THEMING YOUR ENTRY
The main focus of the Parade is to commemorate our community and recognise the contributions and roles of your respective groups within it. We urge you to consider how you can creatively showcase your group or business, making it vibrant, impactful, and engaging.
The Ballarat Begonia Festival embraces the beauty of nature and, of course, the iconic Begonia flower. The parade, in particular, offers participants the freedom to draw inspiration from their existing resources and costumes, as there is no set theme. You have the flexibility to craft entries such as custom-built floats, embellished vehicles, large groups marching in unison, or even whimsical floating creations. Unleash your creativity and let your imagination soar! We encourage more float entries to amplify the excitement of our enthusiastic audience.
Every application will be assessed against specific criteria to maintain a high standard. So, when filling out your application form, please provide as much detailed information as possible.
Here are some concepts to brainstorm:
- A particular film
- A well-known music video
- Something you adore about Ballarat
- A season (such as winter)
- A specific decade (like the 70s)
- Anything starting with a certain letter of the alphabet
- A color
- Australian cultural icons
- Legendary rock musicians
- Dazzling circus performers
- Themes like Pirates, Cops & Robbers, Fairies
- Mysterious, Space-inspired, Tropical, Jungle-themed
- Masks and disguises
- Hollywood's shining stars
Numerous straightforward ideas can be both simple to execute and budget-friendly. However, if you're seeking inspiration, take a look at past year's images on the Begonia Festival Facebook page or get in touch with the event organisers for guidance.