2017's vibrant and diverse Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival promises to transform the city with the best in LGBTQI talent and culture. Join us for an unbridled life-affirming celebration of diversity and love.


10am-7pm SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2017
Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown

FREE! Fair Day is proudly supported by ANZ.

We hope you'll join us at our new location in Newtown for one of the community's most-loved events.

Fair Day attracts more than 80,000 people that enjoy a selection of international cuisine while perusing wares from local community vendors and learning more from local LGBTQI organisations. We top it off with wonderful entertainment from the main stage and in the dance tent all day long, ensuring that there's something for everyone, including you.

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Sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras PARADE

From 7pm SATURDAY 4 MARCH 2017
Oxford and Flinders Streets

Imagine 12,000 people swishing and sauntering along Oxford & Flinders Streets in a dazzling array of sequins, feathers, leathers and speedos to celebrate Creating Equality, with more than 300,000 people cheering them on.

The 39th annual Parade promises to continue to show the world all the beautiful colours of our rainbow communities and be a fabulous opportunity for unbridled self-expression and love.

See our Premium Viewing Options: Parade Sideshow or Diamond Club


10pm to 8am SATURDAY 4 MARCH 2017
Entertainment Quarter forecourt | The Hordern | RHI | Max Watts

Featuring Tegan & Sara, The Veronicas, Steve Grand, Nat Conway and more!

This is the party to end all parties - one of the biggest LGBTQI celebrations in the world. Featuring incredible main stage performances and Sydney's best DJ's mixing it with select international DJ's across multiple venues, you'll be dancing all night long.

World-class production and a sea of happy faces all adds up to one unforgettable night.

Tickets for Party are on sale now and selling fast!


2pm-1am SUNDAY 5 MARCH 2017
The Beresford and Laneway

The day after the big Parade and Party, say farewell to Mardi Gras like the legend you are at Laneway.

Join your fellow revelers for live music, pop up drag shows, world class DJs and a diva or two in the Beresford Hotel and the laneway beside it.

A cherished tradition, The Laneway began as a portable stereo and a couple of milk crates on Hill St, and has evolved to a spectacular street party celebration you will not want to miss.

The Laneway party is always a sell-out, so do not delay in getting your tickets to the final Mardi Gras extravaganza!

... and so much more!

There's over 90 events happening across Sydney between 17 February and 5 March.

Discover film, comedy, Queer Thinking talks, theatre, visual arts, parties, family days, tours, sport and music. There's something for everyone this Mardi Gras!

See you there! Click here to browse the variety of diverse Mardi Gras 2017 events.