Get ready to shine! Perth’s PrideFEST is well underway, and we’ve found some of the best events around Perth to celebrate.
THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER
Fantastic Five of 14 @ The Rechabite
Start your engines! Your Thursday night will be more fabulous than ever with the top five finalists of RuPaul’s Drag Race coming to the Rechabite. Starring Angeria, Bosco, Daya Betty, Lady Camden and Willow Pill, the glorious queens will be embarking on their first international adventure. Tickets and more info can be found HERE.
FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER
Queer Carnivale @ The Rechabite
Queer Carnivale is an all-inclusive, one-night only festival, created by queer people from Boorloo and everyone is invited! The lineup includes Cecilia, Project BEXX, Grunge Barbie, Matriacappella Party bringing the huge vibes – from alt pop to party-starting EDM and everything in between. Make sure to grab your ticket HERE.
Lonesome WA Premiere @ Palace Raine Square
Celebrate the best of both queer and Australian cinema at the WA premiere screening of Lonesome – a powerful story of young people discovering themselves and the journey of isolation to acceptance. Book your tickets HERE.
SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER
Or, keep things ultra camp with cult favourite film But I’m A Cheerleader! Palace are throwing an old-school party for the 1999 classic, including complementary drinks, entertainment and snacks. Get your tickets on the Palace website HERE.
SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER
The Great PrideFEST Bake Off @ Northbridge Piazza
Pair your Pride with something sweet at the Piazza! Bring your best baked treat to the Pride Piazza by 1PM to enter, or bring a gold coin donation to get tasting. Categories include Cheekiest Creation, and the event is licensed – so you’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing beverage with your baked goodies. Head to the Pride WA website for more info.
MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER
PrideFEST Demo & Dinner with Scott Bagnell @ Northbridge Piazza
Continuing the foodie theme, Masterchef alum and self-confessed “food nerd” Scott Bagnell will be bringing his signature blend of unique recipes and CWA-inspired baking to Northbridge at this casual alfresco dinner and cooking demonstration. Tickets can be booked HERE.
WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER
Identity TEDxKingsPark @ The Rechabite
Explore the multifaceted nature of our identities and what makes us, us: this thought-provoking discussion features four compelling speakers each with their own unique perspective on identity and self. Get your tickets HERE.
FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER
EXDRAGAGANZA @ Coventry Pavilion
At this huge pre-Pride party, they’ll have everything from Drag Bingo, Gogo Boys and Meals on Heals – plus performances from legendary Perth queens including Dean Misdale, Cougar Morrison, Donna Kebab and Fay Rocious! Book online HERE.
SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER
Pride Ride @ LA Fit
Start your Pride bright and early (and breaking a sweat!) at LA Fit’s Highgate studio, where they’ll be hosting 7:30 and 8:30AM Pride Rides.
Perth Pride Parade
Of course, the biggest event on the calendar is the Perth Pride Parade! Back in Northbridge for the first time in three years, it is set to be a huge night of fun, colour and fabulousness. The parade kicks off at 7:30, but there’s fun happening from 6PM, plus an all-ages after party will take over Russel Square ’til midnight. Head to the PrideWA website for more info.
You Do You @ Connections
Party ’til the sun comes up with Connies’ largest and most diverse drag cast ever – including the illustrious Kween Kong, BarbieQ, Alexas Armstrong, Kandi, Blake Cassette, Sugar Du Joure, Veronica Jean Jones and many, many more. Connections is the longest-running queer club in not just Australia, but the entire southern hemisphere, so it makes a truly stellar spot to celebrate all things Pride. Get presale tickets HERE.
Court Street Party
In celebration of PrideFEST returning to Northbridge, the Court is throwing its biggest street party yet! The epic party will take over Beaufort and James Street, with headliners Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Samantha Jade, plus Alfie Acuri, Jawbreakfers, Sexshooters, drag shows and heaps more. Get your shine on at the glitter station, glow zone or glam station, check out the massive Beaufort Street silent disco, games, rides and much, much more! Grab your tickets here.
RAVE RELIEF X DECOLONISE: PRIDE 2022 @ The Rechabite
This community-run, not-for-profit, charity dance party and performance event will be taking over all four floors of the Rechabite! All about creating a respectful, consensual, supportive and loved-up atmosphere, the night is a celebration of connection, vibration and queer joy! For more info and tickets, click HERE.
SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER
Klub Kong @ Connections
Straight from Drag Race Down Under, Kween Kong is bringing her amazing 90s-themed variety show to WA! The elaborate extravaganza features some of the country’s best drag, burlesque, circus and cabaret artists in an unforgettable show. Click HERE for tickets.