Events & Festivals

Escape from Pompeii: the Untold Roman Rescue

A new international exhibition Escape from Pompeii: the Untold Roman Rescue reveals the story of the dramatic rescue attempt following one of history’s most devastating natural disasters – the eruption of Mt Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii in 79 AD. While many know of the tragic eruption that buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, very few know that the Roman Navy attempted to evacuate people affected by the eruption or of the navy’s important role in the success of the Roman Empire. The exhibition features rare artefacts from Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Bay of Naples in a breath-taking…

Tom Walsh Band

Tenor saxophone titans Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Walter Smith and Ben Wendel are some of the legends responsible for influencing Tom Walsh's Trio. Lead by emerging saxophonist, Tom Walsh, the Trio performs an exciting blend of swinging jazz standards and modern grooves with exuberance and finesse. Naturally, the trio line-up brings together some of the best WA talent, Giane Hladin on drums and Austin Salisbury on Keys. 

WAYJO Signature Series WAYJO Swings

It’s swing time in the Port City! Fremantle is set to jump and jive as WAYJO delivers a set designed to get your toes tapping, your feet moving and your heart pumping. The Tuesday Night Orchestra will be lighting up the stage of the Fly By Night Musicians Club while you burn up the dance floor. Frock up, shine your shoes, and grab a partner for the most fun you can have on two legs. WAYJO Swings!Fri 6 Oct, 7.30pmFly By Night Musicians Clubflybynight.org

Make Your Own Woven Wall Hanging with Sunday Weaves

Create a beautiful woven wall hanging for your home on a simple handloom. Learn about the weaving process and various simple techniques. Define your colour palette, incorporating natural and recycled fibres into your design. This class is suitable for those with no experience weaving, to those with an intermediate level understanding who want to expand their knowledge. Each participant will take home their own wooden handloom. Bring:All tools, materials and morning tea will be provided. Date and Time:Saturday 14th October, 10:00am - 2:00pm The Experience:An enriching day of learning, making and conversation at Fremantle’s newest creative venue, Stackwood. About Phoebe:Phoebe…

SWA Freo EYP Night Sessions

Skateboarding WA Freo EYP Night Sessions.  100% skateboarding, good times and good crew. A casual night to just skate, meet some new people, a few sneaky games of skate and mini best trick but mostly just skating with good crew.  *Photo Credit Jordy (www.instagram.com/jordy_______)

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Leeuwin Tall Ship Sails

Our tall-ship sails on the STS Leeuwin II is an adventure for the whole family. Not only will you and your family be able to experience sailing on an 1850’s style barquentine ship, you will learn about our Youth Leadership Voyages and meet the crew who sail throughout the year. We invite those of all ages can join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the lines, take the helm and why not try some climbing aloft? If you just want to enjoy the Fremantle…

2017 Autism West Symposium

The must-see event in 2017 for individuals on the autism spectrum and their family members, educators, service providers and researchers. Friday 3 & Saturday 4 November 2017 We’re connecting and empowering people on the spectrum by showcasing inspirational speakers, people, organisations and thought leaders doing amazing work within the community. The 2017 Autism West Symposium will focus on ‘The Big Picture’, looking beyond childhood as those on the autism spectrum move into adulthood, with a particular focus on developing social skills, independence, and finding meaningful employment. The program will include presentations, break-out sessions, a fireside chat, and more. Who Is It For? Our annual symposium is for people on the autism spectrum and their families and carers, as well as educators, researches and health professionals. The Format Taking place across one and a half days, the 2017 Autism West Symposium will include presentations, break-out sessions, a fireside chat, and more. We will also be featuring employers and educational professionals championing the education and employment of those with ASD. *Early bird discounts available until 31 August 2017 The Speakers We have some exciting speakers already confirmed, including: Graeme Simsion - Best-selling author of ‘The Rosie Project Jeanette Purkis - Author, speaker and autism advocate Kerry Magro - Once non-verbal, he is now an international public speaker Jacquiline den Houting - Psychologist with lived experience with Asperger Syndrome Matt Schneider - CEO of Optika Solutions, where over 50% of the employees are on the autism spectrum Carla Burn - Network Leader and Mentor at the iCan Network Barb Cook - Founder and Editor in Chief of Spectrum Women Magazine Click here to download the event flyer. Venue:  Esplanade Hotel, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160 Event Date: Friday 3 November 2017 & Saturday 4 November 2017 Further information: Contact Autism West on 08 9383 6123 or email Event Coordinator, Janine Ripper, at marketing@autismwest.org.au.  Accomodation The 2017 Autism West Symposium will be held at the beautiful Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia. We have secured limited discounted accommodation at the Esplanade for those wanting to make the most of the event. To book and claim your discounted accommodation please click here. Booking Information: All tickets include Credit Card Processing Fee. Early bird discounts available until 31 August 2017 Registration fees include morning tea and lunch on Day One and morning tea on Day Two Autism West reserves the right to make changes to the program Autism West may ask you to present proof of your eligibility for a concession Please note that registration is non-refundable, but we are happy for you to transfer it to someone else.

