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Get ready to head down under to celebrate Sydney WorldPride. Sydney WorldPride 2023 and Sydney Mardi Gras take place February 18 through March 5. Here is the full list of events so you won’t miss out on one minute of the fun.
18 February: Pink Salt, Newcastle
19 February: Mardi Gras Fair Day, presented by American Express (free event)
20 February: Mardi Gras Paradiso Pool Party
23-28 February: First Nations Gathering Space (free entry to main space, plus ticketed performances)
24 February: Live & Proud: Sydney WorldPride Opening Concert, presented by American Express - With stars overhead and onstage, join us at The Domain for the official Opening Concert for Sydney WorldPride, hosted by Courtney Act and Casey Donovan.
24 February to 5 March: Pride Villages (free event) – Crown, Riley and Oxford Street partial closures
25 February: Mardi Gras Parade Sideshow - Welcome to the show! Celebrate our grand return to Oxford Street with a ticket to the all-ages Parade Sideshow – take your pick of grandstand seating or fenced standing areas.
25 February: Mardi Gras Parade Diamond Club - It’s Diamond Club, darling! This is your ticket to witness the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade magic from a premium, tiered, standing platform right by the iconic Taylor Square.
25 February: Mardi Gras Party - Enter an adult playground of music and performance at the official Mardi Gras Party, where pleasure awaits you and 10,000+ of your new and old friends at the biggest and longest-running LGBTQIA+ party in the Southern Hemisphere.
26 February: Mardi Gras Laneway - Keep the Parade weekend vibes soaring the only way we know how – Laneway. This Mardi Gras fan-favourite has gone from a portable speaker and milk crates to a rampant recovery party that can only be described as the epitome of kick-ons.
26 February: Domain Dance Party - It’s time to dance…with 10,000 of your closest friends. Across 7 hours of party, Domain Dance Party will be the biggest LGBTQIA+ circuit event Australia has ever seen.
1 March: Mardi Gras Kaftana Pool Party - Throw on your best frock and feast your eyes on the campest event of the Festival, Kaftana Pool Party! The glistening ivy Pool becomes the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of pure fabulousness – let your inner diva shine for one of Mardi Gras most-loved events.
1-3 March: Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference - Sydney WorldPride will be the first WorldPride hosted in the Southern Hemisphere, featuring the largest LGBTQIA+ Human Rights Conference ever held in the Asia-Pacific region.
2 March: Blak & Deadly: The First Nations Gala Concert - First Nations fabulousness in one of the world’s most iconic venues – the Sydney Opera House. This is your chance to experience a rainbow explosion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait LGBTQIA+ artistry, across a two-hour concert hosted by Steven ‘’Faboriginal’ Oliver. From traditional song, to comedy, pop and ballroom, it’s going to be deadly.
3 March: Ultra Violet - Ultra Violet is the premier event for LGBTQIA+ women during Sydney WorldPride. DJs and Producers Sveta Gilerman and Jess Hill will transform Sydney Town Hall’s vaulted spaces into a party event that immerses and devours.
3 March: Mardi Gras Laugh Out Proud
4 March: Bondi Beach Party, Presented by Optus - For one day only, the sandy jewel of Sydney will become the city’s hottest club for 12,000 people. Set right on the sands of Bondi Beach, you’ll need a lifesaver to recover from seven hours of fabulous partying with the global queer community.
4 March: Mardi Gras Sissy Ball
5 March: Rainbow Republic, Presented by Optus - Six hours of live music, DJs and performances await you at The Domain, for a queer megamix of international and local acts. With food outlets and bars on site, dance the day into night as we come together for one last time, handing the baton to WorldPride Taiwan 2025.
5 March: Pride March