saturday 4 march

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade captivates the nation and reverberates around the world. Join 12,000 fabulous people as they unite for a glittering explosion of pride in the heart of Sydney’s gay and lesbian district.

Born from a single night of political protest in 1978, the true Mardi Gras spirit lives on 39 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 2017 Sydney Mardi Gras PARADE is scheduled to shimmy down Oxford and Flinders Streets on Saturday 4 March, 7.00pm to 11.30pm, Parade starts at 7.30pm

Get traffic, public transport and road closure information here

This is a FREE event, running approximately 4.5 hours (Parade 3.5 hours)

Our 2017 Parade has now reached capacity. If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact the Mardi Gras Parade team on parade@mardigrasarts.org.au or call the Mardi Gras office on (02) 9383 0900.

PARADE ACCESSIBILITY: We've updated the information for Parade Accessibility for this year's parade. There's several accessible options for those that require assistance but pre-registration is essential so we can accommodate everyone. Find Parade Accessibility details here.

The following information is provided for Parade entrants: