Events & Festivals

Fremantle Town Hall official reopening

Celebrate the Fremantle Town Hall back in its 1887 skin! Come and celebrate the recent completion of major conservation works to the exterior of the Fremantle Town Hall. See the flag being raised onto the new flagpole on the refurbished tower for the first time in a decade, the town hall clock ceremonially restarted and the bells sound out after being silent for 12 months.

Coaster Culture

Step into the historic Wyola Club to view a unique display of beer coasters from days gone by. Just a quick glance will take you back in time and across the seas to some forgotton bar. This collection of 4000+ coasters has been gathered over decades and sourced from bars all over the world including Europe, Asia, The Americas and of course Australia. See how the humble coaster has tracked the changes in our society and the novel ways advertising has tried to engage with us over a drink. Included in this exhibition is a look back at the historic…

Fremantle Camera Story

Learn how to take your photographs from ordinary to extraordinary at a free Camera Story creative photography workshop. Explore the rich heritage of Fremantle through the camera lens, as the team from Camera Story share their secrets to making beautiful imagery every time you click. On top of the free workshops, the photographs created by you will be turned into vibrant night time artistic projections at the J Shed. Be part of of the Camera Story and see your photographs turned into luminous public art! Email info@camerastory.com.au to secure a place. Walk-ins also welcome. 

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A little historical tour… of the Little Creatures Brewery

It started with a group of mates with a love of beer and a former crocodile farm. From these humble beginnings on the water’s edge in Fremantle came an awesome, hop-driven American Pale Ale with distinctive aroma and delicious flavour…and the start of the Little Creatures journey. From there you probably all think you know the story…. but do you? Join us for an in depth, historical tour through the Little Creatures brewery. Learn our story, about our site and our brewing process and the history of craft brewing in WA and Australia.     Finish off with a guided tasting of…

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The Free Antiques Campaign - Silent Auction

The Free Antiques Campaign, Ross Potter's first solo exhibition in Fremantle, featured graphite drawings of Fremantle's structural heritage. The works, completed only in HB pencil, focused on the heritage buildings in Fremantle that are restored and well used in opposition to the buildings that have been left derelict and abandoned. Potter has a small number of these works available and is offering them to the public via a Silent Auction at his studio in the heritage listed J Shed on Bathers Beach. Available works include the Cliff St Facade, aspects of High Street buildings and the Abandoned Coogee Powerstation.

4 week Meditation Course

Meditation brings a calming to the nervous system that undoes the damage of continuous overstimulation due to our environment and lifestyles. There are over 100 benefits from meditation in our physical body.It also helps balance the emotional body, reveal the joy in life and assist us in a masterful purpose.Now is the time to learn to meditate and to love meditation!Hridaya is an expert in the field and will bring us a clear and nourishing 4 week course.For the four week program and to book in visit the website for tickets.Price: $99 for 4 Week Course

A Road To Nowhere The Play

Join us for this one night only performance of 'A Road To Nowhere’, the play inspired by the true story of the campaign that many of us were part of. Written and directed by Anina Coco Burns, highlights include Ewan Buckley performing ‘No to Roe’ and ‘Sit Down For Your Rights’, Shona Hunter returning as the scorned Pauline Hanson bride, and Ted Griffin’s debut as the ever out-of-touch Colin Barnett. The play has two acts with an intermission and refreshments in between. Tickets are $20. Cast and crew: Alyssia Jodie - CameraAndrew Hazar - MusicianAnina Coco Burns - Director, scriptwriter, and actorCaroline Kirk - ActorChris Clark - MusicianDamian Brennan - CateringEwan Buckley - Musician and actorFiona Bonds - ActorGinny Webb - MusicianJesse Williamson - ActorJessica Williams - ActorKohdi Lee - ActorLouise Hall - ActorMel Arc - Manager and actorNick Turner - MusicianPetrina Harley - ActorPhoebe Cork - MusicianRachel Armstrong - MusicianSarah George - Scriptwriter and actorSajni Gudka - AccountsShona Hunter - ActorTed Griffin - Actor Victor Hoisington - Actor

Red Dogs and Bushrangers: Keynote Address, presented by film maker Nelson Woss

Nelson Woss is one of Australia’s most loved film makers. The man behind such award-winning features as Red Dog and Ned Kelly, his films draw on powerful human stories from Australia’s past. His characters have been played by award-winning actors Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush.  Fresh from the release of Red Dog: True Blue, Nelson will combine story-telling and film to reveal what makes Australian history, and therefore our movies, so special. Join us for this magical evening which begins with Nelson’s address at Notre Dame.  Doors open from 6pm.  Tickets essential and available online.

