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Summer loving… events in Perth!

By the Experience Perth Blogger

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Turning on the Christmas Lights
Christmas Lights & Decorations, Perth

Experience Perth is highlighting six of the most loved summer categories for events in Perth, to ensure everyone makes the most of this summer, from start to finish.

Kicking off with Christmas events, followed by NYE activities, then Sunday sessions, night or day markets, and festivals in between, there are plenty of things to see and do around Perth. Whatever the season holds ahead - whether family fun, romance or entertainment - Experience Perth has everyone covered.

After waiting so patiently for the warmer weather to begin, here's a few options to consider. With a great list on the horizon, it's time to start penciling things into the diary now - so get underway today. Be sure to subscribe to stay in touch and enter the summer prize draw for a chance to win the ultimate Perth weekender too! What's not to love about that?

Christmas Events in Perth

Whatever the season, there are always plenty of events in Perth to go checkout, and even more so during the holidays. For those low key, it may start with shopping at Christmas markets to find the perfect gift for loved ones. For foodies, it may be a festive lunch or breakfast at a great location with tasty food and spectacular views. If arranging a party, there are excellent choices at a number of venues.

However, for those yet to set their plans, here is a list of Christmas events in Perth to make sure no one misses out. Like Santa, be sure to check this list at least once or twice. Christmas in Perth this year is set to be memorable, so get a wish list underway.

NYE Activities

Whether New Year's Eve is a moment to share with family or friends, there are many events in Perth to satisfy everyone. For families, the Streets Happy Zoo Year offers plenty of entertainment from animals to live stage shows starring Peter Pan, the Lorax and much more. Kids and parents alike will be transported to Neverland - you'll never want to grow up, as the new year approaches, with fun for the young and young at heart.

For a more traditional New Year's Eve, that you may not have yet experienced, try the fireworks on Rottnest Island, with an amazing spectacle of colours and live music, and celebrations in Mandurah and at Kings Park. There are also many concerts, movies, dinners, and parties for a New Year's Eve with friends, or a more romantic setting. To make sure everyone has arrangements, Experience Perth has provided a full list of events - so you can turn over a new leaf with new plans this new year's.

The Lucky Shag
The Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar, Perth

Sunday Sessions

Because the week can get quite hectic and stressful, there is nothing better than a Sunday session to relax and spend time with loved ones, or catch-up with friends for Christmas celebrations. To relax, the Experience Perth team have compiled options to suit everyone - from those who like a coffee catch-up, to those who preferring a dining or drinks hotspot. For anyone looking to stay busy on the weekends, before chilling somewhere cool on Sunday, there is plenty to do, as the balmy summer weather approaches!

Night or Day Markets

There are also many weekend markets to spend time at alone or with friends and family to get in the festive spirit. With increased daylight and warmer nights on the way, try the Friday night Twilight Hawkers Market that brings together the best of world's cuisines under the moonlight.

There are many daytime markets too, for everyone to enjoy throughout this summer season. For instance, there are food markets to satisfy your taste buds, such as the Aveley Farmers Markets. Else, consider Christmas markets to shop for original gifts - like the QV1 Christmas PopUpmarket, Ladybird Pop Up Market, Perth Makers Market and Bazaar WA that all support locals, showcasing artisans and designers. As the weather improves, get out and enjoy the many things to see and do in Perth, including the opportunity for night or day markets within your busy itinerary.

Festivals in Perth

The exciting number of festivals over spring has set the bar high for the summer festival calendar. But never fear Experience Perth is your go to for events, and there are many festivals in Perth this summer for the whole family. It is advised to check out the City at Christmas festival where the city turns into a wonderland for the amazement of children and adults alike.

For those in the mood for music and dancing, the Castaway Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Perth - for those open to taking a quick trip across the seas to welcome some of Australia's most talented artists. It's a good excuse for a weekend away in Rottnest Island. 2017 brings back the popular FRINGE World Festival, PIAF (Perth International Arts Festival) and WA Cider Festival.

In short, whether Christmas festivals, music festivals or otherwise this festival season, everyone is guaranteed a summer to remember!

IGA Carols by Candlelight
IGA Carols by Candlelight, Perth

Give a Chance to Romance

There is so much to love about summer in Perth, and whether you're loving summer or in the mood for summer loving - Experience Perth has the suggestions you need to swoon. Experience Perth knows what rhymes with romance, promoting many events in Perth for every couple to attend and enjoy, whether dating, married or otherwise.

Symphony in the City is great for blooming romance, or the perfect date night (with or without the kids - if you can’t snag a sitter). There is also the RAC Christmas Pageant, or the IGA Carols by Candlelight to include the children - whilst also assuring cost-effective and fun dates in Perth, for those seeking different date ideas.

For couples wanting to keep the romance alive in their relationship, turn to Experience Perth for some bright ideas. For all those romantics, devotees of Perth, fans of summer, or lovers of travel, who want to experience all of this and more - be sure to subscribe, so you're not left out, as the heat rises! For more diverse outings, here is Experience Perth's top picks for things to see and do in Perth.

Experience Perth wishes a great festive summer season to everyone and hopes you all find what you love amongst the summer events in Perth on offer this year. Here's to staying safe and entertained throughout the holidays! Share the love by sharing this page, or following us on social media, via the links below. Be sure you are experiencing all Perth has to offer now, and in the year ahead.

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