Events & Festivals

Game of SKATE Competition

To celebrate the end of an epic 2017 of skate,  the Skateboarding WA crew will be rolling out the good times with a Game of S.K.A.T.E. Competition.  This is for experienced skaters who want to show off their skills, there will be Junior and Senior divisions.  Registrations open on the night. 


Led by drummer Peter Evans, Southpaw explore the sounds of 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll, folk, pop and country music with a jazz sensibility.   From the Boogaloo to the Bo-Diddley Rhythm, Southpaw play both original music and jazz interpretations of songs from popular artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Simon and Garfunkel. Peter is joined by fellow lefties Simon Jeans on guitar and Shane Pooley on the bass.


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Mother and Child

A Christmas Reflection in Word and Music. The Basilica of St Patrick Fremantle. A captivating and beautiful evening of sacred music, readings and congregational carols to highlight the meaning of the Christmas gospel in our world today. Reflection by Emeritus Bishop Justin Bianchini.Eva-Marie Middleton (soprano), Paul Wright (violin), Dominic Perissinotto (organ) and The Basilica Choir.In support of Catholic Mission's work improving maternal and child health in Uganda.In addition to purchasing your own tickets, we offer the chance for you to buy a ticket for a homeless or otherwise disadvantaged person to attend the event and share in the beauty of Christmas.Proudly supported by St John of God Health Care, the University of Notre Dame, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and Catholic Mission.

The Writer's Block (Songwriter's Showcase)

The Fremantle Writer's Block is a monthly singer-songwriter showcase proudly supported by Clancy's. With six artists from Fremantle and beyond performing in a round robin style, it's a whole night full of great song's plus some impromptu collaboration. Follow the Facebook page to check out this month's lineup. 

Fremantles Biggest Christmas Party

Find your Christmas Party zone at Fremantle’s Biggest Christmas Party! If you’ve got a small team but want to celebrate BIG, the book now for the 2017 combined Christmas Party on Friday 15 December at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges.  With three party package zones to choose from, every budget is catered for making this the perfect Christmas function for your small business, sports team or social group. Enjoy food and drinks, DJ, dancefloor and photo booth in the Christmas-themed venue. Date: Friday, 15th December 2017 Time: 7pm to Midnight Tickets: Silver Party Package $35 per person Includes entry and food platters, with a cash bar available. Gold Party Package $60 per person Includes entry, food platters & 4 hour beverage package. Luxe Party Package $85 per person Includes entry, table service, food platters, paella, mini meals & 4 hour beverage package. Don’t miss out on celebrating the silly season with your crew, book now for Fremantle’s Biggest Christmas Party at Fremantle’s premier entertainment venue – the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. Bookings are essential. Booking and credit card fees apply.

Christmas Pompomapalooza

Time to get your pompom on at Christmas Pompomapalooza! Get into the seasonal swing of things and learn how to make pompoms for decorations or gifts. Winding an endless ball of wool around a cardboard doughnut is NOT our idea of fun, so we will show you a much better way to bust those bad boys out! You will use the new and improved "Fluff Ball Weaver" specially sourced and imported for this class to pump out your pompoms pronto! After proliferating a plentiful pile, you will be shown how to transform your poms into Pinterest-worthy garlands. What you will…

Ear Candy Workshop

Got a passion for fashion?! Show off your style with some glam statement earrings designed and made by you! In this three hour class, you will learn basic jewellery making skills, including how to assemble hardware and decorative elements using pliers, jump rings and eye pins. You will also learn various techniques to make your own pom- poms and tassels out of yarn and leather: So NOW! You’ll be able to use your new skills to adorn future jewellery or craft projects. By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with one or two pairs of fresh and fabulous…

Vinyl Affair | Xmas Crates Hilton Bowls Club 2017

The big one before Xmas! Vinyl Affair - Xmas Crates! Hilton Park Bowling club is the venue, with ample parking, easy access, great atmosphere and nice priced drinks :-)All styles available - Rock, Metal, Popular, Jazz, Reggae, Punk, Dance music and Hip Hop. Buy quality second hand and new release titles from dealers and collectors, more often cheaper than in the stores. Listening station on hand to preview.Kicking off at 12 noon, entry is $3, children under 16 free. With every entry you will go into the prize draw for a $50 voucher from Rhubarb Records! This is a CASH only event - there are no ATM's at the venue. ATMS are close by on Carrington St. New sellers welcome. You can come down as little as a crate or a full table (10 crates) Contact to book a table.

