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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2017

  • Oxford Street and Flinders Street Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010 Australia (map)

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade captivates the nation and reverberates around the world.

Join 12,000 fabulous people as they unite for a glittering explosion of pride in the heart of Sydney’s gay and lesbian district.

Born from a single night of political protest in 1978, the true Mardi Gras spirit lives on 39 years later, bringing the city to a standstill with hundreds and thousands lining the streets in support of equality, pride and a dazzling spectacle of sparkles and self-expression. 

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade joyously celebrates just how far we have come, and accepts the challenge of the journey ahead.

From the outrageously adorned, to the sassy, satirical and serious, Mardi Gras welcomes the community in a fabulous festivity of love that knows no bounds.

PARADE SIDESHOW seats are on sale now - BOOK HERE! 

DIAMOND CLUB Parade viewing in Taylor Square has SOLD OUT.

ACCESSIBILITY AT THE PARADE:  There are several accessibility options available so people with disability can attend and enjoy the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.
Please note that pre-registration is essential so we can accommodate everyone. Find all the details here.

Saturday 4th March 2017
7.00pm to 11.30pm, Parade starts at 7.30pm
Oxford & Flinders Streets, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

This is a FREE event, running approximately 4.5 hours (Parade 3.5 hours)

Earlier Event: March 4
Parade Sideshow
Later Event: March 4
Klub Koori