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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual pride parade celebrating the LGBT community.

Attended by hundreds of thousands of people annually, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of the biggest events of the year.

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The Mardi Gras is best known for the Pride Parade and Party, but also has a number of other fun events including Bondi Drag Races, Mardi Gras Film Festival, Fair Day, pool parties, exhibitions, live performances, comedy acts, talks and presentations and so much more. Make sure to come and visit the Mardi Gras if you are in Sydney during March.

The Mardi Gras Pride Parade is the most popular part of the festival and features colourful floats, Dykes on Bikes and over 200 LGBTQI groups. Watch the parade as it makes its way down Oxford Street, Flinders Street and Anzac Parade. The parade is free to attend, but there are also ticketed stands where you can get prime viewing space along the parade route.

Fair Day is a family-friendly carnival located in Victoria Park in Camperdown which has heaps of market stalls and fun activities for you to enjoy. There will be dancing performances, live bands, DJ sets and carnival games. Picnics are welcome, but no BYO alcohol is permitted. There will be bars located on site as well as food stalls where you can but something to eat. Dogs are permitted at Fair Day but must remained leashed. Sun shades and chairs are also permitted.

Check out the full festival guide, as there are hundreds of events scheduled throughout the 2-week event. Bring along your festival spirit and celebrate this inclusive event.