Events & Festivals

Granny Squares are the New Black

Crochet begins with the Granny Square! You know the one, you’ve seen it in the pile of colourful blankets on your granny’s couch, or in the cheerful blanket that always hung over the back of your grandad’s favourite chair. But a granny square isn’t just a blanket. A basic crochet Granny Square can become anything you want! A cosy blanket? Sure. A bright cushion? Why not? A snuggly jumper? Now we’re talking! The end product is only limited by your imagination. In this three hour workshop, you will be provided with all the tools needed to create your first (of…

Raspberry Pi Python API to Minecraft Class

One-day Intensive Introduction to Python and Raspberry Pi Python API to Minecraft - 10 am to 3 pm - Lunch included. For ages 11+ Gizmo Cats STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - using a Raspberry Pi SBC (single-board computer) to gain a basic understanding of Python programming and ‘Physical Computing'. Physical Computing means building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the real world.In this hands-on course we go from an introduction of and power-up of a Raspberry Pi SBC, its' operating system (Raspian, a Linux derivative), wiring simple circuits and communicating with those circuits (in the real-world), an introduction to Python Programming as well as Python API programming into Minecraft™ Pi (a virtual-world).  Pre-requests: None. {Optional: Bring your own USB memory stick to for own back-ups; purchase a Raspberry Pi SBC - but not required.} Objective: To Have Fun! Play with the basic concepts behind our devices we use every day. Learn by doing fun hands-on physical computing activities to understand our human relationship to the digital world. We are located3 blocks from train station, next to National Hotel, upstairs.

Fremantle Wedding Walk

Mark your Diaries for the Thursday 12th October 2017, 4pm - 8pm for our first ever Fremantle Wedding Walk! Fremantle's historic  buildings, breath taking beaches and creative, relaxed, and open-minded spirit is the reason why more and more couples are choosing to host their wedding day in this distinctly different city. Come and experience the history and vibe of Fremantle as you meander through the streets and parks to find your perfect wedding venue! 9 Wedding Venues and 3 Accomodation Venues, all within easy walking distance of each other, will all be open to welcome you in and showcase what they each have to offer. Moore & Moore / Little Creatures / The Esplanade Hotel / Maritime Musuem / The National Hotel  Blue HQ / Kidogo / Char Char Bulls / Bathers Beach House / Be Fremantle / Quest / Hougoumont Hotel    Keep an eye out for more details ....

Southpaw

Led by drummer Peter Evans, Southpaw explore the sounds of 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll, folk, pop and country music with a jazz sensibility.   From the Boogaloo to the Bo-Diddley Rhythm, Southpaw play both original music and jazz interpretations of songs from popular artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Simon and Garfunkel. Peter is joined by fellow lefties Simon Jeans on guitar and Shane Pooley on the bass.

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Kim Churchill

Internationally beloved indie singer-songwriter Kim Churchill returns to Australia with his latest album Weight Falls. Having toured the globe and played the likes of Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Montreal Jazz, Telluride Blues and Glastonbury, Churchill has come a long way from busking in a campervan. Known for his fierce vocals and magnetic stage presence, Churchill is a force to be reckoned with.

Make Your Own Woven Wall Hanging with Sunday Weaves

Create a beautiful woven wall hanging for your home on a simple handloom. Learn about the weaving process and various simple techniques. Define your colour palette, incorporating natural and recycled fibres into your design. This class is suitable for those with no experience weaving, to those with an intermediate level understanding who want to expand their knowledge. Each participant will take home their own wooden handloom. Bring:All tools, materials and morning tea will be provided. Date and Time:Saturday 14th October, 10:00am - 2:00pm The Experience:An enriching day of learning, making and conversation at Fremantle’s newest creative venue, Stackwood. About Phoebe:Phoebe…

DIY Resin Art

Are you ready to create a masterpiece?! In this DIY Resin Art workshop, you will be guided through the entire process in a hands-on class and create your very own resin artwork. You will be provided with a 50cm round panel and all the dyes, pigments and pearlescent powders needed to create artworks with epoxy resin. Reba from Pretty Burd, Sydney will be demonstrating how to work with the epoxy resin and how to mix colours and techniques for applying and creating designs. Whether you've worked with resin before, or are a complete beginner, we'll make sure you leave this class…

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Fremantle Festival 2017

Fremantle Festival is a 10-day celebration of visual art, music, comedy, fashion and more with over 60 high quality and inspiring events presented in exciting venues across our unique port city.

