Events & Festivals

The National Hotel History Tour

Join us for a tour of this magnificent hotel dating back to the gold rush era. Recently restored after a devastating fire almost completely destroyed the building, the hotel has a chequered history of murder, violence and fires. The tour culminates with a visit to the stunning rooftop displaying views across Fremantle and the port. Be sure to bring your camera!  Numbers are limited, registrations essential.  Call 9335 6688 or email bookings@nationalhotelfremantle.com.au 

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Beacon Yoga Centre Autumn Hatha Yoga Classes

Our new term started on Monday 13th March. We have classes for all levels and you are welcome to enrol for the term now or come along to classes as a casual on the day. Our yoga hall is a beautiful building set in the gardens of our historic Ashram homestead. Read about our teachers and classes on our website.

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Brewery Tours at Little Creatures

One shared belief when Little Creatures was just a twinkle in our eyes was that breweries over the years have hardly been the most romantic of places. Hidden behind big brick walls and imposing gates, very little was visible to the passing community. It is our ambition to change all that, to become an open and transparent Brewery that welcomes all walks of life to experience the wonder of brewing. Come on down, say hi and explore our little piece of brewing happiness. Not sure what style of beer is for you? Want to learn about all things brewing along…

$17 Shank & Pint MONDAYS at The Left Bank

Enjoy a Lamb Shank with creamy potato mash and red wine jus, together with a pint of your choice (or even a glass of wine, because Shank & Shiraz matches well)! $17 every Monday from 5pm.

Ball & Chain Happy Hour

Enjoy the widest range of Matilda Bay Craft beer on tap for only $7 or a wide range of spirits or a fine glass of wine at Fremantle's newest old pub, Ball & Chain for only AUD$5 per glass every Monday - Friday 5-6pm. 

Happy Hour Fremantle

The best hotel bars for happy hour in Fremantle (Western Australia) Whether it's the amount of work we need to do, conflicting priorities, or just too many... stepping into a bar that offers HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY, 5-6pm, is just what you need to relax after a long day trying to multitask.  The choice is yours! Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges introduces happy hour with a variety of drinks on special at Marine Lounge Bar and Ball & Chain to cater for whatever mood you're in.  Marine Lounge Bar Happy Hour Fremantle Selected wines & draught beers $4; standard spirits $5; cocktail of the week $10.  If you're into jazz music and prefer to hide…

Researching Your Family History Online

Join local history expert Pam Harris and learn how to uncover your family’s history and place their lives and stories into the context of their time. Find out about available online tools that can assist your research, and how your Fremantle City Library can help you access and use these platforms.

May Voicebox

Voicebox Monday 29 May @ Fremantle Fibonacci Centre, special guests Glen Phillips, Julie Watts & Ross Donlon + open mic, vegan menu by Roark & Co (byo welcome), doors open 6.30 pm for 7pm start. $10/$6 cash only, bring your VOICE!!

Wide Open Mic night

Open Mic Night, talked about in all languages & countries of the world, the one & only Wide Open Mic! As this is the premier Open Mic Night the schedule books up in advance. To play, there’s two requirements, first you must email Tash Shanks via mojosopenmic@gmail.com. Secondly, once you’ve secured a gig, you must invite everyone you ever met to see your Mojos Bar performance! Venue open from 5pm. Live music starts at 8pm. Entry is free!

PS Upstairs

PS UPSTAIRS invites the public to the remodelled upstairs gallery for a show case of PS Art Space’s resident artists.A great opportunity to view the work of some of the port city's very own artists within the context of their workspace. Join us, it's free! OPENINGFriday 12 May, 6pmRSVP Essential to laure@psas.com.auEXHIBITION13 May - 3 JuneTue-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat, 10am-2pmFeaturing works by Sarah McCloseky, Jennifer Garland, Emily McGuire, Anne McCaughey, Christian Sambrailo, Geoffrey Wake, Yvone Carrol, Jennifer Sulai, Laura Mitchell, Dierdre Bruhn, Karin Morris, Ursula Kieliger, John Stubley, Anya Brock, Francesca Gnagnarella, Hazem Awad and Jacinta Payne. 

Journalists and the ‘first draft’ of history: free talk by Dr Mignon Shardlow

“Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.”  Journalists often write the first draft of history and today they are the antidote to the post-truth world, fake news and Trump’s war on media.In this enlightening talk, Notre Dame’s head of Journalism, Mignon Shardlow, will reveal how journalists make history, just as they report it.  Due to the popularity of Notre Dame’s festival talks, this year’s weekday program will be available to both morning and evening audiences.

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Fremantle's Secret Submarine Base - Floor Talk

During World War II Fremantle became an important international submarine base, hosting more than170 Allied submarines.  Some of the submarines were Dutch and British, but the majority were American. Due to the secrecy surrounding its operation, its existence was little known at the time.   Join a floor talk presented by WA Museum Volunteers to find out more. The floor talk includes an opportunity to view fascinating photographs of the Allied submarines in Fremantle.   For more information call 1300 134 081 or email reception@museum.wa.gov.au 

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Kids Night at The Left Bank

Enjoy some free kids entertainment and our ‘Kids Eat Free’ special every Tuesday evening! We’re offering free kids entertainment downstairs in our Conservatory Deck – kids can get creative with some arts and crafts, enjoy some face painting or dance around to our live music. We might not have the Wiggles, but our acoustic music is kids friendly too. Kids also eat free with every main meal purchased. To get an impression of the night – check out our kids night video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E1QWicefNg Every Tuesday Night 5pm-8pm

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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.