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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2015 is fast approaching, and there’s lots of ways you can get involved!

FESTIVAL

Thanks to everyone who submitted an Expression of Interest for the 2015 Festival. We received many fantastic entries and can’t wait to announce the 2015 Festival season in early December. Expressions of Interest for the 2015 Festival are now closed. You can contact the Festival team at festival@mardigras.org.au

PARADE

Expressions of Interest for the 2015 Parade are now open. Click here for more information and to download the 2015 Parade Entry Kit and EOI form.

FAIR DAY

Stallholder applications for Fair Day will open in late October. Subscribe to our newsletter to be kept up to date with all the latest news including when applications open

 

2015 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

FAIR DAY – proudly supported by ANZ

Sunday 22 February 2015
Fair Day is the biggest and best-loved community event of the season, as Mardi Gras takes over the beautiful Victoria Park for a picnic in the sun with 70,000 or our closest friends. A full day of live performances, roaming drag talent, community stalls, kids entertainment, gourmet food and artisan stalls – all at the one and only Fair Day.

WOMEN SAY SOMETHING – presented in partnership with IVF Australia

Friday 27 February 2015
Women Say Something is a gala event celebrating the achievements of women from many diverse backgrounds in an evening of conversation, entertainment, film, fine food & wine and lavish spectacle. Expect to see and hear the unexpected. Expect to laugh, to cry, make new friends and hear inspirational stories from women who have achieved among great odds. Most importantly, leave the event feeling empowered to DO something.

HARBOUR PARTY ’15

Saturday 28 February 2015
Set in the lush sub-tropical surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens on the edge of the harbour, a truly unique blend of sunshine, international partygoers, world-class DJs and performers make Harbour Party a must-do part of your Mardi Gras experience. There simply is no other party in the world like this one.

POOL PARTY

Monday 2 March 2015
The Ivy Pool club is an oasis of style. A Hollywood, Palm Springs playground for grown-ups with a retro 50s St Tropez vibe, high above the city. Shady palms, cool cocktails, private cabanas, poolside DJs, pumping sounds and underwater speakers (even the changing rooms have a disco), plus gorgeous lifeguards and sexy guests in their swimwear – the Pool Party is the ultimate temptation to take off another Mardi Gras Monday.

SUNSET CRUISE

Tuesday 3 March 2015
Join us on the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Sunset Cruise, where you’ll be able to get up close and personal with icons like the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from the comfort of the amazing cruising vessel ‘Sydney Glass Island’. It’ll be all hands on the roof deck as the sun sets over the world’s most beautiful harbour, then the party continues after dark with DJs and shows.

PARADE

Saturday 07 March 2015
A glittering explosion of LGBTQI pride, the iconic Parade is the centrepiece of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Each year, hundreds of thousands of spectators line the streets to watch the captivating extravaganza of lavish floats, satirical statements, spectacular costumes, and showstopping moments.

PARADE VIEWING

Saturday 07 March 2015
Watch the Parade in style from one of our premium viewing areas, with bars, great food and easy access to bathrooms. Settle in at The Flinders Seats and enjoy the Parade including exclusive performances, or glam it up with cocktails and friends in the exclusive al-fresco Diamond Club at Taylor Square, presented in partnership with ANZ.

MARDI GRAS PARTY

Saturday 07 March 2015
Pumping, sweaty, magic, debauched, sticky, lavish, loud and proud – Mardi Gras Party is the world’s wildest, sexiest and most outlandish all-night party. With the hottest DJs spinning across a sprawling landscape of fabulous party spaces, along with spectacular shows and awe-inspiring performances, it’s yours for the taking.

THE LANEWAY

Sunday 08 March 2015
The Laneway is the official closing event of the season, and the perfect place to relive your Mardi Gras memories while creating new ones. With DJs, pop up performances, and 5 spaces to choose you party persuasion, The Laneway is the destined to be the perfect final chapter in your Mardi Gras story.