The Buzz: Lots on as the decade closes

Mel and Mike's rendition of 'Hallelujah' won them the People's Choice Award at last year's Esperance Talent Quest. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Mel and Mike's rendition of 'Hallelujah' won them the People's Choice Award at last year's Esperance Talent Quest. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful Christmas, with time spent with family and friends.

Now that the school holidays are in full swing, you may be looking for things to do to keep the little ones busy.

Always a popular and an enjoyable day out, is taking a ride along the picturesque foreshore and enjoying the many parks and open spaces along the way.

The stretch is laid out expertly for families and friends to utilise, with barbecues, tables, games, swimming and beautiful grassed areas to gather and share moments together.

The Esperance Foreshore is a stunning and wonderful resource right at our doorstep, and best of all is free for all to enjoy.

This year the Esperance Foreshore Festival & Fireworks on Tuesday, December 31 is being held at the Tanker Jetty Headland.

It's a free, fun, festival for the whole family that includes food vendors, market stalls, games, entertainment, live bands, the Esperance Talent Quest and culminating in a spectacular fireworks display at 9.00pm.

Post Office Square will continue to be alive on Friday at lunch times as the Shire of Esperance's Town Tunes offers live local performers and giant games for the public to enjoy.

Bring your friends and share your lunch whilst enjoying the atmosphere of street performances.

Moving Movies is hosting The Little Mermaid on Saturday, January 4 from 6.30 to 9.00pm at the Esperance Soundshell on Dempster St.

Tickets for Adults are $10, for children $5 (for those under two it's free).

Bring your picnic rug, beanbags, blankets and family and friends and enjoy a movie under the stars.

Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.

Check out the website for upcoming movies at http://www.movingmovies.com.au/

Museum Village Markets are again being held Sunday, January 5 from 8.30am to 12.30pm, at Museum Village. They include a large selection of locally made arts and crafts, jams, honey, preserves, market stalls, yummy local cuisine and beautifully crafted coffee.

A must for locals and tourists alike is a visit to the Esperance Museum, which is open daily from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. It displays our people, our places and our history.

Esperance Museum offers a glimpse into the history of Esperance and how the region has grown over the years. It's very insightful and great for all ages.

Admission for adults is $8.50, for children it's $3.50 and a $20 family pass is also available.

Visit www.esperance.wa.gov.au/esperance-museum for more information.

The Cannery Arts Centre is hosting the exhibition Salvage: Art from the Shed.

It started on December 3 and finishes February 7, 2020.

This is an exhibition of works made from scrap metal, recycled or re-purposed materials and displays works that are inspired by or embody our connections with working on the land.