Events & Festivals

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…

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…

Minky G Rosco

Want the perfect way to finish off the day? Then relax and unwind with the jazz/pop sounds of Perth songstress Minky G and guitarist Rosco Dwyer. The duo has been playing their brand of chilled acoustic music both nationally and internationally, with catchy originals, and a few well chosen covers. Minky G is making her mark as a quality local singer-songwriter. She’s studied jazz guitar at WAAPA, has played for UK artist Passenger, and once for the American ambassador! Rosco Dwyer compliments her work with his considerable skill as a guitarist, completing the WAAPA Jazz Bachelor course in 2003 and…

Ruby Boots

2016 proved to be a massive year for Ruby Boots winning the esteemed Australia Council Songwriting Residency and relocating to Nashville.  A successful Americana Festival showcase followed, where renowned US magazine American Songwriter named her in their ‘8 Showcasing Artist to Watch’. Armed with all this immense US based momentum and inspiration, Ruby Boots is excited to be coming back to WA for a quick-fire visit. Album number two, produced by Beau Bedford (Paul Cauthen / The Texas Gentlemen), has been recently completed in Dallas, Texas. Ahead of it’s release on Universal later this year, Ruby will perform a one-off…

Seed - Real House Music

SEED house parties were created to deliver nothing but the very best in house music and happy vibes. The launch in February saw a big turnout for this unique experience and they continue with the next instalment bringing to you DJ’s who travel the world to demonstrate their passion for electronic music. DJ’s- Dukes of Digital- The pioneers of the Seed sound system. Robbie Porter & Robin Verhaff are two DJ’s that began remixing music at the age of 16. Working at dance parties in the 90’s and going to clubs such as DC’s, Berlin and Frost bites paved the way…

Wildlife Zoo at the Markets

We love having West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth’s leading wildlife petting zoos, at Fremantle Markets. They provide a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas, snakes & dingoes. You can usually only glimpse such animals amidst big crowds in larger reserves or zoos. Our Wildlife Zoo offers a more intimate approach, allowing both children and adults to experience these animals in a smaller and more relaxed setting. Entry by Gold Coin Donation. Don't forget your camera!

Derby Show April 2017

Footy season has finally kicked off and the first Derby is coming close – so get your tickets now for the first Derby Show of 2017! We’re excited welcome Eagles Superstar Sam Mitchell, Dockers Favourite Lee Spurr for an entertaining afternoon of Footy, presented by MC of the day, Paul Hasleby. Get the latest insights into both teams, ask questions and be entertained! Tickets are $72 + bf and include a three hour beverage package, premium cocktail food and of course, Entertainment! There will be tables and High Top Tables available – first in, best dressed.

$17 Pizza & Pint at The Left Bank

Mix and match any pizza with any pint for only $17 every Friday Night from 5pm! Margarita, Continental Meats, Peri Peri Prawn pizza...Swan Draught, James Squires 150lashes or maybe a pint of Somersby!? This and more to choose from! Enjoy it together with live music in the Beer Garden - perfect way to start the weekend.

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg – orator, musician, entertainer, rabble-rouser, activist, negotiator, pamphleteer, the fabled ‘big-nosed bard from Barking’ – is making the trip Fremantle Arts Centre in April 2017. Drawing from a body of work stretching across four decades, Bragg’s career has been marked by numerous milestones, both political and personal. After 13 studio albums, eight compilations, two box sets, and countless tours across countless international borders, the elder statesman of today refuses to slip into the dotage of self-parody. In his fifties, neither the fight nor the fight songs have left Billy Bragg.  “Take it from someone who knows the glass is…

DJ Paul Gamblin

Paul Gamblin (DJ) grew up in the 70s on a musical 'diet' of punk rock and roots / dub reggae in the UK. Skip to some 25 plus years later and a life in Australia and Paul's DJ sets not only continue to reflect those earlier influences from his vast record collection but now embrace many international flavours.   Joining the Little Creatures family in 2000 and spinning alternate Fridays at Creatures Next Door, Paul is an ‘old school’ and a vinyl only DJ, always expect to hear the ‘unexpected’ in his selections.

Hemispheres 4 EASTWINDS Music of the World

The exciting fourth instalment of our Hemispheres Music of the World Series will take place over two special nights in late April. Join us on Friday, April 28 for a journey through eastern and jazz modalities in an exhilarating night of East Meets West music with Eastwinds.Eastwinds comprise an exceptionally pure-toned singer from Estonia, a virtuoso of the ney flute and frame drummer from Iran, an equally astonishing beat-boxing didgeridooist from Japan, a veteran multi-string instrumentalist from the UK and an Australian reedman, composer and creator of uncountable reed and woodwind instruments. With their exquisite melodies, sophisticated rhythms and the vocals…

Unbranded

Four young Cowboys hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West. The trip became an epic journey of self-discovery, tested friendships, and iconic landscapes that included runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeos, sickness, injury, and death. The Audience Award winner at Telluride Mountainfilm and Hot Docs Film Festival, Unbranded is a soaring tale of danger and resilience, an emotionally charged odyssey that shines a bright light on the complex plight America's wild horses.    

End of Fashion

End of Fashion have reunited to celebrate 10 years since the release of their much-loved debut self-titled album.  Cast minds back to 2006 for a second – Millions start signing up to a new social media platform called Facebook, the Beaconsfield mining disaster grips Australia, the Xbox 360 is released worldwide and aussie band, End of Fashion release an iconic self-titled debut that resonates with thousands across this great southern land and beyond.  To say the band’s debut record was successful is a massive understatement. Lead single ‘Oh Yeah’reached number eight in the triple j Hottest 100 of 2005, sandwiched between Wolfmother and The White Stripes. ‘Oh…

The Davs 10th year anniversary

Come celebrate The Davs 10th year anniversary ! Some DAVs stats: 31 band members, 7 albums, over 700 shows, a WAM award and several nominations, 100,000 plus kilometres regional touring ... all this in a decade of the Davs. Can’t believe we are going stronger than ever; still one of the most active originals dance bands on the WA circuit. So it’s going to be a major party on Friday at Mojos with our special guests – The Barefeet Sojourns and DJ UpFront. It will be a night of dance dance and more dance; be prepared!   

Live Bands every Friday

LIVE bands are BACK at The Federal Hotel Every Friday Night from 9pm   March Friday 3rd - Jetpack Friday 10th - Mr Undercover Friday 17th - Special Guests TBC Friday 24th March - Mr Undercover Friday 31st March - Mr Undercover   April   Friday 7th - Jetpack Friday 14th - Jetpack Friday 21st - Jetpack Friday 28th - Jetpack   Kitchen open open all day 12pm - 9pm / Dinner reservations call 08 9335 1645

Convict History Tour

Step back in time to discover the fascinating convict history of Fremantle Prison, Western Australia’s only World Heritage listed building. Find out why almost 10,000 men were transported, how they built their own prison and helped to shape the future of Western Australia. Join one of our experienced tour guides and step back in time to discover the convict history of Western Australia’s most significant heritage attraction. Arriving in Fremantle in 1850, the job of the first convicts was to build themselves a prison. Construction of Fremantle Prison began in 1852, and by 1855 convicts had moved into the partially completed…

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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.