Hastings Blossom Fest ’22

Hastings City, hawkes bay, Hastings

A three-day extravaganza of free events and activities including the Blossom Parade.


OUTDOOR MOVIE NOW ON SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER- Due to weather forecast
Outdoor Movie – ‘Grease’
Civic Square, from 5.30pm, movie starts at 6pm
Bring your beanbags and blankets and cosy up for a trip down memory lane. Pack a picnic or grab dinner there from Gala Catering.

Saturday Sept 24:

Blossom Breakfast
Landmarks Square, from 10am
Start your day right with a bowl of FREE delicious apple crumble. Served on a first-in, first-served basis so be quick.

DJ Hub
Landmarks Square, 10am-4pm
Come chill with groovy beats at the DJ Hub with DJ Pang from 10-1pm & DJ Misbe 1pm-4pm.

Family Fun
CBD Mall, 10am-4pm
Play all day on the giant inflatable slide, ride the Party
Train Express, face painting, balloon animals, Mr Whippy ice-creams and more.

Outdoor Pump Track
Carpark on Karamū Rd opposite Albert Square, 10am-7pm
Grab your skateboards, scooters and bikes to have a go on the portable pump track – a 65-metre combination of humps and berms for all riding abilities.

Carnival Rides
Albert Square, 10am-7pm
Mahons Amusements are bringing their carnival magic to Albert Square with their famous rides-the Carousel, Ferris Wheel, Dragon Rollercoaster and the Teacups. Rides are free and suitable for different ages and stages.

Hastings Blossom Parade
Hastings CBD,1pm
This year the iconic Blossom Parade honours “transport to delight” so parade watchers can expect a visual feast of floats and marchers.
Grab your viewing spot along the route, or park up in “Blossom Alley” to take in the entertainment as you wait for the parade to go past. More info at www.artsinc.co.nz

Blossom Alley stage
Main Stage, cnr Heretaunga St East and Karamū Rd, 10am-9pm
The entertainment is flowing all Saturday with a great line-up of local and national performers taking the stage.
Keep an eye out for Basketball Jones & Co wowing the crowd with a fusion of Basketball and Juggling.

Performance Lineup:

Rezpect Dance Studio
Hastings home grown hip-hop dance troop. Onstage from 10am.

Fraser Hooper
Exercise those funny bones with award winning clown Fraser Hooper. Onstage from 11am.

Kahurangi Māori Dance Theatre
These international performers weave a cultural narrative into their performance that is spellbinding and entertaining. Onstage from 12pm.

Hawke’s Bay Soul Choir
Hawke’s Bay’s liveliest choir, bring your dancing shoes and the enjoy this sensational performance. Onstage from 1pm.

Cherry Boomb
Burlesque, cabaret performer, aerialist and trapeze artist who will surprise and delight. Onstage from 1.30pm.

Niko Ne Zna
This 9-piece band are one of the country’s premiere and most sought after world music acts. Think trumpets, saxophones, trombones, drums and more, they bring a hot and spicy taste of the old countries that will get everyone moving and grooving. Onstage from 4pm.

White Chapel Jak
Billed as one of the hottest and most exciting acts to emerge in NZ in the last 18 months, their set-list nails ballads through to bangers, covers and originals that have everyone dancing. Onstage from 5.30pm.

Tropical Downbeat Orchestra
Hawke’s Bay’s own funky soul and boogie-dub specialists Tropical Downbeat Orchestra have been lighting up dance floors across the country for over 15 years. A unique blend of musicians, an equally unique sound. Onstage from 7.30pm.

Sunday Sept 25:

Carnival Rides
Albert Square, 10am to 7pm
The fun continues for a second day with Mahons Amusement rides.

OUTDOOR MOVIE NOW ON SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER- Due to weather forecast
Outdoor Movie – ‘Grease’
Civic Square, from 5.30pm, movie starts at 6pm
Bring your beanbags and blankets and cosy up for a trip down memory lane. Pack a picnic or grab dinner there from Gala Catering.

Find out more:
www.hastingsblossomfest.co.nz

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Where

Hastings City Centre Square, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Hastings City, hawkes bay, Hastings

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