Bike week is giving us heaps of great excuses to get on a bike. Deck your bike out in lights for the light me up ride, kids can follow the story ride along South Beach bike path or just cruise around an collect stamps on your smarter rider card.
Events & Festivals
The Easter Bilby has teamed up with Fremantle BID to plan an "eggcellent" Easter hunt around Freo in the next school holidays! With lots of great prizes to be won, you’ll want to get your grab your #Freo_EasterHunt map and head to Fremantle from Saturday, 8 April to start hunting for some special eggs. Locate the shops with the Easter Bilby in their windows and head inside to find the number on their special Easter egg. Collect all the numbers, crack the code and you can enter the prize draw. While you’re hunting bilbys, check out Freo’s Easter Shop Windows and vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Competition. Simply by voting, you’ll have an extra chance to win a prize. And of course, there will be some cracking free activities for when you need a break from hunting. Fremantle is the place to be in the April school holidays! More information including the prize details, map locations, participating businesses and competition Terms and Conditions are available at www.fremantlebid.com
Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 kicks off with a bang in the beautiful grounds of Fremantle Arts Centre. Come along to get a sneak peak of some of the acts performing throughout the festival and a special musical performance. A full bar and food service will be available. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
Fish, chips and FISAF! What better way to spend Good Friday than catching a show at the Cicerello’s Pitch or lazing in the shade of the Norfolk pines at the Esplanade Reserve while enjoying the best street performers from around the world as part of the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival. For full detials see page 26 of the attached program. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
Showcasing the world of busking, street theatre, comedy, circus and lots more, get involved in the action and witness world-class acts right on your doorstep. Australia's biggest and best street arts festival brings performers from around the globe to the streets of the port city for three full days over the Easter long weekend. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
As the sun goes down, the street heats up with lively bands, spectacular fire shows and crazy roving characters. *See map attached for pitch locations. Saturday 15 AprilSail and Anchor PitchSoukouss Internationale – 7pmZap Circus Fire Spectacular – 8pm National Hotel PitchGentlemen of the Road – 7pmOdette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics – 8pm Bannister Street PitchDancing Graffiti – 7pmIt Started with a Dance – 8.30 Walyalup PitchThe Music Mill – 7pm South TerraceSniffer Dogs – 7.15pmGood Boy – 8pmEarhart Aviators – 7pm, 8pmThe Clouds – 7.15pm, 8.15pm Sunday 16 AprilSail and Anchor PitchGentlemen of the Road – 7pmOdette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics – 8pm National Hotel PitchVillage Vibes – 7pmCircus Fire Spectacular – 8pm Bannister Street PitchDancing Graffiti – 7pmIt Started with a Dance – 8.30 Walyalup PitchTown Ward – 7pm South TerraceWASAMBA vs WAHonk! – 6pmGood Boy – 8pmEarhart Aviators – 7pm, 8pmThe Clouds – 7.30pm, 8.30pm Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
Historic High Street will come alive with music, live art, fabulous food and a chill out zone including fun activities for the kids. The Westend Weekender features its own ”Easter Street Food Market” an outdoor bar and food court outside The Orient on the corner of Henry Street. Here you can taste the diverse street food while enjoying some fabulous local music on the Fremantle BID Stage. Bring your dancing shoes along and enjoy local talent such as the energetic 10 piece rock, soul and blues show band “Blow the House Down”. There will be dancing in the Street!! There will be loads of other entertainment along High St including a wide variety of music, including vinyl, brass and funk, artisan exhibitions & stalls, European puppet shows and designer fashion parades. When you need a break from all the excitement, head to the Westend Chillout Zone. You can sit and relax while the kids have their face painted or play some giant board games.
Las Vegas lounge meets 80s pop melodrama as Marc and Svetlana Buttarsworth host a fantastic line-up of cabaret in the grand ol’ Fremantle Town Hall as part of the 2017 Fremantle International Street Arts Festival. Featuring Mario Queen of the Circus, Johan Welton, Quatuor Stomp and much more! Show runs 70 minutes with no interval. Full bar available. 18+. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
Do you love Freo? We want to hear all about it! Answer a few questions and you and a friend could win a fabulous Fremantle weekend. Sleep at the luxurious Hougoumont Hotel, enjoy a stunning meal at La Sosta and cruise around town on a Segway Tour. Terms and conditions apply. Click on the survey link to complete the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fremantlestory
March 17- March 26 is BIKE WEEK! Join the fun by picking up a Litle Creatures bike for the day and exploring the Fremantle Community. Check out all the City of Fremantle events happening for Bike Week HERE. Bike Rental is FREE. Just pop by the Little Creatures Brewhouse and ask a Creature to help you out (Photo I.D. and Credit Card details are needed as deposit).
