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WA’s food and bar scene has never been more exciting and diverse. The small bar, restaurant and hawkers market scene is exploding, as are the number of outdoor venues, especially in the city, Northbridge and Fremantle. International chefs marvel at the freshness and quality of home-grown produce, markets and gate-to-plate vendors, 350+ wineries and 50+ local breweries & distilleries, all on display at a myriad of food, wine & beer festivals.

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Truffle 'N' Jazz

Prepare your tastebuds and ears, Great Southern Truffles is bringing you a one-of-a-kind truffle and jazz experience.

  • Dates:Every Thursday; July 2, 9, 16 & 23
  • Time(s):6pm - 7.30pm OR 8pm - 9.30pm


  • Hosted By:Great Southern Truffles
  • Venue Address:Buxton St Depot, Mount Hawthorn, WA
  • Ticket Price:$70
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Food & Drink:Food Event


Great Southern Truffles are pioneers of the Australian truffle industry and have been at the Buxton St Depot for 8 years, staging events and creating exquisite truffle products. Your ticket will offer you three magnificently made truffle dishes at the Buxton St Depot and Jazz will be provided by the famous Corner House Jazz Band in their purpose built marquee under the stars.

The Corner House Jazz Band plays traditional jazz with a hard driving style, making them one of Australia’s most accomplished jazz bands. You can find them through the red telephone box every Friday at the Jazz Cellar and on Saturdays at the Railway Hotel.

The 3-course menu for the night:

1st course: Champagne and Truffle risotto cake

2nd course: Pasta with truffle and mushroom cream sauce

3rd course: Exquisite truffle infused brie

This is a BYO event, glasses will be provided upon entry. Great Southern Truffles recommend an oaky Chardonnay or good Shiraz.

Due to COVID-19, strict timing procedures are in place to ensure everyone is well accommodated and safe. Please note the start and end times for your selected night and session.

Cocktails On The Terrace: Dry July Special

Hadiqa's Cocktails on the Terrace are back with a Dry July Rooftop Mixology special!

  • Dates:July 11
  • Time(s):2pm to 4pm
  • Venue:Hadiqa


  • Hosted By:Hadiqa
  • Ticket Price:$57
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Food & Drink:Restaurant Events
  • Venue Address:40 Irwin Street
  • Audience:Adults


Join them on the Hadiqa rooftop on Saturday 11 July from 2pm for two hours of non-alcoholic cocktails, nibbles and giggles as they kick off the driest month of them all with every good intention to stay tee-total all month long!

Hadiqa will be showcasing three delicious cocktail creations which their award-winning bar team have crafted especially for Dry July... You'll begin the afternoon with a Mandarin Spritzer on arrival as you settle down with a signature Hadiqa grazing board while their passionate bar team take you through the art of crafting the perfect Hadiqa cocktail! As late afternoon sets in, you'll step behind the bar and create your very own Blueberry Blossom Sour and Autumnal Spice Negroni non-alcoholic cocktails.

So join them as they celebrate Dry July not only because it's a fantastic cause (with $2 of all ticket sales going to Dry July Foundation), but to highlight that not all fun experiences and delicious flavours need to be associated with alcohol. Regardless of the month, did you know all their delicious, colourful cocktails actually come as a non-alcoholic option? They absolutely do!

Tickets are $55 +$2 b/f, which includes 20% off dinner if you choose to dine with us afterwards. Spaces limited - don't miss out! ??

Home Brew Cabaret

From isolation comes a brand new batch of works created by local performers to inspire, entertain and move. Come down to the Freo Big Top at CircusWA and celebrate home grown circus with us

  • Dates:July 18
  • Time(s):Carni-bar opens 6pm, performances from 6:30pm
  • Venue:The Freo Big Top, 90 Adelaide Street, Fremantle 6160


  • Hosted By:CircusWA
  • Venue Address:The Freo Big Top, 90 Adelaide Street, Fremantle, 6160
  • Ticket Price:Artists- $10 (for artists impacted by COVID-19), Children- $15 (12yrs and under) Art Lovers- $20 (for all supporters of live performance)
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$20
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Circus
  • Food & Drink:Other


Proudly brewed right here in the Freo Big Top this cabaret has been fermenting for months. From isolation comes a brand new batch of works created by local performers to inspire, entertain and move. We invite you to ditch the screens and come celebrate live performance in all its glory. Warm up your hands, lift your hearts and holler in fine circus company.

