New Year’s Eve was ushered in with style around the Fleurieu Peninsula over the weekend as residents said goodbye to 2017.
Celebrations were held around the region with multiple fireworks displays to ring in the new year.
In Victor Harbor, more than 10,000 spectators filled Warland Reserve for the annual Rivergum Homes New Year’s Eve celebrations and over 30,000 locals, families and visitors relaxed along the foreshore to watch the spectacular fireworks displays.
The program consisted of Humphrey B Bear and Noises for Kids, children’s fireworks sponsored by Girdler Family Amusements at 9.45pm, Lily and The Drum, and finally the midnight fireworks to welcome 2018.
There was endless entertainment for families with amusement rides, free face painting, free petting zoo and free bubble fun.
In it’s 20th year, the Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant once again attracted big crows to see the parade of approximately 40 colourful floats leave Katherine Drive at 7.30pm.
The parade winded its way through the streets of Normanville ending at the foreshore at approximately 8pm.
Locals and tourists alike were entertained by DJ Hazzman, amusements and fed by the local community clubs and groups.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell also attended the pageant, posting to their Instagram pages about the event.
The night’s festivities were finalised with a fireworks display at around 9.45pm.
After a short break in 2016, the Goolwa fireworks made their return, drawing crowds to watch the Hindmarsh Island Bridge light up.