Events & Festivals

2017 Larder Series with Scott Bridger

Discover and learn the secrets behind our favourite larder items with Scott Bridger, Executive Chef of May Street Larder and Bib & Tucker. Take part in an exclusive small group workshop series and learn tricks of the trade to create your own delicious home larder. Each class will feature a different focus with Scott leading the group through the techniques behind some of his favourite recipes. COOKING FOR KIDS | 16th May 2017 Discover the healthy ways to get kids eating and enjoying their food. Includes recipes, cooking tips, demonstrations and secret food hints to get the kids eating healthy without them knowing! SMOKING + CURING | 13th June 2017 Learn the craft of curing your own fish and meats and techniques on cold and hot smoking at home. FERMENTED FOODS | 11th July 2017 This healthy and hands on workshop will give you all the skills to make your own kimchi, krouts and fermented vegetables at home JAMS, MARMALADES + PRESERVES | 15th August 2017 Master the art of making jams, relishes and marmalades! This includes bottling, sterilising jars and preserving seasonal goods. You will take home a range of jarred goods and the knowledge to make the best goodies that your family will love. KOMBUCHA + PROBIOTIC DRINKS | 5th September 2017 Everything you need to know to make your own kombucha and fermented drinks at home. Take them home and gain the skills and knowledge that you need to get started for gut healthy living. BOOKINGS: Tickets $120 per class! Book your place by emailing hello@maystreetlarder.com.au or calling (08) 6161 0371. Spots are strictly limited!

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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A Night of Oysters and Champagne

Indulgence awaits you at Marine Lounge Bar with A Night of Oysters and Champagne on Friday 19 May. Come down straight after work and get your weekend started with two hours of luxurious gratification for your taste buds. Unlimited Oysters and Champagne Coco Chanel once said, “I only drink Champagne on two occasions. When I am in love and when I am not.” So weather you’re in love or not, celebrate with unlimited freshly shucked oysters and free-flowing Moet Champagne from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Plus our talented Executive Chef will delight you even more with canapes inspired from The Harbour…

GMG Gillian Moorman Group

GMG is a sophisticated mix of jazz, blues and soul. Taking jazz standards and pop classics from Billie Holiday to Steely Dan and adding a contemporary and original flavour.  Joining Gillian Moorman on vocals, Alex Borthwick (guitar), Manoli Vouyoucalos (bass) and Pete Evans (drums) are all exceptionally talented regulars on the Perth music scene and bring together an exciting mix of jazz, funk and blues influences taking you on a journey from a New York speakeasy to an an intimate jazz club in New Orleans.  Watch an authentic musical connection happen when these four people play the music they love…

The Broadway with upfront Chris Ross

The band recently re formed ( after a short 10 year break ) and the lineup includes stalwarts Greg Schultz on piano mark underwood on trumpet Simon Stiles on saxaphone and still pays tribute to the swing of Frank Sinatra…. Bobby Darin….Tony Bennett and such, with songs of the great american songbook

Lisa Hannigan

Following earlier collaborations with Damien Rice, Hannigan has proven to be one of the most transfixing artists in modern folk with her blend of raw emotion and enthralling guitar. She has made a name for herself as a beguiling performer, recently performing a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, before which she played an enchanting NPR Night Owl session – Watch here. Hannigan similarly captivated Billboard’s New York office when she stopped by for Live session earlier this month. The UK’s Telegraph wrote of Hannigan’s “uncanny capacity to set a reverential yet joyful mood,” in a recent 4-star review. “…the night…

Australias Biggest Morning Tea 2017

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is Cancer Council Australia's most popular fundraising event and the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia. The City of Fremantle will be hosting a Biggest Morning Tea in Kings Square to raise funds and awareness for Cancer Council Australia.  This year's event will feature a performance by The Mama Red Quartet along with guest poet Dennis Haskell. Come down to Kings Square and show your support for this worthy cause, gold coin donations will be taken on the day with all money raised going to fund research, prevention and support services for those affected by cancer. 

