Thursday 17th February 2022
Sunday 6th March 2022
Kings Cross & Surrounds
Kings Cross & Surrounds NSW
The Glittering Mile is where it all began. In 1978 the party that became a protest started on Darlinghurst Road and in 2022 it returns. We’ve come a long way since those days and for two weeks (Thursday 18th February through to Sunday 6th March), Mardi Gras returns to the Cross to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community in camp sophistication and glamour amidst the neon. From bottomless brunches and alfresco dining to cabaret shows and cosy cocktail dens. Retail offerings, history talks and walks or live music, viewing parties and art exhibitions, in 2022 all that glitters will be gold. There’s so much to do on the Glittering Mile this Mardi Gras, so come join the party.
Kick off on Thursday 17th February at ‘Shop Late’ as you stroll the neighbourhood and check out the local style stakes - start with a shopping expedition and finish with a cocktail, a quick snack, or a 5-star meal.
Over the next two weeks take in some art, find a new favourite bar or come to a show. On the night of the Parade, Mardi Gras viewing parties will be at different venues, with fun hostessing and some performances as the parade goes on - it’s next best thing to being there!