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EVENTS & FESTIVALS

29 September 2021

January 

ONE DAY IN FREMANTLE | Bathers Beach
Sunday 30 January 2022

A more inclusive answer to Australia Day, One Day is a celebration of music, togetherness and Aboriginal culture. Find out more

FALLS FESTIVAL  | To be confirmed
2023

Travelling to various cities across Australia, a music festival with an eclectic concoction of art, well-known Australian and international bands, DJs and comedians. 

February 

ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY | To be confirmed
2023

One of the most respected and popular events on the Australian music calendar St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival showcases the freshest acts on the world stage in downtown Fremantle.

SCULPTURES AT BATHERS | Bathers Beach
19 February – 7 March 2022

Sculptures at Bathers is a biennial exhibition specifically designed to showcase local home-grown talent. This stunning exhibit will be back in February 2022 where you can discover sculptures on the beach, lining the timber boardwalk, along the winding path, in bushland below the limestone cliffs at Arthur Head and inside the historic Kidogo Arthouse.

March 

HAND IN HAND - KIDOGO IRISH ABORIGINAL FESTIVAL | Kidogo Arthouse
17 – 20 March 2022

Explores and celebrates Fremantle’s connections between Irish and Aboriginal cultures since the time Irish people set foot on Australian soil. 

April 

FREMANTLE INTERNATIONAL STREET ARTS FESTIVAL presents WILD FREO 
16 - 18 April 2022

Fremantle comes alive as animals take over the urban in Wild FreoPerfect for all ages, venture into Fremantle's heritage spaces, parklands and streets over the Easter weekend as they are transformed in to animal sanctuaries. Get ready for diverse artforms from theatre, puppetry, illustration, sound, music, installation, projections, sculpture, dance, sand art, design, and animation. 

REVEALED ABORIGINAL ART MARKET | Fremantle Arts Centre

The place to discover the work of the best new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists. With paintings, prints, carvings, photography, textiles, video, weaving and more, this captivating and engaging exhibition presents the work of artists from remote areas as well as those from metropolitan Perth.

ANZAC DAWN SERVICE AND COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS | Various venues

This national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand is commemorated in Fremantle with a series of events including the dawn service at Monument Hill and a march through the streets of the city.

May

AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL | Various venues

An exploration into Australian history and culture, the festival brings together communities from all walks of life to recognise and celebrate heritage and culture through ceremony, song, dance, art, stories and guided tours of places and spaces in Fremantle.

June

RTRFM WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL | North Fremantle

The big multi-venue party where pop, hip‑hop, punk, electronic music, hillbilly and rock and roll all hang out together in venues and streets of North Fremantle.

July

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August 

FREMANTLE FESTIVAL – 10 NIGHTS IN PORT | Various venues

Over 10 special nights and days in wintery August enjoy a feast of culture with something for everyone and where everyone is welcome.

October 

SUNDAY MUSIC | Fremantle Arts Centre
October – March

Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon at the Fremantle Arts Centre with free live tunes kicking off in October from 2 pm - 4 pm. Bring down a picnic and rug or grab some wood-fired pizzas from the bar and enjoy the local and touring acts every Sunday afternoon throughout spring and summer.

BLESSING OF THE FLEET | Basilica of St Patrick through the streets to Fishing Boat Harbour

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 celebrated this tradition for over 70 years.

November 

WARDARNJI | Fremantle Arts Centre

Wardarnji is an Aboriginal festival of dance that transfixes its audience with its celebration of Australian indigenous culture in the beautiful grounds of the arts centre.

FREMANTLE BEERFEST | Esplanade Reserve

More than just a festival to praise the amber ale, it’s an eclectic mixture of food, music and comedy all delivered with a side serve of beer.

FREMANTLE BIENNALE | Various locations
2023

A biennial festival of site-responsive contemporary art. Fremantle Biennale celebrates the cultural, social and
historical distinctiveness of the Fremantle (Walyalup) region. The Fremantle Biennale provides a platform for artistled art and ideas, and is recognised for commissioning and presenting innovative and thought-provoking contemporary culture from Australia and the world.

FREMANTLE LONG TABLE DINNER | Walyalup Koort

An extraordinary annual fundraising event that takes place on the streets of Fremantle. The entire town gathers to celebrate the season with a long table dinner under the stars all for a good cause.

December 

BAZAAR | Fremantle Arts Centre

For Christmas shopping, visit Bazaar, at the Fremantle Arts Centre. With over 50 of WA’s most talented designers and makers, purveying their products over three days, it’s the best way to shop and support local.

Check out WHAT'S ON for more events. 

wadarnji
Wardarnji
sculpture at Bathers
Sculpture at Bathers
St Jerome's Laneway Festival
St Jerome's Laneway Festival
Kidogo Arthouse
Irish Aborginal Festival at Kidogo Arthouse
BeerFest Fremantle
BeerFest