Special events

Fremantle Heritage Festival 2017

The Fremantle Heritage Festival, an annual community event brought to you by the City of Fremantle, explores and showcases the rich history of Fremantle. In this, the 25th year of the festival, we’ll celebrate the distant past as well as revelling in more recent nostalgia.

WA Day Festival

It's all about the family this WA Day! Join us at the Esplanade Reserve, where there'll be plenty of activities to choose from for the whole family including interactive art activities, entertainment, workshops and food trucks. WA Day is a focal point for all Western Australians to recognise and celebrate our commonality and diversity with people from all over the world who have made, and continue to make, Western Australia their home. For more details visit www.waday.com. 

Another Antipodes Exhibition 2017

URBAN AXIS | CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART EXHIBITION + PUBLIC PROGRAM  Opens: 9 June 2017 | 5.30pm   Exhibition Runs: 10 June - 22 July 2017 | PS Art Space | Open Tues - Sat 10am - 8pm Immerse yourself in one of the largest contemporary African art exhibitions to take place globally in 2017 and the first such exhibition to take place within Australia. The Another Antipodes : Urban Axis Exhibition promises to vigorously challenge preconceptions of Africa and nurture cross-cultural discovery. Utilising Southern Africa as a touchstone for engagement the curious are set to be rewarded with an exciting range of new African views, voices and perspectives, highlighting the contemporary…

RTRFM Fremantle Winter Music Festival 2017

We’re headed to North Fremantle once again for our 11th annual celebration of the sounds of the port city on Saturday, June 17. Featuring over 20 acts, FWMF will take over five of Fremantle’s favourite venues – Mojos, North Fremantle Bowls Club, the Railway Hotel, the Swan Lounge and the Swan Basement, running from 7pm ‘til late. At the Swan Lounge, bask in a tuneful array of folk-tinged sounds from the likes of New Nausea, Catherine Traicos, Dan Howls, Big Orange and Salary. Step into the Swan Basement for some neo-soul, dub, psyche and bombastic electro swing courtesy of Demon Days, The U-Nites, Ruby May and The Chakra Khans, Bambuseae Rhythm Section and Brassika. Journey to the North Fremantle Bowls Club, in their 60th year for a smorgasbord of country, blues and folk brilliance courtesy of Billie Rogers and The Country Gentlemen, King of the Travellers, Belle Harvey, Conscious Dreamers Duo and Delilah Rose and the Gunslingers. Or head to the Railway Hotel where things get loud and fast, with a wall of screeching guitars and deep howls inside and outside from Black Stone from The Sun, Southern River Band, The Limbs, Blindspot, Pat Chow, The Chlorines, Flossy and Aborted Tortoise. And at Mojos, immerse yourself with some local hip hop, blissed out beats and rolling electronica of Max Black, Feels, Kuzich, Beckon and Ziggy with a full band taking you into the wee hours. Plus catch the team from Cloudwaves in the courtyard. Roll into North Fremantle for the Fremantle Winter Music Festival 2017 – bigger and better. The biggest local music event in the port city. Presale tickets to Fremantle Winter Music Festival are available from 9am, Monday May 15 via rtrfm.com.au. All ticket sales help to keep RTRFM on air and supporting local, independent music and arts.

Winterworld Fremantle

For the first time, the magical Winterworld Australia is skating into the Esplanade Reserve in Fremantle this July school holidays (24 June - 16 July) for 23 days of outdoor ice-skating and snowy winter fun.  Fremantle Esplanade Reserve will be breaking the ice with Australia's largest pop-up outdoor ice-rink sitting 600 square metres accompanied by the cosiest of lodge bars thanks to The National Hotel - sit by the open fire pit roasting marshmallows, sip on delicious hot chocolates, mulled wines and gourmet winter eats - all whilst overlooking picturesque pine trees or taking part in the loads of rides and winter entertainment.  In a WA first, Winterworld Fremantle will feature a REAL snow pit thanks to White Snow - where kids (and adults) can play amongst the snow, build a snowman or have a snow ball fight! The real snow pit will join the ever-popular mountainous inflatable slide, the real ice toboggan and falling snow over the rink that will have everyone talking!

Kraken

A midwinters blaze. Enjoy a day of free community activities as the Bathers Beach Art Precinct comes to life for this winter warmer for the whole family. Participate in workshops, eat something delicious, grab a tasty drink and be a part of the sunset bonfire! (weather conditions permitting) Photo by Sam Luckman

Eco Fashion Week Australia

 Eco Fashion Week Australia 2017 is the most significant event on the Perth fashion calendar. As Australia’s first and only Eco fashion week event, Hosted by ‘’Green Embassy’’ from November 23rd-27th, EFWA provides perfect platform to promote local and international talented eco designers, emerging designers and student designers to showcase their unique designs while providing Perth with one of a kind Eco fashion event in sustainability which involves community. Eco Fashion Week Australia- EFWA 2017 bring people together to celebrate amazing sustainable designs, runway shows, conferances, design and textile art exhibitions, student shows and awards.  The week will feature collections created using organic and natural materials as well as sustainable and ethical production methods. EFWA is passionate about creating a word where garments have a clean and positive story to tell.Celebrating garments that have been created with organic , re-cyled and up-cyled fabrics with traditional and hand crafted textile techniques.  EFWA collaborates with designers, artists, local community and remote interstate Aboriginal communities, media, businesses and educational programs as well as local governments to raise awareness for environmentally conscious fashion while provide support and courage to inspire all community members towards to sustainable future while fashion as vehicle. At international Eco Fashion Week Australia we aim to integrate Australia’s very own Eco Fashion Week celebration of Sustainability, design excellence and education. This innovative forward thinking event will feature:  • Textile art/design exhibition • Spectacular runway shows from international, national and local eco designers featuring the best in organic, handmade, local , re-cycled , up cycled , fair trade, ethical fashion and textiles • Informative discussions and panels with industry experts • Fashion , sustainability pop up shops, exhibitions • Student design & excellence awards • Opportunity for runway show to promote young student designers and give them opportunity to show their work to audience • Opening  gala night • Designer exhibition • Designer challenge • Environment /sustainability photography competition for schools The festivities will run 23rdth-27th November 2017. The goal is the ignite and inspire our community to change their perspective on fashion and its relation to environment and sustainability while providing platform to emerging designers, artists and models in fashion and creative industry. www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com


Special events

There are heaps of special events in Fremantle that cannot be missed from one off events, annual events including Fremantle International Street Arts Festival and special occasions to celebrate throughout the year. Want to know what’s on in Fremantle check out our event listings.