The 2016 Festival is made possible with the support of our wonderful partners.

Watch the complete 2016 Parade - with thanks to our broadcast partners SBS Australia and JOY 94.9

Visit the SBS Mardi Gras site: SBS has teamed up with Australian gay and lesbian radio station JOY 94.9 to bring you live audio commentary to accompany the live video feed of the parade. The theme for the 38th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is 'momentum' - to stand up and be counted, to turn your passion into purpose and become unstoppable.


The 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival has drawn to a fabulous and glittery close on Sunday night. Over the last 17 days there were more than 120 events that crossed everything from in-depth discussion panels and forums, art exhibitions, sports competitions, world premiere theatre and special one-off performances and concerts. Not to mention of course our massive picnic in the park - Fair Day; our spectacular parties - MG Party (a sell-out in 2016!); and of course, our world-famous iconic Parade that featured over 170 floats and 12,500 participants, one of the biggest Parades ever..

Thank you to everyone who participated across the Festival. If you came to an event, read and shared any of our social posts, or talked to someone about Mardi Gras or LGBTQI rights - we thank you. Your act of participation joined hundreds of thousands of others to create a call for equality that has spread far beyond Sydney to all corners of the world - seen and heard by many millions of people. The messages from this seasons Mardi Gras of love, inclusion, respect and equality have resonated around the world and given hope to many who may not enjoy the same freedoms that we have here in Australia.

Thank you for helping us to create Momentum.

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