Sydney’s Mardi Gras

The city’s biggest celebration of freedom, diversity and acceptance – the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – is about to begin.

Prepare to be dazzled with the incredible Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, taking over the city on Saturday, March 3.


Glitter? Check. Feathers? Check. Every colour in the rainbow? Check, check and check. Every year, Sydney becomes ground zero for one of the most fabulous events on the calendar.


Starting at Hyde Park in the heart of the City, snaking its way up Oxford Street before finishing in Moore Park, the Mardi Gras parade is a part from beginning to end. Music, dancing, light shows and endless supplies of glitter will transform the street.


The night begins at 7pm with the roar of Harleys, low-riders, hogs and every other kind of motorbike as the Dykes on Bikes launch the parade. This is followed by a train of floats, dancing crews and marching teams all there for one purpose – love.


Celebrating it’s 40th year, the parade has become a symbol of the city – fun, inclusive, progressive and a huge capacity for love. This year, however, is extra special thanks to the passing of marriage equality in Australia. Which guarantees that it will be an even bigger, and more extravagant night than ever before! And not just because Cher is performing at the party!


While watching the parade is free, but key spots get taken up pretty quick. A great way to get a gander at what’s going down is to stake out space at the fringes of Hyde Park. Or, just soak up the party vibe as it spills out on along Oxford Street in what will no doubt be an unforgettable night.


The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade will take place on Saturday, March 3.

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