mardi gras Fair Day 2017
10am - 7pm, SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY

One of Sydney's best-loved annual free events, FAIR DAY attracts more than 80,000 people. Enjoy wonderful entertainment from the ANZ Main Stage and in the lounge tent all day long. Feast on a selection of international cuisine while perusing wares from local community vendors and learning more about local LGBTQI organisations. Catch the action at the Sports Village and see precious pooches get their moment of fame at DOGGYWOOD.

FAIR DAY is proudly supported by ANZ.

See the line-up for the ANZ Main Stage, DJ Tent, the Sports Village and Doggywood here!

There’ll be something for everyone at this year’s Fair Day. The great line-up of entertainment on the ANZ Main Stage includes the cast of Kinky Boots giving attendees a taste of the hit stage show currently playing in Sydney, Swing Out Sydney bringing some fifties glam, as well as performances by Aimee Francis, Hannah Conda, Melinda Schneider, Trevor Ashley, the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir and DJ Kitty Glitter.

With over 220 stalls you’ll be able to picnic on a wonderful selection of food stalls, while perusing wares from local community vendors and learn more about local LGBTQI organisations. And of course, don’t forget to bring your furry friends to strut their stuff at the famous Doggywood, bigger and better than ever as we present this iconic event with ACON.

For a more intimate special experience there will also be the opportunity to sit and chat with one of the original members of the 78’er group, and hear first-hand what that very first Mardi Gras was like in 1978. Fair Day favourite community groups including Dykes on Bikes, the Team Sydney & many more will be joining us to celebrate.

Fair Day is the perfect hybrid of picnic and party. Come dressed in your most outrageous colourful picnic couture and you can strut your stuff on the Main Stage for Fashions of the Fair, to be in the running for fabulous prizes!

Donations help keep Fair Day free for everyone, so spare some loose change upon entry, with all funds raised going towards Mardi Gras Community grants. 

Join the 2017 FAIR DAY event page on Facebook here!

Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown
Located one block from King Street and bordered by Australia Street, Lennox Street, Church Street & Federation Road. 
Sunday 19 February, 2017
10am –  7pm
How are you getting to Fair Day? See our guide to transport here.



Drivers to/from Fair Day on Sunday 19 February at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park should be aware AUSTRALIASTREET from SALISBURY ROAD to LENNOX STREET will be closed to non-residential traffic from 5am – 8pm.

This is to ensure safety for pedestrians/festival participants, support local traffic management and ensure vehicle movements are not prevented by pedestrian movements.

Use our hashtags #sydneymardigras #fairday on Twitter or Instagram and your tweets and pics might appear on the big Fair Day screens!

Any questions about FAIR DAY? Get answers on our FAQ page here.

Download our PDF guide to Fair Day stalls here.



The Bank Hotel
324 King Street, Newtown
Featuring DJ Sveta and DJ Du Jour

The Imperial
35 Erskineville Road, Newtown
Presented by Heaps Gay & Fresh Sundays and hosted by Felicity Frockaccino


Check out our video from last year's Fair Day below!