Minky G Rosco

Want the perfect way to finish off the day? Then relax and unwind with the jazz/pop sounds of Perth songstress Minky G and guitarist Rosco Dwyer. The duo has been playing their brand of chilled acoustic music both nationally and internationally, with catchy originals, and a few well chosen covers. Minky G is making her mark as a quality local singer-songwriter. She’s studied jazz guitar at WAAPA, has played for UK artist Passenger, and once for the American ambassador! Rosco Dwyer compliments her work with his considerable skill as a guitarist, completing the WAAPA Jazz Bachelor course in 2003 and…

Sleep

A series of wildly creative and beautifully realised puppetry works inspired by the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, devised and performed by the final year Performance Making students at theWestern Australia Academy of Performing Arts. WAAPA Students will work with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Associate Director, Michael Barlow. This magical show of edgy adult puppetry poses questions about suppressed sensuality, vengeance for social exclusion and the occasional murderous instinct! A night of strange figures, objects and dreams – go to Sleep. This show was developed as part of Spare Parts’ Tertiary Partnerships program.        

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America's Cup Defence, Fremantle - Share your photos

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Australia's successful America’s Cup Defence, the WA Maritime Museum invites you to share photographs that captured the excitement of this momentous day for a special temporary exhibition. Photos can be uploaded to the WA Museum’s website (www.museum.wa.gov.au/upload) during the Fremantle Heritage Festival from Friday 26 May till Monday 5 June. Alternately please bring your photo to the WA Maritime Museum on Saturday 3 June between 10am and 2pm and we can help you to upload it. Participants and their families will be invited to preview the photographs at a special event on Saturday 10…

Fremantle Heritage Festival 2017

The Fremantle Heritage Festival, an annual community event brought to you by the City of Fremantle, explores and showcases the rich history of Fremantle. In this, the 25th year of the festival, we’ll celebrate the distant past as well as revelling in more recent nostalgia.

Nyoongar Heritage Tour

Take the Nyoongar Heritage Tour with a Whadjuk guide at Bathers Beach. Learn about traditional seasonal movements, bush tucker, the separate roles of women and men, trading networks, dialects of Nyoongar language and the impact of settlement including the Roundhouse and Rottnest Island. The tour takes about an hour and then we debrief at a café nearby.

Whadjuk Heritage and Roundhouse Tour

Take the Nyoongar Heritage Tour with Whadjuk guide at Bathers Beach. Learn about traditional seasonal movements, bush tucker, separate roles of women and men, trading networks, dialects on Nyoongar language and the impact of settlement including the Roundhouse and Rottnest Island. The tour takes about an hour then debrief at a café nearby.  

Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities Fremantle is a participatory art project exploring relationships between people and place. It maps the memories held within the city, to reveal intriguing, experiential tales you can listen to as you walk the streets of Fremantle.  Download the free Invisible Cities mobile app from the website, and look for the Story Site plaques around Fremantle to hear stories told by people who live, work, play and pass through the city. You are also invited to contribute your own memory or story of the Fremantle city centre.  To hear or contribute a story visit: www.invisiblecities.com.au

Vintage shopping trail

Freo CBD is home to the largest amount of retro and vintage stores per square foot. If you want something unique that sings ‘nostalgia’ you’re looking in the right place! From beautifully curated vintage finds to that amazing discovery in the rummage basket, there are tonnes of shops for you to check out in Fremantle. So many we’ve created a personal tour to find the treasures you’re looking for. Trail will be released on the 26 May.  All you'll have to do is jump on our website, download the trail and get hunting. And remember show us your finds on insta…

Pioneers Luncheon

The 88th annual Pioneers Luncheon is an annual celebration of the pioneers of Fremantle. Residents who have lived or worked in Fremantle and surrounding suburbs for the past 50 years are invited to a three-course meal.  To apply to attend the luncheon, please email events@fremantle.wa.gov.au  

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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.