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Hastings Blossom Parade postponed

Blossom Parade 2020

The Hastings Blossom Parade scheduled to take place on September 11 has now been postponed until October 9 with the move to COVID-19 Alert Levels 4 and 3.

Arts Inc. Heretaunga and Hastings District Council decided to postpone the event to allow more time for people to get together when levels allow to create entries and to organise a safe space for gathering in a positive way.   

With the new date it’s hoped the community can again celebrate the arrival of late Spring and renew a sense of pride in our region.  To run this event, however, the region would need to be at COVID Alert Level 1, so this date could be subject to change depending on the level status.

This is a wonderful free event that allows anyone from our community to get involved and help us to show off the best of Hawke’s Bay.  As an individual or a community, a business big or small, a school or kindergarten, church, or cultural group, you are all invited to participate and celebrate. The theme for this year is 'Transport to Delight'.  Here are some ideas:

  • Transport - bus, car, train, boat, pram, bike, skates - any means to take you from one place to another
  • Transport - to move someone or something from one place to another 
  • Transport somebody - to make somebody feel that they are in a different place, time or situation

So 'Transport to Delight' can mean any form of transport that you can think of or any idea that will 'transport' spectators to delight or pure enjoyment.  Maybe you can even 'transport to 'de light' (the light) using LED lights?   There will be dance and music featured in abundance, lots of movement and noise makes for an exciting parade both to watch and to participate in. 

If you have any questions around entry please contact event organiser Lyn Mackie at Arts Inc Heretaunga or visit

1 October 2021

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