Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras returns

18 February – 6 March 2022

Mardi Gras festival announces their world-famous Parade on Sat 5 March, 2022

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras are excited to announce the return of iconic events to their glittering Festival program, running from 18 February – 6 March 2022.

The Mardi Gras Festival will make a grand return from 18 February – 6 March 2022. Bigger and better than ever, next year’s Festival will feature a packed program of events spanning theatre, visual arts, parties, community gatherings, panel discussions and more. The full festival program will feature a host of beloved events.

All at once a powerful protest and glittering celebration of diversity, the Parade is the centerpiece of the Mardi Gras season. The iconic event brings together LGBTQI+ people from all over to share their passion, champion equal rights and show their pride to the world.

The 2022 Mardi Gras theme is UNITED WE SHINE, signifying that LGBTQI+ communities shine brighter together and by standing up against hate and inequality as a collective, the message of love and inclusion is heard louder.

Head to to start planning your Mardi Gras celