Fremantle to honour WA Day with two-day celebration, fireworks

Fireworks over Fremantle.
Fireworks over Fremantle.

THE night sky will light up with fireworks over Fremantle on the eve of the WA Day public holiday.

The Fishing Boat Harbour is presenting a two-day celebration including Aboriginal elders opening the festival with a smoking ceremony and a welcome to country.

The weekend will include musical and dance performances in and around the harbour including Italian, Greek and Latin styles and a performance by Chung Wah Association Lion Dance Troupe.

There will be kids face painting, bouncy castles, a suitcase market and roving buskers.

Char Char Restaurant and Bar owner and member of the Fremantle Harbour Traders group Brenden Jonessaid he hoped the fireworks would become a popular annual family experience.

“WA Day is a uniquely West Australian day that is inclusive for all West Australians,” he said.

“This event recognises our Aboriginal history, early European migrant background and the diverse range of people from all over the world who have made – and continue to make – Freo and WA their home.

“It gives Fremantle, and especially the surrounding Fishing Boat Harbour area, a real vibrancy and energy.”

To view the festival program go to www.fremantlefishingboatharbour.com/celebrate-wa.

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: WA Day Festival

WHEN: Sunday June 3 from noon to Monday June 4 to 8pm.

WHERE: Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

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