About the parade

Gala set to shine once again

As the Geelong Connected Communities Gala Parade celebrates its 101st year, the city will be aglow with the parade continuing in the twilight time slot.

The community is invited to celebrate this free annual event on Saturday, 11 November.

Spectators will be entertained by colourful floats, music, sporting heroes, familiar celebrities, Santa and Mrs Claus and movie characters, such as Trolls. Paying homage to the history of the parade Nurses with bedpans will follow the parade route collecting donations for the hospital just like years gone by.

The Geelong Connected Communities parade will officially kick off at Eastern Gardens from 7.30pm,making its way lighting up Malop Street, Moorabool Street and concluding at the iconic Christmas tree on Geelong's waterfront. 

Gala raises important funds for the Barwon Health Hospital Appeal, while celebrating our community and providing the Barwon Health Foundation with a way of saying thank you to our community for their generous, ongoing support. 

Parade spectators will have the chance to support Barwon Health by purchasing a the traditional pin wheel for $2 as well as other great merchandise.

All funds raised on the day will go towards the Kids Appeal. 

Geelong Connected Communities Parade details: 

Parade route: Malop Street and Moorabool Street.
Parade kick-off: 7.30pm