Events & Festivals

XMAS EVE 2017 at The Left Bank

XMAS EVE 2017 at The Left Bank - biggest and best Christmas Party in town! For details about ticket sales, head to our website or stay up to date with all news via the Facebook Events page.

Timothy Nelson | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 24 Dec: Timothy Nelson (WA) has established himself as one of Perth’s premier songwriters over the past decade, deftly forging his own sound. Combining elements of power-pop, alt-country and classic rock, Nelson’s music is diverse, enigmatic, refreshingly rebellious and heavily introspective.  

Christmas Day Buffet Dining

Spend Christmas Day 2017 in Fremantle enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner with family and friends. The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle and Atrium Garden Restaurant’s famous Christmas dining options are not to be missed with delicious food, drinks, kid’s entertainment and a very special visit by Santa himself. The atmosphere will be festive and our staff can’t wait to celebrate with you, so book now! Our Executive Chef has created an all-you-can-eat Christmas Day feast for you to enjoy in Fremantle this year. The delicious RISE buffet breakfast includes all your hot buffet favourites like bacon, hash browns and…

Oxjam Music Fest

Oxjam is Jammin’ For a Reason this Festive Season with the Oxjam Music Fest. With guest DJ’s and MC’s, prizes and more surprises to be announced, this is going to be a killer line up! This is a Gig For Good. So a big chunk of your ticket purchase is going towards an Oxjam fundraiser appeal for those in need this holiday season. 

Boom! Bap! Pow! | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 31 Dec: Boom! Bap! Pow! (WA) are known for their energetic live shows combining pop, soul, funk and sass. Start your New Year’s celebrations early and enjoy singer Novac Bull’s velvety vocals and the band’s cheeky and playful sounds.

New Years Eve Afternoon Sail

Celebrate the year that was and make resolutions for the year to come onboard the STS Leeuwin II.  During a 3-hour short sail onboard our 1850’s style barquentine ship you can take part in sailing activities such as raising the sails, taking the helm, kids activities and possibly even climbing the bowsprit. Or you can just sit back and enjoy the sail - the choice is up to you! Whichever way you choose, sailing on the STS Leeuwin II is a unique experience for the whole family.  The sail includes light refreshments on board served with tea and coffee.

Falls Downtown 2018

The Falls Music & Arts Festival is back in Western Australia! With Fremantle’s Kings Square redevelopment in full swing, the second ever rendition of Falls Downtown has a new but even more exciting home in Fremantle! Falls Downtown 2018 will be taking over the Fremantle Oval Precinct and once again will be incorporating and reimagining historic sites, streets, carparks and buildings to delight, entertain and inspire our audiences and artists! Our unique passouts policy will also continue to retain free flowing access to all of Fremantle’s many delights during the weekend of Jan 06 and Jan 07 –  Fremantle Markets, cafes, restaurants, retailers, artisans, tourist sites, the port, Bathers Beach and more.  

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Leeuwin End of Year Voyage

Celebrate the End of Year on board the Leeuwin End of Year Voyage. STS Leeuwin II is Western Australia’s own tall ship, a 3-masted 1850’s barquentine.  Meet new people, forge lasting friendships and an experience you’ll never forget! Voyage sails from Fremantle to Busselton from 7-13 January, 2018.  Experience a week at sea: steer the ship, set and furl the sails, navigate the course and climb the 33m main mast. Grab a group of friends and join the crew for this amazing opportunity today. What will you get out of it?• Confident communication • Team work• Leadership• Resilience and• The adventure of a lifetime! Every participant is invited…

Self Kindness Project 4 Week Course

Learn how to be kinder to yourself so that you can contribute more authentically to positively changing our society.  Practical action you can take to genuinely make a difference. Objectives:  Learn to reverse engineer your self-talk - bring your physiology into a state which positively influences your thinking Learn how to be kinder to yourself when you mess up Understand the physical mechanics of self-cristism and learn how to intervene to create new healthier habits Join other like minded individuals who are committed to creating a kinder, more allowing and more supportive community Each session is in the evening for 90 minutes once per week and will support you to create a sustainable shift in your personal bar for self-kindness. Cost: $200 for the full four weeks, including 4 x 90 minute group sessions, all hand-outs and the recordings. 

WA Teaching and Learning Forum 2018

The Teaching and Learning Forum (TLF) is an annual conference, held in Perth, Western Australia. The inaugural Teaching and Learning Forum was held in 1992 and included the five Western Australian universities. Each year since then, the Forum has continued the tradition of bringing together educators from across the higher education sector to share, challenge and develop their ideas about teaching and learning. This event provides an inclusive space for people to explore and disseminate their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The TLF committee warmly welcomes everyone involved in higher education, from early career academics who may have recently started teaching to experienced researchers. The theme for 2018 is Student Futures. This Forum aims to include presentations that highlight and explore the student experience; past, present and future, with an emphasis on key knowledge, skills and applications that aim to enhance student learning and equip 21st-century graduates. Some topics may include, but are not limited to: Curriculum Assessment Flexible learning Employability Analytics Internationalisation and Global learning Students as partners

Chocolate Adventure

Learn from the chocolate masters, chocolatiers who have immersed themselves into the journey of chocolate for the past decade.  Chocolate tasting in all its myriad forms. Learn to make world class chocolate at home in around 20 minutes Take home the best quality organic ingredients to continue the chocolate adventure. Your hosts Willow and Catherine have been traveling the globe tracking down the tastes, stories and secrets of chocolate for the past decade together. Now, through their passion and commitment, offer you a 2 hour chocolate story-telling and tasting adventure. You will dive deeply into a reverent (and sometimes irreverent) journey towards the heart of chocolate - from the sacred tree, divine fruit and ‘seed of the gods’, to the sacrament of the most treasured beverage of the Aztecs and Mayans.On we go through the glory of the Spanish and ever onward into Europe and to the chocolate bars we now know and love (and feel a little bit guilty for indulging in).On this storytelling ride - you will discover however, that there is a pure, simple and simply delicious way of making your own divine chocolate at home that is nutritious (in surprising ways) and avoids the unnecessary adulterating additions and processes of lecithin or other stabilisers, tempering and high temperature roasting!You will leave with a deeper, more respectful relationship with chocolate, your tummy full of chocolate, your recipe to make world class chocolate at home in around 20 minutes AND $50 of ingredients to continue your own chocolate making adventures!Join us for 2 guilt-free chocolate filled hours! Session times 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

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St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2018

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is about leading new and revered seminal music. The festival has always been interested in finding what's fresh and bringing it to unique settings and surrounds to be appreciated by music lovers. The size of the festivals, the locations and the way we encourage community all form part of the way in which the Laneway team strive to present a live music experience like no other.

The Butterfly Effect

Roadsick Apparel & Volume Touring Present: The Butterfly EffectThe Butterfly Effect are very excited to announce their first shows in over 5 years with original frontman, Clint Boge at the helm. While the band are certainly not rushing into anything too serious just yet, these shows will be a great chance for them to reconnect with their loyal fans and share the music that originally brought them together.

Big Country

80s Celtic rockers Big Country make a triumphant return to Perform 'The Crossing' plus a special encore of greatest hits! Get ready for all your Big Country favourites - In A Big Country, Fields of Fire, Chance, Wonderland, Look Away plus more! "The audience were singing their hearts out, jumping around and living every moment to its fullest” - The Music. Presale tickets available 9am Wednesday 26th July from our ticketing page. VIP tickets available.

#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…

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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.