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8 must-do events in Perth this March

As the summer heat dissipates for another year, Perth’s lovers of food, wine and arts will descend across the city for some of March’s best events

Check out our list of Perth’s best offers in March – from blockbuster films, sculptures by Cottesloe Beach, a day dedicated to satisfying every sweet tooth and celebrations of Western Australia’s fine produce, this month looks to be seriously fun.

Moonlight Cinema

Moonlight Cinema in Perth brings you the latest blockbusters along the banks of the Swan River (Image: Supplied)

If you haven’t had the chance to get down to the Moonlight Cinema in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth, now is your last chance: April 1 marks Moonlight Cinema’s final screening before it starts up again in December. For their final month of screenings, Moonlight Cinema will be reeling out this year’s Oscar nominees including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Get Out, The Shape of Water and Lady Bird. The cinema will be entertaining almost every night in March so there’s no excuse to miss out on the best pastime of warmer months. Tickets for adults start from $17 while premium viewing from bean bag lounges costs $30 per person.

Moonlight Cinema Perth
Where: May Drive Parkland, Kings Park
When: From 8pm, selected days
More info here

Good Food Month

This March it’s Perth’s turn to host a Good Food Month. The city will come alive with a stunning array of glorious food, with Night Noodle Markets, fine dining lunches and dinners, a bespoke evening with Marco Pierre White and Neil Perry at Rockpool Bar & Grill, a competition held by Black Star Pastry and so much more. Presented with the help of Citi, Perth’s Good Food Month will fulfil everyone’s Pinterest and Instagram needs. Following the theme “Reimagine”, Good Food Month’s events will be difficult to miss.

Good Food Month
Where: Venues across Perth
When: March 1 – 31
More info here

Flickerfest

A still from Two Bites, an Australian short film from Jonathan Pease (Image: Supplied)

As part of Flickerfest’s 2018 tour, the Camelot Theatre will be screening Flickerfest’s nominated Best Australian and European Short Films as well as the best Short Laughs Comedy Films. This year Australian short films are shining brighter than ever with seven dazzling films including Lost Property Office, an animated film following the sole custodian of the Lost Property Office and Fysh, a story of an elderly man whose life is changed by one fish. Rounding up the Perth leg of Flickerfest’s tour is 107 minutes of laughs on March 4 – if you’re a short film lover you’d be silly to miss this one-time opportunity.

Flickerfest
Where: Camelot Outdoor Cinema, 16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park, Perth
When: 8pm, March 1 – 4
More info here

Sculpture by the Sea

Zadok Ben-David’s “Big Boy” at Cottesloe’s 2017 Sculpture by the Sea. (Image: Richard Watson/Sculpture by the Sea)

Sculpture by the Sea is returning to Cottesloe Beach after wowing the public at Bondi late last year. Aussies on the Western coast can catch a glimpse of some magnificent sculptures from across the world and our own backyard. Seventy-three artworks will be sprawled along Cottesloe Beach from March 2. Since 2005, 500 sculptors have submitted and displayed artworks on the white sands of Cottesloe and this year’s round up should not disappoint with international sculptors from Denmark, China and the United States descending upon the beautiful beach. With the famously stunning sunsets across the Indian Ocean and picturesque ocean water, Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe will be the perfect way to welcome in the new season.

Sculpture by the Sea
Where: Cottesloe Beach, Perth
When: March 2 – 19
More info here

WA Pork & Cider Festival

Celebrating Western Australia’s finest creations, the WA Pork and Cider Festival showcases over one hundred local and interstate ciders while serving up pork in every way possible. From pulled pork burgers, slow cooked pork ribs or the classic breakfast favourite, bacon, this festival will ensure no stomach leaves empty. Live music, cider tastings and carnival rides will feature throughout the cashless 3-day festival – meaning you won’t have to worry about EFTPOS minimums and carrying cash.

WA Pork & Cider Festival
Where: Elizabeth Quay, The Esplanade, Perth
When: March 2 – 4
More info here

SANDitecture

Curtin University will once again put a show on for the public on March 9 (Image: Curtin University News)

Curtin University is once again getting their hands dirty to hold their annual SANDitecture event. On March 9, students will get creative to fashion the most impressive sand sculptures – and you can have a go too. This event is totally free and is perfect for a kid’s day out. At 9am, students will begin their sculptures so head down early to see their amazing handiwork.

SANDitecture
Where: Alcoa Court, Curtin University, Bentley, Perth
When: March 9, 9am – 3pm
More info here

Sweet Day Out

If you love anything and everything sweet, whether it be doughnuts, brownies, macaroons, bliss balls or chocolate, you would be crazy to miss Sweet Day Out. Set out beneath the beautiful jacaranda trees at Houghtons Winery just 30 minutes from Perth’s CBD, Sweet Day Out is a one-day event featuring food stalls, demonstrations and plenty of samples and freebies to go around. Gluten-free and dairy-free options sweets are also available throughout the day from selected stalls.

Sweet Day Out
Where: Houghtons Winery, 148 Dale Road, Middle Swan
When: March 25, 10am – 3pm
More info here

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival

A street performer captivates at 2017’s Street Arts Festival (Image: Elle Borgward/Fremantle International Street Arts Festival)

Perth’s quirkiest festival is returning to get everyone giggling in the streets of Fremantle. While you’re eating some much-loved easter eggs, head down to High Street and South Terrace in the seaside suburb of Fremantle to catch some of the world’s best street theatre. With every kind of entertainment troupe from the United Kingdom’s Nudes to contortionist and acrobat Kiki Bittovabitsch, this long weekend festival will surely get you laughing.

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival
Where: Selected venues across Fremantle CBD, Perth
When: March 30 – April 2
More info here

(Featured Image: “Homeless” by Kerrie Argent, Ben Reynolds, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe)

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