When the time of social distancing has ended and your ready to step away for an tasting adventure, Perth awaits. Many food enthusiasts are turning to Perth to satisfy their cravings, with 23 restaurants, 13 lovely patios and 6 eateries to tempt their taste buds, our lovely town has become a culinary draw. For food connoisseurs of all ages, Perth is the perfect place to peruse many menus.
We invite you to begin your day with a buttery-baked croissant, as you walk the through our beautiful downtown or enjoy a specialty coffee or tea. Enjoy a High Tea lunch at Crossroads Tea Room or pick up a lunch from one of our downtown restaurants, and sit by the Tay River in beautiful Stewart Park. If the weather is humid, simply relax and sip a cool drink under the dappled shade on one of our downtown patios and watch as people wander by.
Eat, sip and savour carefully curated menus that heavily focus on creativity and local ingredients; we promise you you will be coming back for seconds
Perth Pie, Perth Cheese Shop and the Perth Chocolate Works are just a few places that have chefs and foodies running to Perth for their specialty items. Simply drop by the Perth Cheese Shop for a charcuterie cone or watch chocolatiers create your favourite treats at Perth Chocolate Works, we promise, you will be coming back for more. Stop in at the Sunflower Bake Shop and enjoy a slice of their famous carrot cake while you relax on their deck beside the meandering Tay River. Visit the Rideau Candy Shoppe to try one of their caramel and cotton candy cones, or stroll into BlackFly GrubHub and enjoy their one of a kind artisan donuts.
Dinner will have you wanting to extend your stay for another night and turn a day trip into a weekend adventure. From make to order French cuisine, hand-made Italian pasta award-winning steak, fresh seafood, to an array of gourmet pub fare it will be hard to choose.
If you have a thirst for wine, spirits or a craft beer selection, Perth is the perfect spot to quench your thirst. Our local restaurants showcase local beers from Perth Brewery and Weatherhead Brewery as well as the the products of our local Top Shelf Distillery. At the end of the day enjoy your unforgettable cuisine paired with a local spirit.
We invite you to like our page https://www.facebook.com/downtownheritageperthbia/ and plan to visit once social distancing ends. If you need to step away this summer, and you enjoy a summer drive down winding country roads, just call and order take-out from one of our talented chefs. https://www.downtownperthbia.ca/restaurant-options.html
We look forward to welcoming you back to Perth!
Frost and Fire is an exciting new winter festival, brought to you by Perth Tourism.
Wonderful activities for families to enjoy, February 15 - 17th in beautiful Perth. Make it a weekend and stay at the wonderful Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn & Spa.
This year the Stewart Park Festival will take place from July 17 - 19th. If you are interested in being a vendor, the Vendor applications are now available online, with a deadline of March 27th. All applications are decided by jury.
See you at the Festival!
Festival of Good cheer
Join us for a day of tastings, shopping and a fabulous scavenger hunt in downtown Perth. If your feeling especially lucky, you might also find one of 8 hidden gift boxes, each containing a $25 BIA Gift Certificate. We invite you to enjoy a day in beautiful Perth, explore our wonderful shops and dine at one of our many fabulous restaurants.
The doors to the Crystal Palace will open at 9 AM, so grab a spot in line and be ready to receive one of 200 grabs bags at 10 AM! There are some exciting additions to this years Festival of Good Cheer.
18 scavenger items will be hidden in downtown Perth, locate 5 items for a chance to win an overnight stay at the Perth Parkside Inn & Spa. Drop off your scavenger ballots at Fashion Envy or Kelly's Flowers by 5 p.m. This prize package includes a delicious breakfast and an opportunity to swim in their wonderful salt water pool.
Hidden Git Boxes:
The Perth BIA has also hidden 8 gift boxes downtown and each contain a $25 BIA Gift Certificate. If you find a box, it is yours to keep!
If you pick up one of our popular Shop, Stamp and Win cards while shopping, you will receive 2 stamps for every $10 spent downtown, during the Festival of Good Cheer.
Tastings 12 - 5PM
Red Brick Emporium will be hosting Perth Brewery
Code's Mill will be hosting Top Shelf Distillers
Perth Home Furniture will be hosting Weatherhead Brewery
Festival of Lights
This popular Christmas event is meant for family and friends and is sure to warm your heart, no matter what the weather brings. Starting at 6 p.m. at the Crystal Palace, The Table will be onsite offering warm food and drinks to everyone. The Town of Perth will have a roaring bone fire and the Men and Women of the Tay will lead everyone in wonderful Christmas carols. The Mountain of Food truck will be onsite, decorated with 1000's of lights that are sure to delight the kids and adults alike! We encourage you to bring a food donation or cash donation if you are able. At 6:30 sharp, the Perth Firefighters Association will put on a dazzling fireworks display over the Tay River, behind the Crystal Palace. Immediately after the fireworks the Crystal Palace will light up with 45 beautiful Christmas trees and the doors will be open to the public until 8 p.m.
Tay street will be closed briefly that evening for public viewing.
This is a joint event, brought to you by the Perth BIA and the Town of Perth. There are no washrooms available onsite, but the public washrooms on the south side of the Town Hall will be open.
Our thanks to The Table, Men and Women of the Tay, the Mountain of Food Truck and the Perth Firefighters Association and the Algonquin College's Police Foundations course for providing security for the night.
We appreciate everyone's participation and support.
When: Thursday, November 28th, 2019
Where: Maggie's Tea & Toast Cafe
Cost: $60 in advance, includes charcuterie.
To register, message Art & Class here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 466-0622
Enjoy painting these wonderful teacups!
Explore the world of acrylics through their 2-day acrylic workshop instructed by Richard Hutton.
Dates: Monday Dec. 2nd & Monday Dec. 9th 1-4pm
Painted on a 16x20 canvas.
$110 (Materials Included)
To register, dm them at, email email@example.com or call (613) 466-0622.
Due to the success and popularity of this tree that was painted last December, they are doing it again!
Wednesday December 4th // 6:30-8:30pm at the Perth Parkside Inn & Spa. $45 includes tax and material.
To register, send a message to, firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (613) 466-0622.
Due to the popularity of their upcoming needle felting workshop, they are adding a 3rd date.
Friday Dec. 6th 12:30-2pm (Limited space left)
Saturday Dec. 7th 2-3:30pm (Limited space left)
Sunday Dec. 8th 1-2:30pm
$35 includes materials and supplies to take home.
Send them a message here, email email@example.com or call (613) 466-0622 to register.