Sydney Mardi Gras Festival

Venue: Multiple local venues

Sydney Mardi Gras - 18 February to 6 March 2022

MARDI GRAS 22 United we shine

Image credit: Sydney Mardi Gras 2022

The Sydney Mardi Gras Festival is one of Australia’s most famous and well-loved events, bringing thousands of visitors to Sydney to join in the celebrations. It captures the imagination of Australia’s LGBTQI+ and mainstream communities, taking over the city for the season, daily shows and experiences.  Stay local with Sydney Lodges in the heart of the Potts Point Precinct where most of the fringe partying belongs.

This year event is running from Friday 18 February to Sunday 6 March 2022, including the FAIR DAY  and culminating in the world-famous MARDI GRAS PARADE a colourful and dazzling night of pride, celebration and self-expression. 

Join the extravaganza that celebrates Sydney as shining a global sequined spotlight on our LGBTQI+ communities, culture and creativity. 

The theme for the Mardi Gras 2022 is united we shine - see the latest on all events and what's on here:  Mardi Gras  2022

The Parade |  Held on the last Saturday of the Festival | Sydney Cricket Ground Join the spectacle, watch the amazing floats, thousands of participants, a veritable smorgasbord of glittering colour and over the top costumes, the parade showcases the glitz and glamour of our LGBTQI+ community. 


Stay Local with Sydney Lodges at our Potts Point /Randwick properties, all within an easy walk or short ride to all Festival events.

Potts Point also plays host to many local parties and LGBTQI+ events on in the village during the entire season.  




*UPDATE - the parade has been cancelled for 2022 but most of all the festival events are going ahead so the Mardis Gras Festival is still set to be an amazing experience.





WORLDPRIDE 2023 - SYDNEY - 17 FEBRUARY TO 5 MARCH 2023 - visit this page for the latest info

EXCITING NEWS, Sydney has won the bid to host WorldPride 2023. 

This means Sydney will become the first destination in the Southern Hemisphere to host WorldPride, the marquee international LGBTQI pride event. 
WorldPride 2023 will coincide with the 45th anniversary of the first Mardi Gras Parade and the 50th Anniversary of the first Australian Gay Pride Week. 



 Feature Image at top: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW  


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