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8 Events You Won’t Want To Miss At The Fremantle Street Arts Festival

By Anna Franklyn - 17 Mar 2016

Fremantle Street Arts Festival


Being the big craft beer fans that we are, here at The Urban List, we love attending great events with a majorly refreshing beer in hand. We’ve teamed up with one of our all time fave beers, Little Creatures, to bring you our picks of the best out-of-the-box events at the Fremantle Street Arts Festival.

A brewery that embraces their creative side—they’ve been supporting the arts community for over 15 years—we love that Little Creatures beers don’t taste like every other beer out there because, like Little Creatures, we’re big fans of the unique and the out-of-the-ordinary. With epic breweries in Fremantle and Geelong, Little Creatures is a local-loving little family of beers who are proud to be a little bit different—they use whole hop flowers from the USA in a hop back, bottle condition their Pale Ale with live yeast and are brewed with the same enthusiasm and passion today as the day they began, more than a decade ago. 

Here are our picks of the best, little-bit-different (but 100% awesome) events at the Fremantle Street Arts Festival we’ll be scoping out this year. Remember to stop by the Little Creatures Brewery in Freo while in the area, as there a bound to be a few acts pop up during the festival.

The festival kicks off on March 24 and runs for the whole Easter long weekend. Brimming with buskers from all over the world, the small, unusual events at this cultural extravaganza have piqued our interest. It’s all free (huzzah) but remember to put some money in the hats if you like what you see. 

So what are you waiting for? Grab your crew, a cold one, and hop to it! (See what we did there…?)

Lisa Lottie

Ever since we saw La Soiree we’ve had a major obsession with hula hoops and Lisa Lottie is helping us take this obsession to new extremes (she’s performing seven times over the weekend, so you’ll know where to find us). Word on the street is that she is going to be treating us to the world’s most dangerous hooping trick so don’t miss it.

Saturday 26 March 
National Hotel Pitch, 2pm and the Sail and Anchor Pitch, 4pm

Sunday 27 March
Fremantle Prison Pitch, 12pm, the Sail and Anchor Pitch, 3pm and the National Hotel Pitch, 7pm

Monday 28 March
Esplanade Hotel Pitch, 2pm and the Fishing Boat Harbour Pitch, 4pm

#CirQtech

We all love the circus and we know how much you all love a good hashtag when you see one. The good, bad and ugly of social media, told through some impressive Cirque du Soleil style circus acts. #Loveit

Saturday 26 March
Esplanade Hotel Pitch, 12 pm and 2pm

Pogo Fred

Remember pogo sticks? Well this is nothing like your childhood memories. Pogo Fred will be jumping a casual 7 feet high off the ground and performing a few crazy tricks to keep you on your feet. He holds a measly 19 world records so he’s probably not too bad.

Saturday 26 March
National Hotel Pitch, 1pm and Sail and Anchor Pitch, 3pm

Sunday 27 March
Sail and Anchor Pitch, 1pm and Walyalup Pitch, 3.30pm

Monday 28 March
National Hotel Pitch, 1pm and Sail and Anchor Pitch, 3pm

The English Gents

Another couple of acrobatic kings. The English Gents make some crazy stunts look pretty dang easy. If you think you can hold an entire human up while casually reading the newspaper go ahead and try it, but somehow I think it's harder than they make it look.

Saturday 26 March
Sail and Anchor Pitch, 2pm and National Hotel Pitch, 7pm

Sunday 27 March
Esplanade Hotel Pitch, 3pm and Sail and Anchor Pitch, 7pm

Monday 28 March
Sail and Anchor Pitch, 12 pm and Fishing Boat Harbour Pitch, 2pm

Gareth Wiecko

Had enough of the circus thing? If so, we can’t be friends. But ok, there’s music too. Gareth Wiecko is leaving his usual haunt in Melbourne to bring his strange but entrancing cross of classical and electronic tunes to the streets of Fremantle.

Saturday 26 March
Walyalup Pitch, 3.30pm and 5.30pm

Sunday 27 March
Walyalup Pitch, 2.30pm and 5.30pm

Monday 28 March
Walyalup Pitch, 1pm and 3pm

LEAP

Talk about a #Girlboss (and a rad guy too). This duo is doing things differently, with a super strong lady and a graceful guy performing acrobatics which will blow you away.

Saturday 26 March
Fremantle Prison Pitch, 12pm, National Hotel Pitch, 3pm and Sail and Anchor Pitch, 7pm

Sunday 27 March
National Hotel Pitch, 2pm and Sail and Anchor Pitch, 5pm

Monday 28 March
Fishing Boat Harbour Pitch, 12 pm and Sail and Anchor Pitch, 2pm

Beach Calligrapher

One of the world’s best calligraphers is hitting Bathers Beach to wow us with his sand scribing skillz. Get down and have a gander before the work is washed away in the ocean. Remember this one is dependent on weather conditions so check the Facebook page for up to date details.

Saturday 26 March - Monday 28 March
Bathers Beach, 6pm

Street Arts Food Village

Last but definitely not least, FOOD! There’s going to be food trucks galore in Kings Square and plenty of tables under the Morton Bay Figs so you can relax while you chow down on your noms.

Saturday 26 – Monday 28 March
Kings Square, 11am—9pm

Want to learn more about the Little Creatures story? Follow Little Creatures at #ltcreatures and @ltcreatures, or sign up to become a Hop Head at littlecreatures.com.au.

Editor's note: This article is proudly sponsored by Little Creatures and endorsed by The Urban List.  Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

Image credit: Fremantle Street Arts Festival

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