The Blessing of the Fleet
The Blessing of the Fleet was first introduced to Fremantle by Italian migrant fishermen in 1948, it’s become an important annual event for the port, combining culture and history in a day of fun including fireworks
The annual procession leaves from St Patrick's Basilica to the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour for the Blessing. The procession is followed by a celebration on the Esplanade Reserve.
St Patricks Basilica to Fishing Boat Harbour from 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm.
Adelaide Street, Queen Street, Cantonment street, High Street, Henry Street, Marine Terrace, Pakenham Street and Mews Road.
Fireworks at Esplanade reserve from 3.00 pm and Southern Breakwater from 8.00 pm.
Popular classics, patriotism, and of course, Pomp and Circumstance. Embracing the spirit of he famed BBC Proms, this rousing program promises to please monarchists and republicans alike. Be ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow music lovers and sing along with favourites such as Rule Britannia, and Jerusalem
The Canning Show is conducted each year by the Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society. This year the ‘Make Smoking History Canning Show’ is proudly sponsored by Healthway promoting the Make Smoking History message.
Note: The band's playing time is yet to be confirmed
The Blessing of the Fleet was first introduced to Fremantle by Italian migrantfisherman in 1948 and is a celebration of fishing traditions, religion and the
wider Fremantle community.
The colour and pageantry of this event are the heart of what makes Fremantle special.
The Blessing of the Fleet parade leads down to Fishing Boat Harbour and is combined with entertainment on the boardwalks followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
9.45am Mass at St Patrick's Basilica, 47 Adelaide Street
2pm Procession leaves from the Basilica and fi nishes at Fishing Boat Harbour
3pm Blessing of Boats at Fishing Boat Harbour
3.15pm Procession leaves and returns to St Patrick's Basilica, stopping at the Esplanade Reserve for a short cracker display
4pm Blessing service at St Patrick's Basilica
8pm Fireworks display
Come and join us for an afternoon of some of our own favourite pieces - tickets are just $20 ($15 Concession) and are available online by the link below, or at the door.
Popular classics, patriotism, and of course, Pomp and Circumstance. Embracing the spirit of the famed BBC Proms, this rousing program promises to please monarchists and republicans alike.
Featuring Rex Richardson!
Renowned international trumpeter Rex Richardson is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a veteran of the acclaimed chamber group Rhythm & Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and jazz legend Joe Henderson’s Quintet and Sextet. He teaches trumpet, jazz improvisation and chamber music at Virginia Commonwealth University and hold the title of International Tutor in Trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music in England. He tours throughout the year as a clinician, recitalist, and soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles, big bands, and brass bands.
Tickets just $15 and available HERE or at the door
You’ll be wide eyed with enthusiasm when you immerse yourself in the exhibitions, parades and demonstrations of vehicles and machines of the past at the Brookton Old Time Motor Show. With everything from cars, trucks, tractors, bikes, military vehicles, stationary engines and anything unusual and quirky that is motor driven, you will enjoy some magic motoring memories at this interactive event.
Canning City Council will host a Commemorative event to mark Remembrance Day.
As part of it's contribution, Canning City Brass will play the full version of the newly commissioned piece 'The Call to Canning', by Brenton Broadstock. This piece of music was kindly funded by the Canning City Council as part of the 2015 Centenary of ANZAC.