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Published June 25th 2018
“Julytastic” events for all interests, ages & budgets
This July, Perth and surrounds will be hosting plenty of fun and entertaining free & ticketed events for all ages and interests.
The list below features events ranging from family-friendly, food & wine, music, concerts, kid-friendly, festivals, fairs & fetes, dance, multicultural, exhibitions, art & craft, markets, and much more for everyone to enjoy.
Cost: Free Details: These markets will bring handmade designer artisan creation items. The market will be celebrating its 10th birthday and the event will include over 60 stalls showcasing fashion, jewellery, artworks, homewares, ceramics, candles, body products, accessories and more. Click here for the website.
2. Taste of WA Gascoyne Region When: 1 July 2018: 11am-1pm Where: Yagan Square, cnr Wellington & William Streets, Perth
Cost: Free Details: The Gascoyne region is renowned for its array of tasty local produce and this event will feature a chance to sample it! This foodie event will include samples made from the Gascoyne region, stalls, chef interactive food conversations, market stalls, entertainment and more. Click here for the website.
3. Elmar's Wedding Open Day When: 1 July 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Elmar's in the Valley, 8731 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook
Details: This event will feature all things wedding with stalls, talks, exhibitions and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Elmar's in the Valley Facebook
4. WA Shipwrecks Museum (Child-friendly event)
When: 1- 13 July 2018: 10am-1pm (Excluding 7th July)
Where: WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay, Fremantle
Cost: Adults: Free & Children: $12.50pp
Details: This child-friendly event will feature a hilarious interactive performance with actor and comedian Monica Main. After the performance, there will be some olden day objects on display, old-fashioned games and art & craft activities. Click here for the website.
5. Winter Fest Dome
When: 1- 29 July 2018
Where: Cathedral Square, Perth
Details: This winter event will be held at the historic Cathedral Square and it will showcase an array of entertainment events with performances, light shows, activities, workshops, concerts and much more family-friendly entertainment. Click here for the website.
6. Custom Floral Workshops
When: 1-31 July 2018: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Arcade, 189 William St, Northbridge
Details: This workshop will focus on principles of floral design with classes including tools hire and all premium botanical materials. You can choose from Long table garland, Garden bridal bouquet, Foliage & floral arch, Seasonal bouquet in a vase, Foral centrepiece, Lux flower crown, or Apothecary/ giant terrarium. Click here for the website.
7. Winter Warmer Cruise
When: 1-31 July 2018: Departs 5:30pm
Where: Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Details: This two-hour winter warmer evening cruise will feature an elegantly appointed Edwardian-designed electric ferry with blankets and glass of complimentary mulled wine as you take in the breathtaking views of the city and East Perth. You can bring your own drinks and food or order hot or cold canapes from the menu. Click here for the website.
8. NAIDOC Celebrations
When: 2- 27 July 2018
Where: Various locations across Perth & surrounds
Cost: Free & ticketed events.
Details: This event will be celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultures and communities and their contribution to modern Australia. The program will feature performances, theatre, demonstrations, workshops, bush tucker tastings and more. Click here for the website.
9. UWA Winter Arts: 'Behind the Curtain' Workshop (Kids Workshop)
When: 2 & 4 July 2018: Sessions: 10am-11am & 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: Bradley Studio, Octagon Theatre, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley
Details: This workshop event will give you a peek behind the curtain as you discover what happens in the world of theatre. The workshop will cover a range of acting and performance skills including improvisation, voice, movement and character building as well as knowledge from all areas of theatre. (This event is suitable for children aged 8-12yrs). Click here for the website.
10. Make it Rain Kids Activities
When: 2-15 July 2018: 10am-2pm
Where: Carillon City, White Room, 207 Murray St, Perth
Details: This event will be the perfect school holiday activity as the little kids will run wild and do whatever it is they are not allowed to do at home as they cover the walls, floor, ceiling and furniture with stickers! Kids (and adults) will be invited to let their imaginations run wild as you transform the White Room into an amazing 'Make it Rain' artwork. You will be provided with a sheet of raindrop stickers. Click here for the website.
