Events: Family

Discover the Rainbow at the Library

Discover the Rainbow at the Library

Discover the Rainbow at the Library! is a celebration of the Northern Beaches LGBTQIA+ community following Warringah’s historic Yes vote in the Marriage Equality plebiscite in 2018.

It features LGBTQIA+ books, e-books, talking books, and films displayed throughout the six Northern Beaches Library branches, and the library website for the duration of Mardi Gras. Joining the library is free, enabling members of the public to browse and borrow from the collection.

Northern Beaches Libraries wishes everyone a happy Mardi Gras for 2020!

Fair Day

Fair Day

Presented in Partnership with ANZ, Sydney’s most vibrant free queer community event of the season returns to picturesque Victoria Park on Sunday 16 February for an all-day rainbow adventure for the whole family.

Join over 80,000 revellers as you enjoy the summer sunshine with a picnic, shop the community stalls for your Festival outfit or join the fun and games in the Sports Village. There is something on offer for everyone, including your precious fur babies who can strut their stuff at the world-famous Doggywood competition.

See the Fair Day map and stall listings here!

Fair Day 2020 will proudly showcase up-and-coming queer performers who are redefining the Australian music landscape and bringing LGBTQI+ voices and stories to the forefront of the industry. Hosted by Faustina Agolley, this year’s ANZ Main Stage line-up will see performances from trailblazing queer hip hop artists Jess B, JamarzOnMarz, Jamaica Moana and Hoodzy, electric live sets from Ngaiire, Bec Sandridge, Architects Of Sound and Huntly, show stopping drag performances by Felicia Foxx, plus sets from beloved community DJs Division 4, MzRizk, Ben Drayton and Victoria Anthony.

Set under the popular big top at The Arena, from 10am-2pm Doggywood will showcase Mardi Gras-themed dog shows hosted by the ever popular Bingay host with the most, Naomi Palmer. Naomi will MC our Doggywood pageants where cute canines will battle it out for prizes and the title of Best Dressed & Most Talented. Making their Doggywood Debut, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT will be hosting two Guide Dog Puppy Preschool sessions showcasing their cutest recruits.

Victoria Park Pool will be open on Fair Day, so be sure to pack your swimmers if you want to take a dip. Especially for Fair Day, Victoria Park Pool will be offering free entry for children under the age of 10 years.

Fair Day stall applications have now closed.


FAIR DAY is FREE to attend. Your donation upon entry to Fair Day is welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Our volunteer teams will be there with donation buckets for gold coins and cash donations. No cash? Just Tap and Go on our mobile donation devices and receive a tax deductible receipt for donations over $2.

Mardi Gras is a registered charity and your donation will help us provide support grants to LGBTQI community groups, support Australian and international LGBTQI arts, support Mardi Gras to create more free events for LGBTQI people and provide access to events for elders in our communities.

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

For the third consecutive year, Mardi Gras transforms Sydney’s world famous Luna Park into a rainbow wonderland for LGBTQI+ families and friends.

Enjoy unlimited rides, plus DJs and surprise performances. Children will marvel at the array of materials on offer for them to get crafty, and create their own piece of Mardi Gras art.

The ticket price of $37.89 includes unlimited rides all day plus all the excitement and entertainment awaiting inside the Crystal Palace, featuring:

Drag queen performance by Nana Miss Koori
Pop-up live show by JamarzOnMarz
Drag king performance by Marlena Dalí
Drag storytime with Joyce Maynge
Creative workshop with Jeff McCann
Creative workshop with Mell O'Dell
Roaming birds - Deep Sea Astronauts
And DJs:
Kate Monroe

Sisters - Order of Perpetual Indulgence - Taronga Zoo Walk

Sisters - Order of Perpetual Indulgence - Taronga Zoo Walk

A very special event with the Sisters escorting our guests to the Zoo.

We will share recipes and cooking details (from the 19th Century) of Australian animals, and may read poems to some of the inmates (who never seem to take heed). We will be accompanied by Zoo Volunteers who will talk in depth about some of the Australian animals that we will see. A wonderful opportunity to see a little of Sydney Harbour, and visit a truly wonderful Zoo.

Ferry departs at 9.20 am (Ferries don't wait) Wear block out, a hat, and wear sensible shoes.

Bring money for ferry, entry, and possibly having lunch at the Zoo.

Visit the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's website here to get in touch and find out more about their activities during Mardi Gras 2020.