Take your places, it's showtime

Top Effort: The local schools are always guaranteed to produce some amazing costumes and designs for the Henry Lawson Festival. Photo: File.
Top Effort: The local schools are always guaranteed to produce some amazing costumes and designs for the Henry Lawson Festival. Photo: File.

When it comes to the Henry Lawson Festival, one event that simply can't be missed is the street parade. One of the highlights of the long weekend, the parade sees a wide range of floats, street performers, musicians, vintage motorcycles and cars, classic machinery and horse drawn vehicles greet the eager crowd as they make their way down Main Street.

Street performers: Always ready to entertain the crowd. Photo: File.

Street performers: Always ready to entertain the crowd. Photo: File.

Floats, costumes and vehicles are prepared months in advance and allow the many schools, sports teams, community groups and visitors to be involved in the Henry Lawson Festival.

Choices: On foot, on a bike, on a car or in a truck, there are many ways to make your way down Main Street in the parade. Photo: File.

Choices: On foot, on a bike, on a car or in a truck, there are many ways to make your way down Main Street in the parade. Photo: File.

The procession runs the whole length of Main Street so grab your spot early to view the amazing procession. Commentary about each float will be provided from the main stage so if you would like to find out more about each entrant, a view near the stage is ideal.

Yesteryear: Horse drawn vehicles are always a favourite. Photo: File.

Yesteryear: Horse drawn vehicles are always a favourite. Photo: File.

Music to our ears: Street performers and musicians always play a big role in the Henry Lawson Festival activities. Photo: File.

Music to our ears: Street performers and musicians always play a big role in the Henry Lawson Festival activities. Photo: File.