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Love is Magic | Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017

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.

The Green Man | Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017

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.

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The Music Mill | Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017

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.

Dancing Graffiti | Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017

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.

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Fremantle Bacon Festival

Because everything’s better with Bacon...we’ve put it all together in one delicious spot. The 2017 Fremantle Bacon Festival is a celebration of everything bacon, you just have to be there. Roam around the food stalls and get your fill of creative bacon dishes – we bet you’ve never tried bacon ice cream?! Grab a pint or a bacon cocktail at one of our pop up bars, then head to the food coma zone and listen to great, local live music.​There’s also a bacon cook-off (amateur and pro) happening both days. Kids under 15 years old are FREE and we’ll have kids zone with activities to keep your little piglets entertained.

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ANZAC Day 2017

Between 2014 and 2018 Australia commemorates the ANZAC Centenary, marking 100 years since our nations involvement in the First World War. The City of Fremantle is proud to support and host a number of events in 2017 and to have the opportunity to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the Armed Forces.

ANZAC Day 2017 Dawn Service

Join us for a moving ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Fremantle War Memorial, Monument Hill at 5:50am, Tuesday 25th April 2017. Two large screens will be installed behind the monument, with a third screen installed further down the hill on the High Street side of the reserve so that all attendees can clearly see the service on the cenotaph. Expected conclusion of the service is approximately 6:30am. REGISTRATION DETAILS For those who wish to lay a wreath during the service: If you are planning to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Services, and intend to lay a wreath during the…

ANZAC Day 2017 North Fremantle Service

Overview Gather around Fremantle's first war memorial and join members of the Bicton-Palmyra RSL and the North Fremantle Amateur Football Club in remembering our fallen. About 550 men out of a population of 4,000 from North Fremantle served overseas during World War One. Just over 100 did not return and in 1921, a committee was organised to raise funds for a memorial to these men. The site on the corner of the reserve next to the Town Hall was chosen as it would be seen by everyone that passed through the town. A total of 105 names were inscribed on…

ANZAC Day 2017 March Closing Ceremony

Cheer on the marchers throughout Fremantle and follow the crowds back to the Esplanade for the closing ceremony. For those participating in the parade, assembly is at 9:45am and step off is 10:15am. The parade route is as follows: Departing from the Esplanade Reserve along Marine Terrace, up Collie Street and onto Pakenham Street then on to High Street, down Market Street and along South Terrace, down Essex Street and back along Marine Terrace to the Esplanade. The parade concludes at the Esplande Reserve where a Closing Ceremony is to take place at 11:00am with an estimated conclusion time of 11:30am. Participation is free. No need…

Duyfken Replica Ship

Take a step back in time aboard this amazing replica of a 16th century Dutch sailing ship.  Embark on an audio guided or self-guided tour of this unique ship and discover the Dutch maritime story that saw the first Europeans make land fall on the shores of Australia in 1606.  

Free-wheeling Fremantle | Fremantle Visitor Centre

Free-wheeling Fremantle is a free bike hire service suitable for adults and children that operates from the Fremantle Visitor Centre in Kings Square. Bikes can be used anywhere in the Fremantle area allowing riders to explore the city at their own leisurely pace. Fremantle is an easy city to explore by bike. Dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the city and shared cycle paths running north, south and along the Swan River make it easy for cyclists to move around. Although Fremantle is built on a series of hills, the most interesting parts of the city and the popular things to do are…

Fremantle CAT Bus

The Fremantle CAT (Central Area Transit) is a free bus service that operates around the Fremantle central business district. The blue CAT services depart every 10 minutes and the red CAT services depart every 15 minutes. Both services run seven days a week, including public holidays except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The service operates during these times: Monday to Thursday 7.30 am to 6.30 pm Friday 7.30 am to 8.00 pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10.00 am to 6.30 pm. The Fremantle CAT buses are easily accessible with kneeling actions – a driver activated entry ramp…

Fremantle Leisure Centre

The Fremantle Leisure Centre is open all year round and offers a range of health and fitness programs including learn to swim, squad and group fitness classes. The centre boasts four heated swimming pools, a gym, crèche, swim shop, traing room and cafe all located on 3.5 hectares of open grassed space. Memberships and multi-visit passes are available.

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Family friendly

There are plenty of family friendly events throughout the year to keep the kids amused especially during one of the Fremantle festivals. Sunday Music at the Fremantle Arts Centre during summer is a popular way to spend a chilled Sunday afternoon with family and friends. Enjoy one of the simple Freo family rituals, fish and chips or an icecream at Fishing Boat Harbour or stop by the Esplanade Youth Plaza and be inspired by some very talented skateboarders demonstrating their skill.