Last Minute Long Weekend Plans

Last Minute Long Weekend Plans

Last Updated: 02 Feb 2018
Tian Sisak

Still looking for something to do this long weekend? We’ve got you covered with these 15 events to choose from. Want more? Check out over 160+ events going on this weekend across WA.

For Families

Holi Festival of Colours  This Sunday, Floreat Park

Head along to Floreat park between 11am-5pm to join in with this annual Hindu celebration. Expect live music, food trucks and lots of bright coloured powder!

Poronogurup Wine Festival This Sunday, Porongurup & Karridale

Feel like getting out of Perth this long weekend? Take in the stunning surrounds of Porongurup at the annual Wine Festival. Enjoy grape stomping, wine tasting, masterclasses, live music and cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs. The perfect event for a family getaway.

Sculpture by the Sea All Weekend, Cottesloe Beach

Where else in the world can you get an annual visual arts exhibition, right on the beach? A giant eggplant, a dome made of hundreds of fish and 15 crocheted cats are just a handful of the weird and wonderful sculptures you can expect to see this year.

For Foodies

Cider & Pork Festival Fri-Sun, Elizabeth Quay

Head down to Elizabeth Quay to see 18 Australian and International cider producers alongside Perth's most innovative chefs serving up pork specialities. This is a cashless event; EFTPOS only.

South West Craft Beer Fest This Saturday, 3 Oceans Winery

There will be over 120 local brews to choose from on the day, ranging from rye ales, sours, IPA’s and everything in between. Paired with delicious eats and a laid-back acoustic line-up.

Graze Mount Barker Sat-Mon, Mount Barker

Six wineries have carefully selected a stunning grazing plate of seasonal and local produce to pair with a glass of wine from their premium collections. Make your way from one winery to another - just make sure you have a skipper!

For Art Enthusiasts

Lumineux Exhibition Down South All weekend, Margaret River Art Gallery

Heading down south this weekend? Don't miss the opening of this group exhibition by three artists working in vastly different mediums; Myra Mitchell paintings, Salli Coppin jewellery and Gerry Reilly glass.

A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence All Weekend, Art Gallery of WA

Featuring Renaissance and Baroque paintings by artists such as Botticelli and Caravaggio – these works survived the devastation of World War II and the great flood of Florence. This is the first and only showing in Australia. Open now.

Kimsooja's Zone of Nowhere All Weekend, PICA

Paris’ Centre Pompidou described Kimsooja as ‘one of the most influential multidisciplinary conceptual artists of her generation’. This is her first solo show in Australia and features a public art project throughout the streets of Perth and an installation of 30 large translucent flags suspended above PICA’s central gallery space.

For Music Lovers

The Oceanic Sessions This Sunday, Fremantle Arts Centre

Don’t miss the last of the Oceanic Sessions this Sunday – perfectly timed with the public holiday on Monday! Jojo Abot, described as “a revolutionary of hypercolour Afrobeat punk”, is performing at the final session this weekend.

Twilight Concerts, Libby Hammer Quintet This Saturday, Upper Reach Winery

Head into the Swan Valley for a picnic amongst the vines this weekend and enjoy the smooth jazz vocals of Libby Hammer Quintet at this Twilight Concert session.

Castaway Festival This Sunday, Rottnest Island

Castaway brings WA’s favourite holiday hotspot to life this long weekend. Head over to Rottnest to enjoy huge hits, beers on the beach and the last of the summer sun. Tickets still available. Starts midday and finishes at 6.15pm; last ferry leaves at 9.55pm.

Best of the Rest

The Dock Pop-Up Wharf Bar Every Thurs-Sun & Public Holidays, B Shed Fremantle

Round 2, for 1 month only! It's free entry, family friendly and you can bring your dog along!

The Second Woman This Saturday/Sunday, PICA 

Nat Randall performs the exact same short scene on repeat with a new volunteer each time. Come for an hour, stay for the night – this is performance at its most epic. This weekend only.

Flickerfest 2018 Tonight-Sunday, Camelot Outdoor Cinema

The Best of EU Shorts, Best of International Shorts and Short Laughs Comedy are the highlights showing from the Bondi Flickerfest program this year at Camelot.

Featured Image: WA Cider & Pork Festival

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