Mask Parade Enrolment Form

Parade date: Friday 18 October
Theme: Discovery!

From Kupe to Cook to Curie, Da Vinci to Darwin to Dora the Explorer, what does discovery mean to you?

Once again the Mask Parade will open the Nelson Arts Festival, which is celebrating 25 years this year. All are invited to participate in the fabulous community event that is the Mask Parade, followed by the family-friendly Carnivale, and this year by the return of Pic's Piki Mai.

Please use the form below to sign up for the 2019 Mask Parade.

2019 Mask Parade Enrolment Form

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Looking for inspiration

For inspiration, download Masks on Parade, a mask-making and percussion booklet with step-by-step instructions on how to make different types of masks, along with ideas on incorporating sound and movement into your parade experience.

Download the Masks on Parade PDF

Calling Musicians, Performers, Dancers

Calling Musicians, Performers, Dancers to be part of the opening event of the 2019 Nelson Arts Festival - celebrating 25 years!

We are on the lookout for quality talent to perform in the Mask Parade and at the Carnivale afterwards.


We are looking for all types of quality food to add to the wonderful Carnivale atmosphere and to complement Nelson's restaurant scene.

Please register your interest here and we will be in touch.


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