Events & Festivals

STEAMSub Marvellous Mosaics

Develop your artistic side with us in this STEAMSub workshop as you make your own Venetian glass mirror mosaic. Learn how to create your artwork with some of the materials and techniques that ancient Romans developed. From an archaeological point of view, mosaics are a priceless record of everyday life in ancient Rome – what people valued, what they wore, what they ate, what tools and weapons they used, even information about flora and fauna. Roman mosaics are more than just art – they are a valuable archaeological source. Note: This workshop requires construction skills, ​techniques and equipment that are…

Free Mystifying Magic Show

Join us for a magic show and games on Friday 12th January 12pm - 2pm. Your kids will be wowed and entertained with disappearing acts, illusion, sleight of hand and silly antics!

Nyoongar Language for Kids

Kaya Koolangas! (Hey Kids!) Come along to one of the coolest school holiday workshops of 2018! Learning a new language is always loads of fun, but learning the traditional Nyoongar names of animals, body parts, colours and much more is even better! Acknowledging language is not only great for Reconciliation, but it also gives kids a fantastic opportunity to engage in Aboriginal culture and to develop a deeper understanding of Nyoongar history. Kids should bring with them a drink and a small snack, as well as sunscreen. Classes run from 1pm till 3pm $5 per child For any school aged child. Boys and Girls welcome. #WACC Some age restrictions apply. Please check website for further details Book at www.eventbrite.com.au/o/curious-7193668641.or more information, call (08) 9432 9999 or email info@fremantle.wa.gov.au. Celebrating Nyoongar culture in Fremantle 

Lucky Oceans and the Gaelic Gumbo | Fenians Festival

"A fusion of Irish songs simmered in Louisiana Beats" Lucky Oceans is a double Grammy Award winning pedal steel guitarist and co-founder of Western Swing band Asleep at the Wheel. Lucky presented Australia's leading Radio National music show, The Planet, for 21 years. Lucky will put together a great line up of musicians to play for you in the idyllic beach side "Kelp Bar" at Kidogo Arthouse as the sun goes down.

The Doors by LA Women

A Record Club Roadshow favourite! 👏The L.A. Women return to Fremantle to perform The Doors. ⏰Friday 12 January 2018- exclusively at The Newport Hotel  

Declan ORourke | Fenians Festival

Support Acts: Robert Zielinski Trio. Declan O’Rourke is a highly successful Irish singer songwriter, acclaimed by his peers. Declan’s soulful music, rooted in folk and tradition, has attracted the praise of countless industry giants.  The Robert Zielinksi Trio, is a Perth based traditional Irish music trio performing lively jigs, reels, highlands, hornpipes, strathspeys, traditional and contemporary songs.

Feast of the Wild Goose | Bannister Street Party

Dance & Feast! “Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival” Closing Party150 YEARS IN THE MAKINGPresented by Fremantle BIDSponsored by Guinness, 19 Crimes Wines & Treasury Estate WineTickets $140 eachAvailable at The Hougoumont Hotel, Attic Café, Stable Hands & Kidogo Arthouse or onlineA SUMPTUOUS BANQUET OF PRIMAL COOKING, FINE WINES AND ENTERTAINMENTWHEN: Sunday 14 Jan 2018 | 6pm-10pmWHERE: Bannister Street, FremantleMUSIC: The ROGUESThe Rogues are a Pogues 'tribute band'. They play a gut-withering hard-driving brand of folk-rock, drawing upon the timeless Pogues repertoire of traditional, rebel and contemporary music and song. There's relentless rhythm - sublime, yet coarse verse - vocal gymnastics and - instrumental prowess.

