Trail & Map

Join our parade of elephants in the summer of 2021 and explore Worcester like never before!

Events

Find out about our Miniature Painting Workshops, Farewell Event and Auction!

Merchandise

We have some wonderful Parade branded merchandise available, along with some handmade creations!

Sponsors

This project has been made possible by the generous support of our wonderful sponsors!

Worcester’s Big Parade

Have you ‘herd’? For eight weeks in the summer of 2021, Worcester was brought to life by a perfect parade of beautifully decorated elephant sculptures. Elephants – both big and small – formed a stunning, free art trail through the city’s streets and open spaces, bringing together the community for one unforgettable event.

Each sculpture was sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist – either well-known or just starting out, from the Worcestershire area or further afield. They marched into the city on Tuesday, 13th July – before leaving again from 5pm on Sunday, 5th September 2021.

There is still the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at a Farewell Event, before each elephant is auctioned to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. We hope you’ll join us to bid a loving farewell to all our ele’s.

Share in the excitement – and keep up-to-date with the latest news – on our social media channels using #WorcsBigParade

Latest News

A pink, patterned elephant sculpture stands in a green garden with a bed of colourful flowers behind it. In the background is St Andrew's Spire in Worcester.

16th September 2021

A teacher from Fernhill Heath, who rallied county makers to support this summer’s elephant trail, is spearheading a new campaign to bring one of the stunning sculptures to St Richard’s Hospice for patients, families ....
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6th September 2021

The hospice team behind this summer’s eight-week elephant sculpture trail in Worcester is inviting visitors to join the herd for a final time after they marched out of the city on Sunday (5th September).   A....
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10th August 2021

City businesses are helping ensure the Worcester’s Big Parade elephants shine bright this summer by donating cleaning materials and even ‘fostering’ members of the herd.   A charity sculpture trail being....
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20th July 2021

Thousands of elephant-seekers have flocked to take on the Worcester’s Big Parade sculpture trail in its first week.   Visitors from all over the UK have spotted the brightly coloured elephants on the open-ai....
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A pink, patterned elephant sculpture stands in a green garden with a bed of colourful flowers behind it. In the background is St Andrew's Spire in Worcester.

13th July 2021

A much-awaited public art trail featuring a rainbow herd of elephant sculptures has been launched in Worcester. Worcester’s Big Parade began on Tuesday, July 13 and will finish on Sunday, September 5. A Wild in A....
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12th July 2021

Visitors taking part in this summer’s elephant art trail around Worcester will be able to track their route and learn more about the city via a new app.   The Worcester’s Big Parade app, sponsored by local....
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