Aug 15, 2023

Register for the Hastings Blossom Parade 2023

Calling all businesses, clubs and community groups, here is your chance to celebrate 'Our Hastings' and showcase your organisation free, in front of over 20,000 spectators as part of an iconic Heretaunga Hastings celebration.

The countdown to the 2023 Hastings Blossom Parade has begun, with this year’s event taking place on September 23rd at 1pm.

Organised by Arts Inc. Heretaunga in conjunction with Hastings District Council as part of the wider Hastings Blossom Festival, the theme for this year's Parade is 'Our Hastings,' which pays tribute to the 150thcommemoration of Hastings township, giving businesses the opportunity to demonstrate the special part they play in making up the fabric of our city and wider district.

“The possibilities are endless with the theme of ‘Our Hastings’” says Lyn Mackie of Arts Inc. Heretaunga, who is in her 25th year of organising the Parade.

“Celebrate your culture, community, or history within the District. Represent a special landmark, area, or building through your float, or bring back cherished memories and stories from Hastings to life.”

With a large number of spectators expected, entering into the Parade is a chance to put your business or community group front and centre.

“Being part of this iconic event that brings joy to the community year after year will leave a lasting impression,” says Ms Mackie.

"Let's come together to make this the biggest and best parade yet," she says.

“After a challenging start to the year, the joy and inspiration of the Blossom Parade is exactly what Hastings needs.”

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