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Fremantle - City of Festivals

11 Jan 2018

Visiting Fremantle is a lot like having a birthday party. You’ve got the great, indulgent foods (hams, pastas, sauces, sweets, breads), drinks everywhere (coffee, spritzers, cocktails, beers, wines, spirits), wacky and wonderful gifts (novelty shirts anyone?), performers (there’s always one singer at the party), laughter and tears (usually from too much laughter). See, exactly like a birthday.

Add a bunch of historical and natural attractions, and you have a party on your hands! Events in Fremantle run regularly and are of the best things to do during your stay. In fact Fremantle has one festival or another happening for six months of the year.

Immerse yourself into one or all of these festivals:


  • Fringe World Festival

    Forget boring! Try the Fringe. From the end of January through to the end of February, discover exciting and out-of-the-box performances for all ages. Cabaret, children's shows, circus, dance, film, musicals, street performers, theatre, and more. 


  • Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival:

    This 2-day event contains 100 stalls packed with chilli products, from plants and condiments to sweets and beverages. Along side these are celebrity chefs, theatre and music.
  • St Jerome’s Laneway Festival:

    This Fremantle festival was born out of a back alley in Melbourne CBD and has travelled around Australia, taking with its relaxed approach to music. Bands like Architecture in Helsinki, The Presets and The Avalanches have been known to pop up for a gig.
  • West Coast Blues ‘N’ Roots Festival:

    Bob Dylan headlined this festival in 2011, Crosby, Stills and Nash have also been a part of this great concert, not to mention John Mayer, Ben Harper and John Fogerty. Sounds good, right?


  • The Fremantle Street Arts Festival

    Also known as the Busker’s Festival, this is Fremantle’s best event for showcasing street theatre, circus acts, comedy and cabaret.


  • Fremantle Heritage Festival:

    Build Fremantle from the floor up in your mind with the stories and history of Fremantle that have been preserved and shared with visitors at this un-missable Fremantle event.


  • Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series

    Warm up with Fremantle's spectacular winter music festival. Have a listen to local talent in historic venues along Fremantle's West End. Four weeks of blues, howling acoustic, and alternative rock. 


  • Fremantle Festival:

    Spanning three days, this festival is family friendly, free and filled with surprises. Listen to music, watch the parade, and join in on the street dancing to fully enjoy this event. 


  • Fremantle Beer Festival:    

    Everything you need to know about beer in one place. This Fremantle event is a hit every single year. Master classes are available and tasting plates are abundant - but what’s a great beer without entertainment? Live music plays day and night for your enjoyment. Fremantle has thought of it all. With the Swan Valley in the same state, you know there is plenty of great local drinks to be had!


They know how to party in Fremantle, and they also do relaxed very well. With calm beaches like Bathers Bay and Leighton’s Beach, more coffee shops than you can poke a stick at and wonderful World Heritage listed buildings, you can steer away from the hustle and bustle for something more subdued.

Experience the best of Fremantle and book your stay at Discovery Parks - Coogee Beach and Discovery Parks - Woodman Point.



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