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ANZAC Day 2018

Between 2014 and 2018 Australia commemorates the ANZAC Centenary, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War. The City of Fremantle is proud to support and host a number of events in 2018 and to have the opportunity to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the Armed Forces.

ANZAC Day 2018 Dawn Service

Join us for a moving ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Fremantle War Memorial, Monument Hill from 5:50 am, Wednesday 25th April 2018. Two large screens will be installed behind the monument, with a third screen installed further down the hill on the High Street side of the reserve so that all attendees can clearly see the service on the cenotaph. Expected conclusion of the service is approximately 6:30am. REGISTRATION DETAILS For those who wish to lay a wreath during the service, it is very important that you register your attendance so that the City’s events team can include you in…

ANZAC Day 2018 Portrait Photography

This year on ANZAC Day the Esplanade Reserve will again house a pop-up professional photography booth where all are invited to have their portrait taken and printed on the spot ready to take home. Photographer Monica Defendi will be providing this free service from 7.00 am until 11.30 am, offering a professional backdrop, photography environment and on the spot 5x7 inch prints. Dress your best to show your support for the men and women who have served our country. We encourage people to wear medals of loved ones to have them included in the photograph. All are welcome to utilise…

ANZAC Day 2018 North Fremantle Service

Gather around Fremantle's first war memorial and join members of the Fremantle City and Bicton-Palmyra RSLs along with the North Fremantle Amateur Football Club and students from the North Fremantle Primary School in remembering our fallen. About 550 men out of a population of 4,000 from North Fremantle served overseas during World War I.  Just over 100 did not return and in 1921, a committee of the Mothers and Widows of those that had fallen was organised to raise funds for a memorial to their loved ones.  The site on the corner of the reserve next to the Town Hall…

ANZAC Day 2018 March and Closing Ceremony

Cheer on the marchers through the streets of Fremantle and follow the crowds back to the Esplanade for a closing ceremony. For those participating in the parade, assembly is at 9.45 am and step off is 10.15 am. The march route is as follows: Departing from the Esplanade Reserve along Marine Terrace, up Collie Street and left onto Pakenham Street, then right onto High Street, right at Market Street and along South Terrace, right down Essex Street and back along Marine Terrace to the Esplanade. The parade concludes at the Esplanade Reserve where a Closing Ceremony will take place at…

Fremantle RSL ANZAC Day Commemorations in the Park

"Bill Renton" Two-Up, "Jimmy Paton" Bar, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting Fairies, AFL Game and more.  The Fremantle City RSL Sub Branch is holding an ANZAC Day Commemoration in the Park Event at Esplanade Reserve, Marine Terrace, Fremantle from 11:30am to 16:30pm on ANZAC Day the 25th April 2018. The event will follow the Fremantle ANZAC Day Parade that will begin at 10:15am in Esplanade Reserve directly adjacent to our ANZAC Day Commemorations in the Park event, which will entail; The Freedom (Face Painting) Fairies (for the kids); A Bouncy Castle and Wacky Wagon (also for the kids); The “Jimmy Paton”…

Demolished and Unbuilt: The Mayor’s Alternative Fremantle History Cycle Tour

Fremantle is a city of layers with thousands of individual planning choices shaping the unique place that it is today. Join Mayor Pettitt on a bike tour exploring what could’ve been – the stories of the unbuilt and the historical saves. Be it the casino proposed for Victoria Quay in the 80s or the demolition of half of the West End's High Street for a highway in the 70s, join the Mayor to muse, lament and celebrate Fremantle’s historical planning decisions. Meet under RAINBOW, bring your bike. The tour ends in the Fremantle CBD. Numbers strictly limited, please RSVP by Friday 26 May…

Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival

 As you wander through Fremantle in early January, make sure you listen carefully. You’ll hear the sweet sounds of one of Ireland’s greatest fiddlers, Martin Hayes and the echo back from his musical confidante, American guitarist Dennis Cahill as they capture the essence of traditional Irish music in a contemporary rhythm to uplift your spirits. Focus again and you’ll pick up the enchanting, rich melodious voice of gifted, Irish singer and songwriter Declan O’Rourke. If you know something about the hidden treasure spots of the West End, you might uncover the textured language of one of Ireland’s best loved poets, Tony Curtis.  There’s…


Festivals

Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival to the Fremantle Heritage Festival. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to check out our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.