Events & Festivals

The Music of Queens of the Stone Age

Live n Loud Thursdays presents: Queens of the Stone Age performed by The Hommbres Thursdays at The Newport Hotel is all about live music performed loud by leading musicians! Enjoy the best of the Queens from Aaron Sopolinski (Taxpayer, Tragic Delicate), Aidan Gordon (as above), Ben Gray (Simon Kelly Band, solo), Joey K (Devil Rides Out), Steven Turnock (Puck, Skullcave) and Russell Loasby (Michael Savage, Big Orange, Institut Polaire, The Autumn Isles)

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…

Fremantle Folk Festival 2017

Freo Folk Festival is a family-oriented celebration of music, food, culture and everything we love about Fremantle. This year will be even bigger and better than the last, with some amazing acts joining in the fun. World-renowned Broome band, The Pigram Brothers will headline this year’s Festival, and we couldn’t be happier! This will be their only show to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of their iconic and beloved album ‘Salt Water Country.’Joining them will be the incredible talent of the likes of Kav Temperly (Eskimo Joe), Soukouss Internationale, Toby Beard, Lloyd Spiegel, The Fling, Mitch King, Stella Donnelly, Timothy Nelson, Old Blood, Jim Fisher…

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.

Flash Fiction Workshop

Flash, or micro-fiction, is a fast-paced genre for a fast-paced world. With a recent boom in online and print journal publications dedicated to spreading the (limited) word, now is the time get your dribble and drabble on. In this three hour workshop, Michael Buckingham Gray, a published flash fiction writer will speed you through a history of the genre, explain some of the structures and techniques used and assist participants to write and workshop their own pieces. As you approach the finish line, you will be supplied with some useful information about where you may publish them. About the teacher:  Michael…

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.  

British India Forgetting The Future Tour

Melbourne rock royalty British India release their 6th studio album ‘Forgetting the Future’ September 22nd, and will perform it live including lead single ‘Precious’ a few short weeks later at The Newport Hotel! Tickets will go on sale 9am Thursday 3rd August. The band has just revealed the visually arresting video for Precious, as well as announce a mammoth 35-date national tour. After five hugely successful albums, British India found themselves at crossroads. ‘Forgetting The Future’ is the story of them destroying their world in order to live in it. For the first time, the band teamed up with an external…

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.