What’s On In Perth This April

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From food and drink to music festivals and comedy, here’s a taste of what you can expect in Perth this April.

What’s On In Perth This April

From food and drink to music festivals and comedy, here’s a taste of what you can expect in Perth this April.
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Autumn is well and truly here, and with it is a line-up of fantastic ways to while away the hours. Whether you’re interested in food and drink, arts and culture, or sport, here are a few of the best things to do in Perth to add to your April bucket list.

West Coast Eagles VS Fremantle Dockers 

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In the 58th edition of the Western Derby, the West Coast Eagles are set to take on the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium on Saturday, April 20th. With a beer in one hand and a bucket of chips in the other, there’s not much that’s better than watching the big game unfurl in real life. Maybe it’s the vibrant lights or the rowdy roars of the crowd, but we can’t get enough. Buckle up because it’s going to be a big one!

When: Saturday, April 20th
Where: Optus Stadium
Tickets: $39.00

Karijini Experience

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Experience Karijini National Park through a curated series of food, music, and storytelling events. From guided walks to bush medicine and language workshops, you can expect a fun-filled line-up of high-quality arts and culture experiences designed to connect you with the breathtaking landscape.

When: Thursday, April 4th to Sunday, April 7th
Where: Karijini National Park

Margaret River Pro

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With its 130-kilometre stretch of coastline and 75 surf breaks, Margaret River is a destination celebrated as one of the world’s most consistent big wave destinations. Watch the big guns carve it up at the Margaret River Pro, which is back for 2024. The event hub will feature big screens showing replays, expert commentary, food trucks, and merchandise stands. Groms can also get up close and personal with their surfing idols who take time to chat, collect autographs and take selfies.

When: Thursday, April 11th to Sunday, April 21st
Where: Surfers Point, Prevelly
Tickets: Free

Sustainable Seafood Feast

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The Cottesloe Beach Hotel’s annual Sustainable Seafood Feast is returning to celebrate sustainable Western Australian seafood. Expect an innovative set menu of fish, shellfish, molluscs, bycatch and more, served in the centre of the long table alongside free-flowing drinks from local wineries and breweries. Crab bibs and claw crackers are provided, so you’re encouraged to get your hands dirty. You can also join in on educational, informative and informal chats with suppliers about the importance of eating and shopping for seafood sustainably.

When: Thursday, April 4th
Where: The Cottesloe Beach Hotel
Tickets: $150.00 

Good Day Sunshine Festival

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Dust off your favourite dancing boots because Good Day Sunshine is back with a line-up you won’t want to miss. Converging on Margaret River’s picturesque 3 Oceans Winery, the all-star team will include John Butler, The Cat Empire, The Bamboos, Caravãna Sun, Tijuana Cartel, and Banjo Lucia for one epic day of live music.

When: Saturday, April 6th
Where: 3 Oceans Winery
Tickets: $129.90

Perth Comedy Festival

If you’re partial to a giggle, Perth’s biggest annual comedy event is here to save the day. Starring the finest Australian comedians, biggest international names, and most-promising emerging talent, the Perth Comedy Festival will grace stages across the city in a massive month of laughs.

When: Monday, April 22nd to Sunday, May 19th
Where: various locations across Perth

Ephemeral Oceanic

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Elizabeth Quay will host Ephemeral Oceanic — a free immersive art installation. Revel in a light reflective playground of bubbles by day, and an illuminated bubble scape across land, water, and sky by night. Ephemeral Oceanic celebrates the transient nature of life and the fragility of the world around us through the magic of bubbles. Inspired during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s all about bringing people together in fleeting moments of connection and community through a playful shared experience.

When: Elizabeth Quay
Where: Friday, April 5th to Thursday, April 25th
Tickets: Free

SMOKED. at The Beaufort

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Fire up the smoker because the ultimate Sunday barbeque feast is back at The Beaufort. Fresh from local artisan butchers, SMOKED. showcases craft American barbeque at its finest. From juicy Wagyu brisket to succulent chicken and sticky pork ribs, it’s guaranteed to tickle your tastebuds and satisfy your Sunday cravings.

When: every Sunday
Where: The Beaufort
Tickets: $38.00

Scarborough Sunset Markets (Summer Edition)

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Scarborough Sunset Markets will be lighting up Scarborough Beach every Thursday evening until the end of April. With more than 100 food and artisan stalls, expect groovy live music, mouth-watering international and local feeds, dance experiences from around the world, long table beach dining settings and much more. Not to mention those killer sunsets that have the crowds clapping every time.

When: Thursday evenings
Where: Scarborough Beach
Tickets: Free

Kings Park ANZAC Day Dawn Service 

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service will be held at the Kings Park State Memorial Precinct on Thursday, April 25th. The national day of remembrance marks the anniversary of the first major involvement of the Australian and New Zealand armed forces during World War One. The day now broadly commemorates all ANZAC forces “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations”.

When: Thursday, April 25th
Where: State War Memorial Precinct at Kings Park
Tickets: Free

RIPTIDE Blues & Rock at Hotel Rottnest

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While away the afternoon sipping on your favourite Otherside brew, overlooking Rottnest’s Thomson Bay and dancing under the sun to the sounds of Blues & Rock. Headliner Abbe May will be joined by Kiara B & The Illegals, Matty T Wall Band, and Datura 4 for a breezy Sunday session on WA’s favourite island.

When: Sunday, April 7th
Where: Hotel Rottnest
Tickets: $25.00 + BF

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