Community events

1967 YES The People Spoke

The City of Fremantle is collaborating with Urban Indigenous to present a commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. The commemoration is centered in sharing stories of individual connections to the referendum presented in live personal exchanges. These exchanges will take place in and around Fremantle and culminate in a larger family friendly event. Sharing stories enables connections between individuals and their communities to be made. Through each personal story the importance of the ‘YES’ vote in 1967 will be shared, an intimate reflection about what this historic result means not only for the individuals sharing their story, but for all Australians. Through the program of events the commemoration aims to engage in new audiences with indigenous stories in a way that is personal and unexpected. A series of pop up performances will take place in various locations across the city announced online each day. The ‘surprise’ performance/sharing widens engagement and offers new ways to people to engage with each other. On Saturday the 27 May all the storytellers will gather and share their stories in a live performance at the iconic Fremantle location of Clancy’s. This family friendly event will be hosted by Urban Indigenous and encourage sharing through conversation and food and celebrate the power of people coming together. In 1967 the Australian people spoke loudly through their votes to make positive change together, it was the biggest ‘YES’ vote in history on any Commonwealth referendum to date. Event locations: Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May: pop up locations around Fremantle (TBA) Saturday 27 May: 12 pm to 3 pm, Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle  … Urban Indigenous Urban Indigenous celebrates Aboriginal Australia, respects Aboriginal culture and loves Aboriginal Australians.  Urban Indigenous is committed to authentic Aboriginal content, addressing reconciliation and closing the gap strategies and challenging stereotypes.  Urban Indigenous school incursions are engaging, intimate, fun, interesting, and whole-heartedly committed to reconciliation in Australia.

Join us for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

And help us reach our fundraising target! Come in-store with a friend or two, or your work colleagues, try our high tea-inspired gelato flavours and donate what you can - the money we raise will help fund vital cancer research, prevention programs, advocacy and support services for people across Australia.  

Australias Biggest Morning Tea 2017

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is Cancer Council Australia's most popular fundraising event and the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia. The City of Fremantle will be hosting a Biggest Morning Tea in Kings Square to raise funds and awareness for Cancer Council Australia.  This year's event will feature a performance by Mama Red Quartet along with guest poet Dennis Haskell. Come down to Kings Square and show your support for this worthy cause, gold coin donations will be taken on the day with all money raised going to fund research, prevention and support services for those affected by cancer. 

Whadjuk Heritage and Roundhouse Tour

Take the Nyoongar Heritage Tour with Whadjuk guide at Bathers Beach. Learn about traditional seasonal movements, bush tucker, separate roles of women and men, trading networks, dialects on Nyoongar language and the impact of settlement including the Roundhouse and Rottnest Island. The tour takes about an hour then debrief at a café nearby.  

Artwalk Freo 2017

Discover the magic of colour and artistic creation at Artwalk Freo 2017 27 and 28 May. AWF is a Fremantle based artist collective. Over two days the public are offered a unique opportunity to enter the living work spaces of established Fremantle artists Michael Knight, Trevor Richards, Penny Bovell, Ian de Souza, Annette Seeman, John Teschendorff, Eveline Kotai and Jo Darbyshire.  Guest artists will also be present and are listed below. This year, the Artwalk Freo circuit covers four kilometers. Enjoy strolling or cycling through the local streetscape as you stop and explore the secret workings of the host artists’ home studios. If public transport is your preference, check the services listed on www.artwalkfreo.com “getting there”. Cars are welcome, but less fun. Some of the Artwalk Freo studios are works of art themselves. An artist's studio is where all the inspiration, sketches, thoughts and ideas merge to become something wonderful. Visitors will discover how these living spaces relate and intersect with the artists' oeuvre. The inventive process can be a solitary one and people rarely have the opportunity to glimpse inside a working studio and to engage in conversation with the artist.  Here’s your chance! This is a free entry biennial community event. New work, early work and studies will be available for sale and each artist will have their own payment options: receipted cash, credit card, direct deposit and lay-by. Refreshments and other treats will also be available for sale, courtesy of community groups. GUEST ARTISTS: Studio 1 Anna Mulders and Harvey Mullen. Studio 2 Theo Koning and Frank Morris. Studio 3 George Howlett and Tom Freeman Studio 4 Jesse from Rocket Boy Designs Studio 5 Stephen Spurrier’s works Studio 7 Ruth Vickers and Annabel Dixon   Proudly supported by City of Fremantle

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North Fremantle Community Day

A day to come down and get in touch with your community. Its a free family friendly fun day for all to support your local football club and primary school. You can expect:Live MusicJumping CastlesFood TrucksPetting ZoosFace PaintingFire Truck DisplayCake StallsFootball GamesAnd much much more... So come down Network, Socialise and Support....and bring ya dog!Proudly Sponsored by Shellabears Real Estate and Camerich Furniture

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Asana X Ale

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Kraken

A midwinters blaze. Enjoy a day of free community activities as the Bathers Beach Art Precinct comes to life for this winter warmer for the whole family. Participate in workshops, eat something delicious, grab a tasty drink and be a part of the sunset bonfire! (weather conditions permitting) Photo by Sam Luckman


Community events

Fremantle has a great selection of community events for the whole family. There is also some great live music from local bands, dance classes, workshops and much more so make sure you check out our list of events to make sure you don’t miss some of the great local things to do in Fremantle.