**Final Update: with Photos of the actual parade last June 4, Saturday!
Congratulations to a successful BGC Passion Parade! This is promising and we do hope it gets bigger and bigger each year 🙂
June 4, Saturday First Ever BGC Passion Parade:
May 28, Saturday First Ever BGC Passion Parade:
Don’t miss the second and last parade this coming June 4, Saturday with two new balloon sculptures — The Balanghai (Boat) and Papa Bear.
Here is a guide to the first-ever BGC Passion Parade:
Imagine 7 – 12ft giant balloon sculptures shaped into different passions (like a camera representing photography) and passion communities (like running and cycling) coming together for the first-ever Bonifacio Global City (BGC) Passion Parade.
The vision is to have something similar to Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, showcasing various life passions using giant balloons. The balloons will be paraded around the “running oval” around Bonifacio High Street. Hopefully, in the future, the balloons will be helium-based so that people can see them flying high up in the air.
The BGC Passion Parade will happen this coming Saturday, May 28, and on June 4 at 5pm.
The parade will be led by a 55-piece drum and lyre band, which will play music specially composed for this festival.
It will start along 9th Avenue (near Krispy Kreme), move on to 7th Avenue (where ROX is located), then return to 9th Avenue again, before finally going around the 11th Avenue (in the Fully Booked area).
The parade is expected to last around 45 – 60 minutes. The current plan is to leave the balloons in Boni High Street for photo op purposes with a backdrop of the Manila sunset.
TIP: Bring your kids to this event because free handmade balloons — shaped into ladybug bracelets, skateboard helmets, flower headdresses and fish head pieces — will be given along Bonifacio High Street before and after the parade.
Aside from the Giant Camera Balloon, don’t miss the Giant Dog Balloon…
To represent the different passion communities:
Other passion communities will also be present and represented by different giant balloons on May 28 and June 4.
BGC Passion Parade
May 28 and June 4, 2011, Saturday, 5.00pm
Bonifacio High Street along 7th, 9th and 11th streets.
Don’t forget to bring your camera and be part of this historic event. 🙂
See you at the first-ever Giant Balloon Parade in Manila!
Live an Awesome Life,
Full Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
P.S. Expect traffic around the Bonifacio High Street area. So if you are planning to see the parade, be in BHS early (around lunch time).