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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

The biggest round the world yacht race is returning to Fremantle! Welcome the Clipper Race crew and twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts as they arrive at the Fremantle Sailing Club following their 4,754 nautical mile race across the notoriously tough Southern Ocean. Track the progress of the fleet online at clipperroundtheworld.com/raceviewer. Returning to Fremantle for the first time since 2005, the stopover in November will be the first taste of Australia for the twelve Clipper Race teams, who started their epic adventure in Liverpool, UK, on August 20. A highlight of the Clipper Race's visit to Fremantle will be the open boat tours; a chance for the public to step on board one of the stripped out ocean racing yachts and hear first hand what it takes to race in the ultimate ocean adventure. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is raced by people like you. More than 700 people from all walks of life and representing 41 different nationalities are taking part in the 40,000 nautical mile, eleven month race around the globe. Among the crew will be local man Trevor Taylor, who is completing the entire circumnavigation on board PSP Logistics.  The Clipper Race yachts will start arriving in Fremantle from November 21 and will be berthed at the beautiful Fremantle Sailing Club until the race to Sydney begins on Saturday 2 December. Race Start will be an occasion not to be missed, and will be a great opportunity to see the yachts as they race close to the shore before heading out, once again, to the open sea. For more details, please see the Clipper Race website clipperroundtheworld.com and see you in November!

FREE Bike Hire Little Creatures Brewery

Grab a bike for the day and explore our Fremantle community. There is no charge for a bike rental, just pop in to the Little Creatures Brewhouse and ask a Creature to help you out (Photo I.D. and Credit Card details are needed as deposit).

Eco Fashion Week Pop Up Shop

We're pleased to be hosting this year's Eco Fashion Week Australia pop up designer shop, at our Fremantle store! From the 20th-28th of November, a collection of unique, eco-friendly, Aussie designers will be showcasing their wares alongside ours, with part-proceeds going straight to RSPCA WA and animals in need! #EFWA2017 EFWA2017 Australian fashion designers who will have items for sale in Reloved – Green Embassy, Skylark, Alteva, Arcaro Couture, Lima Jordan, Vitamin By Sonalika, Curtin Springs, Eco Fashion Sewing, Sista Of Jack, Barbwirenose, Heke Design, Things of Substance, Claudi, Fabric of Nature, Stain, Azulant Akora, Jude Taylor, Chaynika, Simone Arnol,…

Made Local Summer Market

The Made Local Market is back at Stackwood just in time for your Christmas shopping. The summer edition of the market will focus on local makers, and will host more than 30 stalls selling locally made gifts and wares such as ceramic planters, artist prints, textiles and jewellery.  The market will host food trucks Comida do Sul and Eat No Evil, and stall Flitch and Leaven serving up Brazilian street food and classic food truck fare. Stacked Cafe will be serving coffee and Mary Street Bakery doughnuts to satisfy your sweet tooth, plus mexican icey poles by local outfit La Paleta. Earth Friendly Arts will join us again to provide…

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Craft Beer Tap Takeover @ Piggys

Join us for our birthday party and a Feral vs Pirate Life Tap head-to-head tap takeover battle!  Each brewery will be given five taps to hawk their goods (some familiar and some not), with the hopes of emptying their kegs and being crowned the beer king of Piggy’s! Our regular menu is taking a break for the day, and the chefs are putting on a special, one day only, WA Beer Week menu of delicious beer-filled treats that will be sure to fill your bellies. Bar Snacks, Meaty treats, and beer inspired ice cream sandwiches (yep, you read that right-…

Fremantle Beer Hop | WA Beer Week

Introducing the Freo Beer Hop! 6 Fremantle breweries being showcased at 6 different venues around Fremantle. South Fremantle Brewing, Little Creatures Brewing, Gage Roads Brewing, Innate Brewing, Monk Brewery and Kitchen and Otherside Brewing will be teaming up with some of Freo’s finest watering holes to bring you a day of WA Beer Week fun! Hop from venue to venue throughout the afternoon and continue into the night with a Beer Hop After Party at one of Fremantle’s hidden gems, The Navy Club, featuring local bands, DJs and food alongside a damn fine Fremantle tap line-up. Stop by any of the following venues from 2-8 (Free entry) for beer and food specials, to meet the brewers and to indulge in some WA Beer Week fun, or simply hop your way into the after party at the Navy Club from 6 till late ($10 in advance, $15 on the door). Fremantle Participating VenuesHoly SmokesSail and AnchorStable HandsLittle CreaturesThe Monk Brewery and KitchenThe Navy Club (from 6 – late) Entry to Navy Club is $10 via eventbrite, $15 on the door. Get your tickets in advance or risk missing out on the ultimate WA Beer Week party

