All aspiring young pirate recruits are invited to come aboard for a short tour of the Duyfken Replica this Easter weekend (15 - 17 April 2017) as part of the fun of the Fremantle Street Arts Festival. You can join the crew and discover what life was like aboard a real Spice Trader ship that sailed and did battle on the waters off Indonesia 400 years ago. Make sure you come dressed in your best pirate outfit!
Events & Festivals
Keep an eye on your drinks; a pair of bogan bikie cockies have been unleashed on Freo. With their sulphur-crested mohawks, leather jackets and pierced beaks, there’s sure to be deliciously cheeky antics afoot. SURREAL MCCOY Acts, United Kingdom Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
Join Marc and Svetlana on a wild ride down a road paved with unicorns, abundant hair and bananas. They have filled their excess baggage with glitzy, glamorous acts that will amaze, perplex and ultimately inspire people to believe in the magic of love. Swimming in the waters of classic cabaret and cresting the wave of in-your-face interactive madness, their performance will test the lines between reality and absurdity, humour and taboo. *Audio Description is available for the performace on Sunday 16 April. For more info click here. Daredevil Chicken, USA. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
One of Australia's finest and most original classical guitarists. Tom Ward takes audiences on a musical journey as he makes his guitar sing like a balaika folk orchestra one minute then weep with melodies the next. Australia Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
What do fantasies look like when we live them out? Two dancers meet at the point between love and exasperation – a place where movements and desires clash with the clumsiness of the bodies they inhabit. Confrontation and passion merge as the performers embark upon a dazzling dance that is both volatile and touching. HURyCAN, Spain. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
What happens when a green man, packed with green accessories and a green scooter lands in our streets? He interacts with people using his crazy mind and vivid imagination to create funny and surprising improvisations that will have you seeing green for weeks. Adrian Schvarzstein, Spain. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
The cream of Perth’s roving street bands perform a song each with the Music Mill, a solar powered sound sculpture made up of many automated musical instruments including glockenspiel, marimba, drums and cowbell. Each instrument is manually programmed through the use of pins and lift arms to create different melodies and rhythms. It’s like a giant toy which brings joy to the child in all of us. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
This unique interdisciplinary performance explores the roles of private, public andinner personal walls through dance and live digital graffiti art. Combining all kinds of urban graffiti into one playful story the show follows the evolution of a character from her birth, through her fights, until she discovers special inner powers. Bandart Productions, Hungary. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
This pair of working dogs is out and about on the street with their noses finely tuned. Ready to pick up a whiff from any angle, they 'll be nosing you up to check that you smell sweet! SURREAL MCCOY Acts, United Kingdom Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
This exuberant man/dog hybrid is a very handy accessory for the lovely Countess Rosa and his a VERY good boy. Starting at South Terrace from 8 pm. Cocoloco Acts, United Kingdom Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
Blues & Roots band Kim Bettenay and The Passing Strays Live at Moondyne Joes in Fremantle. "The Home of Live Music!" Unique Perth Blues & Roots Band performing Exciting & Eclectic Rock n Roll classics, rare gems & everything in between played on weird-ass guitars!
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Manipulated live by a new media artist, giant 3D hands play with a dancer like a puppet, creating an intriguing duet. Watch as they fight, play and flirt in a funny play of light and technology. Bandart Productions, Hungary. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
Celebrate Easter with the whole family over a special buffet lunch on Easter Sunday in Fremantle. Enjoy a buffet with all the trimmings including unlimited soft drinks, kids activities, face painting, Easter egg hunt and use of the Dolphin Pool when dining in (don't forget your bathers). Book early to avoid dissapointment.
Two cleaning ladies set out to clean up Freo with mime and sound effects. Although they talk much more than they clean. Cocoloco Acts, United Kingdom Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
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…
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.