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What to do this Spring in Perth City 2019

What to do this Spring in Perth City 2019

Who doesn’t love spring?! Likely the best time to visit Perth; the birds are chirping, the sun is out and best of all – it’s wildflower season! Thousands of flowers pop up all over Western Australia, brightening up our country side and creating a beautiful scent that spreads through the air.

West Australian’s love their wildflowers, which is why Perth City is coming to life this Spring. From free family friendly spring activities, to the Kings Park Festival and music concerts – there are plenty of fun things to do in Perth City and best of all, there’s something for everyone.

Explore for longer when you stay in Perth City – plus save up to 25% off with our Hello Spring Sale

 

Kings Park Wildflower Festival

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It’s a magnificent sight to see the wildflowers blooming during spring at Kings Park. Expect thousands of wildflowers and over 3,000 native flowers to be in full flourish during spring. The festival features art, local culture, Noongar history, guided walks and other free activities for the whole month!

Dates: 1 – 30 September. Learn more.

 

Spring in the city 

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Spring 2019 - DandelionSpring has sprung, and so have some giant dandelions! Watch as giant dandelions, a giant bee hive with honey scents, a mirror room and interactive art pop up around the city. The perfect insta opportunity!

Dates: 16 September – 13 October. Learn more.  

 

Free Fitness Classes

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Spring 2019 - Free Fitness in Perth CityIt’s not hard to stay fit with FREE fitness activities! Thanks to the City of Perth, you can enjoy free fitness classes around Perth CBD this Spring. Sign up to a yoga class – your body will thank you for it. There are free pilates classes at Elizabeth Quay, and free yoga at Cathedral Square

Dates: alternating dates September – October. 

 

Perth Fashion Festival

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Spring means the Perth Fashion Festival returns to Perth City! Rumoured to be located at Yagan Square in 2019, the Fashion Festival brings Australia’s best designers as well as International to the catwalk in Perth. Stay tuned for the line-up…

Dates: 5 – 14 September. Learn more.

 

Giselle by WA Ballet

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This 178-year-old tale of impossible love is retold by WA Ballet this spring. Be entranced with the recreation of Giselle, and follow through her story of love, heartbreak and betrayal. Gisele is conveniently located at His Majesty’s Theatre, just a few minutes’ walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

Dates: 13 – 28 September. Learn more.

 

Perth Royal Show

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Showbags, rides, petting zoos, fresh farming produce and more all in the one place! The IGA Perth Royal Show is the best event of the year, drawing huge crowds to Claremont Showgrounds. It’s perfect for families, friends and date night. For everything you need to know about the Perth Royal Show, from What’s On to Transport and goodies, see here.

Dates: 28 September – 5 October. Learn more.

 

Metallica

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Metallica is returning to Australia for the first time in over 5 years with their WorldWired Tour. The band originally formed in 1981 and has continued to tour playing their influential heavy metal around the world, and now they’re bringing it to Optus Stadium. 

Dates: 17 October. Learn more.

 

Shawn Mendes

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Heartthrob Shawn Mendes makes his way down under for The Tour. Shawn Mendes is the third youngest solo artist of all time with 3 #1 albums, with popular songs including Señorita, In my Blood and If I can’t have you. His concert is bound to sell out, so get your tickets quick!

Dates: 23 October. Learn more.

 

Fed Cup Final

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Perth’s very own Rac Arena will host the Fed Cup Final 2019, which will see the best Australian tennis placers take on France. This will be the first time in 45 years that Australia has had the chance to compete for the Fed Cup title!

Dates: 9 November and 10 November. Learn more.

 

 


Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City in spring just got easier; soak up the sunshine, stay longer and enjoy more when you stay in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Receive up to 20% off when you book with our Hello Spring Sale

 

What to do this Winter in Perth City 2019

What to do this Winter in Perth City 2019

Winter, the perfect time to snuggle up and do nothing right? WRONG! Perth City comes to life each winter with amazing shows, free activities and plenty of food & wine events and 2019 is no exception. To make it easy we’ve made a list of our favourite things to do this winter in Perth CBD, which you can even read without leaving the couch. From S’mores Cocktails, to comedy, there’s something for everyone.

