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Markets, restaurants, breweries, bars, history – you’ll find it all in Fremantle. Known for its maritime history, the port city is also home to the Fremantle Prison, which housed convicts from the 1850s to 1991, and the Round House, an 1831 building which also briefly served as a jail. If you’re chasing a good feed, the cappuccino strip is home to numerous Italian restaurants, Mexican joints, and pubs, while the port hosts a brewery and multiple fish & chip shops. If you’re after some local handmade gifts & crafts, a trip to the Fremantle Markets is always great value.

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Julie Nangala Robinson - Pirlinyanu

Japingka Gallery presents recent works by Julie Nangala Robinson, depicting Water Dreaming sites at Pirlinyanu on ancestral country

  • Dates:Oct 15 - Nov 18
  • Time(s):Weekdays 10am - 5pm; Weekends 12pm - 5pm
  • Venue:Japingka Gallery


  • Hosted By:Japingka Gallery
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Painting


Julie Nangala Robinson is the elder daughter of famed artist Dorothy Napangardi. She has been an artist since the late 1990s and follows in the style of her mother Dorothy, to the extent that she uses minimal and contemporary designs in constructing her artworks. Many of her paintings are based on the Water Dreaming site at Pirlinyanu, which is her traditional country. Julie Nangala’s works are highly successful on large scale and several paintings in the exhibition show how well the elements in her works are highlighted on large canvases.

Kambarang Art Classes

Create your own narrative painting on canvas, while learning traditional Aboriginal symbols and techniques.

  • Dates:Oct 20, 27; Nov 3
  • Venue:Walyalup Aboriginal Centre
  • Time(s):11.00am


  • Ticket Price:$15
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Community,Workshops


You are invited for an afternoon down at our Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre while working on a small canvas, create your own painting in this fun one day workshop. Learn how to use acrylic paints and be guided through basic painting techniques. Suitable for beginners.

Le Cercle des illusionnistes - French play with English surtitles

Perth French Theatre with support of Bonjour Perth Events is back. 21 Actors will gather together around you to share some French culture and transport you to the world of magic and cinema!

  • Dates:October 20 till 23
  • Time(s):Evening :7pm-9pm and Matinée: 12.30-2.30pm
  • Venue:Victoria Hall, Fremantle


  • Hosted By:Perth French Theatre
  • Ticket Price:Free to $35
  • Type:Community
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Other:Artist & Author Talks


This French play by Alexis Michalik wasawarded three Molières in 2014, the greatest recognition for theatre in France. While the French football team play Euro 84, April's bag is stolen from the metro by December. But the young man decides to return it to its owner! Destiny is on the move. Both will follow in the footsteps of Robert- Houdin, inventor of modern magic, and Georges Méliès, a great figure in cinema. Eras, places and passions respond strangely to each other. While life has fun playing tricks, will love triumph over illusions? In this dizzying, award-winning comedy, Alexis Michalik, combines lightness, depth and wonder to question the magic of art in our lives. The idea with this play is to bring the audience in a dream with wide open eyes. The Past and Present will have to intertwine. Actors will travel in time and space without constraints at a frantic pace. As in our memory, the comings and goings of the past will be instantaneous. The group movements will allow us to confuse the public to let them get lost, the magic and the illusion will transport them into a poetic universe, where destiny is created.

Sunday Music: The Struggling Kings + Tanya Ransom

The Struggling Kings is made up of three brothers Luke, Mark and Daniel Riches who hail from One Arm Point in the Kimberley. Broome singer-songwriter Tanya Ransom fuses folk, blues and alt-country.

  • Dates:Oct 24
  • Time(s):2pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre


  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Music:Country & Folk,Blues,Indie & Alternative,Rock,Free
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre


The Struggling Kings are making waves in the WA music scene with their full-bodied summer rock sound using their Indigenous roots to draw out new creative blends of indie rock. Tanya Ransom’s natural talent with words and melody, delivered by an effortless blues tone voice, perfectly accompanies her laid-back guitar. Awarded WAM Best Regional Act of 2020 and recipient of the Nannup Music Festival Director’s Award, Tanya captivates audiences with her unassuming warmth and personality, leaving you yearning for more.

Made on the Left 2021 Christmas Market

Get a jump on your Christmas Shopping this year, at the Made on the Left 2021 Christmas Market!

