real axeperience nailing their targets and they’ll be on hand to help you spin the primaeval tool. Soon, you too will be hitting your target 100% of the time—hopefully.

Each axe-throwing session begins with a brief safety induction & training on how to best throw the SOG Tomahawks before you get to have a go yourself. After much experimentation, you’ll hopefully start to get the hang of things and then you’ll move on up to the large Estwing Camp Axes.


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