More than 40 community groups, schools and businesses will come together to celebrate Ballarat’s diversity and spirit this Monday as part of the Power FM Begonia Parade.
Each year more than 10,000 people watch the growing number of local businesses, schools and community groups who unite for the ever-popular Begonia Parade.
One of few community parades still running, the Begonia Parade is iconic and a highlight of the Ballarat Begonia Festival.
This year’s parade begins at 11am on the final day of the Ballarat Begonia Festival – Monday 11 March.
This year’s parade, which is sponsored and will be broadcast live by Power FM, will travel along Wendouree Parade between the South Gardens and North Gardens.
The 2019 awards will be presented in the following categories: Mayor’s Choice Award, Best Schools Entry, Best Community Entry, Best Business Entry, and Best Musical Entry.
Wendouree Parade will be closed from Carlton Street to St Aidans Drive on Monday 11 March between 6.30am – 12.30pm for the Power FM Begonia Parade.
Festival attendees are encouraged to park at Victoria Park and catch the free festival shuttle to view the parade and visit the festival.
The 2019 Ballarat Begonia Festival is free and will be held at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens between 9-11 March 2019.