World famous. Loud and proud.
Every summer we showcase a beautifully diverse LGBTQI community to the world.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is an all-embracing festival full of electric, eccentric and eclectic events, every one of them celebrating the power and beauty of diversity. It is one of the City’s major annual events, attracting tens of thousands of interstate and international visitors every year, making it one of the biggest LGBTQI festivals in Australia.
The annual Festival brings together a dazzling array of events spanning sports, theatre and performance, visual arts, talks and forums, a massive picnic in the park, spectacular parties and of course, our world-famous parade. All just for you and your clients.
The 2017 Festival kicks off on Saturday 11th February through to Sunday 5th March 2017 inclusive. Every day the Festival offers visitors new experiences, celebrations and world-class entertainment.
Our world-famous and truly spectacular Parade was born from a single night of political protest in 1978 and now joyously celebrates just how far we have come, and accepts the challenge of the journey ahead.
Each year the Parade brings the city to a standstill with hundreds and thousands lining the streets in support of equality, pride and a dazzling spectacle of sparkles and self-expression.