Take a day to celebrate Sydney's diverse community at the annual pre-Mardi Gras picnic, Fair Day.
Taking place on Sunday, February 18, Fair Day is a chance to immerse yourself into a whole new kind of family and community – Sydney’s vibrant and colourful LGBTQI community.
The month of February is commonly considered to be Mardi Gras month, full of events, performances, exhibitions and nightly parties that celebrate freedom and diversity.
But Fair Day is unlike any other festival on the calendar. The gold-coin entry event is less a festival and more like a great, big extended family barbecue that just happens to have live music, performers and truly incredible outfits on display. Complete with facepainting for the kids.
Taking over Victoria Park on City Road, wander through a microcosm of food stalls and trucks that showcase the flavours of neighbouring Newtown and inner city restaurants and cafes.
Cheer on your favourite pooch in the much-loved Doggywood dog show. Or take a seat and sit back and watch some of the country’s best drag performers own the stage with their comedy and choreography.
And as the sun sets, get your dancing shoes on and boogie on down to live DJs before calling it a day.
Dress in your most outrageous colourful picnic couture and strut your stuff on the Main Stage for Fashions of the Fair, to be in the running for fabulous prizes!
Fair Day is our must-do family-friendly event of the year. See you there!
Fair Day will take place on Sunday, February 18 at Victoria Park, City Road.
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