Contact Grand Procession

Crowds lined Centennial Avenue on Saturday the 24th of September 2016  as the procession of colourful handcrafted floats paraded down the Avenue to Pioneer Park, where thousands of people of all ages strolled into the park to enjoy a myriad of events. The Parade started 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 as we celebrate our 60th anniversary.

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 competion as you trundle down Centennial Avenue, in this years Blossom Festival Parade. 

 

Entry Form 2016

 

 

FREE Entry and one FREE trolley
Registrations for the 2016 Florrey's are open now.
Click on the button below to download the entry form

Entry Form

Entry forms also will be available at Alexandra New World

For more information contact info@blossom.co.nz