2024 Festival: 16 February – 3 March

No future is a match for a future where we’re together.

The 2024 Festival will call on our communities to imagine and demand the world for ourselves we rightfully deserve under the theme Our Future…

Our Future… beckons all to participate, influence, and champion LGBTQIA+ causes. It’s a chance to look forward while honouring the past, and will be a testament to the power of coming together to manifest endless possibilities.

“Our Future… is not just a theme but a call to action, a bold invitation to define and shape our path forward as a community. It acknowledges our past, but encourages us to envision what comes next. It’s a statement that is open to interpretation and engagement, irrespective of geographical location or physical attendance. It’s our collective journey and story to share.”

Gil Beckwith, Acting CEO of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Volunteer with us!

Applications are now open to volunteer at all of the major events part of the 2024 Festival, including Fair Day presented by American Express, Parade and Mardi Gras Party.

Event dates

The 2024 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade will take place on Saturday 2 March and will take over Oxford Street, Flinders Street and Anzac Parade. Be sure to sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know when the full program is announced later this year.

Artists and performers

We’re always on the look-out for amazing talent to be part of the Festival. If you’re an aritst, producer, promoter of performer – get in touch with the Sydney Mardi Gras team here.

Want to join the family?

Sydney Mardi Gras are currently recruiting in the lead up to the 2024 Festival, head to our vacancies page to find out what’s available.

Fair Day stalls

Expressions of interest are now open to line the always-sunny Victoria Park at Fair Day presented by American Express. Closing 25 Oct 2023, don’t miss your chance to be part of our all-day rainbow extravaganza!

Add your event to the Festival calendar

Applications are now open for local, interstate and international promoters and organisations to list their event as part of the 2024 Festival.



Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we celebrate and work.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land on which our celebrations are held on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.