Special events

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!

Fremantle Long Table Dinner

Join us to launch the festive season in Fremantle set in the magnificent setting of the newly heritage listed West End. Dine in the middle of the street, enjoying a festive 3 course dinner with wine and be entertained by comedians, live band, charity auctions, street performers, Santa Claus and so much more.   This unique event is on Thursday 30th November from 6PM. All profits are going to St Patrick’s Support Centre, helping homeless and disadvantaged people. Last year's event was a sell out, so don't miss out and book your ticket today. Proudly presented by The National Hotel, Fremantle BID and St Patrick's Community Support Centre www.fremantlelongtable.com.au    

Santas Enchanted Wardrobe

The real magic of Christmas comes alive again in 2017 with the unique immersive theatre experience Santas Enchanted Wardrobe.  Begin with a game of hide & seek; come enter the enchanted wardrobe and discover Narnia, Mr Tumnus and the Enchanted Forest. Interact with our spellbinding characters in small groups and witness the giant magic mushrooms where the fairies play in the Elderling Tree; gather the fairy dust and journey to the North Pole, to help the reindeers fly and our workshop come to life before spending quality time with a quality Santa. ** NEW in 2017 – Discover expanded worlds; holographic projections; new characters; spectacular special effects and much more…..

Fremantles Biggest Christmas Party

Find your Christmas Party zone at Fremantle’s Biggest Christmas Party! If you’ve got a small team but want to celebrate BIG, the book now for the 2017 combined Christmas Party on Friday 15 December at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges.  With three party package zones to choose from, every budget is catered for making this the perfect Christmas function for your small business, sports team or social group. Enjoy food and drinks, DJ, dancefloor and photo booth in the Christmas-themed venue. Date: Friday, 15th December 2017 Time: 7pm to Midnight Tickets: Silver Party Package $35 per person Includes entry and food platters, with a cash bar available. Gold Party Package $60 per person Includes entry, food platters & 4 hour beverage package. Luxe Party Package $85 per person Includes entry, table service, food platters, paella, mini meals & 4 hour beverage package. Don’t miss out on celebrating the silly season with your crew, book now for Fremantle’s Biggest Christmas Party at Fremantle’s premier entertainment venue – the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. Bookings are essential. Booking and credit card fees apply.

Candlelight Carols on South Beach

Christmas spirit will be a buzz at South Beach in December as the popular Candlelight Carols continues at South Beach for it's second year. The Libby Hammer Quintet and the Arcadian Voices Choir will lead the carols on Sunday the 17 December. Families can sing, swim and picnic at this free community event with singing starting at 7pm in the iconic South Beach location. A variety of food stalls will be on site to cater for those not wanting to bring picnics, these stalls open from 6pm accompanied by some fun roving entertainment. FAQ's Q: What part of South Beach? A: The lawn area, north from the Cafe, near the boundary of the no dogs beach, Ocean Drive, South Fremantle (the end where Marine Tce meets Duoro Road)Q: I want to stake out the best spot. What time can I arrive?A: As early as you like, the site is open all day!Q: Will there be food available to purchase? What food?A: Bring a Picnic, but a food vans will be onsite and the South Beach Cafe will be open.  Q: Can we bring our own food?A: YesQ: Can we bring prams, camping chairs, shade structures, Bean bags etc?A: There will be set areas for chairs and bags, no to shade structures, bring your pramsQ: We’re all cycling down as a family. Where do we park our bikes?A: There will be designated areas, along the railway fence lineQ: Do we have to pay for car parking?A: No, parking is free but limited. We suggest making the most of public transport with the CAT buses running later into the evening to help facilitate the crowdQ: I’m not a very ‘hands on’ parent, will there be a lifeguard monitoring the beach?A: NoQ: Will there be candles available for purchase?A: YesQ: Can we bring our own alcohol? A: This is an alcohol free eventQ: Can I get copies of the Carol lyrics?A: Yes, programs will be handed out at the event so everyone can sing along! Q: Is the lawn wheelchair accessible?A: There will be an accessible viewing area for wheel chair access and their family/friends.Q: Our dog loves Carols, can we bring him along?A: All dogs can enjoy the festive atmosphere from the either the South Fremantle Dog Beach (behind the stage) or North Coogee Dog Beach, south of the event.

Christmas Day Buffet Dining

Spend Christmas Day 2017 in Fremantle enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner with family and friends. The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle and Atrium Garden Restaurant’s famous Christmas dining options are not to be missed with delicious food, drinks, kid’s entertainment and a very special visit by Santa himself. The atmosphere will be festive and our staff can’t wait to celebrate with you, so book now! Our Executive Chef has created an all-you-can-eat Christmas Day feast for you to enjoy in Fremantle this year. The delicious RISE buffet breakfast includes all your hot buffet favourites like bacon, hash browns and…

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, kids activities 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.

Falls Downtown 2018

The Falls Music & Arts Festival is back in Western Australia! With Fremantle’s Kings Square redevelopment in full swing, the second ever rendition of Falls Downtown has a new but even more exciting home in Fremantle! Falls Downtown 2018 will be taking over the Fremantle Oval Precinct and once again will be incorporating and reimagining historic sites, streets, carparks and buildings to delight, entertain and inspire our audiences and artists! Our unique passouts policy will also continue to retain free flowing access to all of Fremantle’s many delights during the weekend of Jan 06 and Jan 07 –  Fremantle Markets, cafes, restaurants, retailers, artisans, tourist sites, the port, Bathers Beach and more.  

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Australia Day | Night Sail on Leeuwin II

Spend your Australia Day - Night onboard the STS Leeuwin II and soak in the atmosphere.  Our tall-ship sails on the STS Leeuwin II is an adventure for the whole family. Not only will you and your family be able to experience sailing on an 1850’s style barquentine ship, you will learn about our Youth Leadership Voyages, join in kids activities and meet the crew who sail throughout the year. We invite those of all ages can join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the…

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2018

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is about leading new and revered seminal music. The festival has always been interested in finding what's fresh and bringing it to unique settings and surrounds to be appreciated by music lovers. The size of the festivals, the locations and the way we encourage community all form part of the way in which the Laneway team strive to present a live music experience like no other.

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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.