Special events

Fremantle Tiki Market

Dive into a celebration of Polynesian and Tiki culture at the Fremantle Tiki Market and After Party on Saturday 20 January 2018. Say Aloha with a free family friendly day from 12pm to 5pm including use of the pool, Tiki stalls, great food and drinks plus kids entertainment. Find out more: www.hotelesplanadefremantle.com/fremantle-tiki-lagoon 

Tiki Lagoon After Party

Dive into a celebration of Polynesian and Tiki culture at the Fremantle Tiki Market and After Party on Saturday 20 January 2018. At 5pm, we turn up the volume for the adults only Tiki Lagoon After Party at The Poolside Bar with tickets from $35 per person including welcome cocktail. Dance the night away with DJ Holly Doll, DJ Aoife Daily and live bands Surf Mist & Black Lagoon. For more info: www.hotelesplanadefremantle.com/fremantle-tiki-lagoon

Fringe World Festival

Trust Fringe. Forget boring.  Get ready for the best time of year with Freo Royale returning from 26 January to 25 February. WA’s favorite seaside town will be welcoming the best of comedy, theatre, cabaret, music and art as FREO ROYALE brings FRINGE WORLD to Fremantle for 31 action packed days. From the Fly By Night Musicians Club, to the Circus WA Big Top right in Princess May Park, the WA Maritime Museum and Fremantle Prison there will be something in every corner of the Port City! This year the program brings together Fremantle’s community of artists, producers, venues and audiences through the presentation of over 33 shows in 10 iconic venues across Fremantle. Get your tickets online at fringeworld.com.au to start your summer off right!  Fringe only comes round once a year, so make the most of it! With the average event price only $24, you can never have too much Fringe - see as many shows as possible, hang out with all of your mates and treat yo’self to all the treats. Shows are affordable and generally about an hour long, so go on a Fringe Binge. We’ve been entertaining the people of Perth with Fringe entertainment since 2011 and we can’t wait to see the city come alive again in Fringe-uary, the best time of the year. The full program is on sale now at fringeworld.com.au. Get into it! 

ACDC Australia Day Tribute Party

How much more Australian could we get than AC/DC and tinny’s in the heart of Fremantle? Maybe if we fill the pub with a bunch of Aussies! Join us for the Ball & Chain’s BIG AC/DC Australia Day Tribute Party on Friday 26 January 2018. We’ll be open from 11am with iconic Aussie tinny specials, great pub grub and a live band, the Josh Johnstone Trio, playing Aussie hits from 8pm. Head to our Facebook page to let your mates know where you’ll be for Australia Day in Perth.  

Australia Day Skyshow Sundowner Cruise 18

Depart Fremantle at 5:30pm and enjoy a drink on arrival and canapes whilst you cruise up the Swan River to Barrack Street Jetty, Perth. Be treated to exclusive views of the spectacular fireworks display from the open decks of your vessel and our private jetty. Cruising from Fremantle allows you to avoid all of the Australia Day traffic. The main fireworks display will again be facing Langley Park rather than Barrack Street Jetty. There will be no restrictions on access around the foreshore and passengers will be free to roam, however all vessels will depart Barrack Street Jetty in Perth 15…

Australia Day Skyshow Cruise Captain Cook Cruises

Depart Fremantle at 6:00pm and cruise up the Swan River to Barrack Street Jetty ,Perth and have exclusive views of the spectacular fireworks display from the open decks of your vessel and our private jetty. Cruising from Fremantle allows you to avoid all of the Australia Day traffic. The main fireworks display will again be facing Langley Park rather than Barrack Street Jetty. There will be no restrictions on access around the foreshore and passengers will be free to roam, however all vessels will depart Barrack Street Jetty in Perth 15 minutes following the last fireworks. Families Welcome. Cruise Includes:- Full…

2018 | The Obscure Tour | Fringe World

Imagine The Amazing Race, you know, that show? Scale it down to the back streets of Freo. Imagine hosts without plastic surgery, teeth whitening or soul-deep tans. They're dressed oddly and asking you to do strange things for your next clue. You want your next clue, right? There are points but they're arbitrary. There are prizes but they're terrible. Speed doesn't matter but you will need to navigate stairs and walk for about 2km. From makers of sold-out shows: The Quest (2017) and The Great Saunter (2016 FRINGE WORLD award nominated -Theatre). ​Review of The Great Saunter 2016 - "The execution of…

