Things to do in Perth in September
Sun? Is that you? We can finally come out of winter hibernation because spring is here! The weather is warming up which means we can take advantage of the many things Perth has to offer. If you’re as excited about spring as we are, read on to find out what we think are the best things to do in Perth this September!
TAKE UP A CABERNET AND CANVAS CLASS
It’s time to embrace your inner van Gogh and flaunt your artistic flare during a Cabernet and Canvas social art class!
This spring, under the instruction of a professional artist you will work to recreate iconic artwork pieces such as Monet’s Japanese Bridge, van Gogh’s Starry Night or Signac’s Seine at St Clout. Sip on a delicious range of wine and enjoy some nibbles while being guided through painting your priceless masterpiece.
After your hard evening’s work, gift your finished treasure to someone special, showcase it proudly in your home or offer it to the Louvre Museum! You’ll feel delightfully inspired after this amusing workshop, and (after a few glasses of wine), think your artwork looks identical to the original!
Head to the Cabernet and Canvas website to attend one of their workshops located at various destinations throughout Perth and enjoy an encouraging atmosphere and great company.
WANDER KINGS PARK FESTIVAL
Did you know we have some of the most aesthetic and extraordinary (and instagramable) collections of wildflowers at our footstep? Kings Park Festival is celebrating WA’s biggest showcase of iconic plant species this month.
Throughout September, enjoy an amazing variety of outdoor and wildflower exhibitions, guided walks and entertaining events.
Why not release some stress by doing some meditation on Mondays, or embrace the mind, body and spirit during Tai Chi on Tuesdays? From birdwatching to photography lessons, there is something for everyone at this year’s Kings Park Festival.
Check out the for the schedule of events.
WHEN: Click here for the activity schedule
WHERE: Kings Park
WHAT: Art, culture and natural landscapes
INDULGE IN PERTH’S FRIED CHICKEN FEST
Fried chicken who?! You read correctly! There is an actual fried chicken festival called ‘Mother Clucka’ coming to Perth this September and we are eagerly awaiting to eat our hearts out.
Join us to watch Perth’s ultimate fried chicken lovers put forward their best birds and showcase their most impressive flavours to compete for this year’s ‘Golden Cock’ crown. Enjoy live music, drinks and games while indulging in some damn good street food.
We can’t wait to head to Curtin University and get our greasy, crunchy fried chicken fix!
WHEN: 27th September 2019
WHERE: Curtin University, Bentley
WHAT: Street Food, Live Music, Drinks and Games
ENJOY A SCENIC BIKE RIDE
Spring has sprung! Which means our Perth beaches will be transitioning from crashing waves to sunny skies and smooth shores. The coastline will make a spectacular cycle trail. We recommend starting from Hillarys Boat Harbour and venturing to Mullaloo Beach and back for a leisurely ride.
Don’t have a bike? Not a problem! You can hire bikes in the CBD to follow routes along the Swan River. Enjoy some light exercise while taking in the sweeping views of the city and skyline. You may even wish to stop for a coffee at Walters River Café!
For an afternoon escape, cycle at a slower pace beside the vineyards through the Swan Valley. Enjoy the raw, natural environment for a break from the busy city/suburban life. Sunsets in the Valley are seriously underrated, and you will be in awe as the sky changes colour. Make sure to wear sunnies, bring water and prepare your winter skin with a little sunscreen!
WHERE: Click here to see Perth’s top cycling trails
WHAT: Leisure, Exercise, Scenery
SPEND AN AFTERNOON IN THE SWAN VALLEY
Head towards the Swan Valley this month and take in Perth’s beautiful spring weather. Spring is the perfect time for a trip to one Perth’s many wineries… you can warm up in the sun – and if you have kids, they will love the freedom to run around!
Of course, the Swan Valley is also home to the best variety of local wines, craft beers and ciders – so a taste testing is a must! We recommend The Llawn at Mandoon Estate, Ironbark Brewery, Elmar’s in the Valley, Feral Brewing Company or Sandaford Wines for an appetising late lunch or an afternoon drink!
WHERE: The Swan Valley
WHAT: Food and Drinks, Natural Landscapes
CATCH ‘HOLY HOLY’ AT ASTOR THEATRE
Indie rock band, Holy Holy are bringing their soaring melodies and musical motifs to Perth this month.
