Masked Parade prepares to fly through Nelson

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Nelson is a buzz as the city prepares for the largest street party if the year.

The Masked Parade is back for 2016 with over 30 entries and a ‘Flights of Fancy’ theme.

The iconic parade is set to take flight at 5.30pm tonight, starting from Montgomery Square and travelling down Bridge St, Trafalgar St, Hardy St, Morrison St, Selwyn Pl, and Church St before heading back to Montgomery Square.

Victory School student Tara Martin, 6, is dressed up as a very colourful dragon and is keen to start the parade.

“I’m really excited and I’m looking forward to walking around with everyone.”

The parade will be followed by the More FM Carnivale from 6.30pm to 10pm.