One Day in 2018

Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke has been announced as the headline act for next year’s One Day in Fremantle event.

The multi-platinum, ARIA-nominated singer of hits like ‘The Last Day on Earth’ and ‘Caught in the Crowd’ will be joined by DJ Kevin Parker from psychedelic rockers Tame Impala, Arnhem Land hip-hop artist Baker Boy  and indigenous dance group Djuki Mala.

Award-winning singer-songwriter Gina Williams will return as host of the free community event, presented by the City of Fremantle.

More acts for the main stage are still to be confirmed and will be announced in the coming weeks.

A range of family-friendly activities will also be on offer to enjoy throughout the day, which will begin with a smoking ceremony.

The inaugural event earlier this year – featuring John Butler, Dan Sultan and Mama Kin – drew a crowd of around 15,000 people.

Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt said the family-friendly event was a great celebration of modern Australia.

“The first One Day in Fremantle was without doubt the best event I have ever been involved in,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“The feeling in the crowd was just amazing, with people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to celebrate everything that is great about being Australian.

“With the world-class artists we have lined up for next year, I’d encourage everyone to come down to the Esplanade and enjoy a great day in Freo.”

The free One Day in Fremantle event will be held on Esplanade Reserve on Sunday 28 January 2018 from 2pm to 8pm.

One Day Festival 2017

Kwinana Outer Harbour Forum and Q&A

Monday 20 Nov at Victoria Hall Fremantle

Free event

Fremantle Port on show for Maritime Day

A colourful spectacle and huge array of marine-themed activities will greet visitors to Fremantle Ports Maritime Day at Victoria Quay on Saturday 4 November.

This fun family day will cater for wide-ranging interests, with action and displays throughout Victoria Quay’s west end and on the water.

Fremantle Ports’ Manager External Affairs, Ainslie de Vos, describes Maritime Day as a great chance to experience aspects of maritime industry and enjoy free entertainment.

“Partnering with the Company of Master Mariners WA and with outstanding support from the port community, Fremantle Ports has developed this event to become the largest of its kind in Australia,” she said.

The Royal Australian Navy will have extensive shore displays and a submarine HMAS Waller quayside. Other vessels will include the refuelling ship Vacamonte, Svitzer and TAMS Group tugs, a river dredging barge, STS Leeuwin and Fremantle Ports’ emergency response boat.

There will be guided walking tours, free harbour boat rides and Australian Border Force will have its detector dogs in action.

Outdoor displays will include a huge LNG tanker, vintage and classic vehicles, model ships, prime movers, and surf lifesaving and marine safety equipment.

Professional photographers will explain how to take stunning photos and visitors who post images to Instagram will be in the running for a $200 voucher.

Activities for the young include interactive art with Art Collective and craft with artist Angela Rossen, face painting and quizzes. Children arriving as pirates, mermaids, sailors or sea creatures can take part in a dress-up parade at noon.

Schools will provide musical entertainment and fashion shows and marching bands will perform regularly. Maritime Day favourites will include Fremantle Ports’ photographic display, a Navy and STS Leeuwin cook off at noon and Fremantle Sailing Club’s Fremantle Harbour Classic yacht race starting at 1pm.

The WA Maritime Museum (gold coin entry) has Roman-themed activities involving craft and digital animation.

What: Fremantle Ports Maritime Day 2017

Where: Victoria Quay, Fremantle Port

When: 10 am-4 pm Saturday 4 November 2017

Who: Suitable for all ages

Cost: Free entry; all activities are free (except for a few requiring gold coin donation)


Garage Sale Trail this Weekend!

Australia’s biggest weekend of garage sales is happening around the country on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October 2017.

As you can see there is lots happening in Freo too.

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Homelessness Forum in Freo Tomorrow Night

Sharpen your understanding of the complexity of homelessness, get to know local
service providers and their long term programmes and find out how your passion
and support can make a real change in the community


Wednesday 18 October 2017 6.00 to 7.30 pm
Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William Street, Fremantle

Midnight Oil Here for Freo Festival Fundraiser

Midnight Oil have added Fremantle Art Centre special benefit concert to their current Australian tour.

#OneForTheOceans will see the band play their iconic album “10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1” in its entirety for the first time ever in this country, along with an hour of other Oils classics.

This one-off gig will happen in the intimate outdoor coastal setting of the Fremantle Arts Centre on Sun 29 Oct. Every cent of profit will go to various charities that work in the areas of reef protection and climate change.

Ride to Work Day for Freo-ites

Next Wednesday 18th October 7am on is Ride to Work Day for Freo-ites. See you there.