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The 7 Best Things To Do In Perth This November

Perth is magic as summer rolls around.

Perth is pure magic as summer rolls around. From celebrating culture at the Fremantle Festival to taking in a live gig right on the beach, these are the seven best things to do in Perth this November.

Vic Street Summer Party Perth
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Vic Park Summer Street Party

Now that spring is here, street parties are slowly starting to reappear on the calendar. The first cab off the rank is the Vic Park Summer Street Party, which will see the the busy Albany Highway closed off and a festival set up down the café strip in Vic Park!

Stroll the length of the street and browse the market stalls, dance to the live tunes, scope the food and drink options, and make a quick stop off at the petting zoo (who said it was just for the kids?). Expect to see local cafes and restaurants opening up their alfresco areas, as well as all of the street food stalls under the sun. There will also be pop-up bars dotted along the festival – the perfect place to take a break from the massive crowds organisers are expecting!

Where: Victoria Park, Albany Highway, Perth

When: November 19, 2017

Image: Vic Park Summer Street Party / Facebook

Sets on the Beach Perth
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Sets on The Beach

Sets on The Beach is a music festival held on the sandy shores of Port Beach in Fremantle – shoes and formality aren’t necessary at this one-of-a-kind gig.

The first festival of the summer series kicks off on Saturday the 25th of November, with second-release tickets available for just $69.90. Watch the sun set over the water, enjoy a cold beer and kick back to the sounds of Basenji, Joyride, Thundamentals and more.

Where: Port Beach, Fremantle

When: November 25, 2017

Image courtesy of Sets on the Beach

The Old Pickle Factory Perth
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Qantas epiQure Wine Fair

Know the difference between astringency and reticence; tannic and vegetal? Perhaps you just know a good wine when you taste one? Wine expertise aside, the Qantas EpiQure Wine Fair is an unmissable event for anyone who loves a good drop.

Swirl, smell and sip your way through up to 200 wines, and sample some of Australia’s greatest fare under the one roof – all for just $75 or 12,000 Qantas Points. If you fancy delving deep, book in to one of the three masterclasses on offer on the day – Champagne, Adventurous Varieties or A Shiraz for all Seasons Masterclass.

Where: 1pm tp 6pm, November 11, 2017

When: Old Pickle Factory, 4 Golding Street, West Perth

Image: The Old Pickle Factory / Facebook

Margaret River Gourmet Escape
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Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Although technically not within the city limits of Perth, the Margaret River Gourmet Escape is well worth the three-hour road trip.

One of the most highly-anticipated events on any WA foodie’s calendar, the Margaret River Gourmet Escape is jam packed full of one-off food experiences. Tickets to access the Gourmet Village at Leeuwin Estate Winery, and sample some of the best fare from the region, start from just $40.

If you feel like upping the ante, book tickets to the Audi Gourmet Beach Barbecue to enjoy dishes by Curtis Stone, Rick Stein, Peter Kuruvita, Josh Niland and Shane Delia on Castle Rock Beach (from $225 per person), or reserve your spot on the Gourmet Escape’s first every helicopter culinary adventure ($750 per person).

When: November 17 to 20, 2017

Where: Margaret River, WA

Image: Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Fremantle Festival
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Fremantle Festival

There is no better way to celebrate the people and culture of Fremantle than with 10 days of what Fremantle is best known for – the arts.

The Fremantle Festival kicked off in late October, but there’s still plenty to see in November, too. Big comedy names Frank Woodley and Sam Simmons are set to perform during the festival, as well as a host of home-grown musical, comedic and artistic talent. The art installations are free for anyone to enjoy, but some events are ticketed.

Where: Fremantle, WA

When: October 27 to November 5, 2017

Image: Fremantle Festival

Open House Perth
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Open House Perth

Ever wondered what the inside of the Alex Hotel, State Theatre Centre or that crazy house on the top of the hill looks like? Open House Perth is your chance to find out!

Over the course of the weekend, over 100 buildings and destinations around Perth are open for public inspection. No tickets are necessary – just show up to the buildings you want to see at the stated time, have a squiz, and start adding mental pins to your “interior goals” Pinterest board.

Where: November 11-12, 2017

When: Various locations around Perth

Image: Open House Perth

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Little Creatures Beerfest Fremantle

It isn’t quite as epic as Munich’s Oktoberfest, but the Little Creatures Beerfest is just as fun. Held in the sun at Esplanade Park – right across from WA’s most successful craft beer brewery, Little Creatures – the beerfest will showcase 40 craft beers, ciders and spirits, strictly from WA.

While you’re down there, brush up on some beer knowledge with a beer and food-matching class, cooking demonstration or craft beer masterclasses. There’s plenty of entertainment too, with stacks of live music and roving street performers throughout the festival.

Tickets start from $28.00

Where: Esplanade Park, Fremantle

When: November 11 to 12, 2017

Image: Little Creatures Beerfest / Facebook

(Lead image courtesy of Sets on the Beach)