An October tradition since 1948, this event was brought to Fremantle by immigrants from Molfetta, Italy. It includes the procession of the Molfettese Our Lady of Martyrs statue (carried by men) and the Sicilian Mado…
Thousands flock to tiny Lancelin each year for this world-famous windsurfing event. Held over four days, the event covers wave sailing on the Thursday and Friday, the marathon on Saturday and the Sunday slalom.
WA's skinny-jean hipsters party to the planet's up-and-coming indie acts. The ubercool festival takes place around Fremantle's West End and Esplanade Reserve.
A street parade, markets and fireworks are followed by the Avon Descent, a gruelling 133km white-water event for power dinghies, kayaks and canoes.
In spring the city's streets and concert venues come alive with parades and performances in Australia's longest-running festival.
The annual Rottofest immerses the island in a day of music, film and comedy.
Costumed heritage hijinks in honour of Moondyne Joe (1826–1900), Western Australia's most infamous bushranger, who had a knack for escaping from prison: he did so on multiple occasions.
Held the day before the Avon Descent. Stalls include the best of Perth's ethnic-food purveyors and there's a growing array of food trucks.
Lots of well-bred animals on display and a great insight into local lifestyles.