Mardi Gras Sydney – Sydney100

Mardi Gras Sydney

Best things to do at the Sydney Mardi Gras – What to do during Mardi Gras in Sydney

From Friday, 17th February to Sunday, 5th March 2017 it’s Mardi Gras in Sydney. The Mardi Gras parade is on the 4th March. Are you going to see or take part in the largest parade and celebration of its kind in the world? What to do? How do you get the most out of the Sydney Mardi Gras?

Fair Day – Victoria Park Camperdown

Fair Day is a fair start to the official Mardi Gras season, with a fun and a relaxed atmosphere out in the park with friends and family, you can even bring a furry friend if you are so inclined. Up to 70,000 are expected to sit on the Mardi Gras grass on Fair Day, then stuff themselves on the plethora of delicacies available at the stalls, have a few drinks but most of all catch up with old friends and make new ones. This is also a good opportunity to plan your Mardi Gras festivities.

Entertainment for everyone

There will be colour and activities a plenty, with a range of entertainment for everyone.

Fair Day


Pool Party – Ivy Pool Bar, 320 George Street

The Mardi Gras Pool Party is a wet and wild thing you do at one of Sydney’s most exclusive clubs. Pool Party is in for the day at the luxury of Ivy Pool Bar for an occasion you are unlikely to forget.

DJ in my Bathroom

Get your gear off and relax by the pool, or relax by a cocktail. Go for a splash in the pool or just dance, dance, dance! There will be music everywhere, there’s even a DJ in the bathroom, always ready to lend a hand – or maybe not.  🙂

So party with the beautiful people and escape the Sydney heat if it’s hot and stay cool, if it’s not.

Pool Party


The Bondi Drag Races – not on this year??

Who ever thought of this is a genius. The Mardi Gras Drag Races will push every competitor to the limit. The stakes and heels are high, the tension will be unbearable, no mercy shown, no quarter given, mascara will run, there will be tears, adulation and some very pretty handbags. Forget the tennis or whatever, this is where the real action is. This is the sport of Kings and Queens – Drag Racing of the highest calibre.  🙂

Handbag Discus

This year’s competition is set to be fiercer, tougher and bigger than ever. Get ready to camp down in Bondi for a silly sandy afternoon.

The Famous Sydney Mardi Gras Parade – Oxford Street – 4th March 2017

If you have never seen it then the Parade is a must. You don’t have to be gay to enjoy the humour, the irreverence, the music, costumes, energy and fun that the Parade generates.

Oxford Street

On Mardi Gras night Oxford Street will be transformed by a multitude of bodies. Some dressed in custom, some dressed in a dress, some won’t be dressed in much at all and that’s just the crowd. 🙂 This is magical, a happy time of people being themselves or someone else and just having fun. Whilst the Parade is scheduled to start at 7.45pm, you are advised to get there much earlier. Grab a spot on the sidelines or watch the parade from the great vantage point of an Oxford St bar balcony.

Dykes on Bikes

Cheer the ever popular Dykes on Bikes as they rev their engines at the front of the parade and copy the dance moves of the Asian marching boys. The Parade route begins at Hyde Park, travels up Oxford St and unravels at Moore Park Road.

Mardi Gras Parade


The official word

There’s loads more, There’s so much more than we talk about here, so click away but don’t disappear, there’s still well over a 100 other top things to do in Sydney

The Official Sydney Mardi Gras Web Site

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