Mardi Gras Sydney
Best things to do at the Sydney Mardi Gras – What to do during Mardi Gras in Sydney
From Tuesday, 6th February to Sunday, 4th March it’s Mardi Gras in Sydney. The Mardi Gras parade is on the 3rd March. Are you going to see or take part in the largest parade and celebration of its kind in the world?
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.
23rd Mardi Gras exhibition – Kerrie Lowe Gallery – King Street, Newtown
The acclaimed and ground breaking Mardi Gras Exhibition makes an exhibition of itself with the work of “Little Sisters of the Nimble Finger”, Queer “flotilla” decorations and Ceramic Same-Sex Wedding Cakes. The opening will have you “reeling in your stilettoes” with resident Mother Abyss performance of ‘Ave Mardi Gras’. Simply magical. 🙂 Follow the link below for more on this and other Mardi Gras events:
Pool Party – Ivy Pool Bar, 320 George Street– 26th February 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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.
The Famous Sydney Mardi Gras Parade – Oxford Street – 3rd March
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. It’s going to be awesome.
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
We are in for a bigger treat than usual with the parade the year. Celebrating the big 40 the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade heralds the return of marching Lesbians including Xena Warrior Princess and the Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls. 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.
The official word
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