Five-year-old Indian Australian’s dream float in Moomba Parade


Five-year-old Shrey loves to check out real building sites and play with his toy crane at home. So when the Moomba Parade organisers called out to children to design their dream floats for the three million dollar Moomba Festival, the largest free community event, Shrey sat down and drew out what he knew best—his plans for a ‘Construction Site’, with a bulldozer, crane and workers. And his dream came true, when he was told that his design was one of those selected to feature in the parade. Larger than life size.

Little Shrey and five other children, who had won the ‘Design a Float’ contest, were invited to the hidden Moomba design warehouse in Melbourne recently, where 25 artists have been working for a while now on setting their dreams afloat.

Held on 12 March, the Moomba Parade has captured the hearts and imaginations of Melburnians, bringing to life the vitality and energy of the beloved festival. Started in 1955, the parade now features performance troupes and community groups, and will be officially opened with a Welcome to Country address by the Wurundjeri Tribe.

Check announcement video:


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