Community events

Transform your public speaking confidence

One of the best ways to build your confidence is to do public speaking.  One of the best ways to start your public speaking journey is by joining Fremantle Quaynote Toastmasters. We meet every Monday evening from 6 pm - 7.30 pm at the Fremantle Bowls Club, with supper to follow. Come to your first meeting for free to find out what it's all about.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/242039039618528/

Pub Choir

Well it’s time for YOU to perform at Clancy’s! Join our conductors Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie as they unite a pub full of punters in a joyful bar room chorus. Warm up with some fun classics and then work up a number with our conductors to perform at the end of the session and we shall film it for prosperity. Come and join the PUB CHOIR. 3rd Wednesday of every month. Gold coin donation.

Stackfeast Comida do Sul Wednesdays at Stackwood

You will find Comida do Sul at Stackwood every Wednesday night through summer serving up Brazillian street eats and community vibes in our newly renovated backyard. The first evening of STACKFEAST kicks off 18th of October with charcoal meats, tropical salads, beans & rice, and gluten-free / vegetarian options.  Comida do Sul landed in the Perth scene back in 2013. Run by husband and wife duo, Dany Flauzino and Joel Rees, set out to bring the best of Brazilian street food to downtown Fremantle.  Comida do Sul, roughly translates to ‘food of the South’, and showcases the traditional yet exotic flavours of home-cooked…

Carols by Candlelight

Join us for this beautiful service of Christmas carols by candlelight in St John's Church Fremantle. A chance to sing your favourite carols and get into the festive spirit! Followed by seasonal refreshments!

South Beach Sunset Markets

Come along to this fabulous summertime fun event at South Beach, South Fremantle, each Saturday night from 5 pm until 9 pm right through summer, commencing the first week of December. Feast on hawker food delights from the world over. Listen to live music. Enjoy kid's entertainment; animal farm; facepainting. Grab a drink from our 'pop-up bar'. watch the sun set over the beautiful Indian ocean. See you soon at the South Beach Sunset Market! The markets are held in a dog free zone.

Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival

The inaugural Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival is a 10-day cultural festival celebrating Irish culture and influence in Australia as well as a commemorative event to honour the Fenians and others transported to Fremantle on the last convict ship sent to Australia, the Hougoumont. The Festival’s program includes concert performances by renowned Irish musicians including Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and Declan O’Rourke; an art exhibition that is an invitation event for artists from Ireland, Australia and the USA; traditional Irish dance and literature, performances and readings based on extracts from ‘The Wild Goose’ and John Boyle O’Reilly’s poetry; comedy, photography and historical walks. For more information on the festival visit the website or facebook. 

Fremantle Historical Walk

From Rotten Potatoes to a Golden Bonanza – A walking tour of Fremantle’s West End Walk with Mike and Joy LeFroy (Museums Without Walls) through Fremantle’s historic West End and meet the famous and the not so famous Irish immigrants who found themselves in one of the most isolated outposts of the British Empire. Begin and end the tour at Kidogo (Bathers Beach). Sunscreen and water provided. Bookings essential

Sunset Ceili at Bathers Beach

Come and experience a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor dance event as Irish dance master teacher Hilary McKenna leads an epic Céilí (dance party) for all ages and experience levels on Bather's Beach's iconic boardwalk while the shining sun melts into the Indian Ocean. Live music provided by some of Australia's best traditional Irish musicians; the boardwalk will be jumping as Hilary guides all ages and experience levels through a series of fun and easy dances that everyone will enjoy. Following the sunset, there will be a Traditional Irish Music Session in the main gallery at Kigodo Arthouse.

Literature Day Writings of the Fenians

‘Oh Generation of Freedom, remember us, The generation of the Vision.’ Liam Mac Uistin, Wall of Remembrance, Dublin What’s writing got to do with it? Well everything actually... it's how we know what happened on the Hougoumont voyage, it's how we know about the daring escapes and it’s the letters and newspapers of the time that tell us what Fremantle thought about these Irish arrivals. Poetry played a big part in the Fenian writings, and we’re honoured to have Ireland’s esteemed poet, Tony Curtis with us for the festival. Tony will reflect on the gift of Poetry and how it contributes to…

Feast of the Wild Goose | Bannister Street Party

Dance & Feast! “Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival” Closing Party150 YEARS IN THE MAKINGPresented by Fremantle BIDSponsored by Guinness, 19 Crimes Wines & Treasury Estate WineTickets $140 eachAvailable at The Hougoumont Hotel, Attic Café, Stable Hands & Kidogo Arthouse or onlineA SUMPTUOUS BANQUET OF PRIMAL COOKING, FINE WINES AND ENTERTAINMENTWHEN: Sunday 14 Jan 2018 | 6pm-10pmWHERE: Bannister Street, FremantleMUSIC: The ROGUESThe Rogues are a Pogues 'tribute band'. They play a gut-withering hard-driving brand of folk-rock, drawing upon the timeless Pogues repertoire of traditional, rebel and contemporary music and song. There's relentless rhythm - sublime, yet coarse verse - vocal gymnastics and - instrumental prowess.

