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Festival capital

02 June 2021

Internationally renowned, thought-provoking and inspiring, Fremantle’s year-round program of music, theatre, visual art, food and cultural festivals articulate an incredible history, stories and unique place in the world.

Fremantle’s parks and open spaces, hidden bars, clubs and acoustically brilliant venues host world class music festivals featuring acclaimed musicians, both visiting and home grown, who love to include ‘Freo’ on their bill.

Site responsive contemporary art and Western Australian sculpture are presented every other year at Sculpture at Bathers in March and Fremantle Biennale in November.

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is a city-wide celebration of Fremantle’s amazing busking and street performance culture that takes place annually over the Easter long weekend. 

Fremantle Festival - 10 Nights in Port - held in winter each year, is a chance for the city to celebrate everything that makes it unique. Featuring contemporary music, theatre, visual arts, film and live performance, it’s a visual and auditory extravaganza with something for everyone.

Winterworld, the ice-skating festival that confounds the city’s beautiful winter days transforms Downtown into a wonderland of snow, fun and adventure with Australia’s largest outdoor ice rink in July.

A blessing of the fishing fleet in October kicks-off a busy spring festival schedule with a display of faith and devotion as the Madonna makes her way through the city streets from St Patrick’s Basilica to Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

In November Wardarnji transfixes its audience with a celebration of Australian indigenous culture at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Check out Events & Festivals for more inspiration. 

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival at Victoria Quay
Hidden Treasures as part of Fremantle Festival - 10 Nights in Port
Hidden Treasures as part of Fremantle Festival - 10 Nights in Port
Aboriginal Dance - Antony Lynch
Aboriginal Dance - Antony Lynch
Fremantle International Street Arts Festival
Fremantle International Street Arts Festival at Bathers Beach
Blessing of the Fleet captured by Roel Loopers
Blessing of the Fleet captured by Roel Loopers