Special events

Plastic Free July

Choose to refuse single use plastic this July! Start by saying NO to plastic bags, coffee cups, straws and plastic bottles. Try these handy hints to get you started.... Head to one of Fremantle's Responsible Cafes, and receive a discount on your coffee when you BYO cup. Check out www.responsiblecafes.org for your closest cafe. Take your reusable water bottle to one of the City of Fremantle's two ProAcqua machines and fill up your water bottle - save plastic and money! The ProAcqua machines can be found in Esplanade Park and King's Square. Get rewarded for recycling! Take your used plastic bottles and aluminum cans to the City of Fremantle's reverse vending machine in Esplanade Park, and choose one of six coupons from local businesses. Coupons currently on offer include:  Ohana Acai Bar – get a free coffee when you BYO cup – limited time only! Boost Juice – buy one juice, get one for $1 Coffee Club – buy one small coffee, get one free San Churros – buy one get one free churros for one WA Maritime Museum – 20% off Museum and Exhibition Entry Time Zone – 10% off when you purchase a timed play package.

Ian Strange ISLAND

Perth-raised, New York-based artist Ian Strange returns for the world premiere of his latest exhibition ISLAND. Continuing his investigations into architecture and the home ISLAND features large scale photographs of three interventions on foreclosed suburban houses in Ohio’s Rust Belt region. The home is a symbol of family, community and safety. Approaching it through the metaphor of the desert island, a place of refuge and sovereignty but simultaneously entrapment, Strange highlights how fragile and unstable home is in the wake of the GFC and the ensuing American housing crisis. Alongside the photographs, Strange presents a section of a now-demolished home…

Xmas in July 80s Party

We know it doesn’t get that cold here in Perth, but we’re willing to bet you can find an ugly jumper or two to wear to our next 80s Party in Fremantle: Christmas in July Party – the 80s Ugly Jumper edition! Christmas in July On Friday, 28 July 2017, party-goers will be treated to an electrifying musical experience at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges with a very special Christmas in July 80s Ugly Jumper Party. From 7pm onwards the Hotel will be transformed into a 1980s disco reminiscent of a time when music & fashion defined everything! Best-selling albums and songs from artists such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Prince and Madonna (just to name a few) will be on the playlist and you will feel the blast from the past as you walk into the venue instantly. Tickets: Tickets on sale now including early bird rate at $35 per adult available until 30 June 2017 (normal rate: $45 per person) including entry, a welcome drink on arrival and 1-hour 80s inspired canapés. Cash bar will be available with LIVE DJ playing the best of the 80s music throughout the night.​For more information, please call 08 9432 4801 or email functions_esplanadefremantle@evt.com.

International Beer Day Beer School

International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place on Friday August 4th and to celebrate, Creatures Nextdoor is hosting a special International Beer School. For just $20 we’ll sip some tasty beer, talk about how it’s made, what ingredients go into it and the awesome flavours you can explore. You’ll have fun, taste malt, smells hops and drink some awesome beer from Little Creatures and beyond.  Bookings are essential, email beerschoolfreo@littlecreatures.com.au to secure a spot!  What: ‘International Beer Day’ Beer School When: Friday August 4th Where: Creatures Nextdoor How much: $20 per person

Serbian Film Festival

With an ever growing number of attendees, the Serbian Film Festival is a major Serbian annual event, which continues, to attract more lovers of cinema. The festival will present a dynamic selection of Serbian feature films. Since 2001, the festival has showcased a selection of the latest sophisticated and vibrant films from Serbia, inviting Australian audiences to embark on a fantastic voyage of discovery. It is our joy to welcome new visitors and we wish you all a very happy Festival!

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

New Years Eve Afternoon Sail

Celebrate the year that was and make resolutions for the year to come onboard the STS Leeuwin II.  During a 3-hour short sail onboard our 1850’s style barquentine ship you can take part in sailing activities such as raising the sails, taking the helm and possibly even climbing the bowsprit. Or you can just sit back and enjoy the sail - the choice is up to you! Whichever way you choose, sailing on the STS Leeuwin II is a unique experience for the whole family.  The sail includes light refreshments on board served with tea and coffee.

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.