Events & Festivals

Live Music Thursdays at Creatures Next Door

Join us at Creatures NextDoor every Thursday from 6pm for live music!  Wrap up the day (or kick off the evening) with some eclectic sounds,  a meal or nibbles, one of our own craft beers or a wine.    Located just around the corner from the brewery, Creatures NextDoor is a cosy, relaxed lounge with a little bit of spunk. It boasts some serious views of the Fishing Boat Harbour – a perfect location for sunsets. Our menu is a sharing style menu and is accompanied by Little Creatures beers, ciders and a great selection of Australian wines. Love your music?  We also host live Jazz every…

Atomic Love: Sharon Jones Tribute

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. What a band and what a sound! And what a front woman! Dynamic. Energetic. And a voice that would melt your heart and your face all at the same time. Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics are set to play Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings 2005 album – Naturally. For Atomic Love: A Sharon Jones Tribute, OMAHSA will be joined by a number of special guests to create a 14 piece band. AND THEN there will be a number of added special guests (Soon To Be Announced). The proceeds after costs, will be…

Bush Jewellery

Explore your creative spirit with support from a Nyoongar artist to create your own piece of bush jewellery. These classes are designed to carefully craft a fine piece of jewellery out of bush nuts and or seeds. You may bring in your own treasures from the bush or use bush nuts already collected. You will learn how to carefully select the bush material then drill, decorate and prepare the nuts for use on jewellery.  All skill levels are encouraged. All welcome and all materials provided.

Fanny Samson Cottage Museum Open Day

Visit this private museum housed in a building from 1830. The Cottage Museum contains artifacts from the oldest mainland Australian family-owned company still operating today. The business premises next door, dating back to the gold rush days of 1898, are built above the cellar of the previous building, destroyed by fire in 1895. The topic this year is " Mrs Samson of Fremantle ....." Please wear sensible shoes and be prepared to navigate a number of stairs. No parking is available on site.

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Putuparri And The Rainmakers

Against the backdrop of Australia’s tangled colonial and Aboriginal history, Putuparri and the Rainmakers explores one man’s struggle to fulfil his destiny. Tom “Putuparri” Lawford is a man caught between two worlds: his past and present in modern society, where he battles with alcoholism and domestic violence; and his future as a leader of his people, reconnecting with his ancestral lands, learning about his traditional culture and shouldering his responsibility to pass this knowledge on to the next generation.

Free creative workshops for 13 to 17 year olds

Cartooning for year 8 & 9 students (13-15 year olds)  11 am-12.30 pmWork with a professional illustrator to create characters, develop your own style and tell a cartoon story. Song writing for year 10 & 11 students (15-17 year olds) 1pm-2.30 pmFremantle musician Leon Ewing will help you develop creative lyric writing, harmonies and put together a song for performance.    

Silence Speaks Kamil Kopecky

An exhibition by a Czech Australian artist Kamil Kopecky of selected artworks from 2012 to 2017 inspired by unique spirit and australian nature.  Kamil Kopecky is telling stories about his connection to nature and his experience with Lifeforce which is present in every form and humans.  This Lifeforce is for him real - same as trees, people, and animals on this planet. He calls this Lifeforce stillness; silence which speaks to him and it is his theme for paintings. Opening night Friday 5 May 6:30pm - 8pm.       

Urban Wine Walk Fremantle

The streets, laneways and footpaths of Fremantle, North Fremantle & South Fremantle will come alive as a line up of our best Urban Locales open their doors, transforming into the the ultimate cellar door experience. Promising a fresh, self-guided wine tasting experience never before seen in our city, Urban Wine Walk is an afternoon out you and your friends won't want to miss! You'll enjoy unique experiences at a hand picked selection of local bars and restaurants and of course sample unique wines from the best up and coming wine producers Australia has to offer!

Hold my hand oneonone performance

Hold my Hand | For the Lonely Preview PerformacneWill you hold my hand? May I tuck you in?May I leave you?Enter an emotional emergency department,When you are brave enough close your eyes.Navigate isolation and closeness.Walk slowly towards the feeling of loneliness.HOLD MY HAND welcomes you to an immersive series of intimate encounters and sensory interaction. In a special preview to FOR THE LONELY, these performances challenge a traditional exhibition format, inviting you to interact directly with the artists in an exclusive one night event. Step into a space where isolation and closeness is grappled with.FOR THE LONELY challenges the reliance on traditional means of passive and visual-based engagement. In a ground breaking exhibition for Perth, accessibility is at the forefront of FOR THE LONELY. Artworks will be tactile, interactive and immersive. A night NOT to be missed!This project has been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts WA. Saturday 6 May, 5:00 – 9:30pm, sessions start every 30 minutesImage: Neil Francis (2017). Logo design: Mark Wahlsten#ForTheLonely

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Sleep Out Under the Stars 2017

Fundraiser for St. Patrick's Community Support Centre. Raise funds to help support our homeless community by sleeping out under the stars in the beautiful grounds of the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. Music, kids’ activities, and a hearty soup and a roll will be provided to make this an enjoyable experience for the whole family to enjoy. Event starts at 5:30pm, Saturday the 6th of May and concludes on Sunday morning.

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The Merindas

The Merindas are Australia’s premier Indigenous soul duo bringing Motown’s biggest booty-shakin’ hits with REAL booty shaking by special guest dancers from Burlesque Beats. On May 6th at the Flyby Night Musicians Club, The Merindas are hitting the stage in sequins with their full Live Motown Band. Supported by Jamie Maika who has a voice of true soul. Enjoy hits from The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Contours, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5 and more. Get your tickets now, you won’t want to miss this show, ‘Get Ready’ cause here we come!

For The Lonely

FOR THE LONELY is a deeply personal body of work rooted in the artists’ subjective experience of loneliness. Eight Perth-based artists explore the often unacknowledged, yet communally shared weight of loneliness on the human conscious. FOR THE LONELY aims to challenge the traditional reliance on passive and visual-based engagement. In a ground breaking exhibition for Perth, accessibility is at the forefront of FOR THE LONELY. Artworks will be tactile, interactive and immersive.  FOR THE LONELY invites you to step into a space where confrontation is welcomed and personal connection celebrated.   Exhibiting artists: Elizabeth Bills, Mark Wahlsten, Toni Lynn Avis, Erica Clarke,…

Plantbased Cheese Making

Learn how to create non-dairy cheeses that taste incredible and are set to impress even the harshest critics! Join us on this in depth exploration of non-dairy cheese making, with all the tips & tricks you've always wanted to know to master this modern craft! You will learn (and taste!): - Meltable cheddar style cheese - Cultured almond feta - Mozarella balls - Tofeta - Nacho cheese - Cashew mascarpone

Aperitive Party La Sostas Birthday

Let's Celebrate! Cocktails and Italian buffet by your favorite Italian restaurant with live music and great food. Price includes one drink and unlimited Italian style aperitive buffet.  Bring your best friends and let's celebrate!  

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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.