The infamous Carni-Bar will be open early to serve up some fine ales and mulled wine around a fire.

Carni-Bar opens at 6pm. Performance begins at 6:30pm.

Artists $10 (for artists impacted by COVID-19)
Children $15 (12yrs and under)
Art Lovers $20 (for all supporters of live performance)

For those who have the capacity, donations are appreciated and will be shared with the performers. You can donate at the time of booking.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'This 5 star show that tours the world is ‘a two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation!’ (Daily Telegraph, UK)

  • Dates:Aug 14-15 2020
  • Time(s):7:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Venue:Multiple Venues


  • Hosted By:Rigby's Bar & Bistro
  • Venue Address:Rigby's Bar & Bistro, 221 St Georges Tce, Perth, WA
  • Ticket Price:$110.00
  • Ticket Price FROM:$75
  • Ticket price TO:$110
  • Type:Food & drink,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Theatre
  • Food & Drink:Food Event


Internationally acclaimed, the show was born in April 1997 as a loving tribute to the BBC’s much-loved TV series. Nearly a million people around the world have seen it since.

When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen – because 70% of the show is improvised. The fun starts as guests wait to be seated. It then hurtles along in a 2-hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a ‘70s-style 3-course meal together with a good dollop of mayhem.

Expect the unexpected!


Presented at the following venues: 

 5th of Aug: Halls Head, The Pipers Inn

11th of Aug: Moora, Moora Performing Arts Centre

13th of Aug: Pingelly, Pingelly Recreation & Cultural Centre

14th-15th of Aug: Perth, Rigby's Bar & Bistro

16th of Aug: Armadale, Ye Olde Narrogin Inne

Curry Nights - World Curry Fest

Indian, Thai, Sri Lankan, Jamaican, Philippines, African, Malaysian, Japanese, Chinese, Nepalese and Vietnamese… the list goes on.

  • Dates:Postponed from Apr 11 to Sep 26
  • Time(s):4.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Venue:Yagan Square


  • Hosted By:Aus Street Food & Curry Nights
  • Venue Address:Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Food & drink,Free
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Yagan Square
  • Food & Drink:Food Market Events


The biggest Street Food Curry Festival to hit Perth City launching on 11th April 2020 at 4pm-9pm.

Aus Street Food will be celebrating the world’s best curries. Created out of love for food, culture and community, the festival celebrates all things curry in Perth.

The aim of Curry Nights is to showcase the best variety of flavours through these amazing dishes, every country has their own take, so why not join us to sample the worlds curry flavours, learn about the family history of the vendors recipes and taste the wonderful worldly flavours. Spicy, not so spicy, vegan and meat based curries will all be freshly cooked in front of your eyes in this one night extravaganza under the city stars.

This is a  FREE community event with live music, games, entertainment and a pop-up bar. Grab your buddies and come join in the fun and food.

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Perth Beerfest 2020

Perth's best festival to get your fix of beer, food and live entertainment

  • Dates:2-3 Oct
  • Time(s):Evenings 5-10pm, Saturday 11am-4pm
  • Venue:Langley Park
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:First Choice Liquor Mart
  • Venue Address:Langley Park, 103 Riverside Drive, Perth WA 6004
  • Ticket Price FROM:$16.71
  • Ticket price TO:$139.35
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Food & Drink:Food Event


The biggest and boldest BeerFest yet! 

A comprehensive range of beer & food matching and a dedicated live stage packed with iconic live music and DJs, live comedy and roving performances.

The Elizabeth Quay location offers the perfect viewing for the epic main stage entertainment. Over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, hand crafted and perfectly complemented by Perth’s most decadent local street food.

This is not an event any beer lover can afford to miss!

Entwined In The Valley

Staged annually in October, Entwined in the Valley is a festival of boutique, homegrown events for all ages, tastes and budgets.

