Major annual events

Find out all you need to know about our free major annual events - there's lots to see and do in Rockingham, where the coast comes to life. All our major annual events are part of our Summer Series of free and family-friendly events.

Be sure to check out the What's On events calendar to see other events happening around the City.

Christmas lights at Rockingham Foreshore Christmas lights at Rockingham Foreshore

Christmas Lights Launch

  • Date: Friday 8 December 2023
  • Time: 5pm – 8.30pm
  • Location: Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore

Rockingham Foreshore lit up at the official launch of the City’s Christmas lights display.

There was lots of festive fun for the whole family, including a visit from Santa, on-stage entertainment and roaming characters, children’s craft activities, a synthetic ice rink, a sensory-friendly chill-out zone, a snow pit, food vendors and the turning on of the Christmas lights at 8pm.

Attendees were also able to enjoy time with Santa and at the ice rink beyond the event, on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December.

Fireworks over the coast. Fireworks over the coast.

New Year's Eve 

  • Date: Sunday 31 December 2023
  • Time: 5pm – 12am
  • Location: Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore

We said farewell to 2023 and celebrated the New Year in style. 

WA Rockers Birds of Tokyo headlined our event, taking the stage between the spectacular 9pm and midnight fireworks.

There was also performances by Big Horn Productions and local acts, roaming entertainment, amusement rides, face painting, a glitter station, children's activities, a sensory-friendly chill-out zone and food vendors.

A large crowd of people enjoying an Australia Day picnic in Churchill Park A large crowd of people enjoying an Australia Day picnic in Churchill Park

Celebrate Australia Day in Rockingham

  • Date: Saturday 27 January 2024
  • Time: 5pm – 8.45pm
  • Location: Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore

We celebrated our nation with a special event for the whole community at the City's iconic Rockingham Foreshore.

Featuring a fireworks display, live music, the Bluey and Bingo Live Interactive Experience, roaming entertainment, children's activities, a sensory-friendly chill-out zone and food vendors, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

A crowd watching an orchestral performance on stage at the Village Green. A crowd watching an orchestral performance on stage at the Village Green.

Symphony on the Green

  • Date: Saturday 17 February 2024
  • Time: 5.30pm – 9pm
  • Location: Village Green, Flinders Lane, Rockingham

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), conductor Jen Winley, and vocalists Solomon Pitt and Melissa Erpen presented a magical musical evening for the whole family at the Village Green. 

Filled with all your favourites from the stage and screen, plus more musical surprises, performed by WASO and superstar soloists. 

Supporter

With thanks to our Summer Series major events supporter Lotterywest.

Lotterywest logo.

Event Photos

  • Christmas Lights Launch - Christmas Carols by Hillman School Choir
  • Christmas Lights Launch - Wadumbah Dance Group perform
  • Christmas Lights Launch - Snow pit
  • Christmas Lights Launch - Food vendors
  • Christmas Lights Launch - Children's Christmas crafts
  • Christmas Lights Launch - Christmas lights display turns on
  • New Year's Eve - Food trucks and activties
  • New Year's Eve - Roaming characters
  • New Year's Eve - Big Horn Productions
  • New Year's Eve - Birds of Tokyo
  • New Year's Eve - Birds of Tokyo
  • New Year's Eve - Fireworks
  • Bluey and Bingo Live Interactive Performance in Churchill ParkCelebrate Australia Day in Rockingham - Bluey and Bingo Live Interactive Experience
  • People in inflatable costumes dancing among a crowd in Churchill ParkCelebrate Australia Day in Rockingham - Flash mob dance party
  • Celebrate Australia Day in Rockingham - Making animal tracks with Milliyaan Aboriginal Services
  • People riding on a colourful spinning amusement ride on Rockingham ForeshoreCelebrate Australia Day in Rockingham - Amusement rides
  • Celebrate Australia Day in Rockingham - Snake charmer
  • Celebrate Australia Day in Rockingham - Taiko On Drummers
  • Celebrate Australia Day in Rockingham - Fireworks
  • Symphony on the Green – The Village Green
  • Symphony on the Green – Audience members ready for an evening of entertainment
  • Symphony on the Green – Major supporter Lotterywest
  • Symphony on the Green – West Australian Symphony Orchestra with soloists Solomon Pitt and Melissa Erpen
  • Symphony on the Green – West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Symphony on the Green – Rockingham Foreshore
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  • Bluey and Bingo Live Interactive Performance in Churchill Park
  • People in inflatable costumes dancing among a crowd in Churchill Park
  • People riding on a colourful spinning amusement ride on Rockingham Foreshore
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