SPRING Carnival fever is set to continue with the Rockingham Beach Cup this Sunday.
There will be six horse races staged on the beach.
It is intended to provide economic development and act as a fundraiser for the Rotary Club and its beneficiaries – the McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Variety Club of WA and Rotary Projects.
Palm Beach Rotary president Ted Curr said the race was one part of a day and night of festivities.
The event will be kicked off with a Black Tie VIP Launch Party held at the Gary Holland Centre.
“It is a formal event where quests will enjoy a gala dinner, live and silent auctions with auctioneer extraordinaire Tiny Holley and live entertainment throughout the night,” he said.
“The horse race itself will be held right here on the beach with the beautiful backdrop of the jetty and Garden Island.”
Fellow Rotarian Michael McCafferty said other events included a community arts festival along with the racing drawcard.
“The event is strategically designed to cater to visitors to Rockingham and locals alike, offering three unique event experiences,” he said.
“Adjoining the beach is Churchill Park that provides the perfect raised viewing area, shade from its many trees and is the location for the community fair, featuring local musicians, artists and artisans.
“It will include buskers, street performers, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, a black smith, pottery and glass displays and local food providers.
“There will be a main stage with performers and cooking demonstrations throughout the day.
“It is a free community event aimed at local families and day visitors.”
He said with it being a weekend-long event, he hoped visitors would use local accommodation, restaurants, shopping and Rockingham’s unique tourist experiences.
WHAT: Rockingham Beach Cup
WHERE: Rockingham beach
WHEN: Sunday, November 13
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