After such a jam-packed April, filled with an overwhelming number of long weekends and time off, it’s time to start cooling down heading into May. With a few colder days ahead, here is some of the important and must-do activities for the month.

The last week has been a tough one for everyone. With major uncertainty, all the events listed below are subject to changes with the Covid-19 restrictions, please check the event links for any further and updated information.

Something different…

Looking for a laugh? Perth Comedy Festival is in full swing. With an extraordinary amount of hilarious talent from all over, you are guaranteed a laugh. Running through to mid-May, with the likes of these comedic geniuses, it’s an experience not to miss.

Take a cinematic journey through Spain, with Moro Spanish Film Festival exclusive across Palace Cinemas. With a perfect selection of inspiring Spanish film, It’s a movie lover’s dream. Celebrate the Spanish and Latino language, culture and cinema through music, tapas and more!

Let’s talk wining and dining

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Although foodie month is coming to an end, you can always trust Perth to provide delicious food all year long! The battle for ‘The King of Bao’ begins on May 9 with the Beer & Bao Festival bringing you seven of the most delectable bao food trucks. Serving alongside them will be dessert trucks for all your sweet tooths! Alcohol, main meal, and dessert all in one festival… what more could you need.

You will be happy to know that the new dates have been set for the Chicken and Beer Festival. This fingerlickin’ festival showcases a variety of cuisines from all over the world. Not a fan of chicken or beer? Not to worry. There are a multitude of vegan and vegetarian options available along with cider wine and cocktail bars. A little something for everyone. Open throughout the weekend of the May 21, it’s the perfect opportunity to bring the family down for a day of fun from carnival games to stuffing your belly with the best Korean fried chicken.

Health is wealth

Youth Focus is holding a very important event on May 8. In a comfortable setting with, food, drink and entertainment, Youth Focus is bringing awareness to the importance of how much a simple conversation and listening can save a life. Bring your mate and be a mate, at M8 D8. Find the opportunity to make sure those around you are okay. The event was created to help young men, simply through a chat.

May 23, the Perth Convention Centre is hosting the annual Health, Wellness and Fitness Expo. Bringing together over 100 passionate individuals in the health, fitness, wellness, and nutrition industry. From chefs, fitness programs, specialist to supplements and more. Giving you the chance to hear from some of the best well-ness coaches and learn from the best healthy chefs.

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It’s no secret that WA is filled with sporting fans. The AFL season is fully underway, the biggest clash of the year is coming up. Watch West Coast take on Fremantle at Optus Stadium, Sunday May 2nd. After winning 10 derbies in a row, can Fremantle break the streak?

With two home-games this month, West Coast Fever verse NSW Swifts on May 8 and the Giants on May 31 at RAC Arena. Click here for tickets and more information.

Heading down south?

Market lovers will enjoy the local art, clothing, food, drinks and plants that will be showcased at the Busselton Foreshore Markets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of May. Support your locals and delve into the world of fresh local produce and creation.

Happs Wines and Commonage Pottery presents grazing tables packed with gourmet local product, accompanied by a pottery demonstration and endless wine! On May 15, Grazing and Glazing will be celebrating handcrafted goodness from locally sourced produce.

Celebration of mums!

With an overwhelming amount of Mother’s Day events on – read about our faves. Click here to unveil the go-to Mother’s Day experience. Treat or be treated on this special day!

Whatever you choose to do this May – it’s sure the bring the Yay! Make sure to tag us @perthhappenings so we can see all the amazing things you get up to this month. For a full list of events, check out our event calendar here.

Feature Image: Thom Davidson provided by Chicken and Beer Festival