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What’s On? Easter In Esperance

What’s On? Easter In Esperance

Your guide to a hopping long weekend.

Written by: Jesse McCarthy-Price | April 08, 2017

It’s the best time of the year! Weather-wise and activity-wise. But just in case you’re not quite sure what’s on offer, here is your weekend itinerary.

THURSDAY NIGHT

Cannery Arts Centre

Start the weekend right with a magical night of art and music at the opening of the Cannery’s latest exhibition, Elements, showcasing local artists Tammy Andrews, Will Creed, Jason Wooldridge and Eimear O’Connor. With Lucky Bay Brewing on drinks, Forage Community Kitchen on pizza and KyzaPresents setting the stage for an open mic night, this collaborative event is not to be missed.

FRIDAY

G-rated fun

The story goes that alcohol and red meat is supposed to be avoided on Good Friday, and whether Jesus is the reason for your season or not, the tradition is a good opportunity for some wholesome fun. Start your day with Esperance Yoga’s 6.15am karma class at the Whale Tail, grab a green smoothie from s’juice and watch the yachts take over the bay for the 125 State Sailing Championships.

If you can’t eat meat, you’ll probably want seafood. Mobilise your mates, boats, rods or handlines and go fishing. Or if you suck at fishing but still want to feast, plan a takeaway picnic from Fish Face or pay a visit to Ocean Blues Cafe.

SATURDAY

Battle of the bands

Taylor’s Beach Bar has a great weekend in store for us, with a huge lineup of live music. Saturday night will see DJ Chris Pope and Disko Drew Davies on the decks, as well as A Simple Array, Estella & Mitch and Simon & Mary performing live. Also playing tonight at the Pier Hotel is cover band Jetpack before DJ M1NDS3 and DJ TASTY take over the nightclub.

SUNDAY

Chocolate overload

Wake up, easter egg hunt, then unpack your pre-ordered hamper of goodies from BJ’s Fruit & Veg. Hit up the Museum Village Markets sometime between 8.30am and 1pm and get your hands on some Bread Local hot cross buns, Fare granola and Rolled With Love sushi, among other things. Then after a day at the beach, return to Taylor’s Beach Bar for a Sunday session. Prepare to be impressed by the female vocalists dominating the stage, with Rachel Vibart, Emily Altieri, Danielle Ratcliff and Annie Flood in the mix.

MONDAY

Camping expedition

Easter is always a good time to get out of town and visit our national parks. If you’re camping, consider an unpowered site at the Duke Of Orleans Caravan Park or set up on the beach at your favourite secret spot. And of course, while you’re on the road, make the most of Lucky Bay Brewing’s Easter hours and consider dropping in for a tasting tour.

Cover photo: @noshoes_noworries