What's On: Easter Long Weekend

What's On: Easter Long Weekend

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Author: Esperance Tide
Published: March 28, 2018

Esperance Long Weekend in Esperance

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. The time where Esperance people living in Perth come home, Perth people who wish they lived in Esperance come visit, and those of us who are already down here brace ourselves for a weekend of fun and festivity.

So this is the Tide guide to all things Easter. Wishing you a hoppy weekend!


Last Easter, Cannery Arts Centre gave us Elements exhibition, and this year a new cohort of artists have collaborated to bring you the sequel. Working across four different mediums, Jason Wooldridge, Lorita Schmitz, Daniel Seinor and Fiona Dost are presenting Elements Eclectic. Officially opening Thursday night, this free event will include the soothing sounds of Rachel Vibart, Laura Petrie and Campbell Garratt, along with food and drinks from Lucky Bay Brewing and Bridgetown’s The Cidery.


As the story goes, you’re not supposed to eat meat or drink alcohol on Good Friday. But you can eat fish, so why not make the most of the mostly good forecast and drop a line in? Whether you’re camping or just heading out for the day, it’s looking like the right day to get out of town, morning rain permitting. Otherwise, set up somewhere along the loop and enjoy the good weather from the comfort of the town centre. Taylor St Quarters, Fish Face and Big Bob’s Kitchen are all open and offering tasty fish and chip dishes.


Upward Spiral Roasting and Bread Local will be taking over BJ’s Fruit & Veg for the morning, with a bread drop and a free coffee tasting! Head there from 8.30am to pick up some hot cross buns and try out those tasty new beans. BJ’s also sells Koko Black chocolate, so you can stock up on some last minute eggs and bunnies. As for Saturday night, the Esperance Motor Hotel will be the place to be—Kyza has prepped a lineup with rock act Command A Panda, Rowan Donovan, Grand Casual and DJ Nevster. It’s an op-shop costume themed event, so start planning your outfit now.


Easter Egg hunt! Then hit up the Museum Village markets from 8.30am for snacks, crafts and a bit of a wander. After that, vintage lovers can head to the showgrounds to check the Outta The Shed car show from 9am-3pm. In the evening, there’s an Open Mic fundraiser at the Cannery Arts Centre. It’s a BYO event (ding ding ding) and entry is just $5, but grab some food and support the cause—an upcoming free WAM event. Live acts start from 4pm.


There’s nothing better than not having to go to work on a Monday, so treat yourself to a lazy morning in bed until you get too restless. Then it’s time to revisit Lucky Bay Brewing. Book in for a tour—there’s one at 11.30am and another at 12.30pm—to check out the constant evolution of the microbrewery. Otherwise, just pack a picnic and enjoy some beers on the lawn. Lucky Bay is open to the public from 2-6pm, Saturday and Sunday included.

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Cover photo: @tommyiff