Events & Festivals

Glow Art Workshop

Looking for a painting class unlike any other? Enter the challenge of working with neon materials under blacklight! Paint your face, paint your body (or if you’re lucky, someone else’s). You’ll receive a glow in the dark drink and glow sticks to add to the illuminated atmosphere. Don’t forget to wear something white or neon and brush your pearly whites with fluoride before you come to get yourself glowing to the max! About the teacher:  Shevy Hanson is an artist, teacher and the creative crusader behind Workshop Freo. She has studied Art and Design, Fine Art and Education at Curtin University…

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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Escape from Pompeii: the Untold Roman Rescue

A new international exhibition Escape from Pompeii: the Untold Roman Rescue reveals the story of the dramatic rescue attempt following one of history’s most devastating natural disasters – the eruption of Mt Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii in 79 AD. While many know of the tragic eruption that buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, very few know that the Roman Navy attempted to evacuate people affected by the eruption or of the navy’s important role in the success of the Roman Empire. The exhibition features rare artefacts from Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Bay of Naples in a breath-taking…

Fremantle Prison Tunnels Tour School Holiday Special

Are your children aged over 12 and looking for an adventure during the school holidays? Why not visit Fremantle Prison for a Tunnels Tour. Participants will be provided with a hardhat, overalls and boots before charging their headlamps and locking into the ladder system for a 20 metre descent into the depths below. They will trek through sections of the labyrinth of tunnels on foot, board a replica convict punt to explore the submerged passageways accessible only by boat and discover original blast holes, bores, oil lamp recesses and artefacts from the days when working in the tunnels was hard labour for…

Kids Cruise Free in the School Holidays

For every full paying adult, one child can travel FREE on any Swan River Scenic Cruise, Perth/ Fremantle Explorer or Perth/ Fremantle One Way Cruises. Simply travel in the upcoming school holidays (23rd September - 8th October 2017) and quote KIDSSEP17 at the time of booking. Keep the kids entertained with 'Cruise Bingo' for $2 or a 'Busy Nippers Bag' for just $3 - available for purchase at on board.

Whats in the Unicorn

Guess how much money is in the unicorn and it's yours! You can take home the money box and the money inside if you guess correctly. There will be three unicorn money boxes, so the closest guess to each will win. Come into The Pickled Fairy, jiggle the unicorn and write your guesstimate on an entry form. Winners notified on the Pickled Fairy Facebook page.

Game Electronics Introductory Class

Learn by doing a fun hands-on physical activity making a working push-button switch to decorate and take home. Interface the button to the Raspberry Pi single-board computer’s input/output wiring to drive a Scratch video game character. Instead of children being limited to playing yet another video game, they can build the controller button, colour, re-animate, and program the game through simple block coding. All Ages 7+ years old Video Game Electronics! {Under 10's will require parental supervision.} Limited space, booking essential We're located just 3 blocks from train station, next to National Hotel, upstairs.

Roman Revival

Join us for a celebration of all things from ancient Rome, as we dig into this world to uncover the story of Escape from Pompeii: The Untold Roman Rescue exhibition. Explore our Roman military uniform touch-table, as well as our In Fashion toga draping and Roman ladies’ costume demonstration. Try out your own Roman style from the costume corner, and decorate your own paper-craft centurion helmet to take home. You can also decorate a Roman battleship and watch it sail across our digital animation screen!Event is free, however WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply. 

Shiver Me Timbers

Shiver me timbers! Get on board and join in our seafaring adventures. Track down the pesky and adventurous sailor rats in the Riddled with Rats trail before they nibble all of our ship’s biscuits! With the sharp eyes of a Rat Detective, you’ll have to search high and low to find these hide-and-seek experts. Join in the Pirate Parade by dressing up as your favourite swashbuckling sailor or marvellous mermaid and take part in our parade (11am daily). Listen to salty seafaring tales of adventure in our Pirate Storytelling and you might be taken to far-away lands (10:30am daily). Then…

Fremantle Round House School Holidays

Discover WA’s oldest public building this school holidays. Find out what the ‘curfew bell’ was used for, how many cells the Round House had in the 1800s, and maybe even get locked up in our stock and pillory! At 1pm (sharp) each day, join us as we fire the cannon and lower the time ball on the Gun Deck next to the Round House. Visitors are welcome to be our ‘Honorary Gunner’ of the day and we accept advance bookings via the Round House website to avoid disappointment - so come and celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, or 'just because'! The Round House…

Coding Club Fun for School Holidays

Free Fun Coding for all ages. Use your own laptop or tablet for this activity. Also, you can get some free information about the Raspberry Pi SBC (single-board computer). Bring your own Internet enabled laptop, tablet, or (if you have one) a Raspberry Pi to learn more about it as well as to do some fun coding. Under 10's will require parental supervision. Note: This "Coding Club Fun for School Holidays" is different from the other Gizmo Cats School Holiday courses being run, or the introductory making an electrical push-button class also listed on Fremantle Story. This is may be the start of a new coding club (Coderdojo) on Saturday (or other day) afternoons that may continue into the school term depending upon interest and feedback. We are located just 3 blocks from train station, next to National Hotel, upstairs.

Autism West September Telethon Holiday Makers Program

Our Telethon Holiday Makers Program caters to kids and young adults on the spectrum between the ages of 5 -18 years of age, tailoring support to Low, Moderate and High Needs. The group is run by a range of professionals, such as teachers and support workers with autism experience. We have a variety of exciting new activities and excursions lined up for September 2017, such as technology, music, dance, zumba, art, a visit to WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle Prison, the Esplanade and more. For more information about the next school holiday program, call us on (08) 9431 2111 or email Program Coordinator, Trudi-Anne Gribble, at tgribble@autismwest.org.au. September Holiday Bookings close Sunday 17 September 2017, register now! Our holiday program benefits families by providing: Peace of mind knowing there are suitable and fitting holiday activities for children A safe and nurturing place for participants among like minded individuals Social interaction opportunities Quality time to spend with the remainder of the family New* Age Specific Groups New* Outings for high needs 10 – 18 Years The program runs from Monday to Friday, except on public holidays, and morning and afternoon tea are provided, however we ask that parents provide a packed lunch for the morning or full day session. For a detailed itinerary of activities, and to enrol in the program, complete and submit an Expression of Interest form.

Tom Walsh Band

Tenor saxophone titans Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Walter Smith and Ben Wendel are some of the legends responsible for influencing Tom Walsh's Trio. Lead by emerging saxophonist, Tom Walsh, the Trio performs an exciting blend of swinging jazz standards and modern grooves with exuberance and finesse. Naturally, the trio line-up brings together some of the best WA talent, Giane Hladin on drums and Austin Salisbury on Keys. 

School Holiday Escape Tours

Fremantle Prison is WA’s only World Heritage listed building and one of the State’s premier tourist attractions. So why not take the kids? They are guaranteed to have fun while learning about this amazing site. The kids Escape! Tour is an exclusive tour for children aged 5 to 12 years old. These special tours cost $11.50 and are running on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the September/October school holidays. Children will visit the sites of numerous dramatic escapes through the Prison’s history. Along the way their Tour Guide will tell a number of tales of daring, desperate and dangerous escapes from Fremantle…

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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.