Events & Festivals

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.

Eco Fashion Week Australia

 Eco Fashion Week Australia 2017 is the most significant event on the Perth fashion calendar. As Australia’s first and only Eco fashion week event, Hosted by ‘’Green Embassy’’ from November 23rd-27th, EFWA provides perfect platform to promote local and international talented eco designers, emerging designers and student designers to showcase their unique designs while providing Perth with one of a kind Eco fashion event in sustainability which involves community. Eco Fashion Week Australia- EFWA 2017 bring people together to celebrate amazing sustainable designs, runway shows, conferances, design and textile art exhibitions, student shows and awards.  The week will feature collections created using organic and natural materials as well as sustainable and ethical production methods. EFWA is passionate about creating a word where garments have a clean and positive story to tell.Celebrating garments that have been created with organic , re-cyled and up-cyled fabrics with traditional and hand crafted textile techniques.  EFWA collaborates with designers, artists, local community and remote interstate Aboriginal communities, media, businesses and educational programs as well as local governments to raise awareness for environmentally conscious fashion while provide support and courage to inspire all community members towards to sustainable future while fashion as vehicle. At international Eco Fashion Week Australia we aim to integrate Australia’s very own Eco Fashion Week celebration of Sustainability, design excellence and education. This innovative forward thinking event will feature:  • Textile art/design exhibition • Spectacular runway shows from international, national and local eco designers featuring the best in organic, handmade, local , re-cycled , up cycled , fair trade, ethical fashion and textiles • Informative discussions and panels with industry experts • Fashion , sustainability pop up shops, exhibitions • Student design & excellence awards • Opportunity for runway show to promote young student designers and give them opportunity to show their work to audience • Opening  gala night • Designer exhibition • Designer challenge • Environment /sustainability photography competition for schools The festivities will run 23rdth-27th November 2017. The goal is the ignite and inspire our community to change their perspective on fashion and its relation to environment and sustainability while providing platform to emerging designers, artists and models in fashion and creative industry. www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com

MSWA Ocean Ride 2017

The MSWA Ocean Ride is a unique cycling event that follows WA’s beautiful coastline, from Fremantle to Hillarys.  With five ride distances to choose from, there is something to suit all ages and capabilities. Routes include; ·         10km Family Ride  ·         30km Ride ·         50km Ride ·         70km Challenge ·         100km Challenge - New For more information, to register for the event or to volunteer, see www.mswaoceanride.org.au MSWA provides vital support and services to people living with all neurological conditions in Western Australia. The money we raise through our fundraising efforts goes directly to providing a range of support and services to people living with all neurological conditions in Western Australia.

#MyFreoStory is your Freo story

We all have a Freo story. From the locals raised in the port city, to the live music lovers or Sunday brunch devotees on the strip, locals and visitors alike have a story to share about Freo. And so #MyFreoStory video competition was born. In early 2016, the #MyFreoStory competition was launched to encourage people to tell their own Freo story, with 40 very unique and heartfelt videos submitted. This included a day in the life of local Freo dog, following a unicyclist’s journey around town to the home of WA Circus, watching a time-lapse artist weave a large red basket around themselves in prominent Fremantle landmarks and Freo-inspired sea shanty “Fremantle, The Pride of WA”.  After much deliberation, 9 entries were shortlisted to determine the overall winner, Shakey’s Story. The first #MyFreoStory winning entry by Oliver Oldroyd and Stevie James Smith depicted the moving true story of a local artist and his strong connection to the Freo art scene and local music legend Bon Scott. We asked the producer Oliver Oldroyd what motivated him and his cousin to enter “We love living here in Freo. There's such a good creative vibe and it's great to be part of it. We love making films and it was also important for us to get Shakey’s name out there and get him recognised for the talented artist he is.” Another entry by a 16 year old student from Perth Modern School, Radheya Jegatheva was “My Journey Through Freo”, voted on the youtube.com/fremantlestory as the best film in our people’s choice category. This young film maker gave us a view of all the things he loves in Freo by filming on his mum’s iPhone. We asked Radheya what motivated him to enter “A bit of everything to be honest, but one of the main messages that I wanted to convey through my video was that Freo is a city that can cater for all sorts of people of all ages - and that there was so much to do and so much to see.” After viewing all of last year’s great films we couldn’t get enough, so in late March we launched the second 2017 #MyFreoStory video competition and are waiting in anticipation for the new stories. If you want to check out last year’s films or submit your own #MyFreoStory video visit fremantlestory.com.au/myfreostory. Competition closes 22 May 2017.

