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 17 March 2019
10am - 11am
Burgundy Street, Heidelberg 3084
Marching down Burgundy Street into Sills Bend, the Grand 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 participation from community organisations, schools, sporting clubs, businesses and any group in Banyule keen to embrace the spirit of community connectedness and creative imagination.
Grand Parade 2018 Snapshot
Held on Sunday 18 March 2018, the parade theme was Multicultural Stories & Characters.
The 2018 theme celebrates that 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.
These stories 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 years parade, we encouraged participants to create the most imaginative collection of traditional (and not so traditional) characters that honour the stories and cultures they below to. The parade marched 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
Grand Parade 2017 Snapshot
Grand Parade 2016 Snapshot
Dreams of the Future was the Grand Parade theme in 2016 and the creativity was flowing with an abundance of different interpretations and imaginations running wild.
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