Drive-ins return for New Years Eve display

Mayor West and Acting GM, Kate Alberry with members of the Cowra Community NYE Beach Party Committee, Joan Bailey, Jason Stanford and Judie Eddington.
Mayor West and Acting GM, Kate Alberry with members of the Cowra Community NYE Beach Party Committee, Joan Bailey, Jason Stanford and Judie Eddington.

The committee of the Cowra Community NYE Beach Party says they have been working behind the scenes to do whatever they can to hold their popular event again this year.

However, given the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the group has announced they will not be able to have the same great spectacular that they have in the past two years.

Because of this, the committee have come up with a very exciting option for this year.

"We are planning a "drive-in fireworks display" still at the Cowra Showground, as usual the fireworks will be in the centre of the race track," the committee said.

"Anyone that comes along will be lined up along the race track fence and other vantage spots in the showground."

There will be two displays the first at 9:30pm and a second at midnight.

"In both displays we will be following all current COVID-19 safety requirements by having a separate space for each vehicle," the committee said.

There will be a charge of $10 per vehicle.

Tickets per vehicle will need to be purchased from the following participating locations:

  • Cowra Showground Pavilion Office, between 2pm and 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Central West Uniforms, Shop 5, Central Arcade (Piccadilly Arcade) Kendal St Cowra, between 10am and 5pm.

"You must register your details, how many people and your vehicle details and if you will be going to either one or both displays," the committee said.

"This is a part of our COVID-19 safe plan and entry will only be allowed to vehicles that can produce a registered ticket."

An occupant of the vehicle will also be required to scan our QR Code and complete the registration for either or both displays.

"This exciting event will be great for the people of Cowra Shire, it allows the opportunity for us all to see out what has been a disrupting and difficult year," the committee said.

"For those living nearby that have animals that could be affected by the noise of the fireworks, now would be a good time to plan for this event."

For more information and to ask any questions about this exciting event go to our Facebook page, cowranye.

"It will be great to see as many of you on the night so we can give 2020 a big goodbye," the commitee said.