march, 2021

18mar(mar 18)1:00 pm21(mar 21)11:00 amCaroline Bay Rock & Hop

Event Details

The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop has grown to a four-day festival of nostalgia with a ‘50s,’60s theme, featuring over 1000 cars, caravans and motorbikes from all era’s. Keep an eye out as these cars come from all over NZ and many you have not seen before.

We start the long weekend on the Thursday with a leisurely suggested cruise to Riverstone Castle. This leaves Caroline Bay at 1pm, although those who have tickets to castle tours will need to leave at different times.

Friday we have two suggested cruises for you with the first being to Geraldine, this one leaves Caroline Bay at 11am. Cruise to Geraldine and enjoy the atmosphere that this gorgeous small town has on offer.

The Main Street Cruise starts at 5.30pm which takes the vehicles past spectators through the main streets of Timaru and Pleasant Point finishing with a street party in Temuka. This is a real highlight for many of our out-of- town entrants, so come on Timaruvians, get the BBQ and deck chairs out and have a street party. Wave at our Rock and Hop cruisers, they LOVE it. If you’re in Temuka you won’t want to miss this part of the party. Last time was a real hit with locals and cruisers alike. After the cruise those who wish to party can then join us back at Caroline Bay in the hall for a fantastic night of rock and roll. We have Sha-Low rocking until late with the accompaniment of Dave Blakie.

The Saturday is the big Gala Show and Shine Day where all the vehicles are parked up for display and judging on the spectacular Caroline Bay. We have music from The Groove and the Drama Queens, a best dressed competition, 100’s of stalls, plenty of dancers, a fashion parade, lots of competitions and so much more it will be hard to know where to look. We finish the day off with the prize giving winners parade and then the draw for our lucky ticket winners, with the main prize being $10,000 cash. Yes, we’re giving away $10,000. It’s a live draw up on the stage, and while you don’t have to be there to win it would be great to see you all there.

With two great Rock and Roll parties and plenty of restaurants and pubs to choose from you are set for a great night. At the Caroline Bay Hall we have the famous “Rock Your Socks Off” party. This year we have a special treat for all our Rock Your Socks Off tickets holders. We have Che Orton down from the North Island, accompanied by Four on the Floor. With the sprung floor the hall will really be be rocking.

Everyone can meet up again down at the Bay Hall on Sunday morning for Breakfast before heading off on the final cruise which this year is going to Lake Tekapo.

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18 (Thursday) 1:00 pm - 21 (Sunday) 11:00 am


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