11. Pink in Concert
When: 3-7 July 2018: 7:30pm-11pm
Where: Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: If you are a Pink fan, then you do not want to miss out on this concert! Renowned around the world as one of the most dynamic live performers of her generation, Australia's favourite international pop icon Pink will be performing her 'Beautiful Trauma World Tour' this July at the Perth Arena. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Perth Arena Facebook
12. Kids Wonderland
When: 4-8 July 2018: Sessions: 8am-11am, 12pm-3pm & 3:45pm-6:45pm
Where: Hertha Road Reserve, 21 Cedric St, Stirling
Cost: Adults: $15pp, Children: $25pp & children under 2yrs: Free
Details: This exciting family-friendly event will feature a line-up of entertainment, activities, unlimited carnival show rides, interactive games, performances, shows, educational exhibits, displays, an Alice in Wonderland themed Maze activity, food & drink stalls, circus entertainment and more. Click here for the website.
13. George's Marvellous Medicine Performance
When: 4-8 July 2018
Where: State Theatre of WA, 174-176 William St, Perth
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: The State Theatre Centre of WA will be presenting a production adaptation of the much-loved book by Roald Dahl's George Marvellous Medicine. What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions! This performance will be a perfect family-friendly winter event. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from State Theatre Centre of Western Australia Facebook
14. The Awakenings Ensemble Concert
When: 4- 7 July 2018: From 7pm
Where: The Ellington Jazz Club, 191 Beaufort St, Perth
Cost: Tickets range from $7-15pp
Details: This Concert will feature drummer and producer Michael Pigneguy as he shares the music of The Awakenings Ensemble across Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and New York. The Concert show will see one of Australia's best-loved saxophonists, Jamie Oehlers joined by Harry Mitchell (keyboards), Peter Jeavons (bases), Simon Jeans (guitars & FX) and Ricki Malet (trumpet) resulting in a truly magical line-up. Expect big grooves, lush textures and soaring melodies! Click here for the website.
15. King St Corner Pocket Jazz Festival
When 5-7 July 2018: 6pm, 7:30pm & 9pm
Where: King Street Precinct, Perth
Cost: $15pp or $12.50pp for pass
Details: This music event will feature exceptional local emerging and established Jazz artists with 30-40 minute performances and pop-up refreshments stalls. You can "jazz hop" to different gigs all within 50 metres walk from each performance. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from WA Youth Jazz Orchestra Facebook
16. Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series
When: 5- 26 July 2018: 8pm-10pm
Where: Various locations across Perth & surrounds
Cost: $20pp per performance.
Details: This music event will turn West End alive with people walking between off-beat venues listening to everything from hot new local bands to established national treasures. There will be a line-up of music gigs and performances at many venues across Perth. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Hidden Treasures - Fremantle's Winter Music Series Facebook
17. Anthony Callea- Aria #1 Hits in Concert
When: 7 July 2018: From 7pm
Where: The Astor Theatre, 659 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley
Cost: Adults: $79.95pp, Children (under 16yrs): $74.95pp & Concession: $74.95pp
Details: Anthony has delivered a string of multi-Platinum, Gold Number 1 and Top 40 releases spanning over a decade, with his ARIA #1 self-titled debut album delivering the Highest Selling Australian Single, 4 x Platinum 'The Prayer'. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Astor Theatre Perth Facebook
18. The Good Market
When: 7 July 2018: 11am-3pm
Where: The University of Western Australia, Winthrop Hall Undercroft, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley
Details: These markets will be showcasing WA's vibrant community of ethically conscious business and organisations. There will be ethical fashion, gifts, homewares, eco products, food stalls & food trucks, kids activities, live performances, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from The Centre for Social Impact Facebook
19. Farmers Market at Perth City Farm
When: 7, 14, 21 & 28 July 2018: 8am-12pm
Where: 1 City Farm Place, East Perth
Details: These Markets will feature original organic Farmer's Market with fresh produce and organic pantry items with stalls selling certified organic, bio-dynamic, ethical & spray-free fresh fruit & vegetables, dairy products, meats, eggs, olive oils, honey, dry and health foods, eco-friendly baby products, beauty products, books, gifts, certified organic clothing and homemade soaps and lotions. There will also be a café, nursery, green courtyard and a kid's play pit. Click here for the website.
