What’s on this Autumn in Perth

With warm fun-filled days and pleasantly cool evenings, there’s plenty to see and do in Perth during the autumn. Whether you’re looking for the perfect romantic staycation or wanting to adventure a little further afield, Perth has something for everyone. 


From festivals and food to concerts and exhibitions – here are some things to check out in Perth this autumn when you next stay at ibis Styles East Perth.


Fish & Sips Fest 2021


Making a welcome return to Fremantle on the weekend of March 27th and 28th, Fish & Sips is bringing the flavours of WA seafood to the city. Enjoy cooking demos, wine tastings, live music, beach parties and the freshest seafood and local wines around with an entire weekend dedicated to delicious Australian fare. 


Foodies will love the sizzling seafood dishes cooked up by local chefs, with a real focus on bringing entertainment and culinary experiences together. 

Fish & Sips Fest is located on Coast Port Beach and is just a short 20-minute drive from ibis Styles East Perth. Book your tickets today via the official website.

SummerSalt Concert


For one day only on March 21st, SummerSalt Concert Series is making its way to Fremantle Park. Make your way to this autumn’s best outdoor concert with the whole family to enjoy local talent, homegrown artists and amazing cultural activities under the mild autumn sun.


Headlining acts include Emily Wurramara, Montaigne, The Teskey Brothers, Cat Empire, Boy & Bear, John Butler and many more. Enjoy fab food, great local produce and a fantastic festival vibe set to the ultimate soundtrack of the season. Ready to book tickets? Head on over to the SummerSalt website now. Tickets range from $69.90 to $109.90.

BRINK Festival


Kicking off on the 25th March and running through to the 29th March, BRINK Festival is making its way to Fremantle. Celebrating Perth’s local artists and boutique manufacturers with a focus on ethical, ecological and sustainable practices – it’s the perfect place to learn more about up and coming artists, local live entertainment, and lots of handmade crafts and goodies to stock up on.


Enjoy spending the day perusing a multitude of venues including Chicken Licken at the Sonar Room, Shifting Sands at the Navy Club, Randa’s Disco at Clancy’s Fish Pub and many more. Spread out across a variety of venues, there are plenty of activities and things to enjoy for every type of visitor. From couples and solo travellers to families and friends, view the website for a complete list of venues and activities at BRINK 2021.


Twilight Dine & Cruise


Why not take date night up a notch? Pair a meal out with a cruise around the Swan River and take in gorgeous views of the Perth city skyline with The Reveley & Captain Cook Cruise twilight dinner package!

Hop on board from Barrack Street Jetty and enjoy a drink on arrival, as you cruise around the Swan River and relax, taking in the stunning panoramic views. Add a cheese board to your cruise if you’re feeling peckish, before heading to Reveley’s Dining Room for a 2 course dinner, overlooking Elizabeth Quay.


Located just around the corner from ibis Styles East Perth, it’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday evening. The Twilight Dine & Cruise package is available until 25th April 2021 and kicks off from 5.30pm every Sunday. Tickets are just $80 per person, book yours now via the official Captain Cook Cruises website.


Chilli Fest 2021


Bring the heat this autumn at Perth’s spiciest celebration! Chilli Fest 2021 brings two days of fire to Fremantle on 13th – 14 March, with sizzling sides and mouth-watering mains designed to knock your socks off. Feeling the heat? Cool down with cocktails and craft beers while taking in live entertainment and fairground rides.

Want to test your might and become Perth’s Chilli Queen or King? The crown is yours for the taking if you’re ready to face the Devil’s Tears Chilli Chomping Competition. Why not stock up on artisanal treats to take home with you while visiting? And yes, non-chilli lovers are more than welcome to join in the fun and games of the festival with mild and spice-free options available too. Book your tickets today.

Buddha’s Birthday & Multicultural Festival


The Buddha’s Birthday & Multicultural Festival brings an eclectic mix of colours, sounds, cultures and cuisine to Perth City this year. Held at the ever-beautiful Supreme Court Gardens, this alcohol-free, smoke-free festival is a must-visit this autumn. Taking place across the weekend of 17th & 18th April 2021, the festival promotes Buddhist beliefs of inclusiveness, harmony and philosophy – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Enjoy taking part with Chinese calligraphy, Tai Chi, Tea Meditation, Food Fairs, Chinese Dragon Dances, dance and musical performances and bathing of the Buddha to name just a few activities. Located just a gentle 20-minute riverfront walk from ibis Styles East Perth, entry is free for all and is perfect for a weekend of exotic South-East Asian and Chinese culture and history.


Perth Comedy Festival


Throughout April and May, Perth Comedy Festival introduces a lineup of  the biggest and best comedians, up and coming talent and laughs galore with gala’s, showcases and special events. As one of the most popular stars in the Perth calendar, Perth Comedy Festival draws visitors in from around the country for day after day of satire, theatre, magic, musicals and stand-up.

Held across the city, finding something to do at night in Perth has never been easier. Head on over to the official Perth Comedy Festival website, choose your itinerary and get ready for rip-roaring laughter with your favourite acts.

Australian Heritage Festival


This year’s Australian Heritage Festival is themed “Our Heritage for the Future” celebrating the importance of diversity, community and heritage that is integral to the very spirit of Australia. From April 18th to May 19th 2021, experience a variety of digital and in-person performances, artistic performance, dance and sing, ceremonies, tours and talks.

While the full itinerary is still to be finalised, this educational yet highly-entertaining event brings the importance of preserving cultures and local practices into the 21st century. To keep up to date with the line-up and additions, check the official AHF website for more.


Keeping You Cosy in Perth This Autumn


Make the most of your visit to Perth when you stay at ibis Styles East Perth. Relax in style and stay in cosy rooms guaranteed to keep you warm and comfy during the cooler autumn months. Eat, drink and catch up in Eastside Social Restaurant & Bar. Burn off excess energy in the Riverview Fitness Centre and enjoy easy access to Perth from our prime CBD location.


When it comes to affordable accommodation in Perth CBD, we’ve got your comfort and convenience covered. Choose from a wide range of modern and stylish rooms with river or city views, take advantage of all the amenities you need and spend more time exploring the best that Perth has to offer in style.


Book your stay today.