Bring In 2018!


We here at Pet Let just love it here on the Southern Fleurieu, that is no secret. There is rarely  a time, we have nothing to do but our favourite time of year is without a doubt the festive season!  Christmas is fast approaching and before we know it, it will be NYE! If you don’t know what to do to welcome in 2018, we can help you with that! There is FOOD, FUN,  FESTIVITIES AND FIREWORKS (and live performances but that didn’t rhyme, so…) not to mention they are all FAMILY AND FUR KID FRIENDLY.




Most people have heard of the Victor Harbor New Years Eve celebrations. Each year theVictor Harbor New Year’s Eve celebrations attract more than 10,000 spectators enjoying the festivities around Warland Reserve, and over 30,000 locals, families and visitors relaxing along the Victor Harbor foreshore to watch the spectacular fireworks displays.

So, why not go along and join in the fun family entertainment with FREE face painting, a FREE petting zoo, FREE bubble fun along with amusement rides and FREE live performances suitable for the whole family. Enjoy the kids’ early fireworks at 9:45pm, followed by a midnight fireworks spectacular!

Victor Harbor’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations are presented by Rivergum Homes and start at 7:30pm, on Warland Reserve in Victor Harbor. If your staying in the area, why not catch the Cockle Train  which will be making special trips from 10am – 12.30am and make the night extra special.

Rivergum Homes NYE Celebrations is a drug and alcohol free event. Dry zone restrictions apply throughout Victor Harbor over New Year’s.


7:30pm        Humphrey B Bear & Noises for Kids
8:30pm        The Morning After
9:45pm        Children’s Fireworks – sponsored by Girdler Family Amusements
10.00pm      Lily & The Drum
12.00am      Midnight Fireworks

Date: New Years Eve
Time: From 7.30pm
Where: Warland Reserve Victor Harbor

Cost: Free
Phone: 8551 0777

More information: HERE




The skies over Goolwa will also be lit up by a magnificent fireworks display again this New Year’s Eve. Any visitors staying with Pet Let in or around Goolwa are invited to gather at the Wharf Precinct, along the water’s edge to enjoy the display.

The Hindmarsh Island Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 11.30pm on December 31 as pyrotechnic expert ‘Crackers’ Fragnito and his team prepare for the midnight spectacle.

The FREE event is organised by a small committee of local people and is funded by donations from local businesses and community groups.

It follows an incredibly successful event in 2016 attended by locals and visitors from all over South Australia!

As with Victor Harbor, Goolwa Wharf Precinct will be declared a dry zone on New Year’s Eve and no alcohol will be permitted apart from that served at the licensed establishments nearby. So if you wish to toast at midnight, you’d be wise to book into one of the wharf functions. Otherwise, bring a chair and a camera and enjoy the celebration with family and friends.

Date: New Years Eve
Time: From 7.30
Where: Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Cost: Free
Phone: 0417 836 592

More information: HERE




Perhaps you have decided to ‘get away’ to Normanville for the New Year and don’t wish to travel to Goolwa or Victor Harbor, well you’re in luck! Normanville will be putting on yet another fantastic New Year’s Eve pageant and they have a fantastic firework display planned.

Watch more than 40 colourful floats depart Katherine Drive, Normanville at 7.30pm, then winding their way through the streets and ending at the Normanville foreshore around 8pm. There’s lots of FREE things to do including wandering the market stalls, FREE live entertainment from  DJ Hazzman and a fantastic FREE fireworks display at around 9.45pm. Food is also available for purchase.

Date: New Years Eve
Time: From 7.30pm
Where: Katherine Drive, Normanville

Cost: Free
Phone: 0407 174 262

More information: HERE   

So why would you want to spend New Year’s Eve in Adelaide, when there is so much going on here on the Southern Fleurieu?


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