America's Cup Defence, Fremantle - Share your photos

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Australia's successful America’s Cup Defence, the WA Maritime Museum invites you to share photographs that captured the excitement of this momentous day for a special temporary exhibition. Photos can be uploaded to the WA Museum’s website (www.museum.wa.gov.au/upload) during the Fremantle Heritage Festival from Friday 26 May till Monday 5 June. Alternately please bring your photo to the WA Maritime Museum on Saturday 3 June between 10am and 2pm and we can help you to upload it. Participants and their families will be invited to preview the photographs at a special event on Saturday 10…

NAIDOC Week 2017

Celebrate NAIDOC Week across the City of Fremantle. The 2017 NAIDOC Week national theme is “Our language matters” and to showcase this we have a range of workshops, classes and activities centred around storytelling, Nyoongar language, indigenous books and even stand-up comedy! NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is…

NAIDOC Week Word Search

Win one of 5 Winterworld Family passes by finding all the Nyoongar Words on the special bunting in shops around Fremantle. There are 20 shops to visit. When you find a word, locate it on your word search and circle it clearly.  Once you have completed all 20 words fill in your details and post in the competition box at any of the 20 businesses listed. Prizes will be drawn Monday 10 July 11am and will need to be redemed by Sunday 16 June 2017. See terms and conditions here. You can download  your copy of the fun NAIDOC Week Word Search or…

NAIDOC Week 2017 Opening Event

Celebrate NAIDOC Week (2-9 July) with the City of Fremantle at the Hilton PCYC. Our free launch event includes a Welcome to Country by Sharon Calgarrat followed by an opening speech from the Mayor Brad Pettitt. The Struggling Kings will provide entertainment with their unique blend of acoustic and electric guitar while the Willagee Koolanga Girls Dance Group will treat us to a traditional dance performance. A fashion show case produced by the Noongar Arts Aboriginal Corporation Western Australia will be held, with a catwalk show of their most recent collection. Finally finish of the day with a damper cook…

Nyoongar Language Class

The 2017 theme for NAIDOC Week is "Our language matters" and the best way to get to know a culture is through learning the language.  Sharon Gregory offers a Nyoongar language class for beginners helping them embrace and delve into this local dialect and culture.  Bookings essential, cost $35 To book call 9432 9676 or book online.

Dismantle Dot Art Workshop

To celebrate NAIDOC Week local artist Justin Abraham will be running a Dot Art Workshop on Tuesday 4 July, from 10am-12pm for young people aged 8 years and over at Box Park (EYP sea containers) as a part of the City of Fremantle Winter Holiday Program.  

Storytelling Making in Language

Stories: hear them, share them, make your own: in language. Nyoongar students will be sharing their books and helping you make your very own. Have it published on the spot and take a copy home to share with your family and friends. Tuesday 4 July10-11.30 am at Fremantle PCYC, Paget Street, Hilton (this event will be Auslan interpreted) Thursday 6 july10–11.30 am at Fremantle City Library, 8 William Street Fremantle


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Indigenous Book Cubby

The Book Cubby is on loan from the State Library of WA for NAIDOC Week and the two weeks following to showcase indigenous books made around Australia. Head to the Fremantle City Library from 5 July to read these fantastic stories in the custom build Book Cubby. 

St Pats celebrates NAIDOC

As an organisation, St. Patrick's Community Support Centre is fully committed to reconciliation. We’re holding a BIG and COLOURFUL celebration of NAIDOC week this year…so come and join in the fun at Princess May Park! There’ll be Indigenous arts and crafts, a kangaroo sausage sizzle, music from local Indigenous artists and stalls from a variety of community groups. Let’s get together and celebrate living alongside one of the world’s oldest continuing cultures! Everybody is welcome.  This is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event. 

Buds n Blooms | NAIDOC Week

Come join us at Hilton Harvest as we celebrate the culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, especially that of the Whadjuk Noongar people. We will be joined by special guest Greg Nannup from Indigenous Tours WA who will take us on a journey . . . . . . giving us an introduction of the local history and tribal area; telling us a dreamtime/creation story; and giving us an artefacts presentation. As well as a taste tour of the Hilton Harvest Bush Tucker Garden. Loads of activities throughout the morning and information on Noongar Language and Culture.…

NAIDOC Skate Session

Winterworld has come to Fremantle and we have a dedicated NAIDOC week skating session all booked in! Head to the ice skating rink or the skate park to skate the afternoon away listening to our DJ and watching the snow fall!  The Esplanade Youth Plaza is free for all to attend, just bring your own skateboard or scooter! Bookings for ice skating are essential, fees apply. 

Revelation Film Festival

Revelation Perth International Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 6-19 July. From humble beginnings it is now a mainstay of the WA arts calendar, attracting over 13,000 patrons viewing over 200 international films. Revelation also includes industry discussion sessions, live performances, masterclasses, visual art exhibitions and an academic component. Rev doesn't try to be all things to all people, but does have something for everybody. If individuality and identity, passion and politics, creativity and conversation are important to you, then don’t miss the 2017 Revelation Perth International Film Festival. Our extended Fremantle program this year includes a massive…

Weaving Workshop

Join artist Lea Taylor in Nyoongar weaving class. Learn different weaving techniques using a combination of natural fibres to create a unique piece.   Bookings essential, cost $68 To book please call The meeting Place on 9432 9678

Sean Choolburra Live in the Heart of Hilton

City of Fremantle celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017 presents a family friendly evening of high energy comedy and dance from one of Australia’s funniest comedians.  Bookings essential, tickets $10.

Art Workshop

Immerse yourself with Kerry King in a Nyoongar cross cultural art class. All materials supplied and no experience necessary.  Bookings essential, cost $58 To book please call the Meeting Place on 9432 9678

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Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival to the Fremantle Heritage Festival. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to check out our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.