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Events: Family

Mardi Gras Film Festival

Mardi Gras Film Festival

Presented by Queer Screen

Queer Screen’s 29th Mardi Gras Film Festival will bring the latest and best LGBTIQ+ films to cinema screens across Sydney and on-demand Australia wide. Full Program announced on January 12. 

Parade

Parade

Together, we champion love stronger, stand up to inequality louder and celebrate our uniqueness prouder – united, we SHINE. In 2022 at the 44th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, we’ll shine brighter than ever before.

The nation goes glitter galore for our biggest night of LGBTQI+ celebration, protest and expression. In 2022 we return to the famous Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for a world-class stadium spectacular. Uniting over 6500 marchers across 160+ glittering floats, a star-studded line-up of special guests and a couple of surprises – this is one you’re not going to want to miss!

The display of colour, art and movement will take over the SCG as crowd-favourites 78ers, Dykes on Bikes, First Nations and more come together for Mardi Gras’ night-of-nights. The display of queer extravagance has been lighting up Sydney for over four decades, and we’re back to shine a spotlight on our communities at the SCG, and to those watching live around the globe.

For access and inclusion information, including how to purchase tickets for accessible seating, please click here. People with access and inclusion requirements are eligible to receive one (1) free ticket with each accessible ticket purchased.

Ballot is proudly provided by our Principal Partner American Express.   

We want to make the Parade as accessible as possible for all members of our LGBTQI+ communities, especially those who have been adversely affected by the ongoing pandemic. Although there is a small price for general admission tickets to help cover the costs of operating a COVID-Safe event, we have set aside 3,000 free tickets for anyone who is feeling the financial impact of COVID-19. 

The COVID-19 hardship tickets will be allocated randomly via a ballot system where 1,500 people will receive a double pass to experience the 2022 Parade live at the Sydney Cricket Ground.  Please be aware this COVID-19 Hardship Ballot has been set up to support those in our community who are experiencing financial strain and cannot afford a ticket to the Parade. We ask that you only apply for the ballot if you are experiencing financial hardship so you don’t take the opportunity away from someone who truly needs the support. 

The ballot will be drawn on 07/01/22 and those who have been drawn will be notified the following week. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Apply for the Ballot

78ers will receive four complimentary tickets to the Parade, and Mardi Gras members will receive two.

Mardi Gras is working closely with NSW Health and the venue to deliver a COVID-Safe event.  In line with the current health orders for large-scale events, we will require all participants, attendees, and staff over the age of 16 to show proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption. You can read our Parade FAQs here and our COVID-Safe FAQs here.

Please note: we do not recommend purchasing tickets from unauthorised ticket sellers, such as Viagogo, eBay, Queen of Tickets, Stubhub or Gumtree. Individuals who buy through these methods do so at their own risk as they cannot be 100% verified as genuine and not copies.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land this event will take place on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

 

Fair Day

Fair Day

Proudly presented in partnership with American Express

Come one, come all! It’s time to unite for Fair Day. The annual all-day celebration that kicks-off the Mardi Gras Festival is back in all its glory for 2022. This year we’re camping up the festival vibes with themed spaces and fairground fun for everyone – so bring your puppies, your neighbour and your Nan, no one will want to miss this.    

The all-day rainbow extravaganza is bound to leave you buzzing for the Festival to come. Bask in the sunshine with a picnic, wander through the community stalls or kick off your heels and dance the afternoon away as Fair Day turns into night.    

As a celebration of our glorious community, Fair Day 2022 will put the spotlight on the shining stars, ground-breaking and culture defying LGBTQI+ artists, musicians and organisations.     

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land this event will take place on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

Mardi Gras is working closely with NSW Health and the venue to deliver a COVID-Safe event. In line with the current health orders around large-scale events, we will require all participants, attendees, and staff over the age of 16 to show proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption. You can read our COVID-Safe FAQs here.


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