Leeuwin Tall Ship Sails

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 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 lines, take the helm and why not try some climbing aloft? If you just want to enjoy the Fremantle…

Blessing of the Fleet 2017

Since its origins in 1948, The Blessing of the Fleet has become an important cultural event in Fremantle. The day includes The Blessing of the Fleet parade which travels from St Patrick's Basilica to Esplanade Reserve and the Fishing Boat Harbour, followed by an array of entertainment. The Blessing of Boats at the Harbour and the evening fireworks display are not to be missed.  

2017 Autism West Symposium

The must-see event in 2017 for individuals on the autism spectrum and their family members, educators, service providers and researchers. Friday 3 & Saturday 4 November 2017 We’re connecting and empowering people on the spectrum by showcasing inspirational speakers, people, organisations and thought leaders doing amazing work within the community. The 2017 Autism West Symposium will focus on ‘The Big Picture’, looking beyond childhood as those on the autism spectrum move into adulthood, with a particular focus on developing social skills, independence, and finding meaningful employment. The program will include presentations, break-out sessions, a fireside chat, and more. Who Is It For? Our annual symposium is for people on the autism spectrum and their families and carers, as well as educators, researches and health professionals. The Format Taking place across one and a half days, the 2017 Autism West Symposium will include presentations, break-out sessions, a fireside chat, and more. We will also be featuring employers and educational professionals championing the education and employment of those with ASD. *Early bird discounts available until 31 August 2017 The Speakers We have some exciting speakers already confirmed, including: Graeme Simsion - Best-selling author of ‘The Rosie Project Jeanette Purkis - Author, speaker and autism advocate Kerry Magro - Once non-verbal, he is now an international public speaker Jacquiline den Houting - Psychologist with lived experience with Asperger Syndrome Matt Schneider - CEO of Optika Solutions, where over 50% of the employees are on the autism spectrum Carla Burn - Network Leader and Mentor at the iCan Network Barb Cook - Founder and Editor in Chief of Spectrum Women Magazine Click here to download the event flyer. Venue:  Esplanade Hotel, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle WA 6160 Event Date: Friday 3 November 2017 & Saturday 4 November 2017 Further information: Contact Autism West on 08 9383 6123 or email Event Coordinator, Janine Ripper, at marketing@autismwest.org.au.  Accomodation The 2017 Autism West Symposium will be held at the beautiful Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia. We have secured limited discounted accommodation at the Esplanade for those wanting to make the most of the event. To book and claim your discounted accommodation please click here. Booking Information: All tickets include Credit Card Processing Fee. Early bird discounts available until 31 August 2017 Registration fees include morning tea and lunch on Day One and morning tea on Day Two Autism West reserves the right to make changes to the program Autism West may ask you to present proof of your eligibility for a concession Please note that registration is non-refundable, but we are happy for you to transfer it to someone else.

Yoga at South Beach

Join us for yoga at the beautiful South Beach, Fremantle. Beach Yoga classes are a moving meditation in the sun, flowing with the breath and taking the time to relax and experience each posture. Suitable for all levels, including beginner students. Start your weekend enjoying your yoga practice in nature at the beautiful South Beach! Classes are located at Ocean Road, South Fremantle, just north of the South Beach Cafe.   7am to 8am Saturday throughout summer

Melbourne Cup at Coast

Party with us this Melbourne Cup and watch all the action on our big screens while enjoying our stunning ocean views. - WHATS INCLUDED -Start the party with a free glass of prosecco or beer on arrival and enjoy delicious canapes and treats served throughout the day. With a special guest DJ Playing after the big race, this is a party you will not want to miss. 

Ladies Only Skate Sesh

Calling all the ladies!  Join the team from Skateboarding WA at the EYP on Tuesday nights in November 2017.  The sessions are open to females aged 15+ Those who can already skate and want to have a shred with others ladies, and for beginners who want to get on a board for the first time! Bring your own equipment or borrow a board and helmet on the night. * Participants under 18 will require parent/guardian signatures on their registration form. Registration forms: fill in on the night

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Fremantle BeerFest 2017

Announcing the biggest and boldest 2017 Freo Beerfest to date - presented by Fremantle’s most iconic local Brewery - Little Creatures. A full weekend, jam-packed with 40 Western Australian signature Craft Brewers, Cider Makers and Distillers brewing exclusive highlight festival brews just for you; perfectly complimented by WA's most decadent local street food. A comprehensive range of beer & food matching, cooking demonstrations and craft beer master-classes; and a dedicated Little Creatures Live Stage packed with iconic WA live music and DJs, live comedy and the Little Creatures Live roving performances.

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Events and festivals

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