From cars to dancing, pageants, live music and vintage inspired fun, there is so much to see and do at Cooly Rocks On 2019!
There are more reasons than ever before to get yourself to Cooly for five fantastic days and fun-filled nights, so check out our guide to some of the top events happening at this year’s festival.
Rock On Dance Workshops – Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 June
The ultimate Dance experience to get you rocking and jiving. Take a 1 hour lesson for $10 with 6 teachers leading 18 sessions over 3 massive days!
SCARAB Classic Car Run – Thursday 6 June
Join the annual Cooly Rocks On SCARAB Classic Car Run on Thursday 6 June and cruise down to Chinderah in Northern NSW for a pub lunch.
Retro Markets – Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 June
Browse the stalls and shop the biggest range of retro goods, vintage finds, nostalgia and memorabilia at the beachside markets from Thursday to Sunday.
Miss Cooly Rocks On – Thursday 6 June
Witness the sparkle as 10 finalists shine on the Twin Towns Showroom stage for one to ultimately be crowned Miss Cooly Rocks On 2019, presented by Kitten D’Amour.
Harvest Moon Swing Ball – Thursday 6 June
Get your tickets to the highly anticipated Harvest Moon Swing Ball at Twin Towns – the gala event of this year’s Cooly Rocks On Festival.
Coffee & Cars Car Run – Friday 7 June
Join the Coffee & Cars Terranora Car Run through the picturesque Bilambil Valley to arrive at the Pavilions Marketplace in Terranora.
Indian Motorcycle – Friday 7 to Sunday 9 June
Indian Motorcycle join the Cooly Rocks On program in 2019 with the annual Indian Motorcycle Riders Group National Gathering coming to Cooly.
Vintage Bake Off – Friday 7 June
Forks, ready! Enter (or drool over) the Vintage Bake Off, with winners to be judged for Best Themed Cake and Best Homestyle Baking.
Miss Rockabilly – Friday 7 June
Watch the 10 finalists strut their stuff in the annual Miss Rockabilly Pageant, presented by Kitten D’Amour at The Coolangatta Hotel.
Poodles & Pugs Parade – Saturday 8 June
Oodles of poodles and adorable pugs will put their best paw forward at the Poodles & Pugs Parade.
Retro Art Workshops – Saturday 8 June
Get creative with vintage inspired workshops at Level Up Studio + Gallery at The Strand! Join one of three workshops throughout the day on Saturday.
Garage Torque with Jim Richards – Saturday 8 June
Visit the Shannons Hub during Cooly Rocks On and hear from racing legend, Jim Richards, in his Garage Torque on Saturday 8 June from 12pm.
Show ‘n’ Shine – Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June
Over 700 custom and classic cars and hot rods will pack the streets of Coolangatta for the highlight of Cooly Rocks On, the Show ‘n’ Shine.
Shannons Super Cruise – Saturday 8 June
See the 2019 car entrants cruise the streets of Coolangatta and Kirra in one epic two-hour Saturday night street cruise.
Cooly Rocks On Timezone Pinball Challenge – Sunday 9 June
Test your skills on the flippers at Timezone Coolangatta’s annual Cooly Rocks On Pinball Challenge, a free one-day competition with a Cooly Rocks On $100 Merchandise Pack up for grabs.
Sunday Street Parade – Sunday 9 June
The signature event of Cooly Rocks On! Don’t miss the Street Parade down the main street of Coolangatta – now held on Sunday morning.
Vintage Picnic – Sunday 9 June
The Vintage Picnic is back! Pack a picnic and bring your favourite vinyls to throw on the record player for a vintage-inspired lunch by the sea.
For more details about all the events at Cooly Rocks On 2019, view the full program here.
20 February, 2020
Join The Cooly Crew in 2020
11 November, 2019
Cooly Rocked the QLD Tourism Awards winning Bronze for Best Major Festival and Event
30 August, 2019
Cooly Rocks On music to tourism industry’s ears
11 July, 2019
Relive the best moments with Shannons at Cooly Rocks On 2019
10 June, 2019
Cooly Rocked On with Record Crowds
22 May, 2019
What’s On at the Venues
9 May, 2019
Shannons Brings Cars and Legends to Cooly
7 May, 2019
Introducing our GROW BOLD Festival Ambassador!
6 May, 2019
Castrol Celebrates 100 Years in 2019
8 April, 2019