The Grand Parade kicks off the Kids ArtyFarty Fest each year with a flourish of colour and movement, and invites the community to 'get their spectacle on'!
Sunday 18 March 2018
10.00 am - 11.00 am
Submit your entry for the 2018 Parade
Marching down Burgundy Street into Sills Bend the Grande Parade provides a lively opportunity to bring Banyule’s diverse groups together in a celebration of creativity, community and childhood!
Sponsored by The Heidelberg Central Traders the Grand Parade is a family-friendly affair and welcomes entries from community organisations, schools, sporting clubs, businesses and any group in Banyule keen to embrace the spirit of community connectedness and creative imagination.
In 2018 our parade theme is Cultural Stories & Characters
The world is full of amazing stories. Every culture on every continent in every era has told tales reflecting the knowledge, wisdom, social practices and beliefs of the people who tell them. These stories entertain and inspire us. They guide and challenge us.
And they are inhabited by the most incredible cast of characters – the Trickster, the Hero, the Sage, the Villain, the Jester, the Deities and Spirits.
While the character types might be similar, the details and surroundings differ according to where and who the storyteller is.
In this year’s parade we encourage you to create the most imaginative collection of traditional (and not so traditional) characters that honour the stories and cultures they belong to – then march them down Burgundy Street in a celebration of cultural festivity!
Prizes are awarded for entries in the parade under the following categories:
- Most Creative Entry
- Best Themed Entry
- Most Colourful Entry
- Best School Entry
- Best Community Entry
- Judges Choice
In 2017 the parade attracted over 1000 people and 30 groups marched. Check out the 2017 parade photos here.
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