The Hastings Blossom Parade is going to be bloomin’ awesome this year!
To be held on Saturday 12 September, the parade will start at 11am in the centre of Hastings.
The Hastings Blossom Parade celebrates the arrival of spring in Hawke’s Bay. This year’s theme is Great Things Grow Here.
Allocated seating is available for the elderly and disabled. Contact Creative Hastings on phone 878 9447 to arrange.
Find out what wonderful events will be held during the 2015 Blossom Festival
Secure your spot early to get a good view of the Hastings Blossom Parade!
These roads will be closed from 8am until 1pm on the day for the parade set up:
These roads will be closed from 11am until 1pm on the day for the parade route:
How to be part of the 2015 Blossom Parade
With a prize pool of almost $5,000 up for grabs, there is no excuse not to enter a float in the Hastings Blossom Parade 2015. A $500 cash prize will be offered to entries that win an award. A people’s choice award will also be on offer and may attract as much as $1,000 in prize money.
Participants will have the option to compete in one of seven categories; Best Community, Best School, Best Business, Best use of Natural Flowers, Best Use of Artificial Flowers, Best Humour and Best Dressed Individual or Group.
If you wish to enter a float in this year’s parade, contact us via:
How can I participate?
The Parade will once again be highly colorful, exciting and full of fun for everyone who lines the streets to watch this iconic event. There are a number of ways that you can be part of the parade:
All entries in any of the following categories need to interpret this year’s theme for the Hastings Blossom Parade: Spring – Back to the Future. Blossom Festival event management team and judges reserve the right to reject any entry deemed offensive or unsafe to be included in the parade proceedings. Please note that any floats should comply with basic health and safety requirements and not exceed dimensions of standard road legal vehicles
What prizes are on offer?
There will be a few categories you can choose from and a $500 cash prize will be offered to entries that win an award.
A People’s Choice Award will also be on offer and may attract as much as $1,000 in prize money.
Artificial blossom cutting
In past years, Creative Hastings, has offered to cut out your blossom shapes from crepe paper for you. This service will still be offered so if would like to take advantage of the opportunity please bring your crepe paper to the Hastings Community Art Centre as soon as possible and we will endeavour to assist you with this.
If you need crepe paper, Aaron’s Emporium on 39 Carlyle Street in Napier has a good range. If you are buying large quantities ask for a discount. Uncle Bill’s and The Warehouse in Hastings may also have limited stocks.
We are always on the lookout for volunteers to dress up in a costume and take part in the parade or to help out behind the scenes. Just let us know!
|When:||Sat 12 Sep, 11:00 am - Sat 13 Sep|
This event is free.