After releasing their latest album, guitarist Oscar Dawson and vocalist Timothy Carroll announced their 16-date national headline tour alongside special guest and Albany-born, Carla Geneve. ‘My Own Pool of Light’ is an album that redefines the band and incorporates fresh sounds and unique ideas. The expression of Carroll’s glorious highs and gloomy lows in his captivating lyrics, make their concerts intimate and unforgettable.
The band have evolved and expanded their creative parameters in this trending album and we can’t wait to get swept up in Holy Holy’s upbeat sounds and catchy harmonies.
Don’t miss one of Holy Holy’s renowned performances at the Astor Theatre on September the 28th. Click here to snag tickets for only $40 from Ticketek before they sell out!
WHEN: 28th September
WHERE: Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley
WHAT: Live Performance
PLAY SUNSET MINI GOLF AT WEMBLEY GOLF COURSE
Appreciate the lavish landscape and stunning sunset while playing a social (or competitive) game of mini golf at Wembley Golf Course.
Wembley has taken Mini golf to the next level by adding sand straps, bridges, tunnels, water features and even footy goal posts to the mix of challenges in its 18-hole course.
The course is designed to test all skill levels, is fit for all ages and is great to enjoy with family or friends. And if you’re in need of a refreshment afterwards, wander to the 300 Acres Restaurant and Bar and enjoy a frozen daiquiri or two!
So why not spend a leisurely late-afternoon this September checking out Wembley’s green grounds and revamped facilities! Click here for more info.
WHEN: Throughout September
WHERE: Wembley Golf Course, Wembley
WHAT: Mini Golf, Activities, Food and Drinks
EXPERIENCE THE PERTH FASHION FESTIVAL
We are counting down the days to celebrate WA’s premier annual fashion event, the Perth Fashion Festival.
This year marks the 21st Perth Fashion Festival, which means the team are blessing us with 21 shows, featuring a dynamic mix of established designers and new talent.
This year we’re expecting no less than another spectacular line up of elite and upcoming designers. Prepare to be wowed with a showcase of collections that are set to push the boundaries of Australian fashion.
Anticipate cutting-edge trends and new season looks during a Perth’s September night of champagne, glamour and iconic fashion. A mix of free and ticketed events will be available soon on the PFF website.
WHEN: 5th – 15th September
WHERE: The Market Hall, Yagan square
WHAT: Fashion, Drinks and Entertainment
GO FOR A SWIM AT THE SCARBOROUGH BEACH POOL
Dive into this spring at the modern Scarborough Beach Pool. If you haven’t visited this iconic new swimming pool sitting on the coast of Scarborough Beach, you’re missing out! The modern 50-metre heated pool is accompanied with a deep-water exercise pool, leisure pool, spa and sauna. If your bringing your bub, the facility also has an outdoor shaded toddlers pool perfect for a paddle.
The sophisticated facility is 5 star in our opinion and visitors can experience all of its advantages for a small entry fee. The facility even features a raised grass area, perfect for relaxing, sunbaking or partaking in some Yoga!
Coming into spring means that the temperature outside will finally be warmer than the temperature in the pool. Swimming in September is refreshing and your body will get that breezy relaxed feeling after hopping out from a few laps.
WHERE: Scarborough Beach Pool, Scarborough
WHAT: Leisure and Exercise
TASTE THE FINEST CHEESE IN PERTH
Satisfy your cheese addiction and explore the tastiest side of Perth starting at the Northbridge Piazza. This Fromage Walking Tour isn’t just cheese tasting… you’ll get to try some of the most decadent local and imported cheeses.
Kakulas Brothers will be the first stop, where you will learn the history of this impressive family business and be delighted to try their renowned antipasto and European cheeses. Next, you’ll head to Yagan Square to enjoy a variety of cheeses from local providores. The Flour Factory is definitely not forgotten about, where you will experience the historic century-old flour mill while devouring a decedent charcuterie board. The last stop will be COMO The Treasury on St Georges Terrace, where you will be guided through some iconic Perth landmarks. The tour will finish with… you guessed it! More Cheese! Enjoy a selection of cheese favourites, accompanied with a glass of wine of course. Doesn’t it sound heavenly? Click here to book and enjoy celebrating the two best things in life, cheese and good company!
WHEN: September 7th, 21st and 28th
WHERE: Northbridge Piazza
WHAT: Cheese, Wine, Socialising
Searching for new places to eat this month? Click here for our recommendations!
Image Credit: Mandoon Estate