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French Explorers in WA

You are invited to view two exquisite exhibitions that celebrate Western Australia’s French connections. The Art of Science: Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1804 For the first time since they were completed over 200 years ago this exhibition brings original paintings and drawings from the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre, France to Australia. Baudin’s ships, Géographe and Naturaliste embarked from Le Havre in October 1800 carrying an impressive group of scientists. Lavishly funded by Napoléon Bonaparte, their agenda was the discovery and study of natural sciences, underpinned by the emergence of new ideas and philosophies of reason. Never seen before in Australia,…

Dance Hall Days for Over 55s

Dance Hall Days is the perfect setting for over 55s to make new friends and branch out socially. The monthly dances will be held at the Fremantle Italian Club on the 3rd Friday of each month from 2 to 5pm starting with a 1 hour dance lesson, commencing in August through to June 2019. A variety of bands and a range of dances within each event encourage participation. Light refreshments and free for participants. More toe tapping in Freo!

Sunday Music

Sunday Music is Fremantle Arts Centre’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Sunday Music | Spacey Jane

With their infectious and charming garage pop Spacey Jane (WA) are known for expertly crafted songs performed with understated West Aussie bravado. See why they have quickly established themselves as one of WA’s favourite festival acts. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

The Famous Clancy's Quiz

Get down for our famous Tuesday quiz with the hillariousy talented host Lewis the Entertainer. Lewis has been our resident quiz host for over 12 years and has a religious following of loyal trivia buffs. Get down early for a meal and get yourself a table of brainy friends together to win big at the greatest quiz night known to man or fish.

Come to the Fire | Presented by Fremantle Festival

Fremantle Festival returns this year with a series of events bringing people together in a celebration of community. Immerse yourself in the colour and pageantry of the Blessing of the Fleet, discover the beauty of Australian Indigenous culture at Wardarnji or bring the family down to a blaze on the beach with the return of Kraken. For the first time, the City of Fremantle presents Karla-k Koorling, Come to the Fire, inviting audiences to gather around many fires to enjoy intimate performances, including song, spoken word, puppetry and dance.  “As the sun sets over the ocean, the historic Fremantle Port will be illuminated in a mass celebration of our community. The event is inspired by the people of greater Fremantle who have shaped our festivals, whether they are participants, creatives or spectators,” said Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt.  “This is a taste of what’s to come, with the Fremantle Festival set to move to the depths of winter in 2019, with a ten-day immersive experience of wild art and hidden treasures. “Intimate spaces, port history and cosy corners make Fremantle an ideal place for a winter festival. As our city continues to evolve, we thought it was time to offer the people of Fremantle and beyond something that’s unique.”  This year’s three-day festival format will pave the way for the transition to an expanded ten-day format in winter in 2019.  Now in its 113th year, Fremantle Festival is Australia’s longest running festival and continues to evolve as a celebration of one of the most unique cities in the world and its extraordinary community.  Fremantle Festival is presented by the City of Fremantle. 

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Wardarnji

Let the beauty of the oldest songs, dances and language in the world transport you to another place, as fires burn long into the evening and people come together to celebrate Indigenous Australian culture. Wardarnji is a dynamic experience of Nyoongar storytelling and dance. Bring your picnic rugs and get in early for a good spot. Doors open 5.30 pm. Fremantle Festival is presented by the City of Fremantle. 

Sunday Music | Marley Wynn

Marley Wynn (WA) is the musical alter ego of WA musical identity Adrian Hoffman, front man of Perth alt-rockers The Morning Night. Marley Wynn sees Hoffman take a giant leap forward musically, adding a glam rock flavour to his trademark chiming guitars and yearning vocals, backed by a stellar band. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

The Blessing of the Fleet

Watch the pageantry and splendour of the Blessing of the Fleet as this annual procession makes its way from St Patrick’s Basilica to Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display at 8pm. The Blessing of the Fleet is a tradition that began centuries ago in Mediterranean fishing communities to ensure a safe and bountiful fishing season. First celebrated in WA by an Italian migrant fisherman, the historical port of Fremantle has been the backdrop to the tradition for 70 years. Fremantle Festival is a City of Fremantle event.  

BUFFY Quiz Night

Think you know all seven seasons of the Slayer? Find out how much you know about Willow, Xander, and the residents of Sunnydale at our Buffy The Vampire Slayer themed Quiz Night on Tuesday 30th October, just in time for Halloween!Who sired Angelus?What was the name of Buffy's first room-mate in College?Who killed Jenny Calendar?Test your knowledge of the Scooby Gang, with prizes to be won throughout the night! Blood Bag Beverages and a Monster Mash Menu available from 6;30 pm...Grab a your friends, grab a drink and get ready for an entertaining evening hosted by Dux Nuts Quizzes!This is a FREE event, but spots…

Kraken

Kraken is a blaze on Bather’s Beach centered around the Kraken effigy – a sea monster emerging from the sands. Kraken is a free community event that delivers a small taste of the Blazing Swan Festival presented by the Fremantle based Blazing Swan Inc. Each year this not-for-profit organisation produces the regional Burning Man in Kulin, Western Australia. Surrounding Bather’s Beach the Blazing Swan theme camps offer entertainment and food. Fremantle Festival is presented by the City of Fremantle. 

Karla-k Koorling, Come to the Fire

As the sun sets over the Indian Ocean we will light fires to bring together the people of Fremantle.  Between the river and sea we will gather, the fires will light the way, keep us warm and centre our community stories. Each fire will host a performance of song, spoken word, puppetry or dance. You are invited to wander the fires enjoying the elements and the voices of Fremantle. Fremantle Festival is presented by the City of Fremantle. 

Sunday Music | Felicity Groom

Felicity Groom (WA) is one of Perth’s most-loved pop powerhouses. Performing with a three-piece band, don’t miss her sweet melodies contrasted with raw and weighty lyrics. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Sunday Music | Rob Snarski

Rob Snarksi (VIC) is a velvet-voiced troubadour who has played in seminal Australian bands including Chad’s Tree, The Blackeyed Susans and The Triffids since the 1980s. Performing solo, Rob returns to FAC with a guitar case full of songs, new and old. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Made On the Left Christmas Market

The Made on the Left 2018 Christmas Market will be held at Princess May Park, Cantonment St Fremantle, on the 17th & 18th November 2018, between 9am and 5pm both days.This free outdoor event will feature over 60 designer and artisan stalls. Bring the kids along to enjoy the free children's activities.Come and help us celebrate our 10th year of being Perth's longest running designer market.  

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Stackwood Plant Swap

Have a plant that doesn't look right in your home? Delving into plant propagation? Curious to see what house plants other people are hiding? Come along to the Stackwood Plant Swap on Saturday 14th of July, hosted by the ever-wonderful Anna from Wilding.  Anna is a plant and floral designer and educator who is passionate about creating wild and beautiful designs with nature. Anna has just returned home from New York where she was working with New York Botanical Garden, Chelsea Garden Center and the Japan Society of New York.  To get involved bring along a cutting, seedling or established plant. Indoor varieties are preferred, but any type…

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Free events

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great day out in Freo. There is always something spontaneous happening on the street and many Fremantle activities and events you can enjoy for free. Visit Fremantle during one of the great festivals and experience the buzzing atmosphere of busking, street performers and parades. Call into the museums and see some of the free exhibitions or browse the beautiful art exhibitions in Fremantle’s best galleries and studio’s.