Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour puts on WA Day Festival

Owner of Cicerellos Nick Unmack with Prometheus fire twirler promoting the Fremantle Festival. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d493412 communitypix.com.au.
Owner of Cicerellos Nick Unmack with Prometheus fire twirler promoting the Fremantle Festival. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d493412 communitypix.com.au.

FREMANTLE Fishing Boat Harbour traders are bringing back the WA Day Festival.

Themed as ‘A Good Day in WA’ the festival will include a traditional smoking ceremony, Welcome to Country, live music and a light and fire show.

Festival producer Nella Fitzgerald said the event was about celebrating all things WA.

“We will celebrate our Indigenous, Aboriginal Australians as the custodians and caretakers of the land,” she said.

“It’s all about celebrating community and being proud of being West Australians.”

Ms Fitzgerald said the Fishing Boat Harbour was a magnificent venue for the event.

“We have a big light show and we have Fremantle Sea Rescue doing a demonstration on how they save people in the water,” she said.

“It’s a family friendly event, I can’t wait for it all to happen.”

Performers will include traditional Bibbulmun Aboriginal dance and music group Wadumbah Dance as well as Chinese lions and dragons from Yaolin Kung Fu Dragon and Lion Dance Association.

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour Traders’ Group representative and Cicerellos owner Nick Unmack said he believed any event that celebrated WA, or any event that used the love of Fremantle, was important.

“I think the fact it’s on a long weekend gives a lot of opportunity for people who are looking for something to do,” he said.

“It’s a free family friendly event, the weather will be good, it’s a good opportunity to walk in as a young family.”

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: WA Day Festival Fremantle.

WHEN: Sunday June 2 from 12pm to 8pm.

WHERE: Fishing Boat Harbour.