What's happening in Perth this October

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From Pixar Putt, to Oktoberfest in the Gardens (and in the Swan Valley), Shakespeare's Globe at Crown and the Basant Festival in the city, Perth is coming alive this October!

September 27 - November 3 | Pixar Putt

Pixar Putt is a one-of-a-kind outdoor pop-up mini-golf experience coming to RAC Arena! Inspired by some of Pixar’s most adored films, you can putt your way around 9 or 18 holes including Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, Ratatouille, Monsters, Inc., Wall-E, Inside Out, Coco, The Good Dinosaur and more. More info.

October 5 | Madman Anime Festival

If you love all things anime, Madman Anime Festival is an absolute must! Featuring international guests and exhibitors, cosplay, and super exclusive anime events, Madman Anime Festival has something for every anime fan. Get tickets.


Come to The Court for the biggest and freshest outdoor party this spring! Celebrate the music, fashion and pop culture of the 2000s with a ball pit, jumping castle, fireworks, free face painting, plus your favourite So Fresh hits from the likes of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, S Club 7, The Blacked Eyed Peas and more. Get tickets.

October 6 | 2019 Perth Running Festival

The Perth Running Festival returns for its second year, proudly raising funds for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in its fight against deadly diseases. With 4km, 10km, Half-Marathon 21.1km and Marathon 42.2km lengths available within the Optus Stadium precinct, The Perth Running Festival is designed for runners of all ages, fitness levels and experience! Register now.

October 9 - Nov 24 | Pop-up Globe Perth

Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, is about to arrive at Crown Perth. An epic festival of Shakespeare unlike anything Perth has ever seen, Pop-up Glove gives you the chance to experience a festival four of Shakespeare’s most spectacular masterworks – Hamlet, A Midsummer Nights’ Dream, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night – complete with stunning costumes, elaborate sets and special effects. More info and tickets. 

October 12 | Oktoberfest in the Gardens

Inspired by the traditional Bavarian festival, Oktoberfest in the Gardens Perth features two massive big top beer halls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, entertainment and competitions across multiple stages throughout the afternoon and evening. More info and tickets.

October 12 & 19 | Elmar's Oktoberfest 18+

Sit back, relax and enjoy Oktoberfest in the Swan Valley at Elmar's. There'll be plenty to see and do including games, stein holding, Bratwurst eating, tug-o-war, plus some more exciting good old-fashioned games! Get tickets.

October 13 | Elmar's Oktoberfest Family Fun Day

Bring the kids along to Elmar's Oktoberfest Family Fun Day! Mums and dads can sit back and relax while the kids enjoy face painting, a bouncy castle and more. The best part - kids tickets are free! More info and tickets.

October 13 | Swan Valley Mudfest

The Swan Valley Mudfest returns in 2019 on Sunday 13th October! Join in on the craziest, funniest and muddiest obstacle race in Perth with your family, friends and even your dog! It's time to get fit and get dirty while doing it. More info.

October 19-28 | Perth Greek Festival 2019 presented by LiveLighter

The inaugural Perth Greek Festival 2019 presented by LiveLighter is a celebration of Greek culture on the development of Perth. This is a series of events including a heritage walk, Greek cooking masterclass, movie night, and a festival day with food, market stalls and live performances! More info.

October 19 | Scitech After Dark 18+

Learn about pandemics, including what makes an outbreak spread and the consequences this has for people and societies. Take part in a live (fictitious) pathogen spreading experiment or explore pandemics in one of Scitech's famous Planetarium dome shows! There’s also a fully stocked bar, plus a silent disco. Get tickets.

October 19 | Vegan Nights x Vegan Makers Market

Vegan Nights is back! Perth’s ultimate 100% plant-based food and market event is hitting Yagan Square, with delicious food and the very best in handmade vegan wares. More info.

October 20 | The Colour Run Love Tour

The Colour Run is a 5km event where runners are doused from head to toe in a different coloured powder every kilometre. Once the race is over, the fun continues at the Finish Festival, a larger-than-life party equipped with music, dancing, photo ops, activity booths, vendors, and more massive colour throws. More info.

October 23 | Shawn Mendes

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter and global sensation Shawn Mendes is bringing his wildly-anticipated world tour to Australia! Mendes will arrive armed with a slew of new hits from his self-titled LP including If I Can't Have you and In My Blood. Shawn Mendes' last two tours sold out, so make sure you get your tickets before they sell out! More info. 

October 24 | Great Big October Book Fest

Do you love books and bratwurst? Then Fremantle Press and Fremantle Arts Centre invite you to celebrate the Great Big October Book Fest! This will be a fun, family-friendly night of readings by your favourite local authors accompanied by music from the City of Perth Brass Band. Register now.

October 26 | Ska & British Music Festival

The Ska & British Music Festival is on again at The Rosemount Hotel! This annual event is now in its 3rd year and showcases some of the best of Ska and British Music Subculture including The Donald Trumpets, Skarper, Sound Jury, Captain Pugwash and the Cabin Boys. Get tickets.

October 27 | Constellation Cup

The Samsung Diamonds will bring International netball to town in October as part of the 2019 Constellation Cup Series as they go up against the New Zealand Silver Ferns. With the two teams battling each other for netball supremacy since 1938, this game is set to be a nail-biter! More info and tickets.

October 27 | Live Lighter Perth Basant Festival

Basant celebrates the commencement of Spring and new beginnings. The Live Lighter Basant Festival is a day filled with kids rides, kite making and flying, multicultural performances and activities as well as delicious food and beverages. Best of all - entry is free! More info.

October 31 | YPA Halloween Feast

Get your spooky crew together and head down to Nicholson Reserve on Osprey Drive this Halloween for a great selection of food trucks, costume competitions and a bouncy castle! More info.

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30 Sep 2019

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