Easter in Fremantle

Fremantle will be hopping this Easter! And for those of you visiting during April, there will still be lots of things for you to see and do during your stay at Fremantle Village!

Every Thursday Until 29 April – Fremantle Village Art Market

The Fremantle Village Art Market is an eclectic and effervescent mix of stallholders, entertainers, workshops and crafts in Kings Square. The Market boasts a vibrant mix of stalls offering locally designed and made products, home-wares, clothing, natural therapies, collectables as well as delicious specialty foods. Held in Kings Square Fremantle, next to the Town Hall from 10am – 4pm.

April 2 – 4

Come and support the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services when they compete in theirAnnual State Championships at Gil Fraser Oval, North Fremantle. The Parade is at 9.30am, competition from 10.30am – 5pm. It is free to view, and a great day out supporting the Volunteers!

April 3 – 5 = Fremantle Street Arts Festival

Every Easter audiences in excess of 100,000 flood into Fremantle to experience the supreme skill and outrageous behaviour of the world’s best Buskers. The festival has grown from a celebration of Fremantle’s unique busking culture to Australia’s biggest street performance festival.The Festival includes performers fresh from the Adelaide Fringe Festival, as well as the extremely big-bottomed Red Bastard – the dangerous, seductive comic monster straight from America who will shock and even embarrass you if he gets too close!

With various pitches all over Fremantle CBD and Fishing Boat Harbour you are guaranteed to be entertained all Easter. With no cost to the audience, why wouldn’t you spend Easter in Fremantle?!?! Performances generally start at 11am.

6 – 17 April, 19 April – Spellbound

Spellbound is an exotic adventure story of love and friendship, the transforming power of imagination and a puppet who dreams of being free. Performances will be at the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Short Street Fremantle. Adults at Child Prices, $17.50 Groups of 4+, $15.50 Groups of 10+, $13.50.    Contact 9335 5044

Saturday April 10 – Stereophonics

Dynamic Welsh rockers, Stereophonics will tour Australia for the 4th time this April, following the November 2009 release of ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ (Universal Music), their 7th studio album. Formed in Wales in 1996, Stereophonics’ sound is as distinctive as Kelly Jones’ wonderfully rustic vocals and his poetic melancholy and elusively introspective lyrics. You can see them at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Finnerty Street, Fremantle.

Tickets are $79.90 + bf (2% credit charges apply online. Various credit charges up to 2% may be charged at outlets. Mills Records Fremantle, Planet Video Mt. Lawley, FAC Box Office & www.heatseeker.com.au

Saturday April 10 – Bollywood Banghra Party

If the Stereophonics don’t tickle your fancy, or you just can’t afford to see them, for only $15 don’t miss this one-off celebration of urban grooves with Bhangra beats from Bollywood. The night will be a veritable feast of energetic dance performances courtesy of Bollywood expert Valli Batchelor. Delectable Indian cuisine will also be available for purchase. For those wanting to explore their inner dancer at the party, the Bollywood Bhangra Workshop on Wednesday 7 April is highly recommended. Book for both events and receive members prices!

The party is held at Kulcha, 1st Floor, 13 South Terrace Fremantle. Door $15 Presale $13 KULCHA Members $10.Tickets available at the venue Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm, through BOCS ticketing 9484 1133 & online (booking fees apply). telephone: 9336 4544.  www.kulcha.com.au

April 16 – 18 = Psychic Awareness Magical Fair

Would you like your future told? Or do you need some personal direction? Visit the psychic fair at the Fremantle Town Hall between 10am and 5pm for aura photos, astrology and numerology charts, clairvoyants, tarot or hands on healing.

Until 18 April – FotoFreo 2010

A biennial international festival of photography lasting a full month to showcase the work of photographers, to generate an awareness of and a discussion about their work, and to create a forum for the exploration of ideas and issues relating to the practice and art of photography. Visit www.fotofreo.com for more information.

Sunday April 18 = Indian Food and Cultural Fair

If you love all things Indian, be sure to head down to the Esplanade Reserve in Fremantle between 11am and 4pm! Admission is free.

April 25 – ANZAC Day

Dawn Service – 5:30am start at Monument Hill

ANZAC Day Parade

9:45am parade assembly on the Fremantle Esplanade Reserve, stepping off at 10:15am

Commemorative Exhibition

8am – 3pm at the Fremantle Town Hall. A free exhibit supported by the WA Army Museum, Museum of WA, Military Historical Society, author Andrew Pittaway and local primary schools. A free morning tea is also provided from 9am – 2pm outside the Town Hall.

April 29 – May 2 = Psychic Awareness Magical Fair

If you missed this, it is on again! Visit the psychic fair at the Fremantle Town Hall between 10am and 5pm for aura photos, astrology and numerology charts, clairvoyants, tarot or hands on healing.