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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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Cocktail Masterclasses at Home with Simply Cocktails

Round up your friends on Houseparty and shake away the isolation blues with Simply Cocktails Home Five O'Clock-tails.

  • Dates:Apr 3 - June 20
  • Time(s):3pm AWST
  • Venue:Streamed from Simply Cocktails Facebook


  • Hosted By:Simply Cocktails
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Other


To cure self-isolation blues, Simply Cocktails will this Friday launch their first Home Five O’Clock-tails video tutorials and virtual mini masterclass on their Facebook Page, so cocktail lovers can shake and stir their favourite tipple in the comfort and safety of their own home.

Get your mates together for the first of Simply Cocktails’ Facebook Live cocktail mini masterclass this Friday (3rd April) at 5pm AEST with Australia’s Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year (2019), Mark Hickey teaching you how to create a Cointreau Fizz. For those looking to take the team virtual drinks to a whole other level, jump on the House Party app to the team while you all stream the mini masterclass on Facebook from your computers, allowing you can see how your colleagues’ cocktail making skills fare with hot tips from some of Australia’s leading mixologists.

This series of live mini masterclasses will take place every Tuesday and Friday until the 30th of June. So for those, like many of us, enjoying a cheeky weekday drink, next Tuesday night (7th April), Danilo Migliorini, mixology maven from Eau De Vie Sydney, will teach you how to shake up the ultimate Tia Maria Espresso ‘Quarantini’.

Luke Hanzlieick will teach you how to make a Chartreuse Green Chaud - a soothing winter warmer drink for those cool autumn nights. Andy Buntine, former manager at Katuk in Melbourne will showcase the incredibly decadent Mozart Choc-tails (Thursday 9th April) for those looking to really treat themselves.

Followed by a ‘Tom Collins’ workshop by ambassador Josh O’Brien on Tuesday 14th April featuring The Botanist Gin, the perfect 5pm drink for after work.

In addition to the live mini masterclasses, the team behind Simply Cocktails will recruit 100 Australian bartenders from around the country, that are currently out of work due to the current lockdown restrictions, to submit their cocktail tutorial videos. That’s one cocktail per weekday for 100 days! So whether your missing the famous Remy Martin VSOP at Bar Lafayette by Nathan Arias  or the Ginger 43 by Murray Walsh at Mechanics Institute, it’s time to ensure your liquor cabinet is well-stocked with a diverse selection of premium spirits from Cointreau to The Botanist Gin, or Sierra Tequila to The Macallan Whisky.

With the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry closing bars across the nation and leading to 689,800 people already out of work and no doubt many more to lose their jobs, the team behind the Simply Cocktails Facebook Page has stepped in to offer a helping hand to some of our local bartenders who have recently lost their jobs with a new virtual cocktail workshop initiative.

All ingredients for the Simply Cocktails Home Five O’Clock-tails are available in store and online from Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Liquorland, online retailers, Boozebud, HelloDrinks and hundreds of independent liquor retailers.


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Kalbarri Rock Lobster Fest 2020

Kalbarri Rock Lobster Fest a weekend of family friendly entertainment, art exhibition, sporting events, markets, food and music.

  • Dates:May 29 - 31; WA Day
  • Venue:Kalbarri
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:Kalbarri Rock Lobster Fest
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,Adults
  • Music:Free
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Festival
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts


The annual Kalbarri Rock Lobster Fest (KRLF) (aka was Kalbarri Canoe and Cray Carnival) for 2020 will be a 2 day, 3 night event this year on Fri 29th, Sat 30th & Sun 31st of May - The WA Day Long Weekend. The main objective being to provide a family friendly fun day which attracts visitors to Kalbarri.


Adventurethon Demolish Sporting Events 

Adventurethon Demolish is a 4 stage event; trail run, mountain bike, paddle and then an 8km cliff top trail run! Demolish can be entered in different distances; ultra, enduro, taste or junior providing a race for everyone in the family. Do one section or do them all. https://adventurethon.com.au/events/kalbarri/.

Pirate and Wench dress-up comp at the Gilgai Tavern

Helicopter 500 Golf Ball Drop Raffle

Market Day Stalls, Food Stalls inc Live, Local Crayfish 

Finlay’s Craft Beer at the Rock Lobster Inn 

Smokin’ Hot Cook Off Competition 

Pirate/Teacher Walk the Plank Shenanigans

Kyli Parade - Car, motorbike, gophers with

Variety Club 4WD Adventure Cars 

Canoe Capers with a splash of colour 

Rope Coiling & Splicing Contest 

Blessing of the Fleet 

Wear Ur Art Competition & Exhibition 

Show & Shine Display 

501st Legion Desert Scorpion Garrison (Starwars Guys)

History Tent 

FREE Entertainment & Rides for the kids, FREE Land Lubber Games, FREE Craft Alley

Why not book your accommodation now and be prepared for a great family weekend in beautiful Kalbarri. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook pages for upcoming information


Varnish X Buffalo Trace Whiskey Dinner Lock-In

We're opening our doors to a lucky few for an exclusive underground Varnish X Buffalo Trace Whiskey Dinner Lock-in!

  • Dates:June 3
  • Time(s):7pm - 11pm
  • Venue:Varnish on King


  • Hosted By:Varnish on King
  • Venue Address:75 King St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$150
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Whisky


We're opening our doors to a lucky few for an exclusive underground Varnish X Buffalo Trace Whiskey Dinner Lock-in!

Join us as we host Buffalo Trace ambassador Nick Harris for an epic tour of five of their most iconic whiskies - including the coveted Weller Special Reserve.

Enjoy a cocktail on arrival before getting stuck into a hearty six-course feast fit for a King:

· Chicken liver parfait w/ crisps & chives
· Shaved porchetta w/ Geraldton Wax & pickled cauliflower
· Kardinya mushrooms w/ Delicata squash & honeycomb
· Fried sprouts w/ watermelon & yoghurt
· WA Brisket w/ chimichurri & marrow butter
· Fudgy pretzel brownie w/ Mr. Black cold brew cream

The doors will be locked so you'll have Varnish exclusively to yourselves until the clock strikes 11pm... Leaving you plenty of time to explore Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare 10yo, Blantons Original & Sazerac 6yo. You'll also be one of the first few West Aussies lucky enough to first sample the exclusive Weller Special Reserve! ??

The evening will close with a Buffalo Trace & Mr. Black Boulevardier - and if that wasn't enough, guests will receive a pre-batch bottled Buffalo Trace luxe chocolate old fashioned to enjoy at home!

Two cocktails, five whiskies, six courses AND a take-home cocktail? Get involved, Perth.

There are just 20 limited tickets available for this event, priced at $150+b/f and expected to sell out faster than a beaver in dam season! 

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 (POSTPONED)

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

  • Dates:Postponed until 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.

Wine Machine - Swan Valley

Best. Chardy. Ever

  • Time(s):1pm-10pm
  • Dates:Postponed from April 4 to 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.

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

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

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