Events & Festivals

Santas Enchanted Wardrobe

The real magic of Christmas comes alive again in 2017 with the unique immersive theatre experience Santas Enchanted Wardrobe.  Begin with a game of hide & seek; come enter the enchanted wardrobe and discover Narnia, Mr Tumnus and the Enchanted Forest. Interact with our spellbinding characters in small groups and witness the giant magic mushrooms where the fairies play in the Elderling Tree; gather the fairy dust and journey to the North Pole, to help the reindeers fly and our workshop come to life before spending quality time with a quality Santa. ** NEW in 2017 – Discover expanded worlds; holographic projections; new characters; spectacular special effects and much more…..

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 Phillips was introduced to weaving…

Marley NZ AllStars Celebrate The Legend

With the blessing of The Marley family comes The Marley NZ All-Stars. 19 of New Zealand’s premiere musicians will play the hits of Bob Marley this December 2 at Metropolis in Fremantle. With a 2.5 hour set, spanning over 30 classic tracks including Get Up Stand Up, 3 Little Birds, Redemption Song, No Woman No Cry, One Love and many more, Marley is a night not to be missed for true Bob fans. Join us to Celebrate The Legend!The Marley NZ All-Stars are -Tiki Taane - VocalsAnnie Crummer - VocalsChe-Fu - VocalsLaughton Kora - Vocals (ex Kora)Fran Kora - Vocals,…

Make an Embroidered Necklace

Wear your art on your sleeve! Or failing that, why not wear it around your neck? Embroidery is no longer your nanna’s domain. In this three hour workshop, you will learn the basics of embroidery and how to apply it to fabrics to make your own wearable piece of art. Your nan would be proud! In this class, you will learn the basics of decorative embroidery, including how to set up your fabric, hoop and floss. You will also learn and practice common embroidery stitches before applying your skills to a fabric of your choice. By the end of the…

Tash Sultana | Homecoming Tour | [second show]

Due to popular demand after selling out her first show in 24 hours, Tash Sultana has confirmed a second FAC date on her national Homecoming Tour. Tash is one of Australia’s rising stars, landing the number three slot in last year’s triple j Hottest 100, picking up the Unearthed J Award and hitting the top 10 of the ARIA chart with her EP Notion. The Homecoming Tour marks her last headline shows for almost a year as Tash bunkers down to finish her debut album and continues to tour internationally. Tash will be supported by fellow former buskers the Pierce Brothers and tropical rave pop duo Willow Beats.

Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Kiteboard Race

Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, Fremantle Australia’s favourite kiteboard race, the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton, returns on 9 December and you can be a part of the fun by heading down to the beach to cheer in the 140 competitors as they race to shore. Now in its 8th year, the race is a ‘must do’ for serious kiters who take on the 19km open ocean course from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, Fremantle. Records were broken last year when winner, Frenchman Nico Parlier, completed the race in just 19 minutes and three seconds, shaving more than three minutes off Englishman Olly Bridge’s previous record. In good conditions the kiteboarders will be faster than the Rottnest Express ferries so we recommend getting to the beach in plenty of time to enjoy the party and live commentary and see the winners receive their trophies. There’s more than $9000 in prizemoney up for grabs. Look out for the Red Bull wig wams on the beach. What: 140 kiteboarders will race across the Indian Ocean from Phillip Point at Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach North Fremantle. Spectators can watch the competitors ride into the finish line at Leighton Beach. The event is made possible thanks to Tourism Western Australia, Red Bull, Fremantle Sailing Club, WAKSA, Rottnest Express and Channel 9 Perth. Who: World ranked international kite surfers will compete alongside local, national and international entrants and past winners. When: Saturday 9 December. Entertainment commences from 2pm, Racers depart Rottnest at approx 2.30pm and the fastest competitors are set to arrive at the finish line from approximately 2.50pm, depending on weather conditions. (if wind conditions are not favourable the race will be held on Sunday 4 December – check the website or Facebook event on the day) Where: Leighton Beach, Port Beach Road, North Fremantle. Catch the train to the North Fremantle station, bike or park. Cost: Free for spectators. To enter, visit the website for info Contact: www.lighthouse2leighton.com.au / tim.turner@yjs.com.au Video link: https://vimeo.com/194920602

Prohibition Cabaret

Step back in time to an era where alcohol was illegal and only the elite could indulge in such delights. The Fremantle Town Hall will revisit the 20s with an epic cabaret show that will tickle all the senses. Expect glamour, quality entertainment and some good old fashion naughty fun. Dressing up is highly encouraged.

Way of the Spray

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the physical and conceptual approach to working with a spray cans and covers a range of aerosol art tips and techniques such as… -anatomy of a spray can and features of various brands -nozzle selection -physicality, saftey and ethics of operating a spray can -the design elements and principles applied to spray painted artwork -incorporation of mixed media approaches such as stencils, pasties and paint markers Through basic skills development, you will gain the confidence to work with spray paint as a medium for your own art practice. The workshop will cover spray can…

Soukouss Internationale | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 10 Dec: Soukouss Internationale (WA) bring gorgeous vocal melodies, pumping Congolese rhythms and scorching guitar to showcase authentic, energetic African music that’s sure to have the crowd dancing.