Yoga at South Beach

Join us for yoga at the beautiful South Beach, Fremantle. Beach Yoga classes are a moving meditation in the sun, flowing with the breath and taking the time to relax and experience each posture. Suitable for all levels, including beginner students. Start your weekend enjoying your yoga practice in nature at the beautiful South Beach! Classes are located at Ocean Road, South Fremantle, just north of the South Beach Cafe.   7am to 8am Saturday throughout summer

Ladies Only Skate Sesh

Calling all the ladies!  Join the team from Skateboarding WA at the EYP on Tuesday nights in November 2017.  The sessions are open to females aged 15+ Those who can already skate and want to have a shred with others ladies, and for beginners who want to get on a board for the first time! Bring your own equipment or borrow a board and helmet on the night. * Participants under 18 will require parent/guardian signatures on their registration form. Registration forms: fill in on the night

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With Attitude

A solo exhibition of paintings by Karin Morris. The focus of this exhibition will be the natural environment. Looking at the role of trees in shaping people's consciousness of the world around them. Morris has investigated the idea that specific trees possess individual characteristics. Through her paintings Morris has highlighted the uniqueness of each tree to heighten people's awareness of this factor and in the process hopes that this will increase people's connections to the natural environment. These trees with their individual personalities speak to the passer-by and invite them in to share their world. These trees add value, colour…

Serbian Film Festival

With an ever growing number of attendees, the Serbian Film Festival is a major Serbian annual event, which continues, to attract more lovers of cinema. The festival will present a dynamic selection of Serbian feature films. Since 2001, the festival has showcased a selection of the latest sophisticated and vibrant films from Serbia, inviting Australian audiences to embark on a fantastic voyage of discovery. It is our joy to welcome new visitors and we wish you all a very happy Festival!

Eco Fashion Week Australia

 Eco Fashion Week Australia 2017 is the most significant event on the Perth fashion calendar. As Australia’s first and only Eco fashion week event, Hosted by ‘’Green Embassy’’ from November 23rd-27th, EFWA provides perfect platform to promote local and international talented eco designers, emerging designers and student designers to showcase their unique designs while providing Perth with one of a kind Eco fashion event in sustainability which involves community. Eco Fashion Week Australia- EFWA 2017 bring people together to celebrate amazing sustainable designs, runway shows, conferances, design and textile art exhibitions, student shows and awards.  The week will feature collections created using organic and natural materials as well as sustainable and ethical production methods. EFWA is passionate about creating a word where garments have a clean and positive story to tell.Celebrating garments that have been created with organic , re-cyled and up-cyled fabrics with traditional and hand crafted textile techniques.  EFWA collaborates with designers, artists, local community and remote interstate Aboriginal communities, media, businesses and educational programs as well as local governments to raise awareness for environmentally conscious fashion while provide support and courage to inspire all community members towards to sustainable future while fashion as vehicle. At international Eco Fashion Week Australia we aim to integrate Australia’s very own Eco Fashion Week celebration of Sustainability, design excellence and education. This innovative forward thinking event will feature:  • Textile art/design exhibition • Spectacular runway shows from international, national and local eco designers featuring the best in organic, handmade, local , re-cycled , up cycled , fair trade, ethical fashion and textiles • Informative discussions and panels with industry experts • Fashion , sustainability pop up shops, exhibitions • Student design & excellence awards • Opportunity for runway show to promote young student designers and give them opportunity to show their work to audience • Opening  gala night • Designer exhibition • Designer challenge • Environment /sustainability photography competition for schools The festivities will run 23rdth-27th November 2017. The goal is the ignite and inspire our community to change their perspective on fashion and its relation to environment and sustainability while providing platform to emerging designers, artists and models in fashion and creative industry. www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com

MSWA Ocean Ride 2017

The MSWA Ocean Ride is a unique cycling event that follows WA’s beautiful coastline, from Fremantle to Hillarys.  With five ride distances to choose from, there is something to suit all ages and capabilities. Routes include; ·         10km Family Ride  ·         30km Ride ·         50km Ride ·         70km Challenge ·         100km Challenge - New For more information, to register for the event or to volunteer, see www.mswaoceanride.org.au MSWA provides vital support and services to people living with all neurological conditions in Western Australia. The money we raise through our fundraising efforts goes directly to providing a range of support and services to people living with all neurological conditions in Western Australia.

Leeuwin End of Year Voyage

Celebrate the End of Year on board the Leeuwin End of Year Voyage. STS Leeuwin II is Western Australia’s own tall ship, a 3-masted 1850’s barquentine.  Meet new people, forge lasting friendships and an experience you’ll never forget! Voyage sails from Bunbury to Fremantle from 18-24 December.  Experience a week at sea: steer the ship, set and furl the sails, navigate the course and climb the 33m main mast. Grab a group of friends and join the crew for this amazing opportunity today. What will you get out of it?• Confident communication • Team work• Leadership• Resilience and• The adventure of a lifetime! Every participant is invited back to…

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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.