CONTACT PARADE

AND SATURDAY IN THE PARK

Enjoy the procession, the cornerstone of the festival
with striking floral floats and carnival atmosphere,
followed by a myriad of offerings at Pioneer Park.
Don't miss this FREE EVENT Saturday 24th September
2016 from Centennial Avenue starting 11:45.

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PRINCESSES

QUEST TO FIND THE BLOSSOM QUEEN

Cheer on the beautiful princesses as they elegantly wave
from their magnificent floats of imaginative floral design.
This traditional competition starts before the festival begins
with the princesses completing tasks in the lead up to the
Contact Grand Procession Saturday 24th September.

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MARDI GRAS

FRIDAY NIGHT FESTIVITIES

This launches the opening night of the 2016 Blossom Festival.
Come join us for first glimpse of the Blossom Festival princesses,
and get treated to some great music, events and sky blowing fireworks.
Don't miss this FREE EVENT Friday 23th September
in River Street from 6pm to 9pm.

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Celebrate the arrival of spring in Alexandra, Central Otago

22nd to 25th SEPTEMBER  2017

Plans for the 2017 Contact Alexandra Blossom Festival are underway as we look to build on the tremendous success of the 2016 event, where around 15,000 people enjoyed the celebrations. This historic Festival has marked the arrival of spring for 61 years, last year being its Diamond Jubilee. The first festival was born out of community spirit and recognition of the special character of Alexandra. These values remain at the heart of every subsequent festival. It has a unique feel of a country fair in a modern age.

Alexandra is renowned for its contribution to both the summer fruit and wool industries. Special celebrations are dedicated to these industries that form the lifeblood of this Central Otago township. Here you will find lots of information about New Zealand’s longest running festival, and everything you need to know about the 2017 Festival events, with a full programme of 2017 events to be released closer to time.

Events

  • The News Round the Clock Race
    Friday 22th September
  • The News Mardi Gras
    Friday 22th September
  • Contact Grand Procession
    Saturday 23th September
  • Contact Saturday in the Park
    Saturday 23th September
  • Princesses
    Saturday 23th September
  • Garden Tour
    Sunday 24th September & Monday 25th September
  • Truck Show
    Saturday 23th September