What’s Happening in Perth This October


From exotic markets to zombie outbreaks, Perth’s got a little something for everyone this month (especially zombie hunters who like a good bargain, it seems). Read on to see what’s out there!


Doggies Day Out

Date: 9 October

Location: Whiteman Park, Whiteman

An unmissable treat for dog lovers across the state, Doggies Day Out is a wonderful chance to show your furry little buddy a darn good time. There’s grooming, speciality products and a wealth of things to learn, not to mention face painting and a Scooby Doo bouncy castle for the kids. Oh, and make sure to participate in the Giant Ball Drop, a spectacular raffle where up to a thousand numbered balls drop from the sky. The proceeds go towards the RSPCA WA and Whiteman Park’s Dog Park, so it’s worth it whether you win or not! Find out more


Season Opening of Twilight Hawkers Market

Date: 14 – 28 October

Location: Forrest Place, Perth

The return of the Twilight Hawkers Market is our favourite indication that summer is on the way, and it’s easily one of Perth’s most delicious events. The rich cuisine of 40-odd countries arrives through countless food trucks and hawker stalls, with everything from Hungarian sausage to Argentinian barbeque ready to entice your senses. All dietary requirements are catered for (vegan, halal, gluten-free, etc.), and there’s plenty of music and performances to accompany your glorious feasting. This is true foodie heaven, and we’ll be down there as often as possible to browse the vendors and bask in the tasty, tasty ambience. Find out more


Zombie Retribution All Day Paintball

Date: 16 October

Location: Wasp Paintball & Laser, Carabooda

We didn’t choose the zombie war; the zombie war chose us. For one day only, Wasp Paintball’s entire park is transformed into a raging battleground where brave survivors must do their best to stem the undead onslaught. You and your mates can choose which side you’re on, with prizes for the best zombies and hunters awarded at the end. It’ll be epic, intense and an absolute blast, and it’s open to everyone from beginners to seasoned paintball pros. After all, we need everyone we can get if we’re gonna send those brain-suckers back to hell… Find out more


Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Date: 22 – 26 October

Location: Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge and Luna on SX, Fremantle

From the schlock-horror triumphs of Dario Argento to quirky modern comedies like The Complexity of Happiness, the tale of Italian cinema is a long and storied one indeed. The Lavazza Film Festival is your chance to experience the best of it, with exclusive screenings of Paolo Genovese’s Perfect Strangers, Ruth Borgobello’s The Space Between (the first ever Italian-Australian co-production), Gennaro Nunziante’s Where Am I Going?, and William Wyler’s Hollywood classic Roman Holiday. Each screening features a reception complete with Italian wines and snacks, with live music and special guest Q&A sessions sprinkled throughout. Now this is how you do a film festival! Find out more


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