Michelle Jones chilling out at the pool party in Lismore that followed last year’s Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve Party.
Michelle Jones chilling out at the pool party in Lismore that followed last year’s Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve Party. Leah White

So much to see and do for Tropical Fruits ‘superfreaks’

THE feather boas, sequins and glitter are ready for the Tropical Fruits New Year's Eve Party at the Lismore Showgrounds tonight.

It is almost 20 years since the first Rainbow Circus Party was held in Lismore by the local gay, lesbian, trans, bi and intersex community under the banner of the Tropical Fruits Inc., in 1997.

This year's "superfreaks"-themed event has attracted about 3000 visitors to the region, according to Tropical Fruits chairman Ken Beilby.

"This year we have an important number of visitors from across the country and our regular friends coming from the US, UK and New Zealand, but this year we have seen an influx of visitors from other areas of the world, such as Japan, Canada and South America," he said.

Mr Beilby said this year's party would offer a special midnight feature.

"Our own Bundjalung queen, Destiny Haz Arrived, will perform a special show at midnight - outdoors with the fireworks as backdrop," he said.

On Friday the annual pool party will again be held at the Lismore Memorial Baths, from 10am to 4pm, and followed by the recovery party at the showgrounds from 4pm to 1.30am.

Tickets to the parties are available at the gates.

For details visit http://tropicalfruits.org.au/nye/whats-on



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