Events & Festivals

Holiday Kids Art Classes

Are you stuck for something fun to do during the holidays? Sign up now for a Creative Kids Art Club holiday workshop. On Monday October 2 you can create a Mandala artwork on fabric, a personalised artwork incorporating all of the things your child loves! All materials provided. (7 to 12 yrs) To see our full program or to book online visit

Makerspace - It's all about play, rhyme and story

This holiday activity invites you to hear stories, songs and rhymes and stay to make play resources or publish books. We’ll be mixing playdough, making simple shakers and toys for babies and toddlers, writing and illustrating 8-page books and publishing them. 3 October - Hilton PCYC , 32 Paget Street Hilton (this event will be auslan interpreted) 5 October - Fremantle City Library, Town Hall Centre William Street Fremantle  


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Pennywise Full Circle Australian Tour

2017 sees the 20th anniversary of the exhilarating, inspiring and brilliant album that helped define a genre. ‘Full Circle’ is the emotional and pivotal album that followed the tragic death of founding member and bassist Jason Mathew Thirsk. Dedicated to the memory of Thirsk, ‘Full Circle’ is hard as nails, reflective and ultimately redemptive. For the first time in history PENNYWISE will be performing ‘Full Circle’ in its entirety. Australian fans will get to witness one of the most blistering and emotional performances ever by the Hermosa Beach legends.There is only one other band on the planet worthy enough to join…

5000 Poppies Project

2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the First World War. As part of commemorating this, the Australian War Memorial will be creating a stunning large scale installation of 60, 000 hand made poppies, carpeting the grounds for Remembrance Day. Each poppy will represent one life lost in World War I. Online group 5000 Poppies is leading the charge and has put a call out to skilled knitters and crocheters. We would like to help them to their goals! They currently have around 18,000- 20,000 already made but there is still a long way to go! A second project is planned…


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David Giles Freedom School Painting Workshops

Do you dream of being an artist? Or just want to have fun painting? Join award-winning artist David Giles for his monthly one day painting workshops at Studio 11 in Fremantle. The workshops, held in a lovely cottage with courtyard/garden setting, run from 11am - 4pm on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday each month. You choose which day/s to attend. Suitable all levels, including complete beginner Focus on personal expression and connecting with your inner creative self Includes demonstration by David Giles​​ VENUE: Studio Eleven, 11 Captains Lane, Fremantle DATES: 7,8,9 or 10 September; 5,6,7 or 8 October; 2,3,4 or 5 November and 7,8, 9 or 10 December. TIME:…

GMG Gillian Moorman Group

GMG is a sophisticated mix of jazz, blues and soul.  Taking jazz standards and pop classics from Billie Holiday to Steely Dan and adding a contemporary and original flavour.  Joining Gillian Moorman on vocals, Alex Borthwick (guitar), Manoli Vouyoucalos (bass) and Pete Evans (drums) are all exceptionally talented regulars on the Perth music scene and bring together an exciting mix of jazz, funk and blues influences taking you on a journey from a New York speakeasy to an an intimate jazz club in New Orleans.  Watch an authentic musical connection happen when these four people play the music they love…

The Left Bank Beer Club October

Join us for the October edition of our Beer Club on Thursday 5th October 2017, featuring White Lakes Brewing - West Garden - Vernon Arms Tavern!Learn more about this new brewery from Baldivis - located in a beautiful spot across the road from the salt lake.Meet the Brewer Sean and learn all about the brewery and their delicious beers! Tastings on the night will include:AmberSummerDraughtStandardDarkWitThe Amber will be available as our Beer of the Month for $10 a pint throughout October.Sit back, listen to some beer stories, taste the range, enjoy some nibbles and then take your own Beer Glass…

The Music of Faith No More

Live n Loud Thursdays presents: Faith No More performed by Laith No More Thursdays at The Newport Hotel is all about live music performed loud by leading musicians! Expect to hear all the hits from leading locals Laith Tyranny (Bible Bashers, Fear Of Comedy), Karl Hiller (Duende Indalo, solo), Joe Southwell (Helen Shanahan, freelance) and Russell Loasby (Michael Savage, Big Orange, Institut Polaire, The Autumn Isles)

