The Jersey Battle of Flowers Moonlight Parade will take place on the evening of Friday 10 August 2018
The Moonlight Parade is an amazing evening parade of the flower covered floats that are festooned with thousands of illuminated lights to give a truly magical appearance and a fitting finale to the annual Jersey Battle of Flowers floral extravaganza.
The atmosphere is truly ‘electric’ as the carnival spirits comes alive – it’s party time!
The Moonlight Parade will take place on both sides of the Victoria Avenue arena, enabling everyone to view all the exhibits and entertainment from all angles.
All floats will be positioned in the arena for the start of the Moonlight Parade and following a signal all floats will illuminate as one and start to move at the same time. This format has been agreed so as to create a ‘WOW!’ factor to begin the Moonlight Parade and also ensure that everyone in the arena gets a view of the floats at the same time, avoiding unnecessary delays before the first floats come into view.
Lighting up the sky over St Aubin’s Bay – AeroSPARX
Organisers are delighted with the welcome return of AeroSPARX, the fantastic aerobatic team, ready to brighten up the skies over the arena as part of the spectacular Moonlight Parade Fireworks Finale. The daring duo last appeared at the Moonlight Parade in 2016 and anyone who witnessed the stunning performance will agree that it adds a real ‘WOW’ factor to the spectacle. AeroSPARX will be performing for us this year thanks to the kind sponsorship of Ports of Jersey.
Please note: performance will be subject to suitable weather conditions
Moonlight Parade Event Times
7:30 pm – Arena Gates open
8.00 p.m. – General Music Entertainment on the stage (lower Park)
9:00 pm – Moonlight Parade commences
10.30 pm – (approximate time only) – AeroSparx and Fireworks Finale
Awards judged during the Moonlight Parade
= Best Illuminated Float (all exhibits under 25ft)
= Best Illuminated Float (all exhibits over 25ft)
= Moonlight Carnival Atmosphere Award (all exhibits under 25ft)
= Moonlight Carnival Atmosphere Award (all exhibits over 25ft)
Did You Know???
Although the Jersey Battle of Flowers is now over 110 years old, the Moonlight Parade is a more recent event, which first appeared in 1989