Spring into Armadale
As the clouds part, and the flowers begin to bloom, there are plenty of weekend activities to do in the Perth Hills Armadale region. Whether you’re accompanied by family or friends, immerse yourself in the heart-warming ambience of a community festival, nature hikes, and an orchard in bloom. There are a whopping 77 events happening in Armadale and the Hills this spring — here are just some of those activities happening this September.
Here are our picks of some of the events to experience during Spring into Armadale.
If you have kids, the AWESOME Armadale Kids’ Festival is the place for you. This is the first time AWESOME has put on its debut event, the AWESOME Armadale Kids’ Festival Hub and it looks like a great weekend of fun.
If connection with nature is closer to what you’re looking for, then head to Raeburn Orchards for the spectacle of spring blossoms gracing the backdrop of Perth Hills or smell the flowers at Araluen Botanic Park. Both of these spots are beautiful all year round; but when Spring hits and they’re in full blossom, it’s just magical.
For the Gin Lovers
If you’re a lover of all things gin, then Brookfield Place is going to be the place for you this September. A few of the venues are collaborating to put on Gin Lane, bringing together distillers, gin tastings, masterclasses, and much more.
Our pick of events in this series are:
The Heritage Wine Bar x Republic of Fremantle
This event has two of Perth’s best cocktail bars doing the old switcheroo. Republic of Fremantle are taking over Bobeche at The Heritage and vice versa. Expect special menus with one-off cocktail creations along with the popcorn that makes Bobeche famous.
When: Friday, September 8th and Friday, September 15th
Time: 4.00 pm — 5.30 pm
Where: Heritage Wine Bar
Bottomless Gin High Tea
The best gin bar in Perth is putting on another Bottomless Gin High Tea. If you went to the last one, you already know what to expect. If not, think little bites of W Churchill’s top-notch food matched with gin cocktails.
Mary Poppins at Crown Perth Theatre
One of the most famous Disney creations of all time, Mary Poppins — the world’s most supercalifragilistic nanny — needs no introduction and you no doubt grew up watching it in some form. Well, the musical version has landed in Perth and is showing at Crown Theatre Perth. Tickets are already selling out fast so if you want to see it, you’ll need to get in quick.
When: Saturday, September 9th to Sunday, October 22nd
Where: Crown Theatre Perth
Tickets: Via Ticketmaster
Howard Park x Santini Wine Dinner
Find a whiteboard (or piece of paper) and draw a Venn diagram showing the intersection of foodies and wine lovers. If you feel that you belong in that shaded intersection, then this is definitely the event for you.
Santini Bar & Grill — famous for being one of the best Italian spots in Perth — is taking you on a journey through some of Howard Park’s best wines paired with a three-course dinner plus canapés and dessert.
When: Wednesday, September 20th
Where: 6:00 pm
Tickets: Available here.
Karrinyup Shopping Centre Turns 50
Yep, you read that right, Karrinyup Shopping Centre is turning 50 and they’re putting on some birthday weekend celebrations. There’ll be a lot of festivities but the one that gets us hooked is they’ll be giving away a brand-new Tesla. We’ll tackle the parking dramas for that.
When: September 16th and 17th
Time: 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Where: Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Dandelion Bottomless Long Lunches
While you’re in Karrinyup, it’s the perfect excuse to go and indulge in a bottomless long lunch at Dandelion. Two hours of cocktails and mocktails coupled with a three-course banquet of their Asian-fusion favourites.
When: Saturdays and Sundays in September
Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
AFL Grand Final Shenanigans
You didn’t think we’d forget that small sporting event that happens every September, did you?
Whether you’re a footy fan or not, you’re going to want to know what’s happening and where so you can plan your festivities — or know when the shops are going to be quite so you can get your retail therapy fix.
Here are a few of our picks for the September 30th showdown:
The Big Dance AFL Grand Final Party
Where: The Leederville Hotel
Tickets: Available here.
Grand Final Day at the Cott
Where: The Cottesloe Beach Hotel
Tickets: Free entry.
AFL Grand Final Luncheon
Where: The Camfield
Tickets: Via Oztix.