WELCOME to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival 2017

Our bumper program of comedy, exhibitions, music, theatre, parties and community events is an all-inclusive, all-singing, all-dancing celebration of Australia's LGBTQI culture.

Read about our 2017 festival theme CREATING EQUALITY here.

A busy calendar packed with over 80 events kicks off Friday 17 February and takes over Sydney for two weeks until Sunday 5 March.

Tickets for the Mardi Gras Pool PartyDiamond and Sideshow Parade Viewing, our after-Parade PARTY and Laneway are now on sale!

Browse our featured festival events below, and search keywords to discover many more.



Follow Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Instagram here and don't forget our hashtag #SydneyMardiGras!