2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Map, Traffic & Road Closures Information
Born from a single night of political protest in 1978, the true Mardi Gras spirit lives on 38 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 Parade joyously celebrates just how far we have come, and accepts the challenge of the journey ahead.
The 2016 Parade will feature over 170 floats with more than 12,000 participants, making this one of the biggest Parades ever! 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 from 7pm on Saturday 5th March 2016.