Unless you have been living under a rock, I’m pretty sure you have realised it’s the Labour Day long weekend. There’s something about one extra day off that puts every Aussie into a frenzy of planning. For some it may be a camping trip, for others it’s a jam-packed weekend of catching up with friends, eating all the food and getting a little boozy. No matter what you’re into, there are more than enough things to keep you occupied this long weekend in Perth and surrounds.

Music Festivals

Seasons finale: Gloucester Park

Seasons has had an awesome run this summer, throwing some all-time parties for Australia Day and New Year’s Eve. The final Seasons party will be held this Saturday from 3pm. There will be two stages, food trucks, silent disco and an amusement ride. Don’t miss out on your last chance to party with these guys.

Hidden 2019 Perth

National music festival, Hidden hits Belvoir Amphitheatre this Sunday. Check out artists such as Kayzo, Lil Yachty, TroyBoi and CRAY. Take full advantage of the Monday public holiday and snap up the final release tickets via Ticketbooth.

City Limits 2019

Badlands Bar is clearing out the carpark for City Limits this Saturday! Once again, this awesome festival is here to bring some of the most exciting acts to Perth. Check out Regurgitator, DZ Deathrays, Tropical F**k Storm, Abbe May, Turnstyle and more. Snag your tickets on Oztix for under $70, bargain!

Nannup Music Festival (2 hrs and 45 minutes from Perth)

This 4-day camping music festival is one way to make the most out of your long weekend. Pack up the car, head south and celebrate this 30-year strong tradition, dancing to artists like; Aine Tyrrell, The Kill Devil Hills and Hat Fitz and Cara. Spend the weekend surrounded by yoga classes, performances, workshops, food vendors, markets and more.
Tickets from here!


Community Events

Sculptures By The Sea

Opening this Friday is the 15th annual sculpture exhibition at Cottesloe Beach. In previous years we have perused giant goon bags, barbie doll waves and funky nude statues. Take down a picnic and explore the art this long weekend.
More info here!

 Hyde Park Fair

This Sunday and Monday head down to Hyde Park for fun times, delicious food, live music, stage entertainment, market stalls, pony rides, camel rides and train rides! Phew, if that’s not enough to get you going, there’s also a water park, petting zoo and amusement rides.

Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony

I know all of you were wondering where you could go to for cacao and ecstatic dancing this weekend, well here it is! But seriously, this Saturday at 6.30pm have a crack at something a little alternative as you utilise the effects of cacao to dance and express freely into the night. Pick up a ticket, drop your ego at the door and have a good time.
Tickets from here!

 A Midnight Visit

This Sunday will be your last opportunity to catch Fringe World sensation, A Midnight Visit. This super cool immersive theatre experience takes you on a ‘journey to the edge of madness’. More information and tickets are on the website, don’t miss out.

NAVRATRI – The Dance Festival

This Sunday head down to Elizabeth Quay to enjoy an event the first of its kind in Perth. This Indian traditional dance festival celebrates the power of women all around us. In addition to the live dance performances, there will be street food stalls, markets and free dance lessons.
More info here!


Food and Drink

Gage Roads Dockside Pop-Up

This West Australian brewing company is partying dockside this long weekend. This one weekend only pop-up at Freo’s B-Shed will be hosting all your favourite Gage Road beers, delicious tacos and some of the best live music out of WA.
Check the Facebook event here!

 

Bottomless Brunch Sundays at Tiisch

This Saturday and Sunday head to Tiisch on Hay Street for a boozy breakfast. For $65 per person you get to choose your yummy brunch meal and have two hours of unlimited Bloody Marys, bubbles, wine and beer! 

Perth Japanese Craft Beer and Whisky Festival

This Saturday at Tsunami Japanese Restaurant you can learn about, taste and buy a range of Japanese craft booze. Purchase a range of tasting tickets for whiskey, beer, gin, cider and wine accompanied by food from the Tsunami chefs for a little as $10.
Tickets from here! 

Porongurup Wine Festival (4 hours and 30 minutes from Perth)

There is no better way to spend your long weekend than heading down south and going wine tasting! For $25 a ticket you can taste wines from 8 different Porongurup wineries as well as; try the local food vendors, listen to live music and go grape stomping!


About the author: 

Michelle is a Perth based freelance writer who loves to write about all things travel and lifestyle. When she’s not running her freelance business, she spends her time patting dogs, eating burritos and planning the next travel destination. Get to know her more at https://moshthefreelancer.com/