Art Heroes Haeckel Senior Workshop

Be inspired by the biological illustrations of this scientist and artist. Explore the beauty of the natural world to create detailed masterpieces. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 10 to 12 years oldDate: Monday January 15thTime: 3 Hour Workshop starts @ 9.30AMFee: $45 (This fee covers all art supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATIONThis class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring a hat. Making art makes kids hungry! Please bring a little snack for morning tea. Everyone is welcome - physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us know if you…

Art Play | Ink | Junior Studio

In this unstructured class you are free to explore art and making with ink at your own pace. A professional artist will be on standby to help if you get stuck. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: 6 to 9 years oldDate: Monday January 15thTime: 1 Hour Art Play starts @ 10amFee: $15 (This fee covers all art supplies) USEFUL  INFORMATION This class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring a hat.Everyone is welcome - physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us know if you have any special needs or if…

Make a Video Game Controller, Wire Button and Code

A 1-Hour School Holiday Activity making a working push-button to run a video game you can re-program. This is an introductory activity to get a taste of learning about electronics and coding, or 'Physical Computing'.Groups are kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). All Ages 7+ years Introduction to Physical Computing with Video Game Electronics!{Under 10's will require parental supervision} Learn by doing a fun hands-on activity making a working push-button switch to decorate and take home. Interface the push-button to a Raspberry Pi computer’s input/output wiring to drive a video game character. Instead of children being limited to playing yet another video game, they can also make the game controller, colour & re-animate the game characters, and change the program through simple Scratch block coding. Limited space, booking is essential. Cost $28 When: Several 1-hour sessions available during School Holidays, 15-26 January 2018.Where: Thinklab Fremantle (3 blocks from the train station, upstairs next to National Hotel on the Cappuccino Strip)

School Holiday Escape Tour

Fremantle Prison is WA’s only World Heritage listed building and one of the State’s premier tourist attractions. So why not take the kids? They are guaranteed to have fun while learning about this amazing site. The kids Escape! Tour is an exclusive tour for children aged 5 to 12 years old. These special tours cost $11.50 and are running during the January school holidays on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 15th - 24th January. Children will visit the sites of numerous dramatic escapes through the Prison’s history. Along the way their Tour Guide will tell a number of tales of…

Kings Square Archaeology Mini Excavation Workshops

Discover first-hand what it’s like to be an archaeologist! Kids aged 8 - 16 years will have fun learning about the dig taking place in Fremantle's historic Kings Square in January 2018. Join the archaeology team looking for the foundations of the first church in Kings Square, as well as other historical material from the 1800s. You'll be given your own excavation kit to uncover artefacts that tell us what life was life was like in Fremantle in this period.   

Enchanted Childrens High Tea

If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a BIG surprise... an Enchanted Children’s High Tea in Fremantle!  Back by popular demand, the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges presents a very special school holiday event that will delight your little ones from start to finish. This is a great event for parent’s groups, families, day care outings and anyone looking to keep their little one’s occupied during the school holiday break. Date: Monday, 15th January 2018 Time: 11am-12.30pm or 2pm-3.30pm  Tickets: Early bird offer, $28pp (first 40 only per session); regular price $32pp Adults and children are the…

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Meet a Terrifying TRex

There is a terrifying tyrannosaurus rex on the loose in the store. Come and grab a t-rex selfie from 12pm-4pm on Monday 15th January, if you dare! 

Art Heroes Potter Junior Workshop

Be inspired by the watercolour illustrations of this scientist and artist. Explore the wonder of nature and character design to create adorable masterpieces. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 9 years oldDate: Tuesday January 16thTime: 3 Hour Workshop starts @ 9.30AMFee: $45 (This fee covers all art supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATIONThis class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring a hat. Making art makes kids hungry! Please bring a little snack for morning tea. Everyone is welcome - physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us know if…

Art Play | Thread | Tiny Studio

In this unstructured class you are free to explore art and making with cotton and thread at your own pace. A professional artist will be on standby to help if you get stuck. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 3 to 5 years old & their Parent / CarerDate: Tuesday January 16thTime: 1 Hour Art Play starts @ 10amFee: $15 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 adult & 1 child) USEFUL  INFORMATION This class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring a hat. Adults stay and participate with…

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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.