Events & Festivals

Nail Brewing Craft Beer Masterclass

Come and enjoy a few tasty brews with one of WA’s favourite beers, Nail Brewing. Caitlin from Nail will take you through an in-depth tasting of their range plus a very special limited release! Nail’s story started as a dream in 1994 when John Stallwood, director and head brewer, was given a home brew kit. In early 2000 John set up his brewery at Bobby Dazzler's, a pub in the heart of the Perth CBD which is now known as The Boheme. Nail is still independently owned with the brewery now located in Bassendean, 12km from Perth CBD. So come…

Renard Rounge Hot Swing

Renard Rouge Hot Swing is an acoustic group that carries on the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli with some modern twists. This is toe tapping, upbeat, and accessible swing jazz – easy for anyone to enjoy. It’s hot gypsy swing featuring blazing guitars, virtuoso clarinet, and down and dirty double bass. It’s gypsy versions of songs you know by heart.  Renard Rouge typically performs as a quartet, but is also available as a trio or duo for smaller stages.

Kraken

A midwinters blaze. Enjoy a day of free community activities as the Bathers Beach Art Precinct comes to life for this winter warmer for the whole family. Participate in workshops, eat something delicious, grab a tasty drink and be a part of the sunset bonfire! (weather conditions permitting) Photo by Sam Luckman

Bathers Beach Photography Day Walk

Bathers Beach landscapes will teach you tips on composition, exposure techniques, and making the most of your aperture and shutter speed creatively. All levels of experience welcome, the walk finishes with a screening of the days photos! You will need to bring your camera, tripods are optional. For further information call 0447555168 / email info@photographynightwalks.com

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Minky G Rosco

Want the perfect way to finish off the day? Then relax and unwind with the jazz/pop sounds of Perth songstress Minky G and guitarist Rosco Dwyer. The duo has been playing their brand of chilled acoustic music both nationally and internationally, with catchy originals, and a few well chosen covers. Minky G is making her mark as a quality local singer-songwriter. She’s studied jazz guitar at WAAPA, has played for UK artist Passenger, and once for the American ambassador! Rosco Dwyer compliments her work with his considerable skill as a guitarist, completing the WAAPA Jazz Bachelor course in 2003 and…

The Harbour Master Wine Dinner Series

Join the Captain's table at The Harbour Master Wine Dinner Series in Fremantle. The Harbour Master restaurant is teaming up with a selection of local West Australian and Australian wineries to showcase how food and wine can marry together in the most amazing ways. Each month we will present one winery starting with a tasting on the first Thursday (Credaro Wines tasting 6 July), specials throughout the month and then culminating for a delicious culinary experience on the last Thursday of the month featuring a special guest speaker. You’ll enjoy a three-course meal created by our Executive Chef Grant Brown to…

Xmas in July 80s Party

We know it doesn’t get that cold here in Perth, but we’re willing to bet you can find an ugly jumper or two to wear to our next 80s Party in Fremantle: Christmas in July Party – the 80s Ugly Jumper edition! Christmas in July On Friday, 28 July 2017, party-goers will be treated to an electrifying musical experience at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges with a very special Christmas in July 80s Ugly Jumper Party. From 7pm onwards the Hotel will be transformed into a 1980s disco reminiscent of a time when music & fashion defined everything! Best-selling albums and songs from artists such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Prince and Madonna (just to name a few) will be on the playlist and you will feel the blast from the past as you walk into the venue instantly. Tickets: Tickets on sale now including early bird rate at $35 per adult available until 30 June 2017 (normal rate: $45 per person) including entry, a welcome drink on arrival and 1-hour 80s inspired canapés. Cash bar will be available with LIVE DJ playing the best of the 80s music throughout the night.​For more information, please call 08 9432 4801 or email functions_esplanadefremantle@evt.com.

5 Week STEM | Learn Electronics and Computing

This course designed for ages 10 + will cover the basic knowledge of simple electronics and computing by setting up a Raspberry Pi single-board computer; wiring some input/output lights and buttons then writing an interface program using the Python programming language. This is a hands-on workshop where we go from a power-up a Raspberry Pi, using applications, programming, wiring simple LED circuits, communicating to those external circuits, and interfacing programming to Minecraft™. Learn the basic concepts behind our electronic devices we use every day. STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics—STEM, and therefore, STEM education—are vital to your future and the future of our children. The areas of learning you and your kids need to be comfortable with to excel in the future are STEM. STEM makes creators, thinkers, problem solvers, doers, innovators, and inventors. Besides, STEM is everywhere from our homes, cars, payment and ticketing systems, to your workplace and your mobile phones; it shapes our everyday experiences. It is not enough to be able to turn on a computer and use a mobile phone. If you wish to get ahead you need to understand more about the science and technology behind our modern day devices. 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. Cost: $199 + $60 for materials — What do you get?Take home your Raspberry Pi single-board computer including the OS and Applications: Word processing, spreadsheet, Scratch and Python programming languages, games, and more + the basic science, technology, engineering, mathematics knowledge behind our every day devices.    

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.

Vipers Dream

Roaming the venues of Perth, Viper’s Dream offer an eclectic mix of acoustic music from around the globe. From a dimly lit Parisian cafe to a gypsy campsite jamboree, through to a Brazilian beach bossa-nova then back through a jazz club in down town New York, Viper’s Dream will take you on a musical journey that will delight and excite. Featuring Geoff Harold on double bass and the combined talents of Lachlan Gear and Aaron Deacon on guitar , the trio is available for functions, weddings, parties, anything!

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Tom Walsh Band

Tenor saxophone titans Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Walter Smith and Ben Wendel are some of the legends responsible for influencing Tom Walsh's Trio. Lead by emerging saxophonist, Tom Walsh, the Trio performs an exciting blend of swinging jazz standards and modern grooves with exuberance and finesse. Naturally, the trio line-up brings together some of the best WA talent, Giane Hladin on drums and Austin Salisbury on Keys. 

WAYJO Signature Series WAYJO Swings

It’s swing time in the Port City! Fremantle is set to jump and jive as WAYJO delivers a set designed to get your toes tapping, your feet moving and your heart pumping. The Tuesday Night Orchestra will be lighting up the stage of the Fly By Night Musicians Club while you burn up the dance floor. Frock up, shine your shoes, and grab a partner for the most fun you can have on two legs. WAYJO Swings!Fri 6 Oct, 7.30pmFly By Night Musicians Clubflybynight.org

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.

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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.