Religious in Fremantle

Blessing of the Fleet

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…
Sports in Lancelin

Lancelin Ocean Classic

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.
Music in Fremantle


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.
Sports in Northam

Avon River Festival

A street parade, markets and fireworks are followed by the Avon Descent, a gruelling 133km white-water event for power dinghies, kayaks and canoes.
Cultural in Fremantle

Fremantle Festival

In spring the city's streets and concert venues come alive with parades and performances in Australia's longest-running festival.
Music in Rottnest Island


The annual Rottofest immerses the island in a day of music, film and comedy.
Cultural in Toodyay

Moondyne Festival

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.
Food & Drink in Toodyay

Toodyay International Food Festival

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.
Fair in Toodyay

Toodyay Agricultural Show

Lots of well-bred animals on display and a great insight into local lifestyles.