Thank you for an AMAZING festival. No one champions equal rights and promotes life affirmation like Mardi Gras! See our photo galleries from across our busy 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival below.


Kissing Mardi Gras season goodbye in style, we took over the Beresford Hotel and its laneway for a massive Sunday get-together. See Rod Spark's photos here!


12,000 Mardi Gras revellers joined us at the official after-Party at Moore Park and we danced all night until dawn. See our photo gallery here!

The 2017 sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras parade

An estimated 250,000 spectators took to the streets to watch more than 12,000 participants take part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community. Click here to see Jeffrey Feng's photos. Hamid Mousa's pre-Parade gallery is here, and see his colourful Parade photos here!


A star-studded queer line-up joined us for an extraordinary free celebration of Mardi Gras at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. See Jeffrey Feng's photos here.


We take over one of Sydney's most luxurious poolside venues every year for an event that makes a splash! See Ann-Marie Calilhanna's photos here.

FAIR DAY 2017 @ Camperdown Memorial Rest Park

The sun shone on Newtown as Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras transformed our new Fair Day hotspot Camperdown Memorial Rest Park into an LGBTQI free family fun wonderland. See Jeffrey Feng's photo gallery here and Ann-Marie Calilhanna's photo gallery here.

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Mardi Gras Festival 2016 photoS

What a fantastic festival it was! Thank you to EVERYONE who came along to the events. Parade was one of our biggest ever with more than 170 floats and 12,500 participants. Party was a sell-out in 2016 with more than 12,000 people dancing all through the night. Fair Day was another success with more than 70,000 soaking up the sun and entertainment on offer! Click into the galleries below to see some of our favourite photos.

Mardi Gras Festival 2015 PHOTOS

The Sydney Mardi Gras theme for 2015 was 'PASSION'. Across all the events, our LGBTQI communities showed us who and what they love, what moves them, and what they want for their lives and worlds.

To find your PASSION is to discover who you are - and there's nothing worth celebrating more than that.