Join in our Rock and Roll fun
Come along, dress up and add to our Rock and Roll theme. We have rock and roll dances and demonstrations happening all around town so there is something for everyone from the professionals through to those of us who just like to get up and wiggle and shake a bit.
There are Rock and Roll dancers performing at the Timaru "Rock, Hop and Shop" held in the Timaru main street from 4pm before the parade.
There will also be dancers performing in Temuka at the "Rock and Stop" Street Party, where you are welcome to park up, have a look around and enjoy the atmosphere. If you can't get a park on the main street there are plenty of areas you can park just off the side streets. You can then head back into Timaru for one of the great parties in town.
We start with three parties around Timaru on the Friday night.
We have our SBS Bank Wear Your Parts Awards Party. The show starts at 8pm where you will get to see all of our Wear Your Parts contestants up close, vote for the outfit of your choice and afterwards party the night away with our band "The Art Of Cheese". Tickets for this are $30 with supper included. Tickets are strictly limited as the Marquee will not be open so please get in early to avoid disappointment.
We have one being held by our Timaru Rock and Roll Club, to take place at the Landing Services Building in town - Dee May and The Saints will play.
We also have a Rock and Roll dance being held at our RSA just up the road from Caroline Bay, with Shalow playing.
Saturday Gala Day
Saturday we have the Show and Shine Gala Day down on Caroline Bay. Here we have all the vehicles parked up, the Drama Queens will be playing, there will be Rock and Roll dancing, stalls, best dressed awards, the final of the SBS Bank Wear Your Parts Awards and of course our vehicle grand prize winners parade. There is plenty to do and see from cars and caravans to shopping to relaxing in the bar and taking in the happenings on stage. The gala day opens to the public at 10am and runs to 4pm. Entry is a donation to our Hospice so please give generously.
Vehicle entrants can park up from 7.30am
On the Saturday night we have our "Rock Your Socks Off" party in the Caroline Bay Hall, with a marquee off to the side to allow as many as possible to enjoy what is one of the weekend highlights. This year you can dance all night to the amazing muisc of CANDI AND THE ROCKETS.
PLEASE NOTE: This year the marquee will be full of tables and chairs and the hall will be full with bar leaners. We will endevour to have seats at all leaners but this may not be possible due to available supply. This should ensure that the marquee has its own great atmosphere, and for those who wish to chat you can do so while also nipping next door for a dance as the mood takes you. It will also create more room in the hall to dance and to enjoy the unique sprung dance floor (you'll know it if you get out of time with the music).
This is the party of the weekend, and we have been fortunate in having the amazing Candi & The Rockets from Christchurch as our band so please come along and pack the dance floor with us.
For all of you keen Rock and Rollers our clubs again have two dances happening
The RSA will once again be partying until late
The Timaru Rock and Roll club will have the band Retro Rocking playing.
We also have so fantastic restaurants and bars in Timaru. If you are not into our parties please take the time to explore our town and enjoy the atmosphere we have to offer.
Sunday morning join us for breakfast in the marquee before heading off on our Sunday Funday cruise to Ashburton or heading off home. This is a great way to say goodbye to everyone and to fill up on awesome food before you go.