Tropical Fruits get the party started

Jocah Luna Le Fey at the Tropical Fruits Parade yesterday.
Jocah Luna Le Fey at the Tropical Fruits Parade yesterday. Javier Encalada

IT was a parade full of glamour and fun.

Tropical Fruits launched its 2014 New Year's Festival yesterday with a parade through Lismore.

The event's theme this year is 'Kiss' with a 1920s glamour.

Classic cars, flappers  with moustaches, well-dressed people and lots of glitter were the tonic of the parade, that started at Spinks Park around 4.30pm.

The group walked through Molesworth Street towards South Lismore, and ended at the Northern Rivers Hotel.

Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell, entertainer Mark Trevorrow (aka Bob Downe) and local gender illusionists Maude Boate, Destiny Has Arrived and Saphira Von Wilde headed the event.

 

 

What else is on:

  • NYE Party: The Great Gatsby-esque Kiss NYE Party will kick off at 8pm tomorrow at the Lismore Showgrounds with three separate dance spaces - Arena, Trade and Gem Club. The traditional midnight fireworks will bring in the new year with an explosion of colour and excitement.
  • Pool Party: The New Year's Day Pool Party will help cool down dancing fevers from the night before with inflatable obstacle courses, a barbecue and the Mr Q competition. At the Lismore Memorial Baths from 10am to 4pm on Thursday, January 1. Members $20, concession $30 and guests $40.
  • Recovery Party: Back to the Lismore Showgrounds for the official Recovery Party from 4pm to 1am on Thursday, January 1. The evening includes a free barbecue and cabaret screening. Members $40, concession $50, and guest $60.

For details visit www.tropicalfruits.org.au.

For more info and tickets, go to www.tropicalfruits.org.au/nye/ticketing.

Box office is open 1-11.30pm on December 31 for cash ticket sales (limited) and armband collection.



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