Honouring our Heritage - Embracing the Future

70th Blessing of the Fleet Fremantle

Sat 27 Oct 2018Sun 11 Nov 2018

9:30am5:00pm

WA Shipwrecks Museum


Now in its 70th year, the Fremantle Blessing of the Fleet Festival is a celebration of fishing traditions and community.

The Blessing of the Fleet was first introduced to Fremantle by Italian migrant fisherman in 1948.

Honouring our Heritage - Embracing the Future is a special exhibition featuring photos of local fishermen, their families, and community.

The Blessing of the Fleet parade happens at the end of October each year, leading down to Fishing Boat Harbour and is combined with entertainment on the boardwalks followed by a fireworks display.

View Honouring our Heritage - Embracing the Future at the WA Shipwrecks Museum in our new multipurpose space. This is a free exhibition.


Caption: Blessing of the Fleet Festival parade.

Credit: Fremantle Blessing of the Fleet

Getting Here

Address

Cliff Street,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

Phone
1300 134 081

By Train
The WA Shipwrecks Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station. Visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Shipwrecks Museum is serviced by free Fremantle Cat Service, at Blue stop 17. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the City of Fremantle car park just outside the WA Shipwrecks Museum. Additional paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay which is a short walk from the WA Shipwrecks Museum.