Rainbow Tide | Body Painting Ball

Join the Rainbow Tide Body Painting Ball as a creature from the sea! Get body painted at the event, and watch live body art as we dance to deep-sea house, under the sea!  This is a fund-raising event for Rainbow Tribe, who is bringing it's Theme Camp to Blazing Swan 2018. Proceeds go towards buying community body paints, so we can throw more fun events like this! Licensed bar available, and no BYO. Join our Facebook event at http://fb.com/events/1646051612124147.

One Day in Fremantle 2018

Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke has been announced as the headline act for next year’s One Day in Fremantle event. The multi-platinum, ARIA-nominated singer of hits like ‘The Last Day on Earth’ and ‘Caught in the Crowd’ will be joined by DJ Kevin Parker from psychedelic rockers Tame Impala, Arnhem Land hip-hop artist Baker Boy  and indigenous dance group Djuki Mala. Award-winning singer-songwriter Gina Williams will return as host of the free community event, presented by the City of Fremantle. More acts for the main stage are still to be confirmed and will be announced in the coming weeks. A range of family-friendly activities will also be on offer to enjoy throughout the day, which will begin with a smoking ceremony. The inaugural event earlier this year - featuring John Butler, Dan Sultan and Mama Kin - drew a crowd of around 15,000 people. Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt said the family-friendly event was a great celebration of modern Australia. “The first One Day in Fremantle was without doubt the best event I have ever been involved in,” Mayor Pettitt said. “The feeling in the crowd was just amazing, with people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to celebrate everything that is great about being Australian. “With the world-class artists we have lined up for next year, I’d encourage everyone to come down to the Esplanade and enjoy a great day in Freo.” The free One Day in Fremantle event will be held on Esplanade Reserve on Sunday 28 January 2018 from 2pm to 8pm. Line-up includes: Kate Miller-Heidke with String Quartet Baker Boy DJ Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) Djuki Mala Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse Welcome to Country by Marie Taylor & Dr. Richard Walley OAM

Fish & Sips Seafood Festival 2018

Fish & Sips Festival celebrates this truly amazing part of Australia with its world class seafood, award winning wine and magical coastline. Join us on Port Beach in North Fremantle on February 2nd, 3rd & 4th for a flavour filled weekend in the West Australian sun. Sponsored by WA seafood giants KB Foods, we’re extremely excited to kick off the inaugural Fish & Sips Festival with only the freshest seafood in town. Enjoy local live music, wine tastings, seafood masterclasses, cooking demos and of course an enormous array of WA seafood with over 15 pop up restaurants and food trucks.

Bon Scott Memorial

Join us for a gathering to remember the life and times of Bon Scott. At the Bon Scott Statue, located in Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour. It is an iconic heritage landmark which draws thousands of visitors from across the globe each year. The statue commemorates the life of rock legend, former AC/DC lead vocalist and Fremantle’s favourite son, Bon Scott (1946–80). Erected in 2008, it was made possible by the generous donations of Bon Scott and AC/DC fans worldwide. The Bon Scott statue, cast by local artist Greg James, is the most popular of Fremantle’s public sculptures (according to Lonely Planet);…

Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival

 As you wander through Fremantle in early January, make sure you listen carefully. You’ll hear the sweet sounds of one of Ireland’s greatest fiddlers, Martin Hayes and the echo back from his musical confidante, American guitarist Dennis Cahill as they capture the essence of traditional Irish music in a contemporary rhythm to uplift your spirits. Focus again and you’ll pick up the enchanting, rich melodious voice of gifted, Irish singer and songwriter Declan O’Rourke. If you know something about the hidden treasure spots of the West End, you might uncover the textured language of one of Ireland’s best loved poets, Tony Curtis.  There’s…


Community events

Fremantle has a great selection of community events for the whole family. There is also some great live music from local bands, dance classes, workshops and much more so make sure you check out our list of events to make sure you don’t miss some of the great local things to do in Fremantle.