Events & Festivals

It's Time (and Time Again): Elections that made history, a free talk by Assoc Prof Martin Drum

When Gough Whitlam persuaded Australians in 1972 that it was time for a change, he ushered in the modern age of political campaigning. Labor strategist, Bruce Hawker, has since suggested that the Whitlam campaign “became the gold mark for future successful elections. Perhaps it was the high water mark, too.”  There is little doubt that Australian history has been shaped by powerful and dramatic electoral moments.  This is a fantastic opportunity to hear Martin Drum, Notre Dame’s well-known political analyst, explore those elections that made history.

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!

17 Pizza & Pint FRIDAYS 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.

A little historical tour… of the Little Creatures Brewery

It started with a group of mates with a love of beer and a former crocodile farm. From these humble beginnings on the water’s edge in Fremantle came an awesome, hop-driven American Pale Ale with distinctive aroma and delicious flavour…and the start of the Little Creatures journey. From there you probably all think you know the story…. but do you? Join us for an in depth, historical tour through the Little Creatures brewery. Learn our story, about our site and our brewing process and the history of craft brewing in WA and Australia.     Finish off with a guided tasting of…

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Fisherman Style #132

Fisherman Style #132: 11th Birthday Bashment is a family friendly event happening in the empty block across the road from Mojo’s Bar. This reggae dancehall community event will celebrate the 11th anniversary of the longest running reggae night in the Southern hemisphere, Fisherman Style – regularly held at North Freo Icon of multiculture - Mojo’s Bar! Bringing you the vibes will be Earthlink Sound, Crucial Rockers featuring Grace Barbe and more special guests, as well as pop-up food stalls serving up the best in Jamaican-style street food. The event will start at 6pm and will run until 10pm. Entry is…

4 week Meditation Course

Meditation brings a calming to the nervous system that undoes the damage of continuous overstimulation due to our environment and lifestyles. There are over 100 benefits from meditation in our physical body.It also helps balance the emotional body, reveal the joy in life and assist us in a masterful purpose.Now is the time to learn to meditate and to love meditation!Hridaya is an expert in the field and will bring us a clear and nourishing 4 week course.For the four week program and to book in visit the website for tickets.Price: $99 for 4 Week Course

Beer thru the Ages… a beer quiz through time

Beer is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced, dating back to at least the fifth millennium BC. Today, the brewing industry is a global business producing almost 2 billion hectoliters a year and the craft beer industry in one of the fasting growing and exciting industries worldwide. How did we go from caveman drinking fermented gruel 7,000 years ago to the beer bellied hipsters of today... still drinking fermented gruel? Learn all about the history of this timeless nectar at the Little Creature’s Beer thru the Ages… a beer quiz through time.  Test your knowledge, win some prizes,…

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Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

The Fremantle Symphony Orchestra and friends present an evening of vibrant classics in the historic Fremantle Town Hall. Guest conductor Dr Alan Lourens will bring to life the flamboyant brilliance of Berlioz's flamboyant Roman Carnival Overture and the youthful genius of Prokofiev's Classical Symphony.

Wamed Festival

Orientele Expression (Friday)  All aboard for an evening of Eastern Dreaming. Delight in bellydance performances from the Middle East in a technicolor explosion of talent, featuring international, interstate and local dancers in an eclectic mix of styles and disciplines. Tribal Odyssey (Saturday) Hear the rhythm, join the caravan and feel the fusion descend with this heady evening of tribal, experimental and fusion performances, from the earthy goddesses to the serpentine. Join local and interstate artists for an exploration of cutting edge fusion and tribal dance.  

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Hemispheres 5: music of the world

For the third instalment of the Hemispheres series, PS Art Space is proud to welcome Award Winning Musician Adam Hall who will be joining forces with performers from the Buena Vista Social Club and the Velvet Playboys.Hailing from Havana in Cuba, Lazaro Numa Pompa (Trumpet), Pablo Calzado (Drums) and Camila Cortina Bello (Piano) have performed with the BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB.They will combine with members of the Velvet Playboys for an evening of passion, dancing and 'Pura Vida'.This 7 piece band will take on the music of the Buena Vista Social Club as well as songs from COLDPLAY, ROLLING STONES, THE EAGLES, ELVIS and many more. Fusing cuban classics with soul music into a unique, genre bending performance.

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Vintage Adventure Travel Series - One Map For Two

Two Italian buddies score a pair of 175cc Ducatis and whizz around the unspoilt world of the 1950s, filming as they go, their footage lies forgotten for decades, until now. Tartarini and Monetti were just a pair of regular post-war tutti-frutti Italian teens. Unimpressed that for a few decades ‘the trains ran on time’, they realise that there are plenty of roads that lead away from Rome. Naturally, like any sane people, they intuitively cognate that this planet is best enjoyed by motorbike, and with 350cc wedged between their collective thighs they set off for the unknown. Their experience is…

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. heritage tour

One of the world’s largest global shipping companies, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., recently completed extensive renovations to the Elders Building at 11 Cliff Street, Fremantle. MSC is aware that the refurbishment of this famous building created a lot of interest within the local community due to the size and scale of the project. The company has decided to showcase this amazing building and its history to all interested members of the Fremantle community and public during the Fremantle Heritage Festival. MSC will be offering two free guided tours through the building. Tour time approximately 45 minutes. Entry via main…

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Liv in style - Styling your apartment workshop

Join interior stylist Anna Flanders and a selection of home interior experts, for an inspiring session on how to dress your Liv apartments space using the latest trends and styles at affordable prices. You will have the opportunity to purchase items, receive discounts, tips and techniques when you move into your new apartment at Liv.

Fremantle Prison Art Tour

Join one of our experienced Guides for this exclusive tour showcasing convict and prisoner artwork, including Aboriginal and European Landscapes, Dot Paintings, Graffiti and Tattoo Art. Participants aged 18+ will receive a complimentary copy of 'Art Behind Bars: Murals and Graffiti of Fremantle Prison' inclusive of ticket price. *Due to the majority of the artwork being located upstairs this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs Warning: Please note some artwork on this tour contains graphic images and text which could be offensive to some people. This tour is not recommended for people who are offended easily or for younger children.

Sense & Spontaneity

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Austen plus impro equals a great time out! Join Austenphiles Esther Longhurst and Jessica Messenger on a joyful, 'Certified Boyfriend Friendly' romp through Sense and Spontaneity - the novelist's seventh and previously undiscovered novel... Completely unscripted and improvised, no two shows are alike! Come fall in love with this charming all-ages adventure full of bonnets, balls, romance and ridiculousness. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll bring your mum! She'll thank you. "A warm hug of an improvised show" - Stage Whispers SOLD OUT - FRINGE WORLD 2016 & 2017, FREMANTLE FESTIVAL 2014, and FREMANTLE…

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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.