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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 FremantleSelected wines & draught beers $4; standard spirits $5; cocktail of…

DRINK Bar Tour

Come along on our DRINK tour to discover the best of Fremantle’s brilliant bars, great cocktails and reincarnations of some old favourite spaces. Fremantle boasts numerous new bars, restaurants and cafes but how do you know which ones are worth a visit? Or keep track of the newest microbrewery or bar that’s opened? Now you don’t have to, LET US SHOW YOU! Each venue will offer something different, focusing on their specialties. You will receive an intimate insight into each establishment from staff and your guide. At each venue you will receive a delicious drink, bar snacks and some good…

Live Music Thursdays at Creatures Next Door

Join us at Creatures NextDoor every Thursday from 6pm for live music!  Wrap up the day (or kick off the evening) with some eclectic sounds,  a meal or nibbles, one of our own craft beers or a wine.    Located just around the corner from the brewery, Creatures NextDoor is a cosy, relaxed lounge with a little bit of spunk. It boasts some serious views of the Fishing Boat Harbour – a perfect location for sunsets. Our menu is a sharing style menu and is accompanied by Little Creatures beers, ciders and a great selection of Australian wines. Love your music?  We also host live Jazz every…

Wu Tao Dance Beginners Course

Wu Tao - the dancing way to balance and flow. Work with the elements and meridians in this restorative sequence of dances for harmony and joy. It’s easy to forget what’s really important to us in the midst of a busy life. We all need ways to help us maintain emotional balance, peace of mind AND a healthy body. Wu Tao is a powerful yet gentle way to achieve this. A unique dance as therapy modality, grounded in the proven system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wu Tao is an easy and joyful way to bring yourself back to centre. This…

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Land and Sky Warlpiri Artists of the Tanami Desert

The paintings in this exhibition refer to different Jukurrpa related to aspects of the land and the sky. As many senior and well-known artists of the Warlukurlangu art centre have passed on, the younger artists are starting to make their mark and continue the culture of their forebears. Generations of Warlpiri artists have carried on the traditions of their culture and and the preservation of Jukurrpa - now new artists at the community of Yuendumu are coming forward to take their place in culture and Law. Paintings are grounded in the Jukurrpa or Dreaming Law of the Country, and this…

Omie Barkcloth Art Papua New Guinea

Japingka Gallery is proud to present exquisite barkcloth textiles of the Omie Artists from Oro Province in Papua New Guinea.  The traditional textiles called barkcloth, which are decorated and painted with family and tribal designs are used during important ceremonies and are also part of everyday life in villages. These have been produced by Ömie women for gallery exhibitions since the cooperative was founded in 2004.

Transportation

Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation commemorates the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia. The exhibition examines the forced migration of convicts from Great Britain and Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries, presenting the stories of men, women and children sent to convict sites around Australia.  Transportation, explores the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement.  Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, the exhibition demonstrates…

Museum in my Pocket: Museum of Moving Objects - Momo Inc

A mobile museum, focused on the people of Fremantle and their pockets. The museum sets up on the streets and public places of Fremantle and delivers a series of moving temporary exhibitions. Each exhibition is hosted by museum curator and invites people to showcase the contents of their pockets. Photos will be taken to capture the cultural objects within the humble pocket and exhibit them to the world.  City of Fremantle grant sponsored event

Pioneers Luncheon

The 89th annual Pioneers’ Luncheon is a celebration of the pioneers of Fremantle. Residents who have lived or worked in Fremantle and surrounding suburbs for the past 50 years are invited to a three-course meal. To apply to attend the luncheon, please see booking details.

TGIF at The Monk

Your Fridays will never be the same again!!.FOOD+ DRINK SPECIALS**** LIVE DJs****TERRACE PARTY**Freshly Shucked Oysters + Prosecco PackagesFeaturing DJ Takka from 5Pm 

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Fremantle High Tea

Indulge in a sweet treat, a savoury bite, a spot of tea and a tipple or three at The Harbour Master’s Weekend High Tea. Located in the iconic Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, the decadent dining room will be set every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm for you to enjoy a bit of afternoon delight. The British tradition of High Tea began in the mid-1700s, initially for the working man. It was taken standing up or sitting on tall stools, thus ‘high’. Gradually, this afternoon meal became more known as an important event on the social calendars of Ladies…

Opening Night Dinner: Scandal in the Court House

Inspired by colourful stories from nineteenth-century Fremantle, our ‘murder mystery’ dinner will be an entertaining—and delicious—start to Fremantle’s Heritage Festival.  Join us in the beautiful, outdoor courtyard of the Drill Hall.  Guests will explore rooms of the adjacent Court House (built in 1884), take a seat in the dock, play detective, and solve an historic crime. Fresh from the National Hotels recent ‘long table dinner’ success, tickets include a delicious three-course meal by the National Hotel and a welcome drink on arrival.

Semiconductor

In partnership with the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, better known as Semiconductor, bring two of their works Brilliant Noise and Black Rain to FAC. Semiconductor have garnered international attention for their distinctive, innovative works which push the boundaries of moving image as a visual language. They seek to extend our experience of the natural world, delving into and creating visual interpretations of unseen worlds by transforming and stitching together images of scientific data. Brilliant Noise offers a glimpse of solar astronomy, revealing some of the sun’s finest unseen moments. The images, mostly collected from ground based observatories and satellites, are…

The Darkside Tribute to Pink Floyd

Join us as we support The Dark Side at Metropolis Fremantle, 7pm Friday 25th May 2018.Doors open at 7pm and we will be kicking it off so rock up early for a huge night!

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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.