Sydney Mardi Gras 2015
20 February – 8 March 2015
What is Mardi Gras?
The Sydney Mardi Gras is an annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) pride festival and parade. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world attend Sydney’s Mardi Gras events each year. It’s a must to include in your itinerary if you’re visiting our beautiful city this summer.
When is it?
The Festival kicks off on the 20th of February with a host of parties, art exhibitions, over 100 events across the city and of course the 37th Annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on the 7th March.
Parade and Party.
Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade is one of the largest LGBTQI celebrations in the world. If you’re attending you can expect to see dancing boys and girls, over a hundred fabulous floats with music pumping, lots of glitter, leather, spray tans and the renowned Dykes on Bikes. The Parade, with over 10,000 participants, spanning the distance of almost six km’s kicks off at 7:45pm and travels up Oxford and Flinders Street. It’s an absolute must-see if you’re in town. You can grab a spot along the street or purchase tickets for VIP viewing. And the party keeps going long after the Parade ends. Over 15,000 locals and international visitors kick on at the Mardi Gras Party at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park for one the largest events in the Southern Hemisphere. We recommend getting in quick before tickets sell out.
Stay and Explore.
Experience the fabulousness of Sydney from Potts Point. You’ll be approximately 10-15 minute walk from all the action and lively local nightlife on Oxford and Flinders Street. A five minute train ride will take you into the heart of Sydney CBD and Australia’s famous Bondi Beach is 15 minutes down the road. We’ve got your accommodation sorted with savings of up to 25% off when you stay two nights or more with us.
Head over to www.mardigras.org.au for more information on all of the 2015 Sydney Mardi Gras events.