Perth City absolutely comes to life during summer! So why stick to the same boring date night? Valentine’s day 2023 falls on a Tuesday, which leaves you some options for when to celebrate; the weekend before, the weekend after, or on the day itself.
We’ve got your Valentine’s Day plans sorted this year. Get out and explore Perth’s cultural scene for a date night to remember, catch a special event or experience one of the many hidden gems of Perth. We’ve put together our top 5 Valentine’s Day ideas that will make Valentine’s Day 2023 one to remember.
1. Your Choice of Nostalgia 90s Musical Acts
Image credit: RAC Arena
Perth is getting ready to bring back the 90s with performances in late February from the Backstreet Boys (25th Feb) and Snoop Dogg (27th Feb) both just down the street at RAC Arena. We’d recommend giving your loved one surprise tickets on Tuesday the 14th, ready for the real celebrations at the concert, which is sure to be a memorable one! Our special behind-the-scenes tips include arriving early, buying any merch you want before the concert, and if you want to make it a really special experience, make the most of it by booking a night away in the city with Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, where you can explore the city before getting ready, and wake up to a delicious buffet breakfast at Ivy & Jack the next morning.
2. Perth Festival
Image credit: Perth Festival – Bjork’s Cornucopia
Running from 10th February – 5th March, Perth’s longest running cultural arts festival is returning to the city, the Perth Festival. Music, drama, comedy, and everything in between can be found at one of the various venues around Perth. There are a variety of options for times, locations, and genres of shows that you can attend on Valentine’s Day, as well as the weekends before and after. Choose an event together or surprise your significant other with the perfect date night.
3. Mystery Picnic Date in Kings Park
Surprise someone special and yourself, this Valentine’s Day with a Mystery Picnic in Kings Park. Enjoy a day of relaxing, exploring, artisanal treats, and perfect company. By solving personally curated puzzles and riddles you will share a journey together, as you collect your gourmet picnic food one clue at a time. With each successful riddle you solve you step closer to your next picnic food pickup and even closer to your final stunning picnic location.
This unique experience includes locally sourced produce from boutique providers, games and conversation starters, a beautiful location, and hidden gems to be found. All you need is your smartphone.
4. Fringe World Festival
Image credit: Fringe Festival – Three Bearded Blokes
Fringe World runs from 20th January – 19th February, with countless amazing options on shows to see and experiences to enjoy. The tickets are great value too. If you’re really eager, there are many performances at different times, so you can attend multiple shows a night if you’re so inclined! Fun or serious, performance or interactive, day or night, there’s something for everyone, from families to couples and everything in between. For a first Valentine’s Day together we probably wouldn’t recommend anything higher than hot on the Kleenheat Sizzle Factor! A couple of great options are Three Bearded Blokes for an evening of comedy or Secrets and Clues, with Stuart Lightbody for family-friendly magic and illusions
5. Valentine’s Day Getaway
Surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city. Stay with our City Staycation Package and save. Enjoy two complimentary drinks at Ivy & Jack, plus a full buffet breakfast the next morning. Book a room and lose yourselves exploring the events and attractions that Perth has to offer this Valentine’s Day.