Events & Festivals

Play in a Day

Your chance to let your imagination run wild!  Work with actor Nichola Renton and musician Zal Kanga-Parabia to make a play in a day and perform it in front of your family and friends. (Ages: 8-12 years)

Marine animals inside and out Plus a tasty treat

Join a Museum scientist to take a closer look at how fish are suited for a life beneath the waves. Staff will dissect a fish to lead an exploration of how fish work, both inside and out. Then join a chef from the National Hotel, Fremantle, who will prepare a fish recipe and share it with you! See our website for more information. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult.  Ages 4+ Bookings required for groups 10+ by calling 1300 134 081

April Big Band Showcase

Want to check out a band for your upcoming event? The White Tree big band want to show you what they've got. Think Stevie Wonder, Rolling Stones, Mark Ronson, Daft Punk and White Stripes.Cocktails and live music in a beautiful space with friends? Nice way to see out a Thursday.~ Free entry~ Doors open at 6pm, band starts at 7pm~ Cocktails and drinks available~ Delicious menu from Propeller (if you want to grab dinner too)

Sex on Toast

Sex on Toast are an irrepressibly charming 10 man organisation who specialise in raw early 80’s funk, hard-edged new jack swing, blazing improvisation and heartfelt blue-eyed soul. Currently residing in Melbourne, Australia, their choreographed stage act, complex arrangements, performative larrikinism and danceability have won the hearts of casual punters and hardcore fans alike, all across Australia. 2015 saw the release of their single “Oh Loretta!” with an accompanying video featuring Molly Meldrum, an exploding head and the best set design this side of Soul Train. Since 2014 Sex on Toast have performed across Australia and New Zealand at events such…

Story Lab Creative Writing with Deb Fitzpatrick

Come and write with award winning author Deb Fitzpatrick; short pieces, longer pieces, funny pieces and serious pieces.  Share and workshop your efforts like ‘real’ writers do!  (Ages: 8-12 years)

Tiny Art Class | Sensational Snow

Make icy cold art! Paint with ice, create a pretend snow-storm and make colourful artworks using sensory art supplies. For students aged 3 to 5 (Adults stay and join in the class). This is a 90 minute class.  

History of Indigenous Incarceration at Fremantle Prison

Uncover the legacy of indigenous incarceration at ‘Walyalup’, a story of sadness and survival.Join Fremantle Prison’s experienced Tour Guides and learn about the confronting history of indigenous incarceration in Fremantle and Western Australia. Aboriginal people have been incarcerated in Western Australian prisons since the early days of the colony, first appearing at Fremantle Prison in 1858 when the convict and colonial prison systems were merged. By 1954, the number of Aboriginal prisoners had increased significantly, with men, women and children incarcerated in great numbers. This was in part due to a legacy of discriminatory legislation that resulted in differential treatment…

Fremantle Bacon Festival

Because everything’s better with Bacon...we’ve put it all together in one delicious spot. The 2017 Fremantle Bacon Festival is a celebration of everything bacon, you just have to be there. Roam around the food stalls and get your fill of creative bacon dishes – we bet you’ve never tried bacon ice cream?! Grab a pint or a bacon cocktail at one of our pop up bars, then head to the food coma zone and listen to great, local live music.​There’s also a bacon cook-off (amateur and pro) happening both days. Kids under 15 years old are FREE and we’ll have kids zone with activities to keep your little piglets entertained.

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Hullabaloo Big Band Showdown

We’re going back to the glory days of swing music, when Count Basie duked it out with Chick Webb in the fabled Savoy Ballroom and people danced the night away to the jazziest bands in town. Perth’s own Oz Big Band and the Kalamunda Youth Swing Band will both take the stage for a night of Big Band vs. Big Band showmanship.Plus, see Perth's best swing dancers throw down in a competition full of dazzling style and spectacular moves.

Blacksmith Live at Moondyne Joes

Original Blues/Rock band Blacksmith performing at Moondyne Joes in Fremantle    "The Home of Live Music!"   Blacksmith is a thoroughly Unique and Original Blues Rock Band that has been performing together for nearly a decade, playing at many of Perth's iconic Live Music Venues. There is a strong musical bond and friendship which has been forged between members which provides Blacksmith with the tight, well-rehearsed edge to their blues rock based performances.

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John Bannisters Charisma Brothers

WAMI award winning musician -  John Bannister has been performing music for more than 25 years as Trumpet player & Vocalist. For over a decade he has been fronting his band The Charisma Brothers performing Cool Jazz n Swinging Blues. With residencies of 10 years and counting in local bars and clubs around Perth. John has performed in England, Paris, Asia and Australia wide. He has performed to full houses at premier Perth Jazz clubs - The Ellington & Laneway Lounge. Join John Bannister with The Charisma Brothers as they bring their unique blend of cool and swinging sophistication to Little Creatures.    

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ANZAC Day 2017

Between 2014 and 2018 Australia commemorates the ANZAC Centenary, marking 100 years since our nations involvement in the First World War. The City of Fremantle is proud to support and host a number of events in 2017 and to have the opportunity to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the Armed Forces.

ANZAC Day 2017 Dawn Service

Join us for a moving ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Fremantle War Memorial, Monument Hill at 5:50am, Tuesday 25th April 2017. Two large screens will be installed behind the monument, with a third screen installed further down the hill on the High Street side of the reserve so that all attendees can clearly see the service on the cenotaph. Expected conclusion of the service is approximately 6:30am. REGISTRATION DETAILS For those who wish to lay a wreath during the service: If you are planning to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Services, and intend to lay a wreath during the…

ANZAC Day 2017 North Fremantle Service

Overview Gather around Fremantle's first war memorial and join members of the Bicton-Palmyra RSL and the North Fremantle Amateur Football Club in remembering our fallen. About 550 men out of a population of 4,000 from North Fremantle served overseas during World War One. Just over 100 did not return and in 1921, a committee was organised to raise funds for a memorial to these men. The site on the corner of the reserve next to the Town Hall was chosen as it would be seen by everyone that passed through the town. A total of 105 names were inscribed on…

ANZAC Day 2017 March Closing Ceremony

Cheer on the marchers throughout Fremantle and follow the crowds back to the Esplanade for the closing ceremony. For those participating in the parade, assembly is at 9:45am and step off is 10:15am. The parade route is as follows: Departing from the Esplanade Reserve along Marine Terrace, up Collie Street and onto Pakenham Street then on to High Street, down Market Street and along South Terrace, down Essex Street and back along Marine Terrace to the Esplanade. The parade concludes at the Esplande Reserve where a Closing Ceremony is to take place at 11:00am with an estimated conclusion time of 11:30am. Participation is free. No need…

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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.