Festival & March - Sunday 3 May 2015
Fremantle Esplanade: 12noon – 4pm
The annual May Day Festival, held on the Fremantle Esplanade, recognises the achievements of working people whilst rejoicing the significance of the eight hour work day. Fun with meaning!
Western Australia’s May Day is supported & organised by UnionsWA. The focus for the Festival is to create a free and fun day out on the green and to celebrate all that we enjoy about spending time with friends and families. You can help promote May Day by downloading and displaying the 2015 May Day poster (to download click the image below).
MARCH & RALLY
The event starts with a march and rally at 12noon through the streets of Fremantle. There are usually about 2000 marchers in total. The March takes about an hour to complete. This route is detailed below in red and includes details of road closures:
After the march, there will be speakers on the main stage to address the crowd, which will then be followed by a succession of local bands.
The festival starts at 1.00pm, and with most of the day being sponsored, festival goers can expect free family fun to help them get the most out of the day. Free goodies include a sausage sizzle, ice-creams, show rides, coffee, face painting, petting zoo and live local bands to get your feet stomping throughout the afternoon.
AUSTRALIAN SERVICES UNION - GIVE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
During the May Day Festival, the ASU, which covers workers in regional Women’s Refuges will be collecting donations of toiletries and new (tags-on) socks and underwear for both women and children. A great opportunity to show we care. Details here.
Unions stalls have a strong presence at May Day. Get in touch with your union to see how you can contribute to the stall and to the day itself. If you wish to know more about Unions, please get in touch with UnionsWA on 6313 6000 or complete this form here.
May Day wouldn't be the success it is today, without the representation of the many community groups. Western Australia is lucky to have so many passionate people, who are willing to give up their spare time to help the cause that they represent. If you belong to a community group and would like a stall at May Day, then please fill out the form here.
VOLUNTEER MARSHALS NEEDED
The march and festival make this the biggest single day for union members, family and supporters. It isn't possible without volunteers marshals. If you can help, please complete details here.