Friday 26th April till Sunday 5th May 2024. Gala Day Saturday 4th May.

Al Findlay Memorial Gala Day

Al Findlay Memorial Gala Day
Saturday 6 May 2023

The Al Findlay Memorial Gala Day is the high point of Bright Autumn Festival, falling this year on Saturday 6th May 2023, named in honour, and celebrating the life of Al Findlay who had such a significant impact on the development of the community over 30 years and had a special interest in the development of young people specifically. Look for the tribute.

The highlight of the day is the Gala Parade, one of the regions last high street parades, where Bright’s central business district is opened up exclusively for visitors and locals for the Gala Day Carnival.

Features of the day include (to be finalised):

  • Bright Rotary Market from 9am – 1pm
  • The Al Findlay Memorial Parade from 1:45pm
  • Live music
  • Bright’s Got Talent at the Sibley Sound Shell
  • Kiddies Korner
  • Along with Annual Art Exhibition at the Bright Art Gallery and the open gardens, it is an exciting day to celebrate all the colour of autumn.

More details of the day can be found in the program.

Bright Rotary Market (preceding the Gala Parade)

The market is back in Ireland Street with loads of stalls, food vendors and live music and has a wonderful atmosphere as hundreds of Visitors come to town for the market and the ensuing parade. The parade kicks of after the markets and is a fantastic celebration from the many groups that make up the vibrant community of Bright.


Al Findlay Memorial Gala Parade Theme

Every year schools, businesses, community groups, motivated individuals and the odd person who has lost a bet, enter a float in the annual Gala Parade through the Bright town center. It’s an exciting time with teams battling it out for one of the six cash prizes.

Hours and hours of preparation for some (and not so many for others) come together for a proud display of community spirit.

This year’s theme? 

Every Day Heroes and First Responders

In the past 3 years our community has struggled back from bushfires, COVID and even flooding and as a community we owe the service members of our community so much. Rescue workers and first responders, medical professionals, teachers, police and many, many community leaders brought us through this mirid of disasters and we celebrate their contribution and sacrifice.

There are prizes – so have a go!

Entries for the Parade are now open. Skip, hop and jump over the Entry Form to enter.

Gala Parade Entry Form

Thanks to the Businesses and Volunteers who make this Parade possible.