  • Dates:Oct 9 - 12
  • Venue:Swan Valley


  • Type:Food & drink,Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Food Event,Wine


A distinctively Swan Valley experience, where local producers, local businesses and artisans come together to deliver a diverse range of free and ticketed activities. The program is packed with home-grown hallmark events, private cellar tastings, long table vineyard lunches, a heap of family fun and a huge range of masterclasses. Pick up fresh bread and fruit from a market day, indulge in an Italian feast, taste wine straight from the barrel or enjoy music, face painting and more.

Oktoberfest In The Gardens Perth 2020

Grab your lederhosen and dirndls and prepare your steins: Oktoberfest in the Gardens is back in Perth for their 10th anniversary celebrations.

  • Dates:Oct 10
  • Time(s):1pm-9pm
  • Venue:Langley Park


  • Hosted By:Nokturnl Events
  • Venue Address:Langley Park
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Beer


Taking after the widely celebrated German beer festival, Oktoberfest in the Gardens features all the fun and frivolity from previous years with live music, rides, a silent disco, side shows, wood chopping, roving performers, market stalls and more.

Wine Machine - Swan Valley

Best. Chardy. Ever

  • Time(s):1pm-10pm
  • Dates:Oct 17
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink,Music,Winery Events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Wine
  • Venue Address:Oakover Grounds, Yukich Close, Middle Swan, WA, 6056


Australia’s premium, bespoke, lifestyle, destination, winery event is back in 2020, announcing the dates for their 4th season of the country’s incredibly popular garden-party picnic by day turned fiesta by night. In 2019, Wine Machine attracted over 65,000 sommeliers-in-the-making across its 6 dates nationally as it descended upon the most famous and spectacular wine regions in the land for a decadent day of dining, drinking and dancing.

Lovingly hand-picked each season, Wine Machine take the curation of the soundtrack to your favourite day of the year very seriously but don’t pop the cork on the lineup until the last minute (bar the already announced McLaren Vale event). What we can tell you however, is that per tradition you will be able to secure the cheapest release of tickets NOW because we know the majority of you can’t wait and don’t want to miss out!

The organisers have promised a bumper 2020 vintage with the return of their signature “Cellar Door” oasis of epicurean delights, vintage activities and bohemian comforts. In addition, the wine-makers are delighted to announce they are turning the standard festy-festival-fare on its head with the roll-out of their gourmet “Le Marche” activations in all states, where the top local chefs and farmers lovingly present the tastes of the region in a farmers market bazaar the likes of which have not been seen before.

Wine Machine is also very pleased to announce that for the first time ever, tickets will be available to their famed long-table lunches in each state! Come dine with the artists, wine-makers, farmers and VIPs in the cascading sunshine among the vines as we toast the fruits of this incredible land we call home.

In keeping with their mission of encouraging emerging creatives, Wine Machine will again throw the door open to a $10,000 art grant with the winner to exhibit their creation at the event in each state as well as a national music prize with the top act earning their chance to perform onstage.

Join us again for the Best. Chardy. Ever

'Blend your Own' Wine Tour - Up Close and Local Tours

This is the ultimate wine tour for wine-lovers, for people who want to learn more about wine, or for those that think they missed their calling as a winemaker!

  • Dates:21 and 22 November 2020
  • Time(s):Pick up Perth City areas approx 9.30am
  • Venue:Perth Hills Wineries


  • Hosted By:Up Close and Local Tours
  • Type:Food & drink,Winery Events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Wine


Working directly with the winemaking team, this full day hands-on wine tour will take you behind the scenes on a personalised wine tasting journey through different red wine grape varietals and the art of blending. You will then take to the blending bench yourself to be a winemaker for a morning and create your own signature blend to bottle and take home.

  • Go behind the scenes of the winery
  • Sample an extensive range of red wine varietals
  • Learn about the strength and weakness of each variety
  • Tailor-make your own blended red wine
  • Label and bottle your blend to take home

Followed by lunch and wine tastings in the beautiful Bickley Valley wine region.

