Rockingham Beach Cup
12th and 13th November 2016
An exciting new event is being planned by the Rotary Club of Palm Beach. The inaugural Rockingham Beach Cup is a community event that will showcase Rockingham’s natural attractions, provide economic development and fundraise for the Rotary Club and its beneficiaries, including McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
As well as a Black Tie Gala Dinner and Auction on the Saturday evening, horse races on Rockingham Beach and a community festival will be held on Churchill Park on the Sunday.
The horse races will be held on one of Western Australia’s most picturesque beaches with a back drop of Cockburn Sound, Mangles Bay, HMAS Stirling and its Navy ships, and of course Rockingham’s Palm Beach. Six horse races will be run along Rockingham Beach, commencing at Wanliss St and finishing in front of Sunsets Café.
The event will cater to visitors to Rockingham and locals alike, offering three unique event experiences. The launch gala dinner, the family friendly community fair and the unique viewing experience of “The Marquee” overlooking the finish line on Rockingham Beach.
The Gala Dinner will be held at the City of Rockingham’s Gary Holland Centre, and will see sponsors, supporters and guests dressed in their best cocktail wear enjoying a gala dinner, live and silent auctions with auctioneer extraordinaire Tiny Holley, and live entertainment throughout the night.
Sunday Race day will see “The Marquee” transformed into a fun, vibrant area with fantastic food and beverages and a perfect view of the race finish line.
Adjoining the beach is Churchill Park which provides a raised viewing area, shade from its many trees and an ideal area for the planned community fair which will feature local musicians, artists and artisans. This will be a free community event aimed at local families and day visitors.
As part of the weekend, an artists and artisan’s festival will be held on Churchill Park on the Sunday. The festival 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.
To find out more about the event and to buy tickets, visit the Rockingham Beach Cup website.