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Summer in Sydney is unbeatable!

Stunning weather and a city that celebrates its diversity makes Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras the jewel in the party season crown.

Whether you're seamlessly slipping it into a bigger journey or making it the feature focus, your visit to Sydney will be a stand out adventure you’ll never forget.

You are invited, from every corner of the world, to join us for our incredible 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season.

WHEN?

With a season spanning three weekends from Friday 16 February to Sunday 4 March 2018, you can experience everything from parties, performing arts, visual arts, social and community events to sporting events.

2018's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival will be extra special. It's our 40th anniversary, with our big Parade and Party planned for Saturday 3 March.

Sign up to our e-newsletter to be first to know what's happening, and if you want exclusive ticket offers and other exciting ways to be involved, get closer to Mardi Gras by becoming a member.

EXPLORE SYDNEY AND NSW

There's so much of Sydney to see and experience, and the best place to discover all that's on offer is at the official Sydney website.

The City of Sydney is responsible for the city centre and more than 30 other suburbs including Darlinghurst, the traditional gay heartland of Sydney and where Oxford Street is located. You can see more of what the City of Sydney provides on their website.

If you have time to go further afield, New South Wales is home to some of the best beaches, landscapes, attractions and experiences anywhere in the world. Find out more about what NSW has to offer at the Visit NSW website.