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History Walk - CBD Chapels of Lurv

History Walk - CBD Chapels of Lurv
In the spirit of the celebration of the Mardi Gras Season, the Sisters of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence will be undertaking a Living History Walk: this year they will be focusing on the public anonymous sex venues, beats or Chapels of Lurv of the inner East and CBD. The Sisters have been undertaking these walks annually for over 27 years – with each of their walks focusing the Gay, Lesbian and Queer lifestyles in separate geographical areas of Sydney.


Free Salsa workshop to celebrate Mardi Gras. Learn some sexy moves for you and your partner on the dance floor – hot and spicy!


Free Salsa workshop to celebrate Mardi Gras. Some Streetwise easy moves to keep safe for Mardi Gras partner on the dance floor

Sandy Bottoms “Disco On The Green”

Sandy Bottoms “Disco On The Green”
Sandy Bottom presents her 6th Instalment with Disco on The Green, presenting a range of local and interstate drag and transgender illusionist entertainers, International and local Glbti Dj’s and a fun social Mardi Gras Wrap Up Party for all the family. Offering Meat Raffles, Sandys Poof Bowling Competition, Gayest Lawn Bowls and Camp Tunes and Fab Foods, there is something for every age, and every gay in disco heaven.

Wett Ones Swim Meet 2018

Wett Ones Swim Meet 2018

This year Wett Ones are bringing it back! A swim meet during Mardi Gras! A classic event on the LGBTIQ sports calendar from years gone by makes its return to the beautiful Andrew Boy Charlton pool. With harbour views and ample space for spectators come join us for a swim or just come to see the swimmers in action. This event is OPEN TO ALL – all ages can join and no Swimming Australia membership is required. The meet will be run according to MSA event rules, click buy tickets for more information.

2018 Little Black Dress Run

2018 Little Black Dress Run

The Little Black Dress Run is Sydney Frontrunners' annual fundraiser for Twenty10. This year it's the Little Black Dress or Tux run in black or white for a wedding theme. The event is back at its traditional home, Centennial Park. 

A family friendly event for everyone. Frock up in your best LBD or T or any old haute couture to help a great cause. We're running in a park so wear your bling bling sneakers.

Laugh so much you won’t even know you are exercising! Who will win prizes and wear the sash for most glamorous runner and fundraiser?

Fair Day

Fair Day


Our communities shine in the sun at Fair Day, Mardi Gras’ free family-friendly carnival of rainbow festivities, featuring a plethora of activities for the young and old, the tame and the bold!

Every year, a melting pot of 70,000 smiling faces gather together in the park to celebrate not only the beginning of Mardi Gras, but also the power and beauty of diversity.

With over 250 stalls, Fair Day will spread out through the entire Park and features the Sports Village, Doggywood, the ANZ Main stage and the new Tropicana Bar featuring DJs Beth Yen and GI Jode.

Stalls that highlight the amazing diversity of the LGBTQI community include the 78ers, Queer Screen, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir, Dykes on Bikes, Gender Centre, Rainbow Families, Wett Ones Swimming Club, Sydney Roller Derby, Glitoris, Harbour City Bears, the Sydney Femme Guild and the Australian Gay and Lesbian Archives.  

There is always something for everyone at Fair Day, even our fur babies are a part of the action. Bring your most fabulous dog down to Fair Day to strut their stuff at our world-famous Doggywood competition. Find all the details here!  

The ANZ Main Stage morning program will feature community performances from the NSW Police Band and the Swing Out Sydney dancers and the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir to start the day off. The official ceremonies start at midday hosted by 78er and broadcaster Julie McCrossin. 

Mardi Gras legends Bob Downe and Cindy Pastel then take over proceedings as they host the start of an amazing early afternoon program of cabaret including performances by Shauna Jensen, Mama Alto, Greg Gould, Bogan Villea and Miss First Nations winner Josie Baker. Jordan Raskopolous then takes over the MC duties for a late afternoon, all women line-up of live music from Kira Puru and Asta. Two of Sydney’s iconic DJs Sveta and Kate Monroe will then get everyone up and dancing from the Main Stage from 5:30pm until close at 8pm.

See the full ANZ Main Stage line-up here!

Whoever you are, Fair Day is the must-do event of the year. See you there.

Found out about public transport to and from Fair Day here and read our Fair Day FAQ's here.



Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who booked!



For one day of the year Luna Park will be rainbow for this fun and fabulous party for kids and their LGBTQI families and friends. All the fun of the fair - featuring unlimited rides all day, and the wildest kid’s dance party ever in the stunning Crystal Palace.

Make the Crystal Palace your base - there will be a popping kids disco along with free face painting, a crazy hair station and a family photo booth. 
Mardi Gras legend Kate Monroe and Oxford Street favourite Victoria Anthony will be spinning tracks at the kids’ disco, while drag queens Coco Jumbo and Hannah Conda will delight everyone from young to old with their fabulous lip-syncing performances at midday, 1.30pm and 3.00pm.
This will be a special fun-filled treat for kids of all ages and an awesome action-packed day for the whole family.

Equality Dance Australia Festival 2018

Equality Dance Australia Festival 2018


Day Session: Ballroom Competition doors open 10.30am; first event 11am- 5pm

Evening Session: EDA Gala Ball, Buffet Dinner, Live Music, Social Dancing, Floorshows 6pm- 11pm

Equality Dance Australia Festival offers a day session of Ballroom competition for All and an evening of wild excess at the Gala Ball. 

The Ballroom and Latin Dance Festival showcases Same Sex Dance teams competing in full equality with mainstream opposite sex dancers as well as competing for the Mardi Gras Same Sex Dance Championships; and a Social competition for all levels of dancer. We embrace diversity and gender equity in dance sport. 

The Gala Ball celebrates 40 years of Mardi Gras with a Buffet Dinner, Live Music, Floor Shows and Social Dancing and featuring a special Tribute to the 78-ers. 

We offer a safe, friendly, inclusive environment where the LGBTQI+ community is encouraged to join in the competition and the evening festivities to highlight our dancing and partying skills.