BATTLE OF FLOWERS 2020 

CANCELLED FOR 2020 please contact bofamendments2020@gmail.com for transfers or refunds. 

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Media Statement

As follows is a statement issued on behalf of the Chairman and Board of the Jersey Battle of Flowers in relation to the cancellation of the Daytime and Moonlight Parades in August 2020:

 

“It is with deep regret on our part that the 2020 Jersey Battle of Flowers Daytime and Moonlight Parades have been cancelled.

We have made this difficult decision as result of the current Coronavirus situation and the subsequent impact it is having on organisers to prepare and stage an event of this size during a period of great uncertainty and anxiety.

Prior to announcing this decision, we have engaged, as appropriate with our many exhibitor groups as their invaluable contribution and dedication plays such a vital role in the success of the event and whose opinion we value. The introduction of social distancing has severely impacted on their ability to gather together as a group and continue with their preparations for this year.

By making this early decision it also reduces the financial implication on organisers and exhibitors in committing funds for their float materials, in particular flowers, which primarily would be shipped from overseas. With the situation impacting globally, it was uncertain whether any shipments could be guaranteed. We will continue to work closely with exhibitors over the coming months and offer them our full support.

Anyone who has purchased tickets for the 2020 summer parades have the option of a full refund or transferring their tickets towards the 2021 event. Instructions on processing refunds/transfers will be published on our website and via social media by the end of April 2020.   Please email any concerns you have as the office is not currently manned due to the ongoing health situation.  

Only during war times has the Jersey Battle of Flowers been cancelled and while we are disappointed in having to make this decision, we believe it is the appropriate one as a means of further protecting our community.

We remain confident that with the financial support of Jersey’s Government and sponsors, together with the continuing enthusiasm and dedication of our exhibitors, we can once again look forward to Battle 2021!”

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First staged in 1902 in celebration of a Royal Coronation, the Jersey Battle of Flowers has since grown over the past century and more to become one of the largest floral carnivals in Europe and without doubt a major highlight in Jersey’s varied summer calendar of festivals and events.

This website has been specifically created to give you a flavour of what to expect from one of Jersey’s most popular festivals – whether you are a first time visitor to this floral spectacle or a regular spectator.

As and when information is confirmed, we will post on this website, including details on purchasing tickets as well as a preview of this year’s exhibitors and floats, a glimpse at some of the other activities and events taking place as part of the parades and an opportunity to share some magical moments thanks to our gallery of images from past to present day.

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