Colin Ebsworth Jokes Magotes | Fringe World

He's one of the most prolific young comics in the country returning for his fifth new hour of standup premiering at FRINGE WORLD. After multiple sellout runs, award nominations and setting the record for being the only comic in the country to debut two new hours at a single festival and selling them out back to back he's bringing the laughs again with 'Jokes Magotes'. He's played across Australia with featured performances on ABC as a Raw Comedy national finalist, Disconnect and Falls Festival's and even headlining W.A's own Rottofest Comedy Festival His material's been showcased at venues and shows all over, like Melbourne Comedy Festival's own prestigious Comedy Zone and the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy festival roadshows. This year he's gone bigger and better than ever. No songs, no slideshows, no padding. Just one hour of comedy, all killer no filler.   "A bundle of energy" - The Advertiser - 2015 "Had the room in stitches" - The Music - 2014 "Absolutely killed it" - Rotunda Media - 2014 “Lighthearted, charismatic and funny " - The west Australian 2013 "Coast by on his obvious charm alone" - Chortle 2013   The Sail and Anchor @ The Fremantle Comedy Factory Feb 16th & 17th 7Pm TIX $20  

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 free community run event supported by the City of Fremantle, open to all comers. If you'd like to let us know you're coming, you can do so at this link Photo credit: Roel Loopers

Food Draws Us Together

Bush Tucker & Indigenous Art. Head to Moore & Moore as we showcase indiegnous culture and food.  As Fremantle comes together to celebrate One Day, Moore & Moore, Fervor and Chef Zach Green welcome you to join us as we bring indigenous food, art and culture centre stage.We'll have a bunch on offer, from live art and entertainment to some of the tastiest bush tucker you've ever seen. Tickets include, a drink on arrival, exclusive access to the one night only exhibition up stairs, entrance to the insane works of Ashley Sutton, music and entertainment!Get in early for pre-sale tickets ($12), otherwise…

Freo Royals Fringe Shows at The Big Top

Ladies of the Big Top (15+) by Kaleido Company (Sarah Green) Kaleido Company presents Perth's finest selection of babes, broads, and chicks with tricks. Be prepared for a tantalizing night of gravity-defying acts, amusing antics and unhinged interludes in this cabaret-style aerial show. Expect the unexpected with many twists and turns along the way. These ladies are all kinds of strong, sexy and quirky, and at times a bizarre blend of all three. Wed 31st Jan - Sat 3rd Feb 7.40pm   Blood Sweat and Fears by Yip Yip Circus (Jess Smart & Ben Kotovski-Steele) Wed 31st Jand & Thurs…

Ladies of the Big Top | Fringe World

A tantalising night of gravity-defying aerial acts, amusing antics and unhinged interludes. Kaleido Company presents Perth's finest selection of babes, broads, and chicks with tricks in a cabaret-style aerial show. Expect the unexpected with many twists and turns along the way. These ladies are all kinds of strong, sexy and quirky, and at times a bizarre blend of all three. Premiering as a part of FRINGE WORLD Festival 2018 at the Circus WA Big Top, located in the heart of Fremantle at Princess May Park. You can catch these ladies every night from the 31st of January to the 3rd…

First Date the Musical | Fringe World

First Date the Musical presented by Grey Lantern Productions. Blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, and a casual drink at a busy bar turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. Manipulative exes, interfering family members, emotional baggage - will they make it through the dinner, and maybe, find the One? This full length musical with an awesome live band is a heart warming comedy winner!

Fish & Sips Seafood Festival 2018

Fish & Sips Festival celebrates this truly amazing part of Australia with its world class seafood, award winning wine and magical coastline. Join us on Port Beach in North Fremantle on February 2nd, 3rd & 4th for a flavour filled weekend in the West Australian sun. Sponsored by WA seafood giants KB Foods, we’re extremely excited to kick off the inaugural Fish & Sips Festival with only the freshest seafood in town. Enjoy local live music, wine tastings, seafood masterclasses, cooking demos and of course an enormous array of WA seafood with over 15 pop up restaurants and food trucks.

The Hair Bears | Fringe World

Join rising stars Adrian Alaberg & Umar in their debut stand up comedy split show for FRINGE WORLD 2018. These naturally funny-men are captivating storytellers, dual 2016 and 2017 RAW State Finalists (WA). Come witness these crowd favourites as they discuss Australian culture, religion and their dysfunctional immigrant families. This anticipated split show is a must see!

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