ONE DAY IN FREMANTLE | Walyalup Koort
A more inclusive answer to Australia Day, One Day is a celebration of music, togetherness and Aboriginal culture. Find out more.
FALLS FESTIVAL | Fremantle Park
Travelling to various cities across Australia, a music festival with an eclectic concoction of art, well-known Australian and international bands, DJs and comedians.
SUMMERSALT | Esplanade Reserve
Featuring the best of home-grown and international bands, the festival takes place in some of the most picturesque and iconic locations around the country.
SCULPTURES AT BATHERS | Bathers Beach
February / March
Sculptures at Bathers is a biennial exhibition specifically designed to showcase local home-grown talent. 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.
HAND IN HAND - KIDOGO IRISH ABORIGINAL FESTIVAL | Kidogo Arthouse
Explores and celebrates Fremantle’s connections between Irish and Aboriginal cultures since the time Irish people set foot on Australian soil.
FREMANTLE BOAT AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL | Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and Esplanade Reserve
A showcase of the best big boat and sailing boat displays and celebration of Western Australian seafood.
FREMANTLE INTERNATIONAL STREET ARTS FESTIVAL | Various venues
Fremantle comes alive as the city sets the stage for this Easter festival. City streets, parks and historic venues will be embraced and celebrated.
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
The 25th of April is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. It 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.
HIGH VOLTAGE | Various venues
Based on the epic Perth Festival finale Highway to Hell in 2022, High Voltage will be an outdoor procession through the streets of Fremantle and a celebration of WAs home of live music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 RUNNING FESTIVAL
A half marathon, 10km and 5km race starts and finishes at South Terrace.
FREMANTLE BIENNALE | Various locations
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. (Next in 2023)
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.
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.
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