The iconic Nelson Masked Parade is an explosion of colour, music and performance in mask, this year themed 'We are the World'.
Peoples and places, cultures and creatures, local and global, who and what make up your world? All are invited to take to the streets with globally inspired creations for the final fling of this year’s Nelson Arts Festival.
Entry is free and open to all, including community groups, businesses, families, individuals and of course school groups of all ages. There are prizes for each of the following categories: individual, school group and non-school group, plus the Kim Merry Supreme Award for the overall winner.
The CARNIVALE fires up the evening directly after the Masked Parade, for party time in Trafalgar and Hardy Streets!
There will be music on multiple stages, street performers, a dedicated youth-friendly zone, plus carnival rides, food stalls and so much more!
Everyone is invited to come together in this family-friendly celebration that will wrap up the 2017 Nelson Arts Festival.
Parade Assembly Area: Montgomery Square
Parade Route: exit Montgomery Square onto Bridge Street, Trafalgar Street, Hardy Street, Morrison Street, along Selwyn Place, down Church Street, back to Montgomery Square.
DOWNLOAD 'MASKS ON PARADE', a free resource booklet for cheap and easy ways to make effective, durable masks and how to dress them up!
2017 MASKED PARADE RESULTS
Theme: We are the World
With many strong entries to choose from, the judges found it hard to make a decision. The winners in each category were:
1st - Upper Moutere School
2nd - Waimea and Nelson Intermediate combined
1st - Sambassadors
2nd - Taoist Tai Chi Society
1st - Mike Ward
2nd - Karl Wulff
The Kim Merry Supreme Award Trophy for the best of the winners went to:
Upper Moutere School
Congratulations to all the winners, and to everyone who took part.
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
Please note public streets are alcohol free. There will be zero tolerance of alcohol and underage drinking.
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY MORE FM, RATA FOUNDATION, NEW ZEALAND COMMUNITY TRUST & NELSON YOUTH COUNCIL