Events & Festivals

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. 

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!

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

A Few Good Men

This broadway smash sizzles on stage when two marines are charged with the brutal murder of a young soldier.  In this high stakes courtroom thriller, the young 'Harvard-mouth' lawyer in charge of their defence starts to look for the truth.  Conspiracy murder, corruption and the US Code of Military "honour" -in a courtroom all lies and sins will be laid.  Come and support your local Fremantle talent. 

Collaboration Dinner Bib Tucker

The 2017 winter season will see Bib & Tucker host a series of events with Scott Bridger, Executive Chef of Bib & Tucker and May Street Larder, at the helm along with a variety of special guests. First up is the Collaboration Dinner on Tuesday 30th May with Scott and special guest Nelly Robinson from the acclaimed nel. Restaurant in Sydney. Guests will enjoy a seven-course dinner, paired with our new winter hot gin cocktail menu also launching that night. Rob Broadfield, Food Editor for The West Australian, will host. Back by popular demand is the Honey Degustation Dinner on…

Sing Sing Sing Not Your Normal Choir

Are we a traditional choir? No! We are an open participation group where anybody who wants to attend is welcome to sing and perform as part of the choir.revolves around one song. Each week revolves around one song. The amazing David Harwood teaches the arrangements to participants, and then we end the hour of song by performing the newly learnt song. Every couple of months we will perforate our weekly meetings with even bigger meetings in magnificent places, with magnificent guests. What do you say. Let's get singing! Songs so far include: Sweet Child O Mine (GNR), Am I Ever…

Beginner Yoga Course

One class a week for six consecutive weeks. This course focuses on introducing the foundations of your yoga practice in a safe and nurturing environment. Suitable for all levels of ability and body types. To secure your place for $99, please visit our website.

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Fremantle Town Hall External Conservation - the inside story

Listen to an account of the recent conservation works to the Fremantle Town Hall – the history of the building, the challenges of conservation and construction, the unexpected discoveries, the traditional trades and materials and the future of this iconic Fremantle building.

Australia, Trump and the American alliance: a free talk by Dr Daniel Baldino

Since 1951, the ANZUS alliance has been the holy grail of Australian security and defence policy. Our relationship with America has been real and durable. We have, historically, relied on its promise that ANZUS will guarantee Australia’s security in a changing world. Yet many questions remain about American alliance.  On whose terms is it based, and under what conditions will it hold?  Daniel Baldino, Notre Dame’s security and strategy expert, will consider how the American alliance has shaped Australia’s past and—under the Trump presidency—guess how it will shape our future. Due to the popularity of Notre Dame’s festival talks, this…

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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.