Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival - 11 Feb to 5 Mar 2017
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is an all-embracing festival full of electric, eccentric and eclectic events, every one of them celebrating the power and beauty of diversity. It is one of the City’s major annual events, attracting tens of thousands of interstate and international visitors every year, making it one of the biggest LGBTQI festivals in Australia. With events spanning a full 3 weeks planned for 2017, there's never been a better time to visit Sydney for Mardi Gras.
Register your details below to stay updated and you could win a weekend in Sydney for Mardi Gras 2017. Skip ahead to see some of the highlights for the 2017 Festival.
Win a weekend at Mardi Gras 2017!
As a travel agent and tourism industry professional attending the IGLTA conference in Cape Town, you have the opportunity to win a weekend in Sydney for Mardi Gras 2017 including 4 nights accommodation and event tickets. Simply register your details below to stay up to date with our incredible festival, parade and party, plus tell us what event you'd love to attend and why, and you could win a fabulous weekend in Sydney for Mardi Gras 2017.
Parade - Saturday 4th March 2017
Born from a single night of political protest in 1978, the true spirit of Mardi Gras continues to inspire and thrill, bringing the city to a standstill with hundreds of thousands lining the streets in support of equality, pride and a dazzling spectacle of sparkles and self-expression.
Party - Saturday 4th March 2017
Our Iconic party continues to be the hottest ticket in town following the Parade. A sell-out in 2016, it promises to be just as fabulous, just as sexy, and still the biggest celebration for all of our communities over the Mardi Gras season.
Fair Day - Sunday 18th February 2017
One of the community's most-loved events, Fair Day attracts more than 70,000 people to Victoria Park in Sydney for a massive family-friendly picnic loaded with food stalls, community organisations and entertainment all day long!
The Harbour - 4 nights in February 2017
Set over four magnificent late summer nights on Sydney’s incredibly beautiful harbour foreshore, The Harbour is a wonderful and entertaining series of special Mardi Gras events including concerts, films and more. Before your event starts, grab a drink and artisan cuisine then soak up one of the best views our city has to offer.
Laneway - Sunday 5th March 2017
A cherished tradition, The Laneway has evolved from a couple of milk crates and a portable stereo on Hill St, to a full blown street party. Always a sell-out, this is a fitting finale to the biggest weekend of the year.
Queer Thinking - Feb/Mar 2017
Queer Thinking is a program of talks, issues and provocations that runs across the entire Festival. Spanning a diverse range of topics and perspectives, Queer Thinking features singular and controversial thought leaders, activists and artists, challenging the status quo and telling their stories.
Pool Party - Monday 27 Feb 2017
A Mardi Gras favourite and always a sell-out, Sydney’s friendliest party-goers join our international visitors to splash and dance through the afternoon and into the night.