Beer thru the Ages… a beer quiz through time

Beer is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced, dating back to at least the fifth millennium BC. Today, the brewing industry is a global business producing almost 2 billion hectoliters a year and the craft beer industry in one of the fasting growing and exciting industries worldwide. How did we go from caveman drinking fermented gruel 7,000 years ago to the beer bellied hipsters of today... still drinking fermented gruel? Learn all about the history of this timeless nectar at the Little Creature’s Beer thru the Ages… a beer quiz through time.  Test your knowledge, win some prizes,…

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Red Dog: free film screening

The City of Fremantle, Notre Dame and Good Dog Enterprises are delighted to bring you an indoor/outdoor screening of the original Red Dog film.  Notre Dame will be throwing open the glass doors of the historic Drill Hall for this special opening night event. Bring your rugs, bean bags, pillows or low-folding chairs and watch Nelson Woss’s classic first installment of the Red Dog story. Food trucks will be on hand to purchase dinner and drinks for this special family event.  Doors open from 7:30pm.  Tickets are free, but essential: get them online at www.nd.edu.au/heritage2017.   

The Blackeyed Susans

Formed in Perth in 1989, The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums. Classic Susans songs such as A Curse On You, Smokin’ Johnny Cash and Blue Skies, Blue Sea established the group as impressionistic storytellers with a bent ear for melody and atmospherics. Long, reverby trails of pedal steel, tremolo guitar, violin and keyboards combine to create lush soundscapes for the album’s dreamlike torch songs, bruised ballads and other-worldly rockers. Don’t miss the chance to catch these living legends…

The Blackeyed Susans

Formed in Perth in 1989, The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums of occasional beauty, including a retrospective box set entitled ‘Reveal Yourself’ in 2009, charting the band’s illustrious history. Classic Susans songs such as A Curse On You, Smokin’ Johnny Cash and Blue Skies, Blue Sea established the group as impressionistic storytellers with a bent ear for melody and atmospherics. While line-ups, past and present, read…

Artwalk Freo 2017

Discover the magic of colour and artistic creation at Artwalk Freo 2017 27 and 28 May. AWF is a Fremantle based artist collective. Over two days the public are offered a unique opportunity to enter the living work spaces of established Fremantle artists Michael Knight, Trevor Richards, Penny Bovell, Ian de Souza, Annette Seeman, John Teschendorff, Eveline Kotai and Jo Darbyshire.  Guest artists will also be present and are listed below. This year, the Artwalk Freo circuit covers four kilometers. Enjoy strolling or cycling through the local streetscape as you stop and explore the secret workings of the host artists’ home studios. If public transport is your preference, check the services listed on www.artwalkfreo.com “getting there”. Cars are welcome, but less fun. Some of the Artwalk Freo studios are works of art themselves. An artist's studio is where all the inspiration, sketches, thoughts and ideas merge to become something wonderful. Visitors will discover how these living spaces relate and intersect with the artists' oeuvre. The inventive process can be a solitary one and people rarely have the opportunity to glimpse inside a working studio and to engage in conversation with the artist.  Here’s your chance! This is a free entry biennial community event. New work, early work and studies will be available for sale and each artist will have their own payment options: receipted cash, credit card, direct deposit and lay-by. Refreshments and other treats will also be available for sale, courtesy of community groups. GUEST ARTISTS: Studio 1 Anna Mulders and Harvey Mullen. Studio 2 Theo Koning and Frank Morris. Studio 3 George Howlett and Tom Freeman Studio 4 Jesse from Rocket Boy Designs Studio 5 Stephen Spurrier’s works Studio 7 Ruth Vickers and Annabel Dixon   Proudly supported by City of Fremantle

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Handbuilt Ceramics Workshop

Spend a day in a serene light-filled studio making ceramics with Simone, the creator of Winterwares. As with all Winterwares workshops the intention is to give you some time-out from your regular routine, to get back to basics and create with clay. The hope is that you’ll come away from the workshop feeling relaxed and inspired and of course have some lovely handcrafted ceramics to show for it!   Tickets are $249 and includes a delicious local lunch and all materials to make a selection of four dinnerware items (you can choose one the day from bowls, plates or tumblers or a mix).

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Walk in the Shoes of Convicts

Enjoy the rich folklore and stories of our port city's convict history as one of Fremantle Prison's experienced Guides takes you for a walk in the shoes of the convicts. Envisage the experience of embarking at South Jetty, Bathers Bay in 1850, to arriving at the Convict Establishment to serve your time. This special walking tour of Fremantle will take you from the Roundhouse to the gates of Fremantle Prison. Once you have registered your interest and have received confirmation, please ensure you are ready to meet our Guide on the grassed area in front of the Roundhouse. The tour…

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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.