I love love, just like Terry loves love (for all you Brooklyn 99 fans out there!). No matter who you love or how that love looks for you, Valentine’s Day is something special for the romantics at heart like me. I hear you saying, ‘It shouldn’t just be one day’ ‘It’s all about consumerism’ and do I get it- sure. However, if there is any reason that I can see people looking all goofy with those loved up smiles, I’m here for it. So to help you out lovebirds, here are my hot tips for Valentine’s Day in Perth 2023.
For the music lovers
CENTRAL- Valentine’s Day free Jazz concert at Yagan Square
Yagan Square will be setting the mood this Valentine’s Day with a Jazz concert in collaboration with The Ellington Jazz Club, featuring the smooth sounds of the Jessie Gordon Quintet.
It isn’t just the sweet sweet tunes that will be adding to your brownie points. Guests at the event can treat their loved one to Valentine’s Day themed gelato by That Little Gelato Cart and Wyldbloom Collective WA native flowers to preserve their lasting love. Krispy Kreme donuts will also be on site selling heart-shaped donuts!
Jazz, gelato, flowers AND Krispy Kreme… insert goofy loved up face right here.
For those who want to shout their love from the rooftops; here is your chance to have it displayed on the Yagan Square Digital Tower! Enter the Street Eats Love Poem Challenge! Submit an original love poem under 50 words or less, and entries will be displayed on the giant tower on Valentine’s Day (14 February). One winning poem will receive a voucher for $100 for Street Eats Eatery. The competition is open now, and entries close at midday on Valentine’s Day.
No tickets are required to enjoy an evening of jazz, love and romance at Yagan Square this Valentine’s Day.
For all the info head here.
FREMANTLE- ‘Romance & Fairytales’ Valentine’s Dinner by the Ocean
Wine and Dine at one of Freo’s most underrated spots- Kidogo ArtHouse. With a front row seat to the sunset, this is the spot to get cosy in Freo on Valentine’s Day. Not only will you be able to experience a five course dinner, you will also have the beautiful voice of my favourite Perth musician, Mark Turner and Strings.
The sounds of crashing waves, the last rays of the V-Day sun lighting up your special person’s face AND Mark Tuner.
Book this one in early here.
For the Food Lovers
EAST – Valentine’s Day at Old Young’s Kitchen
Take a romantic stroll around the grounds hand in hand at Old Youn’s Kitchen in Henley Brook before you head inside for a welcome cocktail and a four course dinner inspired by the local produce and native ingredients.
$85 p.p with bookings from 5.30om
Find out more here.
CENTRAL- Valentine’s Day Cellar Dinner at Besk
Don’t want to have that same conversation of “What’s for dinner?” Let Head Chef Tom Bidois at Besk, West Leederville, take care of that for you!
You’ll enjoy five share plates for you both to enjoy alongside matching drinks.
$70 p.p for meal plus $50 p.p drinks pairings (alcohol) or $35 p.p (non-Alcoholic).
Bookings from 6:30pm. Check out the menu here.
For the lover of the arts
CENTRAL- Fringe Show- Dilruk Jayasinha- Heart Stopper
Your partner not big on the mushy stuff? Why not head to a Fringe show of an iconic comedian, Dilruk Jayasinha and his show ‘Heart Stopper?’
It’s still heart related so ties in with the V-Day theme!
In Hindi “dil” means heart and “ruk” means stop! While Dilruk isn’t Indian, “Heart Stopper” is an apt title for his brand-new hour of stand-up, given that last year one of his arteries tried to hit the breaks on his heart.
Spoiler alert: he survived. His new show is about setbacks, overcoming them and manscaping mishaps.
Find out more and book your tickets here.
WEST – Valentine’s Day: ROMEO + JULIET at Camelot Outdoor Cinema
Oh the 1996 re-make of Romeo and Juliet that set hearts racing for Leo and made Clare Danes the girl next door everyone wanted to be with, you are the ULTIMATE in Valentine’s Day date night, especially when you are under the stars at Camelot Outdoor cinema.
You’ll also have the treat of a live DJ to get you in the smushing mood (so many Brooklyn 99 references!).
Find out more here.
For the creative Lover
NORTH- Valentines Day Paint & Sip with Luvieur
How excited, or scared, does the idea of painting a portrait of your partner sound? If you want to get creative and think outside the box, THIS is the Perth Valentine’s Day event for you.
Included is a glass of bubbles and a cheese platter, but you are welcome to BYO so why not uber?
All materials are included in this experience and the team at The Art Space Collective know how to help you feel comfortable bringing out your inner Andy Warhol.
Secure your spot here.
For the Singles on V-DAY!
SOUTH- Valentine’s Day Singles Speed Dating Party!
It’s an oldie, but a goodie! Speed dating is FUN, and sure, pretty nerve wracking. Take the girls, get the guys, head on down together and you never know who you might meet.
Get all the info here.
No matter how you spend your Valentine’s Day in Perth- I hope you make all the squishy, goofey faces and don’t forget, a picnic at Kings Park is also a brilliant idea and it is almost free.
Happy V-Day Perth!