Free events

Bathers Beach Smoking Ceremony

One Day in Fremantle begins with a Smoking Ceremony at Bathers Beach, a traditionally inspired Nyoongar ceremony to make peace and cleanse the area, people and spirit ancestors. Led by Neville Collard, last year’s event drew hundreds of people to the Fremantle Round House and was a moving experience for all.  This is a community run event supported by the City of Fremantle. Photo credit: Roel Loopers

A Sunday at Guildhall with Four Pillars Gin

We're celebrating the Australia Day long weekend with a Gin Fling. Join us between 2pm and 3pm for a Four Pillars gin tasting, followed by an afternoon of cocktails + DJ tunes in the sunny courtyard.  Free entry // Summer Sunshine // Gin Fling // Long Weekend

FreOFit | Booyembarra Park

Kick start 2018 by joining us at Fre-O-Fit. Fre-O-Fit is a free six week outdoor group exercise program which will improve your health and fitness while having fun in a supportive community setting. Each session will be run by a fully qualified trainer and is suitable for all ages and abilities, so whether you can run a marathon or can't remember the last time you reach your toes come along and get involved. 

FreOFit | Bruce Lee Oval

Kick start 2018 by joining us at Fre-O-Fit. Fre-O-Fit is a free six week outdoor group exercise program which will improve your health and fitness while having fun in a supportive community setting. Every session will be run by a fully qualified trainer and is suitable for all ages and abilities, so whether you can run a marathon or can't touch your toes come along and get involved.

FreOFit | Samson Park

Kick start 2018 by joining us at Fre-O-Fit. Fre-O-Fit is a free six week outdoor group exercise program which will improve your health and fitness while having fun in a supportive community setting. Every session will be run by a fully qualified trainer and is suitable for all ages and abilities, so whether you can run a marathon or can't touch your toes come along and get involved.

The Writer's Block (Songwriter's Showcase)

The Fremantle Writer's Block is a monthly singer-songwriter showcase proudly supported by Clancy's. With six artists from Fremantle and beyond performing in a round robin style, it's a whole night full of great song's plus some impromptu collaboration. Follow the Facebook page to check out this month's lineup. 

Queens Baton Relay

The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on Fremantle on as the baton journeys towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 4 April 2018. Setting off in Australia on Monday 25 December 2017, the Baton will travel for 100 days to connect with as many people as possible in every state and territory. The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty The Queen through the entire Commonwealth. The Games are declared officially open when the message is read aloud. The Baton will arrive in Fremantle by sea from Bathers Bay onto Bathers Beach before it sets off through the streets of Fremantle. Join Mayor Brad Pettit on the boardwalk at Bathers Beach to mark this momentous occasion with a traditional Welcome to Country and live music. Baton arrives in Bathers Bay at 12.35 pm Baton leaves Fremantle at 1.44 pm    

#MyFreoStory is your Freo story

We all have a Freo story. From the locals raised in the port city, to the live music lovers or Sunday brunch devotees on the strip, locals and visitors alike have a story to share about Freo. And so #MyFreoStory video competition was born. In early 2016, the #MyFreoStory competition was launched to encourage people to tell their own Freo story, with 40 very unique and heartfelt videos submitted. This included a day in the life of local Freo dog, following a unicyclist’s journey around town to the home of WA Circus, watching a time-lapse artist weave a large red basket around themselves in prominent Fremantle landmarks and Freo-inspired sea shanty “Fremantle, The Pride of WA”.  After much deliberation, 9 entries were shortlisted to determine the overall winner, Shakey’s Story. The first #MyFreoStory winning entry by Oliver Oldroyd and Stevie James Smith depicted the moving true story of a local artist and his strong connection to the Freo art scene and local music legend Bon Scott. We asked the producer Oliver Oldroyd what motivated him and his cousin to enter “We love living here in Freo. There's such a good creative vibe and it's great to be part of it. We love making films and it was also important for us to get Shakey’s name out there and get him recognised for the talented artist he is.” Another entry by a 16 year old student from Perth Modern School, Radheya Jegatheva was “My Journey Through Freo”, voted on the youtube.com/fremantlestory as the best film in our people’s choice category. This young film maker gave us a view of all the things he loves in Freo by filming on his mum’s iPhone. We asked Radheya what motivated him to enter “A bit of everything to be honest, but one of the main messages that I wanted to convey through my video was that Freo is a city that can cater for all sorts of people of all ages - and that there was so much to do and so much to see.” After viewing all of last year’s great films we couldn’t get enough, so in late March we launched the second 2017 #MyFreoStory video competition and are waiting in anticipation for the new stories. If you want to check out last year’s films or submit your own #MyFreoStory video visit fremantlestory.com.au/myfreostory. Competition closes 22 May 2017.

Free-wheeling Fremantle | E Bikes R Us

Free-wheeling Fremantle is a free bike hire service suitable for adults and youth that operates from E Bikes R Us at the E Shed on Victoria Quay. 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…


Free events

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great day out in Freo. There is always something spontaneous happening on the street and many Fremantle activities and events you can enjoy for free. Visit Fremantle during one of the great festivals and experience the buzzing atmosphere of busking, street performers and parades. Call into the museums and see some of the free exhibitions or browse the beautiful art exhibitions in Fremantle’s best galleries and studio’s.