Insider Art: Autumn 2017 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia. A joint initiative of the Department of Corrective Services and Fremantle Prison, this quarterly exhibition will be on show in the old Print Shop (Fremantle Prison Gallery). These exhibitions are always diverse in style and ideas. Pieces exhibited include those from traditional Aboriginal artists with 50,000 years of culture to draw upon; those created by prisoners engaged in tertiary courses in contemporary art practice; and everything in between. Participation in the creative process offers prisoners more than simple education and recreation. The production of artworks…
Kurun Warun's paintings of culture and environment use colours inspired by natural resources and cultural body markings. Kurun Warun continues the great Aboriginal tradition of telling stories of the people and their environment, how they lived in their country and managed its resources. Kurun Warun refers to his work as “living culture – our story”. His use of colour reflects the primary resources of the people – red, black and white are used to convey cultural body markings and structures found in nature.
Nature play is here to stay! Moore and Moore café, Moores Building Contemperary Art Gallery Paper Bird Childrens Books and Art, Inkling Art Space and Nature Play WA have joined forces to create a beautiful hidden courtyard right in the heart of Freo. A dream for people with little ones! Here’s a hub where you can enjoy a coffee, fabulous food, art, the best children’s books, fantastic kids art classes and a gorgeous nature play area. You can relax with friends and your kids can be themselves: climbing, digging, swinging and creating.
Jo Darbyshire and Penny Coss PS Art Space is a project space and experimental platform for contemporary art. Large in scale, the two storey brick and iron building is rare as one of the most intact examples of its former use for the Fremantle Port as a major centre for trade and commerce. West Australian artists, Jo Darbyshire and Penny Coss will show new work that responds to the site with Darbyshire’s imagined relationship with the WA coast: local islands, ships in the Port and the traces of colonial life she observes in the material fabric of Fremantle. Coss imagines…
Become a Smart(er) Rider and be rewarded for cycling around Fremantle. Ask for your Smart(er) Rider card from any of the participating locations listed below and collect a stamp each time you ride to a participating venue. Once you have collected 10 stamps enter the draw to win an overnight Bed & Breakfast voucher in a Superior room, thanks to the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle. We would love to see the advetnures that you have while completing your cards so get riding and snapping today. Don't forget to tag #freosmartrider for your chance to win a range of other great prizes kindly donated by local business, which include original artworks, bike equipment and store vouchers. Competition runs from 17 March - 18 April 2017. Smart(er) Rider Locations The Meeting Place Fremantle Leisure Centre Fremantle Library The One Stop Shop Fremantle Arts Centre Signatures of Australia Ohana Acai Bar The National Hotel Oxfam Boost Juice Natural Light Photography Parlapa WA Maritime Museum Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Studio 37 Anytime Fitness Missy Moos Chai Baba SOS Surf Co Harpers Food Market Margaret River HempCo Old Bridge Cellars Compendium Design Store Future Common Valentine's Camera House Pirates Backpackers Flipside Burgers Propeller Abhi's Bread Fremantle Chiropractic Free Choice Fremantle Luce Del Sol Chic Pea Vegan Cafe Amaize Homewares Glen Cowans' Studio David Giles Artist South Beach Cycles
Tanami Desert artists of Yuendumu & Nyirripi tell the great Warlpiri stories of Jukurrpa Dreaming sites. Warlpiri artists from Yuendumu in the Tanami Desert were amongst the first community groups to take up the desert art movement that spread from Papunya.The stories of the Warlpiri Jukurrpa traditions have remained strong and artists of the community have continued to paint and record the traditions of their ancestors. Artists from the smaller outlying community of Nyirripi have joined with Yuendumu artists and from 2010 they have brought a new and fresh layer of storytelling to the great Warlpiri stories that they share…
Events and festivals
Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the fantastic Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival and the biennial Sculptures @ Bathers. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to look at our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.