Port Fairy is preparing for a joyous end to a tough 2021 thanks to the return of an iconic event.
The Moyneyana Festival will stage its New Year's Eve Street Parade through the town's CBD from 8pm tonight.
Floats in the parade will pay homage to the theme of the this year's festival, Nostalgia.
The parade is making a welcome return after being cancelled due to COVID restrictions last year.
Moyneyana Festival president Neil Hedger said more than 10,000 people are expected to line the streets to watch the parade.
"It's very exciting to have the parade back and we think it will be as a big as ever," Mr Hedger said.
"The community has really got behind it and the number of floats we have is as high as it always has been.
"The Port Fairy-Belfast Lions Club have come on board to help us man the parade which is fantastic.
"It is a real community effort and a great night for everyone in the town, locals and visitors."
Mr Hedger said COVID Safe measures would be in place with any patrons unable to stand 1.5 metres apart then expected to wear a mask.
He said he was confident patrons would do the right thing to make the night a safe and enjoyable one.
Fireworks and live music will be held after the parade.
There will be two lots of fireworks, one at 9.30pm and one at midnight.
One community organisationwho will use the night for a big end to the year is the Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club.
The club uses the parade to collect donations to fund their work and to raise its profile. On New Year's Day, the club will hold its Duck Derby fundraiser at a new East Beach location at 1pm.
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