Dessert Garden - Food and Short breaks Perth

What’s On in Perth this Month | April 2016

Eat Drink Perth | 16th March – 23rd April

Perth’s biggest food festival, Eat Drink Perth, is designed to showcase Perth’s growing food and drink scene. With markets, picnics, food trucks, walking tours and pop-up restaurants in unique locations there’s plenty to enjoy!

Night Noodle Markets | 30th March – 10th April

The 2016 Night Noodle Markets will be at the newly opened Elizabeth Quay from 5pm to 9pm. The hawker style markets are free to enter, featuring 12 Western Australian businesses and a number of inter-state newcomers. Delicious dishes will be available from as little as $10, as well as pop-up bars, a beer garden and live entertainment.

Picnic at Hanging Rock | 1st April – 17th April

Black Swan State Theatre Company present a dramatic stage show of the iconic Australian mystery, Picnic at Hanging Rock. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketek.

Twilight Hawkers Markets | Every Friday Night

The Twilight Hawkers Market are held most Friday evenings in Forrest Place between October and April from 4:30 to 9:30pm. During the Eat Drink Perth festival the Twilight Hawkers Market will feature a whimsical pop-up Dessert Garden offering all things tempting and sweet.

City Farm Farmer’s Market | Saturday 2nd April

Every Saturday from 8am to noon Perth City Farm host the City Farmer’s Markets. For the freshest local produce – groceries and delicacies – head down to Perth City Farm this Saturday.

Pour Like a Pro | 2nd April

Keen to learn how to pour the perfect cup of coffee? Sign up for this crash course in latte art and espresso blending. Ticket are available to purchase through Willie Wagtail.

Perth Eco Fair | 3rd April

Local leaders in the world of sustainability and conservation come together to demonstrate how simple it is to choose and live a sustainable and exciting lifestyle. The fair will be held at Perth City Farm from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free but make sure to register beforehand.

Food Truck Rumble | 3rd April

Perth’s favorite food truck festival brings together the largest gathering of food trucks in Perth, to celebrate and showcase what’s happening in the local food truck scene. The third annual Food Truck Rumble will take place at the Perth Cultural Centre and Museum Gardens on Sunday 3 April 2016 from 11am until 8pm as part of the Eat Drink Perth festival.

Gin & Tonic Masterclass | 6th April

Immerse yourself in all things G&T as The Flour Factory’s Simon Hough shows you everything you need to know about the classic cocktails. Begin your evening with a delicious cocktail on a arrival, an introduction to gin and tonic and a lesson on how to make your own at home. Finish the masterclass with a well-deserved G&T, infused with delectable botanicals. Tickets are $50 per person. Book via (08) 9485 1711 or

Whiskey Workshop | 9th April

Whipper Snapper Distillery will host a 2 hour Whiskey Workshop for the enthusiast to learn the craft of whiskey making alongside the distiller. The workshop includes a distillery tour, a whiskey process session and whiskey tasting. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased through the distillery.

Unite on the Swan | 10 April

Join a number of paddlers and raft up together on the Swan River to break the Guinness World Record for the largest raft of canoes, kayaks and skis on the morning of Sunday 10 April. 100% of proceeds from ticket registrations will be donated towards the victims of the Waroona and District Fires earlier in 2016.

Perth Home Grown | 10 April

The City’s sustainable living market brings fresh produce and homemade wares to the heart of the CBD. Local stalls offer home grown fruits and vegetable, Western Australian honey, fresh baked goods and more

Terrace Lights Outdoor Cinema | 11th – 15th April

See the Perth Concert Hall’s riverside veranda light up over five nights with a quirky mix of cinematic favourites and cult classics from 8pm to 10:30pm.

Buddha’s Birthday | 16th – 17th April

Celebrate the birth of Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism with this two-day multi cultural festival in Langley Park. Highlights of the festival program include multicultural performances, Chinese lion and dragon dance and fireworks display.

Flower Crown Workshop | 17 April

Stacey from Beans & Bunches florist in Northbridge will teach you how to create a flower crown. You will learn traditional wiring techniques, whilst designing an organic, ‘boho’ style flower crown to wear & take home with you. Classes include all the tools hire and fresh flowers, as well as step-by-step design instructions. Registration is essential.

Yum Cha in the Park | 23rd April

The hugely popular Yum Cha in the Park returns in 2016 as the closing event of Eat Drink Perth. Enjoy dumplings, bubble tea and other delicious bite-size morsels on the Northbridge Piazza lawn.

We Love Flowers | 26th April

Flowers have many meanings and, individually or grouped together, can convey so many things. Join moderator Peter Barr for this panel event where four Perth floristas will discuss their passion for flowers, current floristry trends, the art and business of flowers, and of course their favourite blooms.