While it may be a touch too chilly to enjoy a swim at one of Perth’s beaches over the winter months, the city doesn’t become any less appealing as the temperatures drop. The food and wine scene is very much alive and well and a wonderful line-up of festivals and events keep the calendar jam-packed with excellent options.
History buffs will love Fremantle’s Heritage Festival, which runs from May 26 – June 5. There are exhibitions on turning points in the area’s history, 1920s themed murder mystery dinners, displays of art and objects found in Fremantle Prison over its long years of operation and an excellent collection of free talks on topics from WWII to Donald Trump. The festival also offers up a special round of events for WA Day on June 5, an occasion which is being celebrated all the way across the city. The SOTA music festival will headline festivities in Elizabeth Quay and many of Perth’s pubs and public areas will be full of happy punters celebrating what’s great about the state.
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The City of Perth Winter Arts Festival is the biggest event to hit the city over winter and never fails to disappoint with an extensive offering of cabaret, comedy, music, film, theatre and visual arts events. Many of the 130+ events are free to attend so there’s no need to worry about a tight budget getting in the way of your enjoyment. This year’s program is yet to be released but, based on past years, it’s sure to be an absolute cracker.
If you’re looking for dinner with a difference, book yourself in to Perth’s Winter Supper Club. On the last Friday of June, July and August, the city’s town hall transforms into a hub of communal dining, boasting a collection of food trucks, market stalls, a pop-up bar and live music. Everything’s set up undercover, meaning you’ll have a dry, cosy spot to enjoy your selections.
If you’re more about the beverages than the food, City Wine presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy great vino and excellent tapas in the heart of the city. Taking place at the Urban Orchard on June 9th and 10th, the event features the state’s best boutique producers, favourite food vendors and a great line-up of live music to help you unwind.
Anyone seeking a good dose of nostalgia will be very excited by the music line-up in town this June. On the 13th you can catch Vanilla Ice, Salt n Pepa, Coolio and Young MC in the epic collaboration that is I Love the 90s. Two nights later, on the 15th, you can relive all your Hanson fantasies by joining the band on their 25th anniversary tour: it’s time to brush up on those indiscernible MMMBop lyrics.
The Revelation Film Festival is a joy of a thing, showcasing more than 100 experimental independent films. Quirky, engaging and highly enjoyable, the festival also boasts live performances, discussions and masterclasses to make sure guests get the most out of their visit. It’ll be in town from July 6 – 19 with screenings popping up in cinemas, galleries, cafes and bars across the city.