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The countdown is on for this year’s Bloom Festival and Parade, which as always guarantees a fun-filled day out in Hastings for all the whÄ nau.
On October 3, the main streets of inner city Hastings will come alive with “Flower Power – New Development”, this year’s festival style that’s currently making its existence felt in the primary street.
Over the recently the sheep near the clock tower and water fountain have had a yarn-bomb makeover for the event, thanks to the combined efforts of members of Keirunga Creative [email protected], Pakowhai Spinners, Napier weavers and Waipukurau Arts and Crafts Inc.
. Today also saw numerous store windows come alive with art work created by Dali Susanto – again centred around the Flower Power theme.
There’s more than fulfills the eye to these art work! Hidden amongst the drawings are ten petals, which make up a flower – find all ten petals and let Arts Inc. Heretaunga understand where they are to enter the draw for three prizes – $500, $300 and $200 to be invested in a Hastings CBD shop of your option
Kinds to go into the competitors can either be collected from the Hastings Neighborhood Arts Centre, the Hastings i-Site, or downloaded from the Arts Inc. Heretaunga site or facebook page.
The kinds need to be dropped off to the I-Site by 4pm, October 2, and the draw will be made at the prizegiving for the Hastings Bloom Parade at 12.45 pm at Civic Square. Winners require to be present.
Arts Inc. Heretaunga Festival director Lyn Mackie stated people were now preparing the final touches to their drifts and efficiencies for the parade, bringing individuals of all ages and cultures together in a colourful, imaginative, dynamic display screen.
“It’s been an unsure time waiting to learn whether we would be in COVID-19 alert level 1 and able to hold the parade, and we are delighted that it can proceed.
“Come and help us commemorate spring, take pleasure in live home entertainment from 10am, and enjoy another amazing parade as locals have actually been doing since these festivities started with the very first parade in 1950.”
10am: Live entertainment – Albert Square and numerous areas on parade path 11am: Bloom Parade commences on the corner of Lyndon Rd and Warren St (see map to find out more)
12.45 pm (approx.): Prizegiving at Civic Square (outside the Hastings City Art Gallery)
Seating for the elderly and disabled
There will be a restricted allocation of seating for the senior and disabled on the corner of Queen St and Market St North (opposite Kiwibank).
Reservations are important. Please phone Lyn on 878 9447 to book a seat.
Roadway closures and parking limitations
Please note there will be road closures and traffic detours from 6am to 2.30 pm on Saturday, October 3. Parking will not be readily available in the central city, however parking will be totally free in streets surrounding the parade path.
The Eastbourne St bus stop will be closed and the alternate bus stop remains in Russell St N opposite the K Mart parking area.
Released at Mon, 28 Sep 2020 01:41:15 +0000