Contact Grand Procession

Crowds we line Centennial Avenue on Saturday the 23rd of September 2017  as the procession of colourful handcrafted floats will be paraded down the Avenue to Pioneer Park, where thousands of people of all ages stroll into the park to enjoy a myriad of events. The Parade will start at 11:45 with the Truck Parade, celebrating the big rigs of the regions contractors.

The procession is the cornerstone of this annual spring Festival and the pivotal point of the celebration, which started in the early 1950s. A striking floral parade and carnival atmosphere always brings thousands of visitors to the town for a pulsating celebration and dazzling display of community spirit and this year will be no exception and expect even more floats many reflecting the long history of Blossom Festival.

Crowds are always delighted by the array of colourful handcrafted floats as they proudly parade down Centennial Avenue, led by the Alexandra Pipe Band.

The 2016 floats, both competitive and non-competitive and other entries in the parade demonstrated the residents’ commitment to the festival for others around the region and provinces to enjoy, with hundreds of hours spent by volunteers building and decorating the floats.

Children always play a big part in the parade, either on the floats, or walking behind and alongside their group’s entry in the procession, and 2016 was no different, with local primary school children joining other community groups, sports teams and service groups in making the Parade a huge success.

The 2016 procession featured nine floats, more than 70 trucks, vintage cars and tractors, six pipe bands, as well as gymnasts, marchers, clowns, stilt walkers and the Contact Float Featuring the winning Senior Queen Jan Robb.

2016 Float Winners

 

 
  • People’s Choice: “Time Train”, Alexandra Volunteer Fire Brigade
  • Most Innovative and Creative Float: “Titanic”, Combined Lions Club
  • Best Contemporary Float: “Alpine Reef Waterwheel”, Breen Construction
  • Best Floral Float: “Finding Dory”, Alexandra Primary School
  • Best School Float: “Turns Back Time” The Terrace School
  • Best Small Float: “Monet’s Garden” Alexandra Arts Society
  • New World Florrey Winner: “Fairy-Tale Carriage” Valley Play Group

Blossom Festival Parade Florrey's

 

 

Be part of this years Florrey competition as you trundle down Centennial Avenue, in this year's Blossom Festival Parade. 

 

Entry Form 2017

 

 

FREE Entry and one FREE trolley
Registrations for the 2017 Florrey's will be opening later this year.

Entry forms will also be available at Alexandra New World

For more information contact info@blossom.co.nz