Timetable of events


1pm Riverstone cruise leaves from Caroline Bay. (if you have tickets to tour the castle you    may need to leave earlier than this).
2:15pm Cruise meets at Riverstone.
3.15pm Cruise leaves Riverstone to cruise back to Timaru.


9.00am Gates Open, Marine Parade entrance.
11.00am “Geraldine.nz” cruise leaves from the bay
2.00pm Geraldine cruise returns to Timaru
5.30pm Main Streets cruise starts.
6.00pm Temuka "Rock and Stop" street party starts
8.00pm Doors open for The SBS Bank Surfing USA Party, 


7.30am Gates Open at Caroline bay for vehicles to park up off Marine Parade.
9.00am Music starts
10.00 Band The Groove start playing, festival opens, voting opens, stalls and best dressed registration opens
12.00 Funky fashion parade
12.00am Band - The Drama Queens play
12noon All Best Dressed entrants must have checked in before 12.00.
12.10pm Funky Fashion Parade
12.25pm All best dressed entrants need to report to The Bay Hall for Pre Judging
12.30pm Pre judging for best dressed in the bay hall, (Doors Closed).
1.00pm Band - The Drama Queens
1.30pm Best Dressed Entrants meet behind stage area.
1.30pm Voting for Participants and People’s Choice closes
2.00pm Best Dressed Competition parade and prize giving 
2.30pm The Drama Queens
3.00pm Car winners announced - trophies presented. Vehicles paraded in front of stage
3.30pm Mitre 10 Mega Hammer Challenge final on stage
3.40pm Keys to Highlands Draw 3.45pm $10,000 Lucky prize draw live on stage
4.00pm Festival finishes.
7.00pm “Rock Your Socks Off” party doors open at the Caroline Bay Hall.


8.000am Breakfast on the Bay in the Marquee begins.
10.00am Breakfast closes
10.30am Sunday cruise leaves heading to Tekapo, with lots of choices in what to see and do.

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  • RRT


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    2021 Rock & Hop

    18th March 2021 - Thursday
    19th March 2021 - Friday
    20th March 2021 - Saturday
    21st March 2021 - Sunday

    About Us

    Hospice South Canterbury is proud to bring you the Caroline Bay Rock and Hop.