Devonport is set to welcome in the new year with a bang, thanks to SeaRoad supporting two sets of fireworks for Devonport City Council’s Eve in the City, near Aikenhead Point.
Devonport Mayor Alison Jarman praised the generosity of SeaRoad and its Executive Chairman Chas Kelly, who helped revive last year’s fireworks, which were a big hit with the community.
Cr Jarman said the spectacular fireworks will be at 9.30pm and at midnight and fired from the Spirit of the Sea, with great viewing from the official event location, the Bluff, Mersey foreshore and East Devonport.
“We encourage everyone to come out this New Year’s Eve and enjoy a smorgasbord of fun and entertainment,” Cr Jarman said.
“With free entry, over 20 food and beverage vendors, live entertainment with bands ‘Frankie Said’, ‘Tessa Lee and the Cold Weather Band’ and ‘Nine Live Rock ‘n’ Soul Revue’, as well as Slipstream Circus, where else would you want to be on New Year’s Eve?
“Eve in the City will boast free activities for the whole family, including Lynden’s Laser Tag, Zero Alpha Motorsport race simulators, silent disco, face painting, Wishing Wall and lawn games. There will also be the popular Henna Gipsy which is always a market favourite.
“There are also rides for the thrill seekers, such as Xtreme Rides’ Hurricane, Round up, Gee Whizzer, and rides for the little kids.
“A huge thank you to SeaRoad for again supporting our City’s fireworks, they are such a highlight of the evening and everyone absolutely loved them last year.”
SeaRoad Liekut Captain Lloyd Cahill said SeaRoad is proud to be sponsoring Council’s New Year’s Eve festivities for another year.
“It’s a significant event for locals of all ages, and one that everyone looks forward to. After a tough few years for everyone, it feels extra special to support a tradition that brings the community together,” Captain Cahill said.
“It will also be exciting for kids to see the earlier fireworks displays as we all welcome the new year and kick it off with a bang.”
Cr Jarman thanked TasWater for providing a hydration station for partygoers and reminded the public to be aware of road closures and changed traffic conditions in place around the area from 1pm on Saturday, 31 December until 10am on Sunday, 1 January.
“To assist with traffic congestion, Kinetic MerseyLink will be offering a free bus loop from the CBD every 15 minutes from 6pm until 12.30am, which is just fantastic for those needing a lift or not wishing to drive,” Cr Jarman said.
Eve in the City is a smoke-free community event with no BYO food or alcohol. The event starts at 6pm at Aikenhead Point and will finish up at midnight. For more information check out Devonport Events’ Facebook page.
Photo: SeaRoad Liekut Captain Lloyd Cahill and Devonport Mayor Alison Jarman are looking forward to this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration, Eve in the City which will feature fireworks sponsored by SeaRoad.