Army Museum of Western Australia

The Army Museum of WA has a collection that encompasses material from the pre-federation period through to the present day, covering both peace-time army units as well as the involvement of West Australians in all major conflicts and operations that Australia was engaged in throughout this period including the South African War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, South Vietnam and the more recent operations such as East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. The role of women's services in many of these major conflicts and operations is also integrated with the museum's displays covering these. Highly recommended as one…

Bathers Beach Art Precinct

The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is part of the conservation and activation work around the historic Arthur Head area of Fremantle, Western Australia. The area is of historical significance for indigenous Australians and European settlement of Western Australia. The precinct is home to more than 20 established and highly respected sculptors, painters, photographers, Indigenous artists, a ceramic artist and designers, one of which is the famous sculptor Greg James who created the sculpture of the fisherman at Fishing Boat Harbour. Other artists include Joanna Robertson, Jenny Dawson, Peter Zuvela, Ann Land, Carol Hazel, Caroline Thompson and Tessa Joy. Studios Kidogo…

Bathers Beach Art Precinct Cliff Uplighting

Watch the sun go down and the lights go up. Colourful up lighting has been installed on the coastal side of the Arthur's Head cliff face between J shed and Kidogo as part of the activation of the Bathers Beach Art Precinct. The lights will be turned on at sunset every evening with extra special lights on the weekends! Come down and have a look at this beautiful precinct.

Bathers Beach Fremantle

One of Fremantle's greatest attractions is its coastline of pristine beaches on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Bathers Beach is perfect for swimming, relaxing, kite surfing, paddling and other leisure activities. There is a wide range of facilities that can be accessed year round, and are utilised by locals and tourists alike. Bathers Beach is a popular beach inner city beach, located between Fishing Boat Harbour and the Round House, is the perfect place to relax and swim. Enjoy fish and chips and watch the sunset.

Birdwatching around Fremantle

Nestled between the Swan River and Indian Ocean, Fremantle provides a number of excellent birdwatching opportunities in some of the most picturesque locations of the metropolitan area. In the coastline areas coastal species such as Crested Tern can easily be encountered, whilst North Mole offers one of the best locations in the metropolitan area to look for pelagic sea bird species such as shearwaters.  The adjoining coastal heath contains species such as White-browed Scrubwren and White-cheeked Honeyeaterand remnant areas of woodland provide habitat for typical bush bird species of the Swan Coastal Plain. A number of birdwatching locations also have…

Captain Cook Cruises WA

Captain Cook Cruises is Perth's premier cruise company, offering it's guests a chance to experience Perth and Fremantle from a completely unique perspective, with picturesque cruises along the beautiful Swan River.Cruises depart from Fremantle at Victoria Quay (B Shed) every day at 11.15 am, 12.45 pm & 3.45 pm, arriving in Perth's CBD at the magnificant Elizabeth Quay (Barrack St Jetty). Unlimited tea and coffee is available to you as your Captain points out all the sights including some of the magnificent homes overlooking the river, the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Kings Park and much more. You may even be lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins along the way!…

Circus WA

Come down to the Space at 8 Phillimore Street and discover the thrill and joy of Circus! And get fit! Take on the challenge of walking the tight-wire, mastering juggling, diablo or devil-sticks, hanging from the trapeze or ascending the silks. Whether you're two or 82, CircusWA has something for you - Term classes, casual conditioning classes, workshops for schools, community groups and businesses, Circus birthday parties and Tiny Tumblers for 2-4 year olds. Book a trial class or visit our website www.circuswa.com for more information.    

Creative Kids Art Club

Creative Kids Art Club runs art and craft activities for 5 to 10 yr olds. Our classes are run by experienced art teachers, for 8 weeks during the school term, with all materials provided. We cover a range of new projects every term including activities from; painting on canvas, mask making, drawing, decoupage, sewing, sculpture, clay work, papier mache, print making and more. Our classes are suitable for new and continuing students. We also run a holiday workshop program.

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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.