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What is the Porch Parade?

A time for celebration

Hyack Festival has always been a celebration of people, events, and traditions; bridging communities in the Royal City and beyond. This summer we are asking members of the community to celebrate with us by decorating their front porches. Choose one of our themes as inspiration, or go wild with your own ideas. The purpose of decorating is to unleash your creativity and bring a smile to your friends and neighbours.

The Hyack Festival will produce a virtual map with the locations of all our registered Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighbourhood to see and share in the celebration.

Saturday, June 20 to Sunday, June 28 Royal City residents will have the week to display their talents and passions on their from yards, porches, balconies, decks that face the street.

Step 1: Register your display!

  • Registration is FREE!
  • You will be added to our Porch Parade Map.
  • As a special thank you, the first 100 Porches in the
    New Westminster area that register will receive a
    FREE Hyack Festival Porch Parade lawn sign that will
    magically appear in your lawn, no need to touch it or
    interact with anyone.
  • The more registered Porches in your neighbourhood,
    the better your chances are for prizes and awards , so
    get your neighbours involved too!

Step 2: Decorate Your Porch

  • Choose one of our themes as inspiration, or go wild
    with your own ideas. The point of decorating is to
    unleash your creativity and inspire hope for your
    friends and neighbours.
  • Porches must be fully decorated by 12 noon on
    Saturday, June 27, and able to stay up until midnight
    Sunday, June 28.
  • Porches must be appropriate for a family friendly
    audience.
  • Don’t have a porch? No problem! Feel free to
    decorate your lawn, the sidewalk, a window, or
    something else visible from the street or sidewalk.
  • Here are a few theme suggestions to get you started:
    • May Day 150th
    • Hearts * Flowers * Colours * Balloons
    • Sports Clubs (lacrosse/football/soccer/Baseball/etc.)
    • Canada Day
    • Christmas in July
    • Royal City Heritage
    • First Line Responders 
    • Favourite Kid’s Characters

          ...the sky’s the limit with YOUR ideas!!

Step 3: Explore, Celebrate, Share

  • Check the porch parade map often to see how the
    celebration is growing!
  • Go for a walk around your neighbourhood, take
    pictures of the Porches you find, and tag us on social
    to help share the joy! @Hyackfestival etc
  • The more people who take part, the more celebration
    there is to share, so get your friends and neighbours
    involved!

Rules & Regulations:

  • Displays must be fully decorated by 12 noon on
    Saturday, June 27, and able to stay up until Sunday,
    June 28, and must be appropriate for a family
    audience.
  • Displays should not focus on religious, political,
    ideological, or controversial themes or issues. Use of
    any political sign, social or political material is not
    permitted.
  • Displays are not a place for commercial marketing.
    Businesses are welcomed and encouraged to
    participate with a focus on the mission of bringing
    community together while staying home.
  • Hyack Festival reserves the right to exclude any
    displays that do not meet our guidelines or that
    feature content not aligned with our mission.
  • Registrations are limited to one per household, per
    location.
  • Registration for the Porch Parade and/or tagging
    @Hyackfestival with related photos or videos on
    social media, grants the Hyack Festival Festival
    permission to use your images and footage on any
    platform.