Fremantle Craft Beer Tour Cruise

Love beer? Fremantle has quickly become a haven for beer enthusiasts and what better way to immerse yourself in beer than with Captain Cook Cruises’ new Fremantle Craft Beer Tour and Cruise. The full day tour and cruise allows you to take in amazing sights as you cruise down the Swan River, before disembarking for an informative walking tour to three of Fremantle’s top bars. This tour includes extensive beer tastings of some of the best beers Western Australia and Fremantle have to offer, along with a mouth-watering pub lunch.  Alternatively, enjoy a cider or other replacement drink of your…

Arctic Monkeys performed by Moscow Mules

MOSCOW MULES RETURN Intended as a one trick pony, the Newport Record Club-birthed, Moscow Mules banded together to perform Arctic Monkeys modern classic and fastest selling debut album by a band, ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’. When thousands of people began flocking to the Facebook event, it became apparent this jamboree wasn’t going to be the last. The show sold out leaving many stranded at the door seeing Fremantle’s Newport Hotel reaching capacity. A successful night saw a very chaotic and enthused crowd belting out their love for the album, singing along to all the dance-floor…

Helen Townsend and The Wayward Hearts

Hot off the plane from Nashville ready to play some tunes back home! Join Helen Townsend and the Wayward Hearts as we help you get your weekend started! Helen Townsend is one of those rare artists who genuinely lives music, understands it’s power and knows how to harness it to tell a story which gathers you up and sweeps you along.


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Kingswood with The Vanns Dear Seattle

Kingswood will round out 2017 in spectacular style, with a mammoth national tour that sees them landing all over this wide and wonderful land and will be the first time new tracks from their latest LP, After Hours, Close To Dawn will have been played live in some of these areas. After Hours, Close To Dawn, was a creative evolution in sound for the gents from Kingswood. Their second release to debut in the ARIA top 10, cultivating a bunch of new radio favourites, like ‘Golden’, ‘Creepin’ and ‘Atmosphere’.It follows on from their debut album Microscopic Wars, and saw them power…

Oktoberfest Beer Market

Every Saturday in October we’re celebrating Belgium’s best beers at Marine Lounge Bar Fremantle with the Oktoberfest Beer Market. Grab your mates and get down to Fremantle to enjoy a sunny Saturday on Marine Terrace featuring: Beer flights featuring Stella Artois, Leffe Blonde and Hoegaarden Pretzels A live Oompah band on the 14th and 21st  PLUS buy a pint of Stella Artois and enter the draw to WIN the Ultimate Take-Home Party Park: A Kegerator bar fridge, a keg of Stella Artois and six branded glasses. The prize will be drawn at the end of the month. The Belgian Beer Festivals are…

Granny Squares are the New Black

Crochet begins with the Granny Square! You know the one, you’ve seen it in the pile of colourful blankets on your granny’s couch, or in the cheerful blanket that always hung over the back of your grandad’s favourite chair. But a granny square isn’t just a blanket. A basic crochet Granny Square can become anything you want! A cosy blanket? Sure. A bright cushion? Why not? A snuggly jumper? Now we’re talking! The end product is only limited by your imagination. In this three hour workshop, you will be provided with all the tools needed to create your first (of…

Raspberry Pi Python API to Minecraft Class

One-day Intensive Introduction to Python and Raspberry Pi Python API to Minecraft - 10 am to 3 pm - Lunch included. For ages 11+ Gizmo Cats STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - using a Raspberry Pi SBC (single-board computer) to gain a basic understanding of Python programming and ‘Physical Computing'. Physical Computing means building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the real world.In this hands-on course we go from an introduction of and power-up of a Raspberry Pi SBC, its' operating system (Raspian, a Linux derivative), wiring simple circuits and communicating with those circuits (in the real-world), an introduction to Python Programming as well as Python API programming into Minecraft™ Pi (a virtual-world).  Pre-requests: None. {Optional: Bring your own USB memory stick to for own back-ups; purchase a Raspberry Pi SBC - but not required.} Objective: To Have Fun! Play with the basic concepts behind our devices we use every day. Learn by doing fun hands-on physical computing activities to understand our human relationship to the digital world. We are located3 blocks from train station, next to National Hotel, upstairs.

Corner Store presents Crochet Knitting Class with Ly

Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet and knit? Now is the time! The lovely Lynn Jones is a master of craft and will be teaching a much requested introduction to crochet and knitting lesson at our Fremantle store. All materials included to start your wooly journey off! Morning tea and a delicious treat from The Little Polka Dot Pantry is also included.


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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.