The Lilac City Festival is Australia's longest continuously-run community festival. It was established in 1951 and has occurred annually, every October Long Weekend ever since. Like it did in 2020 the Lilac City Festival will go digital due to COVID-19 in 2021. The Lilac Queen will be crowned and people can continue to vote for their favourite candidate on the Lilac City Festival Facebook page with the Lilac Queen candidates selling raffle tickets on their Facebook pages with online options to purchase tickets. Everyone can still get involved by decorating their homes and businesses, dressing up their windows in purple and lilac colours. Popular events like the garden festival, Lilac Baby, Prince and Princess competitions will all be held online. Further details to come soon.