 

Explore for longer when you stay in Perth City – plus save up to 30% off and enjoy FREE breakfast when you book with our Winter Escape Sale.

 

Perth Mess Hall

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Perth’s very own food truck home is opening at the Old Swan Barracks in Northbridge on May 10th!  Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can expect to see a rotating mix of Perth’s favourite food trucks with tastes from around the world. Enjoy your food with a beverage from Gage Road and Matsos in the outdoor or indoor dining space.

Dates: 10 May – onwards. Learn more.

 

Girls School Cinema

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From the talented folks who bring us Fringe Festival and Rooftop Movies, comes the winter edition Girls School Cinema. Tucked away in a historic old girls school, is your new favourite destination – screening blockbusters, classics and art house films. Snuggle into a beanbag with a free blanket, some wine and popcorn for the ultimate cosy winter night.

Dates: 17 May – 12 October. Learn more. 

 

Winter Fest 2019

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Who says winter is a season for hibernating? Perth City comes alive each winter with plenty of activations and family friendly activities including Winter Fest Theatre (free), Winter Lights at Brookfield Place and a replica light display of Aurora Borealis!

Dates: 22 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

Skating at Elizabeth Quay

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Who would have thought Elizabeth Quay would have its very own Ice Skating Rink? This winter, expect to see a pop up ice skating rink plus plenty of music, ice slides and skating aids for the kids. Elizabeth Quay even has an arts and crafts pop up market at the same time, which means it’s the perfect Perth City outing with the family.

Dates: 28 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

State of Origin

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For the first time ever, Rugby League’s biggest event is heading to Perth, Optus Stadium. Watch as the teams go head to head in the biggest game of the year.

Dates: 23 June. Learn more.

 

S’mores Cocktail & Hot Choc

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Nothing says winter like a delicious S’more, but this winter Ivy & Jack have changed the rules of the game. S’mores Cocktail vs Hot Choc, which would you choose? *Stay tuned for the special 2019 version.

Date: 24 June – 21 July

 

Childish Gambino

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Well known for his confrontational single This is America, singer Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover is making his way to RAC Arena. Childish Gambino has earned multiple Grammy’s in his time including Song of the Year and Best Rap Performance, so you can expect a big show coming your way.

Dates: 14 July. Learn more.

 

Precarious

Circus Oz brings their new circus tricks to His Majesty’s Theatre this winter! Watch as Precarious is unleashed, full of aerials, comedy and acrobatics. Expect jaw dropping entertainment, just a couple of minutes walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

Dates: 25 – 28 July. Learn more.

 

Bangarra: 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand

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Bangarra Dance Theatre are celebrating their 30th anniversary season with three contemporary works depicting the artistry and community connections that have concreted Bangarra in the Australian Dance scene.  The three works are Unaipon, Stamping Ground and to make fire. You won’t want to miss this performance at State Theatre Centre of WA.

Dates: 31 July – August 3. Learn more.

 

Bledisloe Cup

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Catch the Wallabies take on the All Blacks for the Bledisloe Cup at Optus Stadium this winter. This will be the only time the Wallabies and All Blacks verse each other in Australia for all of 2019 – don’t miss your opportunity to watch them live.

Dates: 10 August. Learn more.

 

Perth Craft Beer Festival

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WA’s largest beer festival returns! With over 350 beers and ciders waiting to be sampled, you know it’s bound to be a great event. Aside from the drinks, Perth Craft Beer Festival is bringing live music, a silent disco and even a barber to the Ice Cream Factory (a pop up bar in Northbridge) for a winter day to remember.

Dates: 16 – 18 August. Learn more.

 

The Man. The Music. The Show. –  Hugh Jackman

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You’re not a true Hugh Jackman fan until you’ve seen this show. Watch as Jackman performs his hit songs from Broadway and movies, including The Greatest Showman.

Dates: 21, 23 and 24 August. Learn more.

 

 


Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City in the winter just got easier; forget wandering around in the rain looking for your car, stay longer and enjoy more when you book a room in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Receive up to 30% off, free breakfast and free wifi when you book with our Winter Sale! Starts 16 May!