Avenue

Led by the soulful voice of Joyce Mathers, Avenue offers a selection of standard and modern jazz grooves, sassy swing, stylish latin, retro pop and rock. They have a huge repertoire of music made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, George Michael, Sting, Sade and many more arranged in their own "Avenue" style and showcasing their stunning three part harmonies.

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Fremantles Biggest Christmas Party

Find your Christmas Party zone at Fremantle’s Biggest Christmas Party! If you’ve got a small team but want to celebrate BIG, the book now for the 2017 combined Christmas Party on Friday 15 December at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges.  With three party package zones to choose from, every budget is catered for making this the perfect Christmas function for your small business, sports team or social group. Enjoy food and drinks, DJ, dancefloor and photo booth in the Christmas-themed venue. Date: Friday, 15th December 2017 Time: 7pm to Midnight Tickets: Silver Party Package $35 per person Includes entry and food platters, with a cash bar available. Gold Party Package $60 per person Includes entry, food platters & 4 hour beverage package. Luxe Party Package $85 per person Includes entry, table service, food platters, paella, mini meals & 4 hour beverage package. Don’t miss out on celebrating the silly season with your crew, book now for Fremantle’s Biggest Christmas Party at Fremantle’s premier entertainment venue – the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. Bookings are essential. Booking and credit card fees apply.

The East Pointers | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 17 Dec: The East Pointers (CAN) are a talented young three-piece with a penchant for traditional Celtic sounds. Combining fiddles, banjo and guitar with honest lyrics about life’s joys and sorrows, The East Pointers’ tunes practically cartwheel in their wildly entertaining live shows.

Candlelight Carols on South Beach

Christmas spirit will be a buzz at South Beach in December as the popular Candlelight Carols continues at South Beach for it's second year. The Libby Hammer Quintet and the Arcadian Voices Choir will lead the carols on Sunday the 17 December. Families can sing, swim and picnic at this free community event with singing starting at 7pm in the iconic South Beach location. A variety of food stalls will be on site to cater for those not wanting to bring picnics, these stalls open from 6pm accompanied by some fun roving entertainment. FAQ's Q: What part of South Beach? A: The lawn area, north from the Cafe, near the boundary of the no dogs beach, Ocean Drive, South Fremantle (the end where Marine Tce meets Duoro Road)Q: I want to stake out the best spot. What time can I arrive?A: As early as you like, the site is open all day!Q: Will there be food available to purchase? What food?A: Bring a Picnic, but a food vans will be onsite and the South Beach Cafe will be open.  Q: Can we bring our own food?A: YesQ: Can we bring prams, camping chairs, shade structures, Bean bags etc?A: There will be set areas for chairs and bags, no to shade structures, bring your pramsQ: We’re all cycling down as a family. Where do we park our bikes?A: There will be designated areas, along the railway fence lineQ: Do we have to pay for car parking?A: No, parking is free but limited. We suggest making the most of public transport with the CAT buses running later into the evening to help facilitate the crowdQ: I’m not a very ‘hands on’ parent, will there be a lifeguard monitoring the beach?A: NoQ: Will there be candles available for purchase?A: YesQ: Can we bring our own alcohol? A: This is an alcohol free eventQ: Can I get copies of the Carol lyrics?A: Yes, programs will be handed out at the event so everyone can sing along! Q: Is the lawn wheelchair accessible?A: There will be an accessible viewing area for wheel chair access and their family/friends.Q: Our dog loves Carols, can we bring him along?A: All dogs can enjoy the festive atmosphere from the either the South Fremantle Dog Beach (behind the stage) or North Coogee Dog Beach, south of the event.

School Holiday Youth Explorer Voyage

Leeuwin II Voyage from Fremantle to Busselton. Packed with adventure and sailing activities, voyages aboard the Leeuwin are a great way to push your personal limits and overcome challenges. Leeuwin is a working ship, so during the voyage you will be part of all ship operations, from steering the ship, setting and furling the sails, navigating and cleaning the ship to climbing the masts, working aloft and standing watch while sailing through the night. Leeuwin operates under the principle of ‘challenge by choice’: the more you are willing to challenge yourself, the more you take away from the experience. Every day…

Game of SKATE Competition

To celebrate the end of an epic 2017 of skate,  the Skateboarding WA crew will be rolling out the good times with a Game of S.K.A.T.E. Competition.  This is for experienced skaters who want to show off their skills, there will be Junior and Senior divisions.  Registrations open on the night. 

Julius Lutero

The following paragraph encapsulates Julius the person. It reflects what he is both good at and what he is passionate about, but also demonstrates the person behind the brand. “The greatest contribution people can make to humanity, the planet and their own life is to put their whole heart and soul into doing what truly brings them joy”. Julius Lutero 2009. West Australian born Julius Lutero is one of those musicians you want as your best mate and on first meeting feel like you’ve known forever. On the surface a surfing, caring, and humorous person with a love of martial…

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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.