UnWined Subiaco 2020

Enjoy wine tastings, food trucks and live music at WA's Premium Wine & Food Festival in Subiaco

  • Dates:November 28 - 29 2020
  • Time(s):November 28th 11.30am - 4.00pm, November 28th 5.00pm - 9.30pm, November 29th 12.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Venue:Market Square Park


  • Hosted By:Wine and Food Events WA
  • Venue Address:Market Square Park, Roberts Road, Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:$30
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30
  • Ticket price TO:$32
  • Type:Food & drink,Winery Events
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Cider,Wine


Enjoy the best of WA’s wine, craft beer, cider and spirits in a festival to celebrate our unique and boutique beverages. With 45+ companies from regions across our extraordinary state, you can explore the incredible tastes you may not normally have access to!

Get to know over 200 wines from 30+ WA wineries! Buy a glass of vino, a brew or cocktail to enjoy on the picnic lawn and order your favourite bottles to top up your cellar, all while enjoying live music and eating some delicious tapas from Perth’s best foodies!

No matter what you do, it’s a great day out with friends and family where you can discover new and unusual drinks, taste great food and enjoy indie tunes in the heart of Subiaco!

General Ticket includes entry, souvenir tasting glass, complimentary wine tasting, complimentary wine locker and live music.

Food is available for purchase and we encourage you to buy a wine or bottle for take home and support the wine makers, brewers and distillers. A wine locker is available for storage of purchases during the day or you can order wine for delivery after the event.

*With the new session times, managed crowds and the spaced out stall layout in the outdoor venue, you can be confident while enjoying a wine or beer with mates*

Gin Tonica

Let the party beGIN, Perth's first-ever Gin Tonica festival is here!

  • Dates:Postponed from Mar 29 - Nov 29
  • Time(s):11:30am-6pm
  • Venue:Market Grounds
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:Market Grounds
  • Venue Address:10 Telethon Avenue, Perth
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$65
  • Type:Festivals
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Festival


Holla at your fellow gin lovers & get ready to experience the finest from local & international distilleries; learn how to lift your garnish game, explore the huge range of Fever-Tree tonics + snack on gin inspired everythang!

Features include; Garnish Garden, G&T Caravan Bar, Gin inspired treats & snacks, Live DJs in The Grounds Beer Garden,Gin botanical workshops & masterclasses, Stalls from all your fave gin brands


$55pp+bf Premium Admission

As well as all the benefits of GA, you'll score a spot in a Gin & Tonic pairing masterclass with Fever-Tree ambassador Trish + exclusive goodie bag

$65pp Gin Tonica Luncheon

Feast on a gintastic 2 course menu of locally sourced, seasonal produce, perfectly matched to 2 gin tonicas + something sweet to finish

Get creative with your own garnish bouquet that allows you to customise your drinks to your taste!
Choose from 12pm or 2:30pm for your session and enjoy full entry to the event with your ticket

Email any enquiries to our team at book@marketgrounds.com.au

Collision Festival 2020 (POSTPONED)

Collision Festival is back baby!

  • Dates:Postponed from APR 4 2020 to DEC 1 2021
  • Time(s):2:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Venue:YMCA HQ
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:YMCA WA
  • Venue Address:60A Frame Court, Leederville WA 6007
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink,Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Music:Popular Music
  • Food & Drink:Food Market Events


Collision is heading to the heart of Leederville bringing you good vibes all day for FREE!

Mark Saturday April 4 in your calendar so you don’t miss this amazing line up

3 stages across the festival featuring a MASSIVE line up of bands and artists
Speakers with stories that will make you say WOW!
Dance battlesMarket Stalls
Food trucks
Live art

Keep up to date with acts being dropped #collision2020 

The Pineapple Club: Season Finale (POSTPONED)

Say farewell to the wonderful weather at the final installment of the Pineapple Club!

  • Dates:Postponed from Apr 18 to Nov 21
  • Time(s):3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Venue:Burswood Park


  • Hosted By:Pineapple Club
  • Ticket Price:$50
  • Type:Food & drink,Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:DJs
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Cider,Spirits,Wine


Join us for one last Pineapple Club to farewell the warmer weather as we return to the rolling greens and riverside views of Burswood Foreshore. Expect The Big Pineapple, The Fruit Bowl, Downtown Silent Disco, Nitro Swing, Bumper Cars & more..

Featuring a selection of the best West Australian DJ & producer talent.

This is an 18+ event