  • Dates:Oct 30 & 31
  • Time(s):10am - 5pm
  • Venue:Esplande Park, Marine Terrace, Fremantle


  • Hosted By:Made on the Left
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,For Kids
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,Markets,Fashion


Every year, you promise yourself you’ll start your Christmas shopping earlier next year - this year, Made on the Left can help you keep that resolution with the 2021 Christmas Market – October 30th & 31st on the beautiful Esplanade Park in Fremantle, running from 10am to 5pm each day. Featuring over 100 designer and artisan stalls each day, this FREE family and pet friendly outdoor event will showcase the best independently made art, jewellery, fashion and homewares available from Western Australian artists. The Event promises to offer everything from handmade clothing and accessories made from vintage, retro and unique fabrics; illustration art; original canvas prints and dynamic watercolour masterpieces; timber homeware; luxury candles; and uniquely hand-crafted gemstone and precious metal jewellery. Made on the Left continues to create events and activities to promote independent art, design and fashion from all around Western Australia. Every single stallholder exclusively features their own designs at the markets, with all products either handmade by the designer or fully produced in WA.

Sunday Music: Ghost Care + Gap Year

Ghost Care has blossomed in both sound and kinship, becoming a staple in WA’s music scene. Formed in early 2019, Gap Year shares a mutual appreciation for mid-80s Australiana.

  • Dates:Oct 31
  • Time(s):2pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre


  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Music:Rock,Indie & Alternative
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre


Ghost Care (WA) started as a new project between vocalist-guitarist Beau Torrance and drummer Luke Del Fante, with the intention of working with a guest collaborator on every new track. The first guest was Tanaya Harper – already known as a local favourite through her work with indie-rock outfit Bells Rapids – and the spark was so instantaneous that she became Ghost Care’s third member, joining as bassist-vocalist. Gap Year captures the melodicism of The Church and The Go-Betweens, whilst drawing on the production stylings of modern groups such as Real Estate and The War on Drugs. Their debut album Flat Out, released in May 2021, sublimely pairs modern song writing with clean sound production.

Swan River Ramblers at The Duke

Drawing repertoire from trad. jazz & swing standards, bebop and more, The Swan River Ramblers combine a wealth of performance experience, with instrumental virtuosity and a keen sense of spontaneity.

  • Dates:Saturday November 6th
  • Time(s):Doors open 6pm | Band Starts 7pm
  • Venue:The Duke of George


  • Hosted By:The Duke of George
  • Ticket Price:$35 (seated ticket)
  • Music:Jazz


Led by bass player Pete Jeavons, the band was formed in 2017 and true to their name, they initially performed only in an acoustic, roving, quartet format aboard the paddle steamer Decoy as it cruised the Swan River during WA’s warmer months. With many sold out shows aboard the PS Decoy now under their belt The Ramblers have started to make a few appearances on land too, adding a drummer to their ranks. Although the individual band members are no strangers to the stage at The Duke of George, collectively, the band will make its debut performance there on Sunday November 6th featuring Adam Hall (trumpet/vocals), Adrian Galante (clarinet/piano), Brett Hardwick (guitar/vocals), Pete Evans (drums) and of course Pete Jeavons (double bass). Join the Swan River Ramblers for a great night of jazz that is guaranteed to please! Doors 6pm | Band 7pm

Truckload Of Sky: The Lost Songs of David McComb

For the first time ever in WA, an incredibly special ensemble of musical friends will be bringing life to a treasure trove of unearthed songs written by David McComb in the 90s.

  • Dates:Nov 6
  • Time(s):7.00pm
  • Venue:Front Garden


  • Ticket Price:$45.90
  • Music:Gig Guide,Rock,Tribute Band
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Hosted By:Fremantle Arts Centre


Over the past couple of years, some friends of David McComb, lead singer and songwriter from acclaimed Australian band The Triffids, have been bringing to life a treasure trove of superb songs from his pen. These are songs that were not recorded, most not yet written, during the Triffids’ span in the 70s and 80s, rather they were written in Melbourne and London in the 90s and never properly recorded for various reasons. For the first time ever in WA, an incredibly special ensemble of David’s musical friends will bring these unearthed songs alive at Fremantle Arts Centre.


Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and WAAPA's Performance Making students introduce students to the world of visual storytelling through the physical and imaginative demands of puppet theatre.

  • Dates:Nov 6
  • Time(s):2.00pm; 7.00pm
  • Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre


  • Ticket Price:$23-30
  • Performing Arts:Puppetry,Theatre
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts,Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Event Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Hosted By:WAAPA


This year marks Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s 40th anniversary, and the seventh annual collaboration between the Fremantle-based company and WAAPA’s Performance Making students. This exciting partnership introduces our students to the world of visual storytelling through the physical and imaginative demands of puppet theatre. For their final show before they graduate, all of the students’ creative inventiveness will be let loose to bring Spare Parts’ history, building, surrounding parkland, and favourite puppets to magical life! Under the direction of Michael Barlow, SPPT’s Associate Director, the students will create a promenade performance as the centrepiece of celebrations of 40 years of contemporary puppetry, made in wonder.

2021 South Fremantle Festival of Lights

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! Join us at the 2021 South Fremantle Festival of Lights for a day and night of live entertainment, kids activities, food and drink venues and food trucks, market stalls + more!

