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Yank Accoustic Music - 2014. Photo courtesy of Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre.
One of the best places, I know for fun on New Year's Eve is way down south on the Fleurieu at Normanville, where the 21st Annual Normanville New Year's Eve Pageant will be celebrated. This non-for-profit FREE community event is made possible by the District Council of Yankalilla.
The Wizard of Oz - Photo courtesy of Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre.
Look very closely and you will even see small whales too. Photo; H. Radford.
Visitors are invited to join along with local residents, friends, community clubs and groups and participate in this marvellous fun event. You are encouraged to get into your costumes and/or create your own float (even by decorating the family car) and take part in the fun with approximately 40 colourful floats. The only limit is your imagination. The event's objective is to have fun in a family-friendly environment.
Even pink flamingos. Photo courtesy of Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre.
Lisa Pearson, Tourism and Events Manager, at the Yankalilla Information Centre said, "participating or simply watching the pageant is an exciting occasion as you see the joy it gives the children and the smiles and laughter it brings to their faces. You may be surprised to hear that it is not just the locals who join in our Pageant to make it the giant success it is. We see regular visitors staying locally over the Christmas and New Year and they keep coming back every year because they enjoy the family fun atmosphere We encourage visitors, families, individuals, local businesses to band together and enter a float and make our 21st Pageant our best ever!"
How are you goin' to keep 'em down on the farm after they see the NRV NYE Pageant. Photo: H. Radford.
Or after they have seen gay Paree...Photo: H Radford.
EVENT DETAILS: Normanville New Year's Eve Pageant
Date: Sunday, 31st December, 2018, from 7.30 pm. Fireworks display begins around 9.45 pm
Location: Pageant starts at Katherine Street and winds its way to the Normanville Foreshore where the fireworks display will take place.
Normanville foreshore. Photo courtesy of Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre
And the following day in the New Year, treat yourself to some of the local delicious foods and dining with fine wines, or simply relax on one of the beautiful beaches winding along the Fleurieu coastline from Normanville to Carrickalinga.