With the cold weather slowly on the decline, it’s time to get out from in front of the fire and check out all that Perth has to offer this month – and there are plenty of events popping up across the city. From mastering jams and marmalades with Chef Scott Bridger,  sampling one (or, if you’re like us, all) of 200 beers at the Craft Beer Festival, to getting your geek on at Perth’s Science Festival, there is something for everyone, and we’ve got the list right here.


Bib & Tucker’s Truffle, Wine & Cheese Dinner

As part of Scott Bridger’s Winter Food Series, Bib & Tucker will be hosting a four-course dinner with special guest David Coomer of Coomer Truffle Farm, bringing his fresh produce to each dish. Food will be matched with wine from Willow Bridge Wines to compliment the local produce.

Where: Bib & Tucker Restaurant, North Fremantle
When: 7pm, Tuesday 8 August
Cost: $95 per person
More info here

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Bib & Tucker. Image: Supplied

Jams, Marmalades + Preserves Workshop

Scott Bridger is offering up his expertise to help you create the greatest preserved goods to share with family and friends. The workshop is one of many in Scott Bridger’s 2017 Larder Series which celebrates May Street Larder’s best food.

Where: May Street Larder, East Fremantle
When: 7pm, Tuesday 15 August
Cost: $120 per person (bookings are essential)
More info here

Head chef of May Street Larder and Bib & Tucker, Scott Bridger. Image: Supplied

19th National Cake Decorating Seminar

The Australian National Cake Decorator’s Association is holding their 19th bi-annual National Seminar where cake decorating workshops and demonstrations from national and international cake artists will be held over three days. A National Cake Competition with the theme ‘Land and Sea’ will also be held which is open to all cake enthusiasts.

Where: Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Scarborough
When: 17-20 August
Cost: $625 for ANCDA members, $780 for non-members
More info here



Perth Craft Beer Festival

The Perth Craft Beer Festival is back again, boasting 200 beers and ciders from 40 breweries across Western Australia alongside a music lineup of Kevin Parker and Daryl Braithwaite over three days.

Where: Claremont Showground
When: 18-20 August
Cost: Tickets start at $25 + BF
More info here

Sweetwater Rooftop Bar’s Winter Wine Fair

The Winter Wine Fair will be a perfect mid-week pick-me-up, with selections of over 30 wines and Sweetwater’s head chef Leigh Powers providing roaming food to compliment some fantastic Australian wines.

Where: Sweetwater Rooftop Bar, East Fremantle
When: 5.30pm, Wednesday 23 August
Cost: $30 per person
More info here

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Sweetwater Rooftop Bar. Image: Supplied


Richard Bell’s Scratch An Aussie

Richard Bell’s unmissable short film Scratch an Aussie is coming to Art Gallery WA’s Screen Space. The work explores racism in Australia with Richard Bell playing a psychiatrist who weaves  a comedic dialogue, unearthing everyday racism towards indigenous Australians.

Where: Art Gallery WA, Perth CBD
When: August 12 – September 10
Cost: Free
More info here

Open Studio Night with Jarrad Martyn and Elaine Reynolds

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts is holding yet another free Open Studio Night for the public to explore artists’ engagement with the natural landscape and to discover Jarrad Martyn and Elaine Reynolds’ stunning works.

Where: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth CBD
When: 6pm, 8 August
Cost: Free
More info here

Winter Pop Up Maker & Designer Market

The Maker & Designer Market is being held by The Ladybird Market once again, displaying an array of stunning locally made and designed artworks, decor, jewellery, clothing, accessories and so much more. The market will be the last one for a few months, so make sure you get down to it.

Where: Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, Joondalup
When: 9am-5pm, August 5
Cost: Free
More info here

Perth Science Festival

This all ages event will keep the whole family entertained with over 40 interactive displays and stalls, live shows and native animals. The Science Festival covers all branches of science from astronomy, archaeology, technology and health.

Where: Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
When: 10am, 12-13 August
Cost: Free
More info here