It’s all happening this August! Winter doesn’t stop Perth from having a bit of fun. There are so many amazing events and activities happening this month – from Comedy, to wine festivals and jaw dropping shows. Turn off the Netflix, get off the couch and enjoy what’s on in Perth!
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Escape the cold and head indoors for some belly warming laughs at the Comedy Lounge. Offering a selection of live comedians Wednesday – Sunday, the Comedy Lounge has you sorted for your next night out.
WA Fashion Edit
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Want to support Western Australian Fashion? The WA Fashion Edit are showcasing the best Perth has to offer at their midweek event. $45 a ticket will get you unlimited drinks (including espresso martinis!), nibbles and a great view of their runway. There will even be pop-up stores for you to shop your favourite looks.
Date: 2 August
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 arthouse films. Snuggle into a beanbag with a free blanket, some wine and popcorn for the ultimate cosy winter night.
Date: 15 June – 29 September
Dark Emu – State Theatre Centre of WA
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Bangarra, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary dance organisation, is returning to Perth with their newest performance; Dark Emu. Bangarra is renowned for their powerful dancing and unique soundscapes and design, and Dark Emu is no exception. Based off the award-winning book, Dark Emu explores the vital life force of flora and fauna.
Date: 2 August – 5 August
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The world’s biggest Pinot Noir Festival is touching down in Perth this August. Originating in Australia, the festival now tours across 5 countries, so you know you’re in for a good day! The ticketed event costs $60 per person but all wine tastings are included plus you get to take home a glass worth $35. Located at Claremont showgrounds, it’s just a 15-minute train away. Trust us – you won’t want to drive to this one!
Date: 4 August
S’mores Cocktails vs Hot Choc’s
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Nothing says winter like a delicious S’more, but this winter Ivy & Jack have changed the rules of the game. Serving up S’more Cocktails and a Hot Choc – these are worth a visit to the city alone!
Date: 30 June – 25 August
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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If there’s one show to see this season it needs to be this. His Majesty’s Theatre is hosting the 5 Tony Award and 7 Olivier award winning show during its Perth leg. The performance has won fields including Best Play, Best Director and Best Design! Learn more about the fascinating plot here.
Date: 8 – 19 August
Perth Craft Beer Festival
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It might be winter, but that doesn’t stop Perthians from enjoying a cold frothy. The Perth Craft Beer Festival returns with over 350 beers on offer, cosy firepits, a silent disco and more, at Perth’s newest favourite venue The Ice Cream Factory.
Date: 17 – 19 August
Perth Makers Market
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Perth Makers Market are bringing a special twilight market series to Yagan Squre! Just a 3 minute walk and you’ll be browsing some of the best handmade artisan stalls Perth has to offer. This is the perfect spot to buy a unique gift or souvenir.
Date: 24 August
Good Food & Wine Show
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Be immersed in all things food and wine as you sample fresh produce, meet celebrity chefs and enjoy live cooking demonstrations and workshops. Good Food & Wine Show is once again returning to the Perth Convention centre, just minutes away from Holiday Inn, for a day packed full of flavour.
Date: 24 – 26 August
Chevron City to Surf for Activ
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If marathons are your thing then you’re in luck. City to Surf is raising funds for Activ or your choice of charity with a 4, 12, 21 or 42 km run through Perth City. See some of the best attractions the city has to offer including the Swan River, the Old Swan Brewery and our amazing city skyline as you run, walk or stroll by.
Date: 26 August
Exploring 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 20% off, free breakfast and free wifi when you book with our Winter Sale between 30 July & 14 August.