20. NAIDOC Week Dreamtime Cruise
When: 8 July 2018: 10:30am-12pm
Where: Mandurah Cruises, 73 Mundurah Terrace, Mandurah
Cost: Adults: $45pp, Children (3-12yrs): $25pp & Children under 3yrs: Free
Details: This 1 ˝ hour cruise will be Hosted by George Walley from Mandurah Dreaming and will cruise through the stunning Mandurah waterways while learning about the regions Aboriginal history and culture. There will be a delicious morning tea infused with traditional herbs and spices served onboard, along with complimentary tea and coffee. Click here for the website.
21. Bespoke Finance Bylta Fun Run
When: 8 July 2018: From 7:30am
Where: Start & Finish location Kings Park- Synergy Parkland (May Drive)
Details: Enjoy a 5km or 10km Cross Country Run in the great outdoors along grass, sand trails and concrete paths in the scenic Kings Park. The 5km run will be a 1 lap and the 10km run will be 2 laps. The event is suitable for 12yrs and over. Click here for the website.
22. The 78-Storey Treehouse
When: 9 July 2018: 10am-11am
Where: State Theatre Centre of WA, 174-176 William St, Perth
Details: Andy and Terry will be back for this fun and exciting child-friendly show featuring the premiere stage adaptation of The 78-Storey Treehouse. With another 13 levels, it has now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by a very angry duck) and even an open-air movie theatre. This event is suited for children aged 6-12yrs and parents. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from CDP Theatre Producers Facebook
23. NAIDOC Family Day
When: 10 July 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay, Fremantle
Details: This family-friendly NAIDOC event will showcase a fun family day out with a diverse Aboriginal program which will include entertainment, storytelling, workshops, dance performances, art and craft, and food sharing.
Image Courtesy from Western Australian Museum Facebook
24. Toodyay Arts Trail
When: 14 & 15 July 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Various locations across Toodyay
Details: This event will showcase artists opening their studios in and around Toodyay presenting their work and offering it for sale. There will be a map provided and many studios are within a short drive from the central town area. Maps can be found from the Visitors Centre, Library and several B&B's around town. Click here for the website.
25. Beef & Beer Masterclass Series
When: 14 July 2018: 3pm-6pm
Where: The Old Brewery, 173 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth
Cost: $ 155pp
Details: This unforgettable gastronomic experience will feature all things beef and beer with the gourmet guide to the best of beef and beer, how to choose cuts of beef, how to season, and how to cook. Tickets include a tour of the brewery, beef masterclass, meat tastings, sides and free-flowering beer. Click here for the website.
26. St George's Art Exhibition
When: 14-26 July 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Perth Gothic Revival Cathedral, 38 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Details: This 16th annual exhibition will feature works by senior students (years 10, 11 & 12) from Western Australian Schools with showcases of art on display at new heights. There will be an awards night held on 19th July at 6:30pm for $20pp- for all details see website. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from St George's Cathedral Facebook
27. Christmas in July
When: 20 & 21 July 2018: 6pm- 11pm
Where: Metro Bar & Bistro, 33 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth
Cost: Packages from $65pp
Details: This event will feature a winter wonderland at Metro Bar & Bistro with a celebration of Christmas in July with a three-course feast, endless cocktails and dancing. Click here for the website.
28. Xmas in July
When: 22 July 2018: Anytime between 12pm-10pm
Where: Durty Nelly's Irish Pub, 397 Murray St, Perth
Cost: From $8
Details: Xmas in July will be back on again this year and it will feature Christmas in July festivities with a fire to be lit, mulled wine and delicious Christmas feast featuring Roast Turkey & Ham with all the trimmings ($22), Xmas Pudding Special ($8), $8.50 drink specials and live music from 2pm to late. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Durty Nelly's Irish Pub Perth Facebook
29. Christmas in July at Mayfair Lane
When: 26 July 2018: Anytime between 12pm-9pm
Where: Mayfair Lane, 72 Outram St, West Perth
Cost: 2 Course: $50pp & 3 Course: $60pp
Details: Celebrate Christmas in July with this event. The event will feature Christmas in July festivities with 2 or 3-course meals featuring juicy roasts, mince pies, Christmas crackers and mulled wine. There will also be prizes for the best Christmas jumper. Click here for the website.
30. Outside: Matters of the heart in Indigenous Art Exhibition
When: 29 July 2018- 27 August 2018
Where: Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
Details: This art exhibition will showcase a display and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection. There will be nearly 3,000 Indigenous works of art from across Australia with each work offering insights small and large into Indigenous art, life, culture and experience. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Art Gallery of Western Australia Facebook