City of Perth has everything you need to recover, relax and refuel after the race with these top picks!
Recover and stretch out with free yoga or pilates in the city!
Cathedral Square Lawn | 12.30pm | Wednesdays
Harold Boas Gardens | 7am | Fridays
Northbridge Piazza | 8am | Saturdays (except 28 September)
Cathedral Square Lawn | 12.30pm | Mondays
Elizabeth Quay | 8am | Wednesdays
Don’t forget to bring a mat. Open to all ages and ability levels.
Relax and take in some nature
KINGS PARK FESTIVAL
1 to 30 September | Kings Park | Free | bgpa.wa.gov.au
Come along to the world’s biggest celebration of Western Australians wildflowers. There will be free guided walks, outdoor exhibitions, acoustic musicians, roving performers, science talks and much more so there really is something for everyone. Iconic WA species will be on display including kangaroo paws, waxes, Qualup bells and carpets of pink everlastings.
NATIVE PLANT SALE
14 and 15 September | Exhibition Ground, Kings Park | Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 9am to 2pm
Come along to the largest Friends of Kings Park Native Plant Sale of the year, held over two days during the Kings Park Festival. Choose from a huge range of healthy native plants on sale, cultivated and grown by the Friends of Kings Park, including rare species not often found in commercial nurseries. Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide free advice on planting and looking after your plants. Funds raised support projects in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
GO FOR A WALK OR RUN
Anytime! Check out our blog on our favourite places to stretch the legs out in Perth.
Refuel with tasty eats
TWILIGHT HAWKERS MARKET: POP-UP EDITION
Every Friday and Saturday from 20 September until 12 October | Fridays at Barrack Square, Saturdays at Regal Place | 4.30 – 8.30pm | Free | visitperth.com.au
Special pop-up editions of the well-loved Twilight Hawkers Markets will be coming to Perth this spring as part of Shop in Full Colour. These mini markets will be overflowing with hawker-style food that will transport your taste buds to another world.
Check out these City of Perth markets for some serious retail therapy
15 September | Winthrop Hall, UWA | 10am to 4pm | Free
With over 180 local artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets under one roof, you won’t be disappointed. Art Upmarket is also on at UWA on 19 October to connect local WA artists with art enthusiasts.
Every Sunday | Murray Street Mall | 11am to 4pm | Free
Spend a relaxing morning at these sustainable living market filled with speciality goods, handmade gifts and more.
Every Saturday | Perth City Farm | 8am to 12pm
This vibrant, volunteer-run market is full of local, organic and biodynamic produce, as well as an array of other products and wares, many of which are eco-friendly, organic or handmade.
14 September | Yagan Square | 10am to 4pm
Celebrate the arrival of spring by making a day of it at these central markets that make it easy to shop local.
Entertain the kids in the City
LITTLE GREEN THUMB SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
28 September to 4 October | Forrest Place | 10am to 2pm | $10 per booking (up to 4 children), $10 card gifted upon arrival for spend in selected city retailers
Bring the little ones to a school holiday workshop in Forrest Place where they can make a flower crown, a bee hotel, a terrarium garden and lots more.
To discover a full calendar of events in the City of Perth, head to visitperth.com.au