Mask Parade & Carnivale

The Mask Parade & Carnivale returns to the cherished position as the opening event for the 2019 Festival, celebrating 25 years!

The Parade theme is DISCOVERY!

From Kupe to Cook to Curie, Da Vinci to Darwin to Dora the Explorer, what does discovery mean to you?

Enrolments are open now. 

Enrol in the Mask Parade and register interest in attending a mask making workshop. 

Learn more about performing in the Parade or Carnivale.

Register interest in having a food stall at the Carnivale.


2018 NELSON MASKED PARADE WINNERS
The parade theme for 2018 was Weird & Wonderful, which was fully embraced by all who took part.

Pre-school award – Nelson Montessori
Non-School Group, Runner up – Nelson Repertory Theatre
Non-School Group, Winner – Simple Cells
Individual, Runner up – Karl Wulff
Individual, Winner – Mike Ward
School Group, Runner up – St Joseph’s School
School Group, Winner – Mahana School

KIM MERRY SUPREME AWARD – Mahana School
As well as the trophy, they win flights for two between Nelson and Wellington or Paraparaumu from Sounds Air.

Plus, the Nutty Costume Award, winners of a tub of Pic’s Peanut Butter – Nelson Central School Eyeballs

Upper Trafalgar & Hardy Streets

Fri 18 Oct 2019 FREE COMMUNITY EVENT