Join us this Monday 6 June from 10 am to 4 pm at the Esplanade Park and enjoy a festival of Western Australian music, food, sports, arts and culture.
Here is a snapshot of the fantastic activities happening for WA Day.
A Book Out Of Nowhere, the Literature Centre | 11 am-12 pm, 1 pm -2 pmThe Literature Centre presents fun 11 am and 1 pm sessions for kids at Fremantle’s Esplanade Park with WA author Raewyn Caisley and illustrator Karen Blair. Karen draws while Raewyn reveals her story ‘Hello from Nowhere’.
Across Cultures Art Classes, the Walyalup Centre | 10 amAn aboriginal artist will paint tapping sticks, which are unique Nyoongar musical instrument, and share stories of the Nyoongar language, history & culture. Presented by Fremantle's Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
African Drumming Circles performance & workshop | 10 am-11 amAfrican Music Circles interactive rhythm performance and workshop that bring people together like nothing else.
Cameo Rascal – roving circus performer | 1 pm, 2 pmCombination of acrobatic dance, juggling, stilt walking, unicycling and death-defying balancing acts - all with a comedians hilarity and cabaret panache.
Census 2016 Your Moment To Make A Difference | 10 am – 4 pmHave fun learning about Census - test your geography skills, take a snapshot of your family household or be your own Mayor. Learn how Census is important to you and everybody living in Australia!
Circus fun | 10 am – 4 pmThe Juggle Fun (circus skills) event stand has proven to be an event favourite for all ages. An interactive event stand where everybody can have a go. Spinning diabolos, colourful poi & ribbon twirling, ball and scarf juggling, spin stix twirling, hoola hoops, spinning plates - there is something for fun all ages to learn.
Face painting, fairy tale fun and crafts | 10 am – 4 pmFace painting, Craft and Fairytale Fun. Join the Freedom Fairies in their world of imagination and play to celebrate all things magical and WA.
Fremantle Press presents: BOOKS OUT LOUD! | 12 pm-1 pmWhat do ghosts, smugglers, treasure hunters, robots, a walking house and a little lost girl all have in common? To find out join local writers for storytelling and free family-friendly activities.
Fremantle Press presents: Riddle Gully Secrets Launch | 2 pm-3 pmJust when famed youth reporter Pollo di Nozi thinks she’ll never find another news story, she stumbles upon not one but two very surprising secrets. With hidden treasure, cunning crooks, mistaken identities and mysterious disappearances, unravelling them may be Pollo’s greatest challenge yet.
Giant games | 10 am – 4 pmTen giant games providing interactive activities that the whole family can join in together. All ages can have a go and up to 40 can play at the same time.
Henna hand painting with Maneesha | 12.30 pmHand painting with traditional Henna paste.
Kite exhibition and workshop, Kite Kinetics | 10 am – 4 pmDecorating the skies with various kites trains and miniature butterfly kite workshops.
Know Your Nation presents up close and personal with Greg Hastings and Horatio T BirdbathGet to know the personal histories and stories of the people around us. Pre-submit your questions to email@example.com
Greg Hastings | 1 pmA founder of the Mucky Duck Bush Band, Greg is an engaging performer of Australiana and has traversed over 400,000km of Australia doing just that. Career highlights include the Children's' interactive show 'Wandering In The Bush' and his 200 songs penned and 11 original albums recorded.
Horatio T. Birdbath | 3 pmRenowned artist Horatio T.Birdbath has been involved in the cultural history of Fremantle for many years. His public legacy includes Horatio's Wall (behind Gino's), the Kings Square bollards and the mosaic planter boxes along the cappuccino strip.
Live music performancesAfrican drumming circles | 10 amNat Ripepi - acoustic vocalist | 11 am and 12 pmAndrew Winton – Australian contemporary singer / songwriter | 1 pm and 2.15 pmElectrochic, acoustic French musical duo | 3.15 pm
My Place & My People in WA, the Literature Centre | 10 am – 4 pmSee displays of student writing about WA people and places.
Numbat mask making | 10 am – 4 pmChildren are given the opportunity to learn about an iconic West Australian numbat and then make their own mask to wear and take home.
PCYC Climbing Wall and 'Fun Truck' | 10 am – 4 pmThe PCYC Climbing Wall provides the excitement and challenge of a rock climbing experience, whilst the 'Fun Truck' is filled with fun recreational activities for all ages.
Tastes of the world – food vendors | 10 am – 4 pm
WA Children’s Theatre Flash Mob dancers | 11 am, 11.20 am, 11.40 am, 12 pm, 12.20 pm, 12.40 pmWA Childrens Theatre will perform FLASH mob dances promoting their new show 'The Wolf has no teeth', the story of red riding hoods grandson and his determination to overcome anxiety.
Esplanade Youth Park
Skateboarding Clinic with Skateboarding WA | 10 am-12 pmJoin in on some WA Day fun with a skateboarding clinic at Esplanade Youth Plaza with Skateboarding WA. Registration forms available on the day or download here www.skateboardingwa.com.au. Under 18s require a parent/guardian signature.
Little Creatures Jetty
Tours of a 16th Century Dutch replica ship | 10 am – 4 pmDuyfken is a little ship that had such a big impact on the history of Australia, being recognised as the first European ship to make contact with the shores of Australia in 1606 - some 164 years before Captain James Cook's and the British claim to Australia's history.