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Walyalup Artist in Residence Sharon Calgaret

Meet and see local Nyoongar Artist, Sharon Calgaret in action at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Sharon creates beautiful artwork on canvas, pots and anything else she can get her hands on, using a mix of traditional and contemporary painting techniques. Sharon is the Artist in Residence at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre on February 12, 20 and March 3, 10, 26, 27.

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Over the Rainbow

Join us as we go somewhere over the rainbow with the fabulous Fay Rocious and BarbieQ! Your journey begins with a glass of bubbles and an exclusive after-hours visit to the glamourous Kylie on Stage exhibition. Once you have been dazzled by the sequins, glitter, and appliqué, you will join your drag queen hostess on a party bus from the WA Maritime Museum to various night hot spots! Dress code: Any and all the colours of the rainbow! Tickets are limited, so secure yours today by using the below links or by calling 1300 134 081. Strictly 18+.  Photo ID is required. Group One Arrive…

MM Wedding Open Day

Moore and Moore are inviting you to their Wedding Open Day on Thursday 4 April from 5pm. ❤️🌻🥂 Explore the charming heritage listed building, meet Perth's best suppliers and see how to turn your dream wedding in to a reality.  The venue will set up for to showcase ceremonies, sit-down and cocktail receptions and suppliers showing off what they do best. There will be tastings of canapés and drinks while you walk around the beautiful venue, seeing how your day can perfectly fit in with at Moore and Moore. There will be great discounts offered by M&M and other suppliers, as…

Behind the Scenes Fremantle Prison Museum Collection

Join Fremantle Prison’s curatorial team for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the curatorial work spaces of Fremantle Prison’s museum collection. Fremantle Prison holds a diverse collection of approximately 12,000 historic objects. The collection spans the operational life of the Prison from 1855 through to 1991, and has cultural heritage significance due to its association with Fremantle Prison and Western Australia’s history.   Fremantle Prison’s curatorial team will take you behind the scenes into the work spaces of the Prison’s museum collection, discussing how cultural objects are cared for at Perth’s only World Heritage site. After undergoing cleaning and registration,…

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Fremantle’s best Christmas shopping ideas

For Christmas shoppers that love a list or those preferring to browse–here’s Fremantle’s best Christmas shopping ideas and tips to relax and enjoy the festive season... 12 things you can only buy in Fremantle Did you know 92.9 FM’s Ryan Jon lives in Freo? He’s been checking out gift ideas and found 12 things you can only buy in Fremantle (we quite like the sound of that baby rattle). There’s nothing like open air shopping Fremantle is without doubt Western Australia’s best open air shopping experience with the Freo Doctor gently blowing, cafés with parklets and lots of choices for a mid shop pit stop. Where else can you tick off your Christmas shopping and head down to Bathers Beach House to relax. Put your toes in the sand, enjoy a 'long jetty iced tea' and watch the sunset (**sigh**). Shop with the family Make the list, plan your stops using our beautiful Fremantle shopping map (↓), and set the reward for the kids when you’re all done (the icecream at Gabriel Chocolate is a winner). There's markets, boutiques, small and large stores where the kids can pick out something special even on a pocket money budget. Break it up with a run around the Esplanade - big kids at the skate park and little ones at the playground or maybe a ride on the wheel. ‘Santa’ might glean some clues for Christmas gifts along the way. Christmas markets, cooperatives and collectives and uber cool gifts Fremantle is home to many creative peeps and the markets, cooperatives or collectives are a haven for gifts from local makers and artisans. Look for them at MANY 2.0, FOUND at Fremantle Art Centre, Common Ground and The Artisan Store on High Street or check out the list on our shopping pages . Pick up the turkey, the ham and everything else for the table - in Fremantle Whether you bring the people you love together with an Aussie style BBQ or traditional sit down dinner, clove studded hams, plump turkeys, cherries or flowers for the table are waiting at gourmet stores, grocers and delicatessens in Freo. Get an early start at Frank’s on Wray Ave or pop into Kakulas Sister and Little Sister, Freo’s purveyors of groceries and fine foods from around the world. Head over to our groceries and fresh food pages to find more.  Gifts for the impossible to buy for! For folks that have everything - experiences hit the mark. A season pass to Luna on SX, tickets to Spare Parts summer show Moominpappa at Sea, a headlining act at Fremantle Arts Centre’s 2019 events program or splurge on a night or two at one of Fremantle’s boutique hotels. Find more inspo here. Light up your Christmas spirit Amidst the pre Christmas frenzy it’s lovely to stop and enjoy the season. Light up your Christmas spirit at the free annual City of Fremantle’s Candlelight Carols (this year at Fremantle Oval). Kidogo Arthouse brings in songstress Kavesha Mazella and guest musicians for Carols & Christmas songs on the deck and Fishing Boat Harbour is hosting a special Christmas Festival through December with carollers, circus acts, Christmas lights and markets. Check the Fremantle story special events pages for new events added daily. That special something Creations Jewellery and Designers travel the world to find the best diamonds for bespoke pieces available in their High Street flagship store. Much sought after Australian South Sea pearls can be found at Kailis Australian Pearls in Fremantle’s West End precinct and Fremantle Opals have a stunning range of uncut pieces from some of the best opal fields in the world including Australia’s Lightning Ridge. #shopFREO competition Thought WA’s best open air shopping experience couldn’t get any better? Well you could also win $500 to spend in your favourite shop in Fremantle! Just ask for the unique code word in 85 + participating businesses when you spend $20 or more in one store. Enter your code word online (and wait for the call!). Two $500 prizes will be drawn each Friday right up to 21 December 2018.   Free parking Santa Keep an eye out for #freeparkingsanta and his elves as their annual visit from the North Pole kicks off in December. They’ll be making guest appearances right up to Christmas looking for shoppers to pay for their parking.


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.