Trail & Map

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


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


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


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 will be brought to life by a perfect parade of beautifully decorated elephant sculptures. Elephants – both big and small – will form a stunning, free art trail through the city’s streets and open spaces, bringing together the community for one unforgettable event.

Each sculpture will be 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’ll march into the city on Tuesday, 13th July – before leaving on Sunday, 5th September 2021.

After this, there will be 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 on our parade this summer 2021.

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

Latest News

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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8th July 2021

Organisers behind a summer-long elephant sculpture trail due to open on Monday 12 July have announced its herd will now be revealed on Tuesday 13 July, following advice from police and local authorities.   The....
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6th July 2021

The charity behind a historic Worcester landmark has joined forces with a local social landlord to support this summer’s elephant-themed art trail.   The Hopmarket Charity, which manages the centuries-old Ho....
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5th July 2021

Final preparations are underway for an eight-week sculpture trail – set to see a herd of multicoloured elephants march their way into Worcester.   There are just days to go before Worcester’s Big Parade ....
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