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Mardi Gras 2018


Sunday 18th February, Camperdown Memorial Park, Newtown (10am-8pm)

Our communities shine in the sun at Fair Day, Mardi Gras’ free family-friendly carnival of rainbow festivities, featuring a plethora of activities for the young and old, the tame and the bold!

Kick off your heels and enjoy a picnic with friends and family, and kick up your heels at the dance tent. See an amazing array of performers on the Main Stage, get amongst it in the Sports Village, sample the food stalls and admire the drag queens in all corners of the park.

There is always something for everyone at Fair Day, even our fur babies are a part of the action. Bring your most fabulous dog down to Fair Day to strut their stuff at our world-famous Doggywood competition.

Whoever you are, Fair Day is the must-do event of the year. See you there! Click here for more info.

Saturday 3 March 2018 (7pm – 11pm), Oxford Street Darlinghurst

With 40 incredible years of passion, pride and protest, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade has grown to a bustling extravaganza that brings Sydney to a standstill, and shines a light on the issues affecting LGBTQI people around the world.

The 40th anniversary Parade looks set to be the biggest and most exciting yet, with a sparkling procession of over 200 groups and jaw-dropping floats showcasing the best our community has to offer. Dykes on Bikes, outrageous drag queens, community heroes and talented queer performers will join many more LGBTQI groups and allies from all walks of life to create stunning showpieces.

Join us for our biggest night of the year. A festival of love that knows no bounds, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. It’s big… it’s really big… and everyone’s invited. Click here for more info.

Saturday 3rd March, Hordern Pavilion (10pm – 8am)

The Mardi Gras Party is Australia’s biggest LGBTQI Party of the year. It’s our tribe, our people… our time for excess.

If you’ve never been… this is the year to do it. Expect big surprises, incredible DJs and entertainers, mind-boggling lighting and extraordinary theatrics… both on and off stage!

As reality becomes a faintly-remembered dream, you and 12,000 of your newest and closest friends will dance until dawn. Join revellers from the Parade and beyond bring their light and energy to Moore Park for the ultimate all-night adventure. Click here for ticket info.

Sunday 4th March, The Beresford & Flinders Hotel (2pm – 11pm)

Laneway returns to its ancestral glory as the Beresford joins forces with The Flinders Hotel to produce the ultimate recovery party.

Featuring the hottest DJs, surprise performances and an eclectic mix of spaces catered for every part of your journey.

A cherished tradition, Laneway has evolved from a portable stereo and a couple of milk crates on Hill Street into a spectacular street party celebration that takes over the Beresford and Flinders Hotels, and the street in between.

All good things must come to an end, but there is no ending quite like Laneway. VIP tickets also available. Click here for more info.


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