Wagga Mardi Gras enthusiasts are encouraged to get in quick for the 2021 event, with limited tickets on sale now for the party in the Victory Memorial Gardens.
Current coronavirus restrictions prevent the traditional parade from going ahead, but event organiser Holly Conroy said celebrations were still well on their way.
3000 tickets have been released at five dollars apiece for a celebration in the park, with contact tracing in place for locals and visitors alike.
"There will be dancing, there will be food, there'll be bar facilities as well as the information stalls, people can get all the information they need for various organisations around town," Ms Conroy said.
She said they were also looking at introducing a drag performance.
Ms Conroy said the 3000 ticket limit was based on current event restrictions and if NSW relaxes its rules further, there was an opportunity to increase capacity.
However, she said it was important those looking forward to the event did not bank on a second ticket release and there would be no tickets available at the gate on the day.
"Because there is only a limited number of tickets available I would suggest people get in quick," she said.
"This will be the first event that's really back up and running, especially in this area, I think people will want to jump on board."
Ms Conroy said in the best case scenario, further relaxed restrictions could still see the re-introduction of the street parade to the event.
"I'm highly optimistic that come mid-January I'm hoping the government will ease restrictions even more, so we can put on even more of an event," she said.
Either way, Ms Conroy said it would be a "reason to celebrate again" after an incredibly tough year for many.
It comes after the 2020 Mardi Gras was cancelled 24 hours out from the event at the beginning of Australia's battle with COVID-19.
Ms Conroy said while it had been hard to see what the future held for the event after its cancellation, she had always been determined to get it back up and running again.
"It's just a huge relief, the community needs it," she said.
The event is set for March 13 2021, with tickets available from waggamardigras.com.
Typically a major tourism drawcard for Wagga, Ms Conroy encouraged people to come from all over to attend, as long as they were diligent about visiting any coronavirus hotspots or any symptoms they may have on the day.