Events & Festivals

Dismantle Dot Art Workshop

To celebrate NAIDOC Week local artist Justin Abraham will be running a Dot Art Workshop on Tuesday 4 July, from 10am-12pm for young people aged 8 years and over at Box Park (EYP sea containers) as a part of the City of Fremantle Winter Holiday Program.  

Shibori and Sun Dyeing

Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that is great fun and produces the most beautiful results, with powerful indigo tones. Sun dyeing uses photsensitive dyes and uses the sun to fix the colour in place allowing for simple printing and relief dyeing. In this workshop we'll use both techniques to decorate your very own T-shirt, apron or bag to take away.

Squid Dissection at the WA Maritime Museum

Get up close and personal with a squid without getting wet! Have a closer look at all the parts that make up this amazing mollusc. With your very own dissection equipment, you will be able to identify many different parts of this fascinating marine animal. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult. Ages 10-14. Bookings required by calling 1300 134 081.Places are limited!

Storytelling Making in Language

Stories: hear them, share them, make your own: in language. Nyoongar students will be sharing their books and helping you make your very own. Have it published on the spot and take a copy home to share with your family and friends. Tuesday 4 July10-11.30 am at Fremantle PCYC, Paget Street, Hilton (this event will be Auslan interpreted) Thursday 6 july10–11.30 am at Fremantle City Library, 8 William Street Fremantle

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Children's Enchanted High Tea

If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a BIG surprise... a Children's Enchanted High Tea in Fremantle!  Back by popular demand, the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges presents a very special school holiday event that will delight your little ones from start to finish. Tiny treats await you and your children in a room filled with enchantment to capture the imaginations of young and old.  Tickets on sale NOW: EARLY BIRD OFFER of $25 per person*Normal price: $30 per person, for both adults and children After the delicious kid-friendly high tea food has been eaten, we'll be joined by some very special visitors from The Pickled Fairy - Fremantle's very own fairy friends. They will entertain the kids in the fairy den with story time, dancing and a gift to take home.  Your kids will love this Fremantle Enchanted High Tea experience and you will love to see the joy on their faces. We encourage dress ups from fairies to superheroes and everything in between... we'd love to see your little ones get creative.  *Bookings are essential. Early bird offer ends 19 June 2017. Booking and credit card fees apply.

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Winter School Holiday Workshop Programs

Have you ever wanted to run away with the circus? Fancy learning how to juggle, walk a tight rope, or swing on a trapeze?? Now is the time to run away with CircusWA. Come on down to Circus WA for our School Holiday Workshops! We're running a series of workshops for ages 5 through to 17. We are excited to announce that these workshops will be running out of our new venue “The Big Top”. We will be located at 92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle (next to Princess May Park).  These 3 day programs will have limited spots, so please book now to avoid…

Family Buffet Movie Nights

Enjoy a delicious family buffet dinner and movie at the Atrium Garden Restaurant, Fremantle. Dinner starts at 5.30pm, then settle the kids in at 6pm to watch Finding Dory while you enjoy your own dinner. Along with your buffet meal, adults can enjoy free coffee and tea and there's unlimited popcorn and fruit punch for kids. This is a great school holiday activity for the whole family!

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Pilates for the whole family

During school holidays children age 6 -14 can join their parents or grandparents in a class for free. The aim of the class is to improve postural and movement awareness to enhance overall health and wellbeing.   Thursday 9.30-10.20 am at St Paul's Anglican Church, 162 Hampton Rd, Beaconsfield Tuesday 6.30-7.20 pm at Fremantle Primary School Hall, 1 Brennan St, Fremantle RSVP essential  

Indigenous Book Cubby

The Book Cubby is on loan from the State Library of WA for NAIDOC Week and the two weeks following to showcase indigenous books made around Australia. Head to the Fremantle City Library from 5 July to read these fantastic stories in the custom build Book Cubby. 

Speaker Box - 90's house party

Speaker Box is our student party held on the first Wednesday of every month, slowly working back to the year 1990. May 3 - 1994 Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get but with Speaker Box Year 1994 you can guarantee it’s a good time! We were all Little Rascals selling pickles for dickles. Ace of Base finally opened their eyes and saw the sign, Simba became a mighty king 🦁and Salt n Pepa found oh what a mighty good man‍♂️ Before we Run Forrest Run back to 93′ lets celebrate the year…

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St Pats celebrates NAIDOC

As an organisation, St. Patrick's Community Support Centre is fully committed to reconciliation. We’re holding a BIG and COLOURFUL celebration of NAIDOC week this year…so come and join in the fun at Princess May Park! There’ll be Indigenous arts and crafts, a kangaroo sausage sizzle, music from local Indigenous artists and stalls from a variety of community groups. Let’s get together and celebrate living alongside one of the world’s oldest continuing cultures! Everybody is welcome.  This is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event. 

Buds n Blooms | NAIDOC Week

Come join us at Hilton Harvest as we celebrate the culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, especially that of the Whadjuk Noongar people. We will be joined by special guest Greg Nannup from Indigenous Tours WA who will take us on a journey . . . . . . giving us an introduction of the local history and tribal area; telling us a dreamtime/creation story; and giving us an artefacts presentation. As well as a taste tour of the Hilton Harvest Bush Tucker Garden. Loads of activities throughout the morning and information on Noongar Language and Culture.…

Junior photography workshop at the WA Maritime Museum

Get creative with a hands-on photography workshop, presented by experts from the West Australian Photographic Federation. Develop or learn photography skills and capture images of an epic voyage within the WA Maritime Museum. Age 8 - 14. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult. Bookings required calling 1300 134 081.Junior photographic workshops are kindly supported by Nikon

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Plasticfree Food Wrap Workshop

It's plastic-free July so come along and learn how to reduce the vast amounts of plastic wrap used for food storage and make your own natural, reusable fabric food wraps. Using natural bees wax and cloth we'll create funky wraps of different sizes to be used as lids for storage pots, sandwich wraps, food covers and perfect for taking shopping to stop using uneccessary plastic.

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Feltmaking

Learn how to make natural, wool felt in this short workshop. We'll learn all about felt and felt making, uses and you'll get hands on with making your own. Take it home and frame for your wall or explore some of the other possibilities using it as a decorative item or as detailing on clothing and bags, jewellery, brooches, pins, hairbands, the possibilities are endless.

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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.