Go back in time with heritage festival

THE Fremantle Heritage Festival is a celebration of the pride this city has in its history.

With enough history to make your head spin, Gazette reporter Jessica Nico has compiled a list of some of the not-to-be-missed events that will help residents fall in love with Fremantle�s past.

With 10 days of Heritage Festival fun, click here for more information on other items on the calendar.

The Fremantle Heritage Festival runs from May 8 to 17.

For more coverage, see Tuesday�s Gazette.

Disco Divas

The 70s were a time of bright colours, peace signs and roller skates, and Rolloways Leisure Centre will be looking to replicate that with their Disco Diva�s-Get Your Skates On event.

Locals are invited to throw on their best 70s costume and enjoy a skate around the rink to some of the best music of the decade.

There will be prizes for the best dressed, so why not put on your best Elvis or Cher and get on down there.

May 8: 7pm to 10pm, Rolloways Leisure Centre O�Connor

$10 at the door.

Heritage Bike Tour

Fremantle is known for its love of bicycles and cycling, so why not include a bike tour on important heritage locations?

Participants will be able to cycle their way around Fremantle and learn about the history of a number of significant sites including the Cappuccino Strip, the West End, Inner Harbour and Fremantle Prison.

Tours are available on May 8, 10, 11, 13, 15 and 17 from 8.30am to 1pm.

Tour costs $55 each or $45 if participants bring their own helmet and bike.

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Arthur Grady Day

A Heritage Festival mainstay, the free Arthur Grady Day event is easily one of the biggest drawcards on the calendar.

When Fremantle bike maker Arthur Grady became the first person to cross Australia on a motorcycle in 1924, little did he know he�d have a whole day dedicated to vintage and classic motorcycles named after him.

For those who are not rev heads, there will also be a collection of old-school buses, tools and prams on display, as well as demonstrations from the Morsecodians Fraternity of WA.

May 9: 11am to 3pm, Kings Square.

History, Heritage and Bowls

The Fremantle Bowling Club has a long history in the area, with bowls rolling along its grass since 1896.

The club will be celebrating its history with a free exhibition of the clubs history and photographs, as well as a match between North Fremantle and Mt Lawley using heritage bowls.

May 9: 1.30pm to 4pm, Fremantle Bowling Club.

Afternoon Tea Dance

This is one for those who love to shake a tail feather.

The free Afternoon Tea Dance is on again for the over 55s who would love nothing more than to dance the afternoon away.

A live band will keep feet moving and there will be snacks available.

May 12: 1pm to 4pm, Fremantle Town Hall.

Call 9432 9999 to RSVP.

Bus Tour of Aboriginal Heritage Sites

Fremantle has collaborated with Cockburn and Melville for this one, with participants able to jump on a bus to Clontarf Hill and George Humes Park.

Noongar guides and elders will guide participants throuicipants can be pick up at;

Willagee Community Centre: 8.30am pick up, 2pm drop off

Cockburn Council: 9am pick up, 2.30pm drop off

Fremantle CAT bus stop opposite Sealanes on Marine Terrace: 9.30am pick up, 3pm drop off.