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Fruity fun to overflow in Lismore this New Year’s Eve

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Celebrating 30 years the Tropical Fruits Parade will once again be hitting the streets of Lismore this New Year’s Eve celebrating the LGBTIQ people of the Northern Rivers.

‘We have made a special connection with the Sydney Dykes on Bikes, who also celebrate 30 years of strong community this year,’ said a Tropical Fruits spokesperson.

‘The Dykes on Bikes are revving up the Pacific Highway to lead the Parade in real leather style, and are helping Tropical Fruits reach out to attract more women and gender diverse people to our party.

‘We’re inviting all of the community to join us at the opening event Parade and Soiree on Saturday December 29, as we sashay through the main street of Lovemore, our hometown.’

The Parade starts at 4.30pm (marshalling on Bridge St North Lismore) all along Molesworth Street to the City Hall at 5pm, where a fun and fabulous Soiree will be held to kick open the NYE Festival.

‘Our very own Bundjalung Queen, Destiny Haz Arrived will give a Welcome to Country at the City Hall followed by live performances set to inspire you and top DJ’s Somerville and Wilson.’

Both the Parade and Soiree are free and open to all, and organisers are inviting everyone to come along and cheer.

‘Get your Pride on, rainbows out, and celebrate with us on Saturday afternoon as our friends and family come home to mark this special anniversary with the fruitiest party ever!’

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