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WATCH: Battle of Flowers 2023 'ended on a high'

WATCH: Battle of Flowers 2023 'ended on a high'

Monday 14 August 2023

WATCH: Battle of Flowers 2023 'ended on a high'

Monday 14 August 2023

The 2023 edition of the Battle of Flowers "ended on a high" with Saturday's Moonlight Parade drawing almost 10,000 people, according to organiser Russell Labey.

A tribute to the late Battle of Flowers legend Peter Heath was the biggest winner of this year's event, with the Parish of St Clement's taking home the top prize for their 1920s-themed float 'Puttin' on the Ritz'.

Watch: The Parish of St Clement, winners of the Prix d'Honneur, with their float 'Puttin' on the Ritz'.

Though rainy weather left audiences and performances alike soaked through after Friday's Grand Day Parade, the high quality of floats and music meant everyone pulled together and left with a smile.

Watch: Grouville Juniors with their float, 'GASA (Grouville Aeronautical Space Academy)'.

Friday's event was attended by just under 7,000 people – with the rain being a likely factor in people not buying tickets on the door – and Saturday's was attended by just under 10,000.

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Pictured: The Optimists' Club at the Moonlight Parade after winning the Grand Prix des Fleurs. (David Ferguson)

The Moonlight Parade was arguably the highlight of the weekend, with illuminated floats, even more involvement from Notting Hill Carnival Mas band Flagz, and a 100-drone show honouring The Beatles' 1963 Jersey concert.

Watch: The Parish of Grouville's "Sky Pirates", winners of the Prix d'Excellence.

The Prix d'Honneur, the event's top prize, was awarded to the Parish of St Clement. 

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Pictured: The Parish of Grouville at the Moonlight Parade. (David Ferguson)

This was the first time since 2011 that the win did not go to the Optimists' Club.

The winners...

Prix d'Honneur: Parish of St Clement - Puttin' on the Ritz

Prix d'Excellence: Parish of Grouville - Sky Pirates

Grand Prix Des Fleurs: The Optimists Club - Star Fighter 2….

Prix de Merit: Friends of Galaad - Daolong

Prix Décor: Ollivro Family & Friends - Gator Grill

Prix d'Honneur de Papier: Parish of St Helier - The Roaring 20's

Prix d'Excellence de Papier: Parish of St Saviour - Oh the Places You'll Go…

Grand Prix Des Paroisse: Parish of St Brelade - Japanese Garden

Clubs & Associations: The Optimists Club - Star Fighter 2

Junior Prix d'Honneur: Adrian & Friends Juniors - Rio

Junior Prix d'Excellence: Grouville Juniors - GASA

Prix d'Honneur de Papier: Juniors St Lawrence Juniors - Heroes and Villains

Junior Clubs & Associations: The Optimists Juniors - Man on the Moon

Best Illuminated: Parish of St Brelade - Japanese Garden

Best Illuminated Juniors: St Clement Juniors - Mario & Friends

Pictured top: The Parish of St Clement won the Prix d'Honneur for their float in tribute to Battle of Flowers legend Peter Heath. (David Ferguson)

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