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.
Pop down to Beswick Street where the Timaru CBD group will have entertainment before the cruise starts.
There will be entertainment and 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.
We have our NEW Rock and Roll Party Pistons and Petticoats on Friday Night after the cruise. Doors open at 8pm, we have Che Orton and Four on the Floor playing until late, lots of dancing and supper is provided Tickets for this are only $40 and are strictly limited. this is a Rock and roll night to remember.
Saturday Gala Day
Saturday is the big Rock and Hop Gala Day, with the 2021 event attracting more then 1000 vehicles, 120 stalls and 25,000 people. This is our huge nostalgia festival the atmosphere is fantastic, with lots of people dressed in their best '50s and '60s clothes, the music is pumping, the stalls are great, the dance floor is rocking and everyone is having a good time.
The cars, caravans and motorbikes are all on display and look great lined up on the grass. Take your time to have a look at the amazing array of vehicles from vintage, classic and muscle cars right through to modern. This really is a celebration of motor vehicles over the years. Anyone who loves their vehicle is welcom to enter and celebrate motoring with us.
The Stalls are selling everything from clothing, cushions, food, jewellery, nostalgia items and much more. We have a bar area where you can sit back, have a drink and take in all that is going on up on the stage, and there is plenty. The Best Dressed Competition is very popular and the entrants really take pride in their amazing outfits . If you would like to enter please make sure you have your entry in by 12 noon, you can do this on the day, look for the sign or ask at the information centre.
This year we will start the day with The Groove and then we have The Drama Queens playing these two groups really know how to get the crowd up on the dance floor with their great voices and their unique style of entertainment. We have plenty of competitions going on to keep you entertained, so get along and get yourself entered to win all sorts of fantastic prizes from our various sponsors. Make sure you get your ticket in our $10,000 lucky ticket raffle too, it's drawn on the day so you will know who won and if it's you then you can really have something to celebrate. tickets sell out for this so get yours early.
Finally of course we have the Show and Shine Competition Winners Parade. This is the highlight for all contestants and public alike. All of the vehicles which have won a prize for their sections are paraded through the crowd and are then lined up for all to view. Don't forget to vote for your participants choice or public choice winners. You can do this at the information centre before 1.30pm.
Public entrance to the Show and Shine Gala Day is a donation to our Hospice so please give generously. Public entrance is open from 10am to 4pm.
On the Saturday night we have our "Rock Your Socks Off" party in the Caroline Bay Hall. This year you can rock all night to Shalow. Get your tickets early as this always sells out.
PLEASE NOTE: This year due to public feedback we have decided to have NO MARQUEE making tickets much more limited so get yours early.
The Timaru Rock and Roll club will have a dance for all who like to Rock and Roll the night away..... further details to follow.
We also have some 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 Bay hall before heading off on our Sunday Funday cruise to Oamaru or heading off home. This is a great way to say goodbye to everyone and to fill up on awesome food before you go.