Transform your public speaking confidence

One of the best ways to build your confidence is to do public speaking.  One of the best ways to start your public speaking journey is by joining Fremantle Quaynote Toastmasters. We meet every Monday evening from 6 pm - 7.30 pm at the Fremantle Bowls Club, with supper to follow. Come to your first meeting for free to find out what it's all about.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/242039039618528/

Voicebox 27 November

Voicebox Monday poetry at Café@The Rose with special guests: Reneé Pettitt-Schipp, Jenny Blackford, & Scott-Patrick Mitchell + open mic + fab food & drink; ground floor Rose Hotel 78 Stirling Highway, North Fremantle (parking front and rear, 200m from North Freo train station); 6:30 for café, 7–9pm for poetry $10/$6

Stackfeast Comida do Sul Wednesdays at Stackwood

You will find Comida do Sul at Stackwood every Wednesday night through summer serving up Brazillian street eats and community vibes in our newly renovated backyard. The first evening of STACKFEAST kicks off 18th of October with charcoal meats, tropical salads, beans & rice, and gluten-free / vegetarian options.  Comida do Sul landed in the Perth scene back in 2013. Run by husband and wife duo, Dany Flauzino and Joel Rees, set out to bring the best of Brazilian street food to downtown Fremantle.  Comida do Sul, roughly translates to ‘food of the South’, and showcases the traditional yet exotic flavours of home-cooked…

Fremantle Long Table Dinner

Join us to launch the festive season in Fremantle set in the magnificent setting of the newly heritage listed West End. Dine in the middle of the street, enjoying a festive 3 course dinner with wine and be entertained by comedians, live band, charity auctions, street performers, Santa Claus and so much more.   This unique event is on Thursday 30th November from 6PM. All profits are going to St Patrick’s Support Centre, helping homeless and disadvantaged people. Last year's event was a sell out, so don't miss out and book your ticket today. Proudly presented by The National Hotel, Fremantle BID and St Patrick's Community Support Centre www.fremantlelongtable.com.au    

NEVER AGAIN Book Launch

Celebrate the launch of Never Again - Reflections on Environmental Responsibility after Roe 8 with speeches, music, poetry, food, drink, great company at the Fremantle Town Hall! Book your FREE ticket on Eventbrite! DOORS OPEN AT 5PM | BOOK LAUNCH AT 6PM. FOLLOWED BY MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT UNTIL 10PM Food by KAZOOMIES and drinks by STRANGE COMPANY will be available to purchase throughout the evening. This is promising to be a magical evening with many contributions from our wonderful community including reflections and readings by Reverend Sealin Garlett and Corina Abraham, music by Ben Moody, Jordan McRobbie, Public Son, Michael Bo'azz, Dilip Parek, Digby Hill and DJ Henry Kissinger as well as poems by John Kinsella, Nandi Chinna and others. This event is hosted by the Beeliar Group and UWA Publishing and supported by the City of Fremantle. WHAT WE ARE CELEBRATING: Almost exactly a year after the fences went up around the Roe 8 reserve, the Beeliar Group and their community partners are launching their book on the Roe 8 saga: Never Again - Reflections on Environmental Responsibility after Roe 8 written by The Beeliar Group and published by UWA Publishing. The lead-up to the 2017 Western Australian state election saw a large and lively protest over the construction of stage 8 of the Roe Highway (Roe 8) and the Perth Freight Link. Years of opposition to Roe 8 culminated in civil disobedience, mass arrests and media theatrics as the bulldozers tore across Aboriginal heritage sites and through much-loved bushland and wetland just weeks out from an election the government appeared likely to lose. When Labor was swept to power in the biggest landslide victory ever delivered by Western Australian voters the Roe 8 contracts were cancelled and regeneration of the damaged area commenced.  This book traces the history of Roe 8 and the Perth Freight Link and records the diverse and vigorous resistance to the project. It illuminates what was at stake in the conflict and makes recommendations for action across transport, planning, environmental law, health and Aboriginal heritage policy areas to ensure that Western Australian people and environments never again have such a damaging project thrust upon them.  Pre-order the book now on the publishers website at the recommended retail price of $29.99 or Purchase the book at the book launch event at a discounted price of $24.99

