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Born from a single night of political protest in 1978, the true Mardi Gras spirit lives on 40 years later, bringing the city to a standstill with hundreds and thousands lining the streets in support of equality, pride and a dazzling spectacle of sparkles and self-expression. 

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade joyously celebrates just how far we have come, and accepts the challenge of the journey ahead.

The 2018 Parade will feature over 190 floats with 12,000 participants. We encourage you to take public transport to the Parade - here's all the details.

We're expecting large crowds to come into the Parade precinct so plan to arrive early and follow us on social media for updates on traffic, vantage points and other information.

From the outrageously adorned, to the sassy, satirical and serious, Mardi Gras welcomes the community in a fabulous festivity of love that knows no bounds. 

Join us along Oxford & Flinders Streets on Saturday 3 March 2018.