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Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras
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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 Mardi Gras is one of the biggest events of the year.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2023 Festival Dates, Parade & Party

The Mardi Gras is best known for the Pride Parade and Party, but also has many other fun events, including the Sissy Ball, 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 February / 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. In 2022 they return to the famous Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for a world-class stadium spectacular. Uniting over 6500 marchers across 160+ glittering floats, a star-studded line-up of special guests and a couple of surprises – this is one you’re not going to want to miss!

Fair Day is a family-friendly carnival located in Victoria Park in Broadway, which has heaps of market stalls and fun activities for you to enjoy. The all-day rainbow extravaganza is bound to leave you buzzing for the Festival to come. Bask in the sunshine with a picnic, wander through the community stalls or kick off your heels and dance the afternoon away as Fair Day turns into night.  As a celebration of our glorious community, Fair Day 2022 will put the spotlight on the shining stars, ground-breaking and culture defying LGBTQI+ artists, musicians and organisations.

The official Mardi Gras Party returns in 2022! Step into the glimmering playground of sensual celebration and joy as the largest LGBTQI+ party in the Southern Hemisphere. Join thousands of old and new friends at the Hordern Pavilion, Max Watt’s, Watson’s and The Entertainment Quarter. To celebrate the 40th edition at the Hordern Pavilion, they’re going back to their roots, bringing together the worlds of pop, electronic, nu-disco, ballroom, techno and house with themed dance floors, chill-out spaces and quirky corners to explore. Plus, uniting the hottest local and international DJ lineup, glittered with surprise pop-up shows and performers, anytime, anywhere, just like it used to be.

Step into the illustrious world of queer ball culture as they unite Australia’s boldest houses to see who shines brightest at Sissy Ball. The glam throwdown will be upping the ballroom game this year, too, making its debut at the opulent Sydney Town Hall. Celebrating self-expression, identity, fluidity and finesse, it’s time to showcase our thriving ballroom scene with legendary house battles, music, DJs and phenomenal performing artists.

Wrap up your Mardi Gras weekend with the campest curb-side tradition, Laneway.  Unite for one last time as we bid farewell to Mardi Gras 2022 with the beloved recovery party. Spread across both levels of The Beresford and spilling out onto Hill Street, it’s bound to be an ending you’ll never forget. This year they’re uniting a stellar line-up across three dancefloors. Add in a few surprise performances, and you’re set for the ultimate  Mardi Gras wrap-up of glittering gutter goodness!

Bring along your festival spirit and celebrate this inclusive event.

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What time is the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras?
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade: Saturday 5 March at 6pm

Fair Day: Sunday 20th February 10am - 9pm
Party: Saturday 5th March 10pm - Sunday 6th March 8am
Laugh Out Proud: Friday 25th February 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Sissy Ball: Saturday 26th February 6pm - 11pm
Laneway: Sunday 6th March 2pm - 11pm
Paradiso Pool Party: Monday 28th February 2pm - 11pm
Kaftana Pool Party: Wednesday 23rd February 4pm - 11pm
Queer Art After Hours: Wednesday 2nd March 5pm
Mardi Gras Film Festival: Thursday 17th February 12am - Thursday 3rd March 12am
Progress Pride Flag Raising: 18 February 2022

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Where is the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras located?
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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade: Sydney Cricket Ground Fair Day: Victoria Park Party: Hordern Pavilion, Max Watt's, Watson's & The Entertainment Quarter Laugh Out Proud: Enmore Theatre Sissy Ball: Sydney Town Hall Laneway: The Beresford and Hill Street Paradiso Pool Party: Ivy Pool Kaftana Pool Party: Ivy Pool Queer Art After Hours: Art Gallery of New South Wales Mardi Gras Film Festival: Multiple Venues Progress Pride Flag Raising: Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, NSW

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What are the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras entry prices?
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
A Reserve
Adult: $25
Concession: $15
Groups of 4 (Admits 4): $75
B Reserve
Adult: $20
Concession: $10
Groups of 4 (Admits 4): $55

Fair Day at Victoria Park: Free
Party: $200
Laugh Out Proud: $60

Sissy Ball
Second Release Standing: $72
Third Release Standing: $82
Southern Gallery VIP: $102
Northern Gallery VIP: $102
Eastern Gallery VIP: $102

Laneway
General Admission: $80
VIP Upstairs: $95

Paradiso Pool Party
First Release: $79
Second Release: $90
Third Release: $100

Kaftana Pool Party
First Release: $50
Second Release: $60
Third Release: $70

Queer Art After Hours: Free
Mardi Gras Film Festival: TBA
Progress Pride Flag Raising: Free

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