Mother and Child

A Christmas Reflection in Word and Music. The Basilica of St Patrick Fremantle. A captivating and beautiful evening of sacred music, readings and congregational carols to highlight the meaning of the Christmas gospel in our world today. Reflection by Emeritus Bishop Justin Bianchini.Eva-Marie Middleton (soprano), Paul Wright (violin), Dominic Perissinotto (organ) and The Basilica Choir.In support of Catholic Mission's work improving maternal and child health in Uganda.In addition to purchasing your own tickets, we offer the chance for you to buy a ticket for a homeless or otherwise disadvantaged person to attend the event and share in the beauty of Christmas.Proudly supported by St John of God Health Care, the University of Notre Dame, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and Catholic Mission.

Candlelight Carols on South Beach

Christmas spirit will be a buzz at South Beach in December as the popular Candlelight Carols continues at South Beach for it's second year. The Libby Hammer Quintet and the Arcadian Voices Choir will lead the carols on Sunday the 17 December. Families can sing, swim and picnic at this free community event with singing starting at 7pm in the iconic South Beach location. A variety of food stalls will be on site to cater for those not wanting to bring picnics, these stalls open from 6pm accompanied by some fun roving entertainment. FAQ's Q: What part of South Beach? A: The lawn area, north from the Cafe, near the boundary of the no dogs beach, Ocean Drive, South Fremantle (the end where Marine Tce meets Duoro Road)Q: I want to stake out the best spot. What time can I arrive?A: As early as you like, the site is open all day!Q: Will there be food available to purchase? What food?A: Bring a Picnic, but a food vans will be onsite and the South Beach Cafe will be open.  Q: Can we bring our own food?A: YesQ: Can we bring prams, camping chairs, shade structures, Bean bags etc?A: There will be set areas for chairs and bags, no to shade structures, bring your pramsQ: We’re all cycling down as a family. Where do we park our bikes?A: There will be designated areas, along the railway fence lineQ: Do we have to pay for car parking?A: No, parking is free but limited. We suggest making the most of public transport with the CAT buses running later into the evening to help facilitate the crowdQ: I’m not a very ‘hands on’ parent, will there be a lifeguard monitoring the beach?A: NoQ: Will there be candles available for purchase?A: YesQ: Can we bring our own alcohol? A: This is an alcohol free eventQ: Can I get copies of the Carol lyrics?A: Yes, programs will be handed out at the event so everyone can sing along! Q: Is the lawn wheelchair accessible?A: There will be an accessible viewing area for wheel chair access and their family/friends.Q: Our dog loves Carols, can we bring him along?A: All dogs can enjoy the festive atmosphere from the either the South Fremantle Dog Beach (behind the stage) or North Coogee Dog Beach, south of the event.

Pub Choir

Well it’s time for YOU to perform at Clancy’s! Join our conductors Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie as they unite a pub full of punters in a joyful bar room chorus. Warm up with some fun classics and then work up a number with our conductors to perform at the end of the session and we shall film it for prosperity. Come and join the PUB CHOIR. 3rd Wednesday of every month. Gold coin donation.

Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival

The inaugural Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival is a 10-day cultural festival celebrating Irish culture and influence in Australia as well as a commemorative event to honour the Fenians and others transported to Fremantle on the last convict ship sent to Australia, the Hougoumont. The Festival’s program includes concert performances by renowned Irish musicians including Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and Declan O’Rourke; an art exhibition that is an invitation event for artists from Ireland, Australia and the USA; traditional Irish dance and literature, performances and readings based on extracts from ‘The Wild Goose’ and John Boyle O’Reilly’s poetry; comedy, photography and historical walks. For more information on the festival visit the website or facebook. 

Rainbow Tide | Body Painting Ball

Join the Rainbow Tide Body Painting Ball as a creature from the sea! Get body painted at the event, and watch live body art as we dance to deep-sea house, under the sea!  This is a fund-raising event for Rainbow Tribe, who is bringing it's Theme Camp to Blazing Swan 2018. Proceeds go towards buying community body paints, so we can throw more fun events like this! Licensed bar available, and no BYO. Join our Facebook event at http://fb.com/events/1646051612124147.

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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.