east fremantle's george street festival 2018

The George Street Festival sprang onto the festival scene in the late 1980s through the cooperation of the George Street traders.  The Town of East Fremantle have been facilitating the Festival since the 1990s – this festival is an annual opportunity for a collaboration between local government, traders, community groups and residents to showcase the uniqueness of East Fremantle.

East Fremantle’s George Street Festival celebrates the unfolding story of East Fremantle with local residents and the wider community.  In keeping with the ethos of the local community there will be a strong focus on environmental sustainability.

Same Street, Different Date!  #eastfreo’s established afternoon of artisan fare is moving. 

George Street again hosts this popular event, but it’s a week early, slipping into the last weekend of Spring.

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  • Stroll along the street, discover our shops and enjoy the hand-picked stalls.
  • Shop, for yourself or for others, yes Christmas will be around the corner!
  • Smile with the kids as they enjoy one, some or all, of the great free activities.
  • Snap yourselves in the #eastfreo festival foto booth!
  • Sparkle in the presence of some amazing original art pieces
  • Surprise your home and your family with new sustainability techniques.
  • Savour street food or the delicious offerings of George’s fine establishments.

Artisan Stalls – accessories, clothing, craft, gourmet food, health & wellbeing, homewares and jewellery.

Free Entertainment & Activities – music on the main stage, busking along the street, roving street artists, sustainability support, healthy living demonstrations and the #eastfreo festival themed photo booth.

Especially for the Kids – the classics… baby animal farm, bouncy castles, face painting plus healthy cooking demonstrations, community treasure hunt and upcycled craft.

East Fremantle’s iconic George Street will provide a stunning backdrop for all elements of the festival.

All traders will be:

  • supplying genuine artisan* products and services that are ethically** produced;
    *Artisan - made in a traditional or non-mechanized way using high-quality ingredients / materials.  Products that are imported / made overseas / purchased from a wholesaler are deemed inappropriate for this event.
    **Ethical – ingredients and materials should be purchased in a manner that demonstrates respect for the people who produce them as well as for the environment; and
  • eco-friendly, noting that this is a waste-wise event and a disposable plastic bag free zone.