|Sparkle Parade Schedule for today…
Saturday 18th July Our flagship event is the Sparkle Parade will take place tonight despite the threat of a few showers from 4pm – 8pm. Come prepared with your poncho and hat just in case.Meet at Chichester cottage and enjoy interactive games for the family. Official ceremony starts at 5pm.
This year we will walk from the cottage down the coastal walkway to Catalina Bay towards Fabric Bistro. Enjoy music from covers band, army band & more! Neon Circus will join us plus there will be family activities. Catalina Market will be open with Auckland Food Collective food trucks. A great opportunity to get out and meet your community once again and support all of our local eateries.
4.00pm Community arrives at Chichester Cottage
4.15pm Fun music, funco kombi rides, last minute dress up
Travelling Apple Cart stories
4.30pm Amar & Christine MC welcomes everyone
4.35pm Fleur from ZUMBA warm up
5.00pm Mihi by Haare Williams
5.05 pm Kapa Haka by ‘Tai Aroha’
5:15pm AMAR & Christine MC – Housekeeping
5:15 pm Fantail Puppeteer arrives with Butterfly Stilt Walkers, AKSAMBA drums, and the community walk down the coastal track.
5:26pm SUNSET – Torch or phone
5:45pm Parade finishes Catalina Marina & main stage
5.45pm Tea Cup ride (gold coin donation)
5:45pm Sparkle Parade group photo
5:50pm RAFNZ Airforce Band
6:10pm Mark from HPRS + kids prizes awarded <12
6.15pm Jess Rogers Performs Disney
6.45pm Best dressed teens prizes 6.55 pm Salsa Dance Performance
7:00pm The G-Strings Pat & Will
7:20pm Final three prizes Mr Sparkle 2020 (Best Dressed male), Mrs Sparkle 2020 (Best Dressed female) and Hobsonville Point SPARKLE PERSON OF THE YEAR!
7:30pm The Reasoneers
7:30pm Salsa Street Performance
8:00pm Winterfest closing ceremony (surprise)
Come dressed to impress wearing glow in the dark outfits. Dress warm & for chance is rain. We will award the best outfits! Phone or torch. Mark kids with your mobile phone just in case.
The Winter Food Market is open thanks to Auckland Food Collective.
This year’s theme is Break free – Winter Wonderland!
Thanks to our sponsors Ray White, Catalina Bay, HCT.
If you can walk or catch the bus to the event or park in advance near the wharf. Nearest carpark is outside Sunderland Lounge.
Use this fun night to get to know your neighbours!
Produced by Zillionstars on behalf of Hobsonville Point Residents Society.
Huge thanks to Dee Trivedi and Amar Trivedi for assisting in the event production as well as Pat Kohika John Glover Craig Shearer Gavin Gunston Ifat Vayner
If you are not the type to sleep in on a Sunday then end the week on a high note with nourishing and health conscious conversations about how to nurture your body better at Chichester Cottage for a Pink Ribbon breakfast from 10am. If you have a story to tell we would love to hear it.At the event we aim raise $500 for the Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand and donations can be made directly via the link below. Please register your interest to attend our breakfast with Shlomit or Kathleen and make a donation to the cause directly here to Breast Foundation NZ