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Published September 18th 2018
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Let's face it. It's been a particularly cold and bitter winter here in Perth. Spring feels just like a technicality. Here is hoping that all these fabulous events in October really see the start of the real warmer weather. Grab a coffee and a pen - this is a huge list of incredible events.

Awesome Arts Festival
Running until 6th October
Perth Cultural Centre

The Awesome Arts Festival springs up again for the school holidays with an incredible range of (mostly ticketed) theatre, dance and music shows as well as range of free activities for kids and families. Kids have the chance to try the most amazing things from learning how to be a theatre reviewer to fantastic free lunchtime concerts (from other kids). Make sure you head along to the special market stalls dreamt up and run by the students at various schools.
Click here for the program.

Ticketed events start at $15.50
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Twilight Makers Market
Friday 5th October
Yagan Square, Perth

This special evening event includes some of Perth's best local artisan and handmade stalls as well as the range of food available at Yagan Square.

Free entry

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October
Curtin Stadium, Curtin University, Bentley

If you've never been to Briktober and have more than a passing interesting in the colourful bricks, you're missing out. As well as raising money for great charities, it's a chance to goggle at some incredible building by the local Lego community with displays from the small to the great. Timed entry helps people move freely and there are always food and market stalls to enjoy after.

Tickets $10

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Sunday 8th October
Railway Museum, 136 Railway Parade, Bassendean

If you've never been to the Railway Museum then this is the perfect opportunity because they are launching some new changes at the museum with a special open day which will also include a swap meet, kids activities, model railways, displays and demos and much more.

$9 for adults, $4 for children 4

World Singing Day
Saturday October 20th
Yagan Square, Corner of Wellington and William St Perth

Join in for the Perth event celebrating World Singing Day with the biggest every group karaoke singalong. Lyrics will be displayed on the huge 360 screen as everyone joins in with classic songs. You don't need to be a talented singer - it's just about spreading the joy of singing.

Free entry, register online

Pitch for Good
Thursday 11th October
Perth Town Hall

If you have $30 and a couple of free hours did you know you can help change the world? Well, at least you can help change Perth. This is a fascinating and impactful event which will see some innovating and exciting social enterprise projects being pitched for a share in thousands of dollars. Everyone who attends gets 3 x $10 voting chips so you can send your money to the projects you deem the best, and the City of Perth will match pledges on the night.

$30 entry – all money goes to successful pitches

Conscious Living Expo
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October
Claremont Showgrounds

This 3 day event incorporates over 120 exhibitors all wanting to improve your health, wellbeing and happiness. With the latest in natural therapies, health and healing products, organic food and nutrition, personal and spiritual growth you can choose from talks in the theatre, conversations in the café and main stage performances.

Tickets start from $12

BeauVine Food and Wine Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October
Birdwood Square, Perth

Head to this outdoor food and wine event returns in the green surrounds of Birdwood Square. Pick a session and enjoy two hours of complimentary wine tasting as well as pop-up restaurants, live music and DJs, a Ferris Wheel, plus market stalls and more.

Tickets from $34

Dog Refuge Home Open
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October
Shenton Dog Refuge, Lemnos St, Shenton Park

If you love dogs or just love a bargain, head along to the two day Home Open at the Shenton Dog Refuge to help raise funds for the home. On the Saturday, there will be a huge jumble sale with clothes, books, plants, toys, goodies for dogs plus live music, food and more. Sunday will have the jumble sale again as well as a fun day for kids with face painting, scavenger hunts, raffles, dog competitions and more.

Gold coin entry.

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Mandurah Children's Festival
Sunday 21st October
Mandurah foreshore

With a theme of sports and games, there will be plenty of free activities, events, entertainment and interactive workshops at this huge Mandurah event. Adults will enjoy plenty of market and food stalls and kids are encouraged to enter the dress up competition where all entrants win a prize.

Free entry

Family Fun Day at Whiteman Park
Sunday 21st October
Whiteman Park

This is a huge, free, family-friendly event with plenty of activities for everyone including a climbing wall, AQWA and Scitech displays, toddler obstacle course, softplay, mini sports, a maze and so much more. Don't forget your picnic.

Free entry

Children's Week Family Picnic
Saturday 27th October
Kwinana Adventure Park

Head to the Kwinana Adventure Park for a family picnic day with a Scavenger Hunt, mud kitchens, nature crafts, and Bush Fairies. This is a self-guided so you can go at your own pace.
Free event but please register.

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Wembley Downs District Fair
Saturday 27th October
Luita Street Reserve, Wembley Downs

The Wembley Downs District Fair brings together community and school groups from across the area, with traditional market stalls, rides and games for the kids, performances and entertainment and more. From the Men's Shed to Surf Lifesaving, you will find a wonderful representation of the entire district.

Free entry

Eat Food Festival
Saturday 27th October
Mounts Bay Sailing Club, Australia II Drive, Crawley

For food lovers, this is a market dedicated to all things gourmet. Run by the MiLi Markets team you will find everything from hot food stalls, freshly baked breads, beer and wine and plenty of other WA produce. Kids are welcome and there are plenty of lawns (not to mention the river) for them to play in.

Free entry.

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AKKA Martial Arts Open Day
Saturday 27th October
23 Pearson Way, Osborne Park

If you've always wondered what it's like learning the martial arts, here's your chance. AKKA Martial Arts Academy, which runs classes in various locations, is having an action-packed open day with plenty of free trials for kids of all ages to have a go at everything from kickboxing to karate. There will also be demonstrations, face painting, raffles and a sausage sizzle.

Free entry.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October
Market Square, Roberts Rd, Subiaco

Attention wine lovers – over two days, 50 West Australian wineries will be serving more than 300 wines, as well as beer, cider and spirits producers, food stalls and more, making UnWined an unforgettable experience (although if you try all 300 wines you might forget your own name!).

Tickets start at $24

Live Lighter Perth Basant Festival
Sunday 28th October
Langley Park, Perth

The Basant Festival, a traditional Punjabi kite flying festival, celebrates the start of Spring with a huge multicultural show for people of all cultures and ages. As well as kites, there will be multicultural food stalls, market stalls, henna and face painting, music, entertainment and dancing and more. Register now for your free kids rides pass.

Donation entry.

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Why? So much to do this month
When: October 2018
Where: Across Perth
Cost: Free and Ticketed
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