The East Pointers | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 17 Dec: The East Pointers (CAN) are a talented young three-piece with a penchant for traditional Celtic sounds. Combining fiddles, banjo and guitar with honest lyrics about life’s joys and sorrows, The East Pointers’ tunes practically cartwheel in their wildly entertaining live shows.

Candlelight Carols on South Beach

Christmas spirit will be a buzz at South Beach in December as the popular Candlelight Carols continues at South Beach for it's second year. The Libby Hammer Quintet and the Arcadian Voices Choir will lead the carols on Sunday the 17 December. Families can sing, swim and picnic at this free community event with singing starting at 7pm in the iconic South Beach location. A variety of food stalls will be on site to cater for those not wanting to bring picnics, these stalls open from 6pm accompanied by some fun roving entertainment. FAQ's Q: What part of South Beach? A: The lawn area, north from the Cafe, near the boundary of the no dogs beach, Ocean Drive, South Fremantle (the end where Marine Tce meets Duoro Road)Q: I want to stake out the best spot. What time can I arrive?A: As early as you like, the site is open all day!Q: Will there be food available to purchase? What food?A: Bring a Picnic, but a food vans will be onsite and the South Beach Cafe will be open.  Q: Can we bring our own food?A: YesQ: Can we bring prams, camping chairs, shade structures, Bean bags etc?A: There will be set areas for chairs and bags, no to shade structures, bring your pramsQ: We’re all cycling down as a family. Where do we park our bikes?A: There will be designated areas, along the railway fence lineQ: Do we have to pay for car parking?A: No, parking is free but limited. We suggest making the most of public transport with the CAT buses running later into the evening to help facilitate the crowdQ: I’m not a very ‘hands on’ parent, will there be a lifeguard monitoring the beach?A: NoQ: Will there be candles available for purchase?A: YesQ: Can we bring our own alcohol? A: This is an alcohol free eventQ: Can I get copies of the Carol lyrics?A: Yes, programs will be handed out at the event so everyone can sing along! Q: Is the lawn wheelchair accessible?A: There will be an accessible viewing area for wheel chair access and their family/friends.Q: Our dog loves Carols, can we bring him along?A: All dogs can enjoy the festive atmosphere from the either the South Fremantle Dog Beach (behind the stage) or North Coogee Dog Beach, south of the event.

School Holiday Youth Explorer Voyage

Leeuwin II Voyage from Fremantle to Busselton. Packed with adventure and sailing activities, voyages aboard the Leeuwin are a great way to push your personal limits and overcome challenges. Leeuwin is a working ship, so during the voyage you will be part of all ship operations, from steering the ship, setting and furling the sails, navigating and cleaning the ship to climbing the masts, working aloft and standing watch while sailing through the night. Leeuwin operates under the principle of ‘challenge by choice’: the more you are willing to challenge yourself, the more you take away from the experience. Every day…

Pub Choir

Well it’s time for YOU to perform at Clancy’s! Join our conductors Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie as they unite a pub full of punters in a joyful bar room chorus. Warm up with some fun classics and then work up a number with our conductors to perform at the end of the session and we shall film it for prosperity. Come and join the PUB CHOIR. 3rd Wednesday of every month. Gold coin donation.

Extended opening hours for Christmas at Fremantle Markets

To help you get all your Christmas shopping done Fremantle Markets have extended their opening hours! They are also open between Christmas and the New Year so grab the family and head to Freo for a great day out. Thursday 21 December - open Friday 22 December - open Saturday 23 December - open Sunday 24 December - open Monday 25 December - closed Tuesday 26 December - closed Wednesday 27 December - open Thursday 28 December - open Friday 29 December - open Saturday 30 December - open Sunday 31 December - open Monday 1 January - open

Julius Lutero

The following paragraph encapsulates Julius the person. It reflects what he is both good at and what he is passionate about, but also demonstrates the person behind the brand. “The greatest contribution people can make to humanity, the planet and their own life is to put their whole heart and soul into doing what truly brings them joy”. Julius Lutero 2009. West Australian born Julius Lutero is one of those musicians you want as your best mate and on first meeting feel like you’ve known forever. On the surface a surfing, caring, and humorous person with a love of martial…

Xmas Eve 2017

Xmas Eve 2017 at The Left Bank - biggest and best Christmas Party in town! For details about ticket sales, head to our website or stay up to date with all news via the Facebook Events page.

Timothy Nelson | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 24 Dec: Timothy Nelson (WA) has established himself as one of Perth’s premier songwriters over the past decade, deftly forging his own sound. Combining elements of power-pop, alt-country and classic rock, Nelson’s music is diverse, enigmatic, refreshingly rebellious and heavily introspective.  

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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.