A favourite event during the Festival is the annual Gala Parade (to be also held on Sunday in 2017) – once again kindly sponsored by Nevin Lenne Gross Barristers/Solicitors. Colourful floats from local businesses, community groups, clubs and organisations flow through the CBD of Myrtleford. Of course, everyone gets to see our new Festival Queen and all the Princesses!
The 2017 route is currently being finalised. Information will be circulated to parade floats soon.
This year’s Parade theme: ‘Back to the Future!!!’
To make things even more interesting & fun (and a bit easier for participants!), the Nevin Lenne Gross Gala Parade will use the 2017 Festival theme Backl to the Future:
Since our Festival started in 1961, Myrtleford has also seen some huge and important changes. The most notable of these was the closure in 2006 of the region’s tobacco production industry. This was something that touched everyone in our community, in many ways. It was a momentous event that ought to be acknowledged. Likewise, the evolutionary changes that have been occurring in Myrtleford since 2006 deserve recognition and celebration.
So in honour of all that, the entire 2017 Festival will have a special theme – ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’. This theme is intended to provide a focus for all the organisers of events that occur during the Festival long weekend. It’s not compulsory – just a helpful guide to creative thinking!
We’re hoping Myrtleford really gets behind the good intentions of this theme.
Using the theme in the Parade is optional, and won’t necessarily increase an entrant’s chances of winning a prize.
OK – there will be prizes. These will be presented to winning entries in the categories of “Best Application of Parade Theme”, “Most Entertaining Entry” and “Most Imaginative Entry”.
See you at the Nevin Lenne Gross Gala Parade!
Want to enter the Parade?
Groups, organisations, businesses & individuals who would like to get involved in the Nevin Lenne Gross Gala Parade can download a Registration Form – click HERE, or send our Parade coordinator an EMAIL.
Once we receive your entry form, we’ll contact you with all the details about participating in this year’s Parade.
How about volunteering?
We’d LOVE to have you on the Parade Volunteers team. We need several adults who can perform simple Parade Marshaling duties from ~ 4.00 to 6.00pm on Festival Sunday. You’ll help Parade floats & participants get assembled at the assembly point, keep crowds off the route during the actual Parade, assist entrants as they get off the Parade route and generally have great FUN.
To get involved, email our Volunteer Coordinator. SIMPLE!