 

Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2019

Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2019

Perth City comes to life during summer, so why stick to the same boring date night? Get out and explore Perth’s cultural scene for a date night to remember, experiencing the many hidden gems of Perth. We’ve put together our top 8 date night ideas that will make your night one to remember.

Valentine’s Day 2019 is right around the corner – surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city for the weekend. From just $156 on weekends, you can enjoy a bottle of bubbles, complimentary 30 minute facials at Jurlique, buffet breakfast and accommodation with our Valentine’s Package. Book a room and lose yourself exploring the events and attractions Perth City has to offer.

 

1. Perth Festival

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Running from 8 Feb to 3 March, Perth Festival boasts a mixture of entertainment, arts and cultural intrigue. Expect live music acts including The Preatures, Christine & the Queens and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Cirque du Soleil will also make an appearance, as will other renowned dance/circus artists. Best of all, A Nocturnal Wonderland returns to transform Kings Park portraying the stories of the land via huge projectors. If you want to impress your date, this is how to do it.

Dates: 8 February – 3 March. Learn more.

 

2. Comedy lounge

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When the motto is Eat, Drink, Laugh you know you’ve come to the right place. The Comedy Lounge is the perfect place to have a giggle with your date – it’s especially great for those first date jitters! They’re open Thursday to Sunday with a new act each night, and best of all they’re right around the corner from Holiday Inn Perth City.

Dates: Thursday – Sunday all year. Learn more.

 

3. Activated Art Trail

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Try something different and take the time to wander the streets of Perth. The newly developed  Activated Art Trail takes you on an immersive experience, bringing street art around Perth City to life! This is the perfect activity to do before popping into a bar for a drink or two. Simply download the app and go! Start your street art tour in Wolfe Lane, right behind Holiday Inn Perth for some of Perth’s best artwork.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

4. Bars

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Speaking of bars… No date night is complete without stopping into one of Perth’s best bars for a drink or a bite to eat. Here are some of our favourite date night bars, or see our Top 5 bars here:

  • Shadow Wine Bar: for the wine lovers who like to slip away into their own world.
  • Laneway Lounge: old school elegance and a bit of free live Jazz never goes out of date.
  • Ivy & Jack: perfect for cocktails or a cheap pint in the city.

 

5. Gondolas on the Swan

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If you like it cheesy, then treating your date to a romantic Gondola ride under the starlight at Elizabeth Quay is the way to go.  Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Swan while enjoying a bottle of bubbly, some chocolate and the traditional Italian music.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

6. Rooftop Movies

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Take advantage of the weather while you can with an outdoor film! The Rooftop movies have a film genre for every couple, whether you’re into Disney, comedy or even thriller. They won’t be screening any corny movies this Valentine’s Day, instead Sorry To Bother You will be showing, described as “fearlessly ambitious, scathingly funny, and thoroughly original”.

Dates: Current – March 30. Learn more.

 

7. Holey Moley

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Wander over to Northbridge for a bit of mini-golf, with a twist. Holey Moley is the cheekiest mini-golf you’ll ever play. Expect Donald Trump’s face on a donkey ass (romantic right!?), the couch from The Simpsons and more. Treat yourself to a cocktail with Wizz Fizz and Sour Straps while you play.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

8. Anti -Valentine’s Day at Ivy & Jack

Anti Valentines EDM_600X230If romantic isn’t your cup of tea, head to Ivy & Jack bar and restaurant for their Anti-Valentine’s Day. They’ll be serving up $5 Pints and a special $18 cocktail named Black As My Heart. Don’t worry, couples are accepted…just absolutely no Public Displays of Affection.

Dates: 14 February. Learn more. 

 


STAY IN THE HEART OF PERTH CITY

Accommodation Rooms | Perth Hotel | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Turn your Valentine’s night out into a weekend to remember and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Weekend Hotel Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Valentine’s Package when you check in to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on a Friday or Saturday. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults,full buffet breakfast and a late check-out. Plus Kids Stay & Eat Free.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!