What to do for the Easter long weekend

No douth trip planned? No worries!

If you’re one of the poor souls who isn’t fleeing Perth for the Easter long weekend, don’t feel too sorry for yourself. Even though it may feel like the entire population is vacating the city, there are still a variety of cool events to get around for the most anticipated long weekend of the year. Here are our recommendations on what to do for the Easter long weekend.

Leederville Block Party

When: Sunday 21 April

Where: 742 Newcastle Street, Leederville

There’s a reason why these block parties have garnered such a loyal following. Returning to the trusty grounds of Leederville, the Easter Sunday Block Party will take over The Garden, The Blue Flamingo, Babushka, and Bill’s Bar and Bites. A bevy of local DJs will take over the five - that’s right, five! - stages. With drink specials such as $8 sangria and pizza slices going for $5, Block Party has all your needs covered.

Embargo Bar Easter Long Weekend Party

When: Thursday 18 April - Monday 22 April

Where: Embargo Bar

With free entry all weekend, park yourself at Embargo Bar for the long weekend and enjoy the picturesque river views. This Easter Long Weekend Party starts extra early from Thursday the 18th, giving you the perfect chance to really make the most of your annual leave time off. With live music, DJs and drink specials all weekend, head to Embargo for a good dose of free fun.

Fremantle Street Arts Festival

When: Friday 19 April - Monday 22 April

Where: South Terrace & Market Street, Fremantle

There’s nothing quite like a Fremantle market - especially one that goes from Good Friday to Easter Monday. The Fremantle Street Arts Festival started in 1999 as a celebration of the local busking culture and has now grown into an explosion of the world’s best street theatre. With performers, pop-up bars and eateries taking over the streets, this street festival is a quirky way of spending your Easter long weekend.

KickstART Prom

When: Saturday 20 April

Where: State Theatre Centre

Just because you don’t live in America doesn’t mean you can’t live out your prom dream. The awesome people at Propel Youth Arts are celebrating the end of their KickstART Festival by throwing the KickstART Prom, a night of glitter and boogying. With music curated by Women of Music Production Perth (WOMPP), expect lots of feel good vibes and come in your best prom attire.

Disney at The Court

When: Sunday 21 April

Where: The Court

Need we say more? Classic Disney tunes plus everyone’s favourite Northbridge club are a flawless combination, meaning it’s no surprise that Disney at The Court is one of the biggest long weekend parties every year. With Disney performances from drag queens Alexas Armstrong, Scarlett Adams and Fay Rocious, as well as free karaoke, this is bound to be a night to remember.

CAKE Easter Sunday at The Camfield

When: Sunday 21 April

Where: The Camfield

For those looking for hip hop, RnB and old school tunes, CAKE Easter Sunday at The Camfield is for you. Kicking off at The Camfield from late afternoon, CAKE is stepping it up this time with extra capacity and two DJs showcasing Perth’s finest DJs. The main stage will be dedicated to New Wave Sounds while the second stage will be delivering old school classics, meaning there’s something for everyone.

Under the Bridge East Freo Food Trucks

When: Monday 22 April

Where: East Fremantle Jetty

Lighting up East Fremantle every Monday, Under the Bridge Freo Food Trucks are a great way to recuperate from your long weekend antics. With an array of food trucks on offer, live music, and stunning sunset views, what better way to spend your Easter Monday?

Cover image courtesy of Fremantle Street Arts Festival.
Julianne de Souza

Hi, I'm Julianne! In addition to waxing lyrical about Perth cafes and boutiques, my hobbies include spending all of my income on live music and fun pants. My favourite things about Perth are the beaches, the laid back lifestyle, and the crop of new brunch spots that appear every week.