Sydney Mardi Gras Festival

Venue: Multiple local venues

Sydney Mardi Gras - 17 February to 5 March 2022 - in conjunction with Sydney World Pride!

MARDI GRAS 22 United we shine

Image credit: Sydney Mardi Gras 2022

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. 



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

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.  

This year's event is running from Friday 17 February to Sunday 5 March 2023, including the world-famous MARDI GRAS PARADE a colourful and dazzling night of pride, celebration and self-expression. 

The Parade, held on the second last Saturday of the Festival is moving back to Oxford street for the first time in a few years. Enjoy 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 Randwick properties, all within an easy walk or short ride to all Festival events.

There are so many wonderful events and parties and LGBTQI+ events on in Sydney during the entire festival season.








 Feature Image at top: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW  


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