Stunning weather and a city that celebrates its diversity makes Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras the jewel in the party season crown.
Whether you're seamlessly slipping it into a bigger journey or making it the feature focus, your visit to Sydney will be a stand out adventure you’ll never forget.
You are invited, from every corner of the world, to join us for our incredible 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season.
With a season spanning three weekends from Friday 14 February to Sunday 1 March 2020, you can experience everything from parties, performing arts, visual arts, social and community events to sporting events.
Our LGBTQI communities will sparkle in the sunlight at FAIR DAY on Sunday 16 February, and our massive PARADE and PARTY is happening on Saturday 29 February.
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GETTING TO SYDNEY
QANTAS is a Major Partner for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival. Search for flights at qantas.com.
WHERE TO STAY
We partner with these leading tour operators and travel organisations to help you plan your Mardi Gras escape:
Australia - Flight Centre
Australia - GALTA
Australia - Out & About Travel
Australia - Pink Dollar Travel
Australia - Planetdwellers
Australia - YHA
United States - IGLTA
United States - Rainbow Tourism
It's easy to get around Sydney with trains, buses, light rail and ferries. To find out more and plan your journey, go to Transport NSW.
Discover Sydney's pumping queer nightlife and get the most out of your stay in the Harbour City. See our guide to Sydney’s essential LGBTQI hotspots here.
EXPLORING SYDNEY AND NSW
There's so much of Sydney to see and experience, and the best place to discover all that's on offer is at the official Sydney website.
The City of Sydney is responsible for the city centre and more than 30 other suburbs including Darlinghurst, the traditional gay heartland of Sydney and where Oxford Street is located. You can see more of what the City of Sydney provides on their website.
If you have time to go further afield, New South Wales is home to some of the best beaches, landscapes, attractions and experiences anywhere in the world. Find out more about what NSW has to offer at the Visit NSW website.