The annual Tropical Fruits street parade, which kicks of the hugely popular New Year’s Eve festival held at the Lismore Showgrounds, will take place tomorrow at 4.30pm.
Last year’s parade saw more than 500 people march with pride through the streets of Lismore, with more than 1000 people cheering them on.
This year organisers are hoping for an even bigger crowd to support the local LGBTIQ community.
‘This year’s Street Parade is the perfect opportunity to let your inner glamour shine and show the beauty of our community,’ organisers said.
‘Bring your colour and your diversity. Bang a drum, blow a whistle, throw confetti (bio-degradable only), cruise on your roller skates or pushbikes, push a pram or just pound the pavement.
The parade starts at 4:00 pm (for a 4:30 pm start) at the Winsome Hotel, Bridge Street, although pre-parade drinks will be available at the nearby Serpentine Gallery.
The parade will be led by our ‘fruity kings, queens, gender diverse royalty and of course our Bundjalung queens’.
The parade will turn left over the bridge, then right at the roundabout, all the way down Molesworth Street to the corner of Bounty Street and ending at Lismore City Hall.
At City Hall there will be post-parade speeches and the official festival opening soiree.