Events & Festivals

The Left Bank Melbourne Cup 2017

Melbourne Cup – our favourite day of spring! A day to dress and impress, drink champagne all day, eat Oysters for breakfast and stare at the screens for a few minutes in the hope your horse will win!Heineken 3 presents The Left Bank Melbourne Cup 2017!Join our Garden Party or Cocktail Party, watch the race live, enjoy two Fashion Parades, live band and three DJ’s and of courses, horses.Garden PartyOur Garden Party will be happening downstairs from 10am – first in, best dressed! Entry is free, no bookings required. Enjoy the great atmosphere in our Beer Garden and soak up…

Melbourne Cup at Bathers

Join in all the fun of Melbourne Cup day at Bathers Beach House for what is going to be a day of fashion, good food, drinks and hopefully good fortune.  This year Bathers Beach House will be running two events and for the last two years we have had sold out so make sure you get your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.   Upstairs will be our all-inclusive cocktail event, featuring a fashion parade and DJ.  Downstairs will be a seated three course set menu lunch. Upstairs: Complimentary San Martino Prosecco on arrival (doors open at 10.30am). Three hours of…

Melbourne Cup at Coast

Party with us this Melbourne Cup and watch all the action on our big screens while enjoying our stunning ocean views. - WHATS INCLUDED -Start the party with a free glass of prosecco or beer on arrival and enjoy delicious canapes and treats served throughout the day. With a special guest DJ Playing after the big race, this is a party you will not want to miss. 

Melbourne Cup Terrace Tea

Watch the race that stops the nation at Fremantle’s premier entertainment venue. Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Fremantle Melbourne Cup Terrace Tea presented by the Esplanade Hotel by Rydges.  Overlooking the Norfolk Pines on Marine Terrace, Fremantle you’ll catch all the racing action on three big screens while you enjoy delicious canapés and drinks from three pop up bars featuring Mumm Champagne, Hayman's Gin & Fever Tree Tonic and Dilmah cocktails. Melbourne Cup in Fremantle never looked so good with great cocktail food, Mumm Champagne served by the glass, Hayman's Gin & Fever Tree Tonic and refreshing Dilmah tea cocktails. It’s time to start shopping for your Melbourne Cup outfit to impress, gather your colleagues or friends and book for Fremantle’s premier race day event.  Melbourne Cup Day is Australia’s best known horse racing event held on the first Tuesday of November every year. Here in Perth, Melbourne Cup’s main race is at 12noon local time. From the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle’s Melbourne Cup Terrace Tea, the Fremantle TAB is just around the corner on Collie Street – less than a two-minute walk.  Date: Tuesday, 7 November Time: 11am – 2pm Tickets: $65 per person or $55pp for groups of 5 or more Your ticket includes: three complimentary drinks from the pop up bars plus canapes and paella

Parents and Prams Melbourne Cup Lunch

Book now for this great family friendly Melbourne Cup lunch in Fremantle at the Atrium Garden Restaurant. Gather the whole family to watch the race that stops the nation in Fremantle’s family buffet restaurant. Kid’s activities will keep the little one’s busy while you enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with glass of sparkling wine on arrival and live race coverage on multiple screens throughout. Melbourne Cup in Fremantle never looked so good with a family buffet lunch at the Atrium Garden Restaurant.  It’s time to start shopping for a cute Melbourne Cup Day outfit for your children, gather your family…

Michael Dunstan & Jordy Maxwell

Living in regional parts of WA most his life, Michael plays folk/roots music which is relaxed and laid back, combining intricate fingerpicking with soulful vocals and upbeat foot-stomping grooves. Recently releasing his debut EP 'Solace', he has since had the pleasure of performing solo state wide, including supporting Ziggy Alberts in his Perth stops of his Australian tour in March. ‘Home’ off the ‘Solace’ EP has since been added to Spotify’s Summer Acoustic playlist, amassing over 300,000 plays in the last few months. Recording for the next EP begins this October.Jordy Maxwell is an experienced photographer, who recently emerged brightly into…

Ladies Only Skate Sesh

Calling all the ladies!  Join the team from Skateboarding WA at the EYP on Tuesday nights in November 2017.  The sessions are open to females aged 15+ Those who can already skate and want to have a shred with others ladies, and for beginners who want to get on a board for the first time! Bring your own equipment or borrow a board and helmet on the night. * Participants under 18 will require parent/guardian signatures on their registration form. Registration forms: fill in on the night

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Criminally Good Great Big Book Read

Seven exceptional new books, one Criminally Good Great Big Book Read. Join us for an evening of giant poo balls, gun fights, chilling crimes, palindromes and a truckload of fences.Don’t miss the chance to celebrate our unique local books and the incredibly talented people who were inspired to create them.  Hosted by Sarah McNeill with readings by Jack Bradshaw, Alan Carter, Robert Edeson, James Foley, Andrew Frazer, Meg McKinlay and Dave Warner. This is a free event but places are limited. Books and refreshments will be available to purchase on the night.

Clay Whale Sculpture with Belen Berganza

Clay Sculptures with Belen Berganza, create your very own whale from air-dry clay. Learn clay handling skills and techniquesAll Ages$5 per HeadPlaces Limited, Registration EssentialThis event is a part of High Tide 17, a public art festival featuring site-responsive art by local and international artists. High Tide 17 is presented by City of Fremantle as part of the Fremantle Festival.~~~Harris ArchitectsHIGH TIDE HUBLocated on the iconic Arthur Head reserve, overlooking the Indian ocean, and flanked by Western Australia's oldest standing building, the Round House - Harris Architects' High Tide Hub is a departure and arrival point, a platform for artist…

The Poolside Happy Hours

OPENING 5 NOVEMBER 2017 Fremantle's happy hour is twice as nice at The Poolside Bar with great offers available from Thursday to Saturday, 1pm-2pm and 6pm-7pm. Soak up the sun this summer by the pool for great drink specials. Join us for the only poolside happy hour in Fremantle. 

Next Level Crochet Amigurimi Cactus

Would you like to take your existing crochet skills to the Next Level?! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting, or in this case crocheting, a small stuffed yarn  character. If you have been oooohhhhing and ahhhhhing over the super cute Amigurumi creations all over Pinterest but aren’t sure where to start to make your own, then this is the workshop for you! Perth’s very own Queen of Crochet, the Amiga of Amigurumi, Terese from Crochetspecs has perfected a pattern for the budding crochet enthusiast wanting to dip their proverbial toe in the Amigurumi water! In this workshop, you will…

Southpaw

Led by drummer Peter Evans, Southpaw explore the sounds of 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll, folk, pop and country music with a jazz sensibility.   From the Boogaloo to the Bo-Diddley Rhythm, Southpaw play both original music and jazz interpretations of songs from popular artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Simon and Garfunkel. Peter is joined by fellow lefties Simon Jeans on guitar and Shane Pooley on the bass.

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The Writer's Block (Songwriter's Showcase)

The Fremantle Writer's Block is a monthly singer-songwriter showcase proudly supported by Clancy's. With six artists from Fremantle and beyond performing in a round robin style, it's a whole night full of great song's plus some impromptu collaboration. Follow the Facebook page to check out this month's lineup. 

Pressed Images with Sandy McKendrick

Pressed Images with Sandy McKendrick, explore native flora while learning clay handling skills and pressing techniques to create your artwork. All Ages $5 per HeadPlaces Limited, Registration EssentialThis event is a part of High Tide 17, a public art festival featuring site-responsive art by local and international artists. High Tide 17 is presented by City of Fremantle as part of the Fremantle Festival.~~~Harris ArchitectsHIGH TIDE HUBLocated on the iconic Arthur Head reserve, overlooking the Indian ocean, and flanked by Western Australia's oldest standing building, the Round House - Harris Architects' High Tide Hub is a departure and arrival point, a…

The Clouds

Following on from a very successful support slot to Blondie and Cyndi Lauper back in April, the Clouds have been very busy. With appearances on Triple J’s Nineties week, a Rage Guest spot, Double J’s Artist in Residence for five Sundays in July, massive social media response to live versions of 4pm and Wichita Linesman and all the whilst writing and recording new material.The Clouds announce today that they are hitting the road on a national tour in November to support the release of a brand new single “Beautiful Nothingness”.Joining the tour as special best guests are Falling Joys. Old…

Pencil Portraiture

Do you love to draw but need help taking your work to that next level? Perhaps you would like to refresh your skills? Maybe you’re a complete beginner but have always wanted to try portraiture? Rachelle Dusting will help you overcome the technical challenges of drawing and help demystify the process for you! In this three hour workshop, you will gain an understanding of the tonal scale, its relationship to light and shadow and how to utilise hatching, cross hatching and scumbling. Rachelle will teach you how to quickly and simply grid a photograph and guide you through methods of thorough observation.…

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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.