Festivals

Maria SS del TIndarri festival and procession

On Sunday 10 September 2017, the association of Maria Santissima del Tindari, will be celebrating the annual religious festival and procession in Fremantle. Many people are expected to take part in the procession and festivities through the streets of Fremantle in a colourful display of faith and devotion towards the Black Madonna. Festivities will begin with Solemn Tridum in the Basilica Saint Patrick on Thursday 7 September to Saturday 9 September at 7.30 pm. On Sunday 10 September, at 9.45 am there will be a Concelebrated Solemn Mass. The procession will leave the Basilica on Sunday 10 September at 2 pm. The statue of our Black Lady will be carried through the streets of Fremantle to the Esplanade, where there will be a brief pause for daytime fireworks display. At the conclusion of the fireworks, the procession will return to the Basilica for Benediction. According to popular legend, which has been passed through the ages, the Black Madonna arrived in the small Sicilian town of Tindari through miraculous circumstances, after a merchant ship sailing from the east sought shelter in the bay of Tindari because of a storm. When the storm had finished, the small ship could not set sail again towards its destination, until the crew left behind a chest containing the statue of the Black Madonna which the locals housed in a small temple. The year was 726 AD. But it was the devotion and determination of the association’s President–Andrea Pellegrino and above all, the faith of our community in Fremantle that another statue of the Black Madonna was commissioned and produced in Fremantle in 1996, exactly 1270 years later. The statue of Our Lady was placed in the Basilica Saint Patrick, and religious celebrations have been held every year during the second week in September, culminating with the Solemn Mass and procession.

2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The 2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival to wow audiences with the best new cinema from Italy. Screening at Luna Palace Cinemas this September and October. Presented by Palace Cinemas in association with Luna Palace Cinemas, the 18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens at Cinema Paradiso and Luna SX from September 21 to October 11 presenting over 30 of the best films from cinema masters and ground breaking new talent from Italy. Festival Director Elysia Zeccola said: “The Venice, Rome, Berlin and Cannes film festivals have featured an exciting range of star-studded Italian films in the last 12 months and we…

Fremantle Festival 2017

Fremantle Festival is a 10-day celebration of visual art, music, comedy, fashion and more with over 60 high quality and inspiring events presented in exciting venues across our unique port city.

Serbian Film Festival

With an ever growing number of attendees, the Serbian Film Festival is a major Serbian annual event, which continues, to attract more lovers of cinema. The festival will present a dynamic selection of Serbian feature films. Since 2001, the festival has showcased a selection of the latest sophisticated and vibrant films from Serbia, inviting Australian audiences to embark on a fantastic voyage of discovery. It is our joy to welcome new visitors and we wish you all a very happy Festival!


Festivals

Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival to the Fremantle Heritage Festival. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to check out our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.