  • Dates:Sunday 7 November 2021
  • Time(s):11am to 9pm
  • Venue:South Terrace, South Fremantle


  • Hosted By:South Fremantle Community Association
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Free
  • Other:Markets


It is a time to have fun with friends, family and the broader community in mutual and shared love of dance and song, as we celebrate the ultimate triumph of good over adversity, and light over darkness.

After a hugely successful Festival of Lights in 2020, we're so excited to be bringing this FREE EVENT back to the streets of Fremantle again this November!

Join us on Sunday 7th November from 11am to 9pm for a day and night of live entertainment, kids activities, food and drink venues and food trucks, market stalls + more.


Follow our Facebook event for all the details on what you can expect from the event: https://fb.me/e/1ktXuSlnM


Register your FREE ticket here >> https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2021-south-fremantle-festival-of-lights-registration-183508698457

Fremantle BeerFest 2021

Australia’s biggest alfresco craft beer and food festival returns to Esplanade Park, Fremantle.

  • Dates:Nov 12 – 14
  • Time(s):Fri 5.00pm – 10.00pm, Sat 11.00am – 4.00pm and 5.00pm – 10.00pm, Sun 12.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Venue:Esplanade Park, Fremantle


  • Ticket Price:$12.97 – $191.31
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Festival


The annual Freo BeerFest, presented by Little Creatures, is the largest meeting place of Western Australian producers with over 300 unique, exotic, and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails over 3 days. Complementing the 60 on site activations will be: - Little Creatures rooftop container bar and beer garden - Beerfarm fun zone with their very own brass brand, table tennis, pool tables and the Bow Wow Brau Bar; a self-serve non-alcoholic Dog Beer for the dogs and dog lovers! - Froth Craft Beer fun bus, Belafonte, returns hosting intimate brewer sessions - Funk Cider container bar - Shelter Brewing Boat Bar - Mash Can Van - Blasta Container Bar - Feral Biggie Bar and beer garden - Cocktail Gastronomy mixers bar

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever will be touring Australia to celebrate their 'Sideways to New Italy' album

  • Dates:Nov 13
  • Time(s):8.00pm
  • Venue:Freo.Social


  • Hosted By:Freo.Social
  • Ticket Price:$59.90
  • Music:Gig Guide,Rock
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social


The group will be supported by a number of local acts around the country, and joining the band in Fremantle is R&B, Afrobeat singer songwriter Adrian Dzvuke and garage-folk soloist Nika Mo

The Dirty Stop Outs Live at Gypsy Tapas House

The Dirty Stop Outs are an original 5-piece band from Fremantle, WA. Their music is inspired by Funk, Soul, Jazz, Motown, and retro movies!!

  • Dates:Saturday November 13, 2021
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Gypsy Tapas House


  • Hosted By:The Dirty Stop Outs
  • Ticket Price:Free - be sure to book a table for dinner
  • Music:Other Music


Come and enjoy the famous Gypsy Tapas House experience! Pop in for a wine, a bite and some live music with The Dirty Stop Outs! They will be playing their original music, inspired by Funk, Soul, Jazz, Motown and Retro movies. The Dirty Stop Outs will be paired perfectly with your food, drinks and Summer vibes. Book a table now so you don`t miss out

Wardarnji 2021

An evening of song, dance and storytelling under the stars on Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodjar to celebrate the ancient history of Nyoongar culture.

  • Dates:Nov 13
  • Time(s):5.00pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre, South Lawn


  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Community,Free
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre


Gather round on the picturesque lawns of Fremantle Arts Centre’s South Lawn and experience traditional songs and dances, performed by more than 100 local dancers, alongside contemporary original works.

There will also be market stalls showcasing the talents of local Nyoongar makers, artists and small businesses, and tasty bush tucker treats available.

Bring your picnic blanket and immerse yourself in one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures.

The Dirty Stop Outs Live at Ronnie Nights

The Dirty Stop Outs are an original 5-piece band from Fremantle, WA. Their music is inspired by Funk, Soul, Jazz, Motown, and retro movies!!

  • Dates:Sunday, October 17
  • Time(s):7pm-9pm
  • Venue:Ronnie Nights, Fremantle


  • Hosted By:Ronnie Nights
  • Music:Jazz,Other Music
  • Type:Free


This early Sunday Evening Session will be like no other!! Come and enjoy the famous Ronnie Nights experience! Pop in for craft brews, boutique wines, epic cocktails and mouth watering share plates, and of course, live music with The Dirty Stop Outs! The band will be playing their original music, inspired by Funk, Soul, Jazz, Motown and Retro movies. The Dirty Stop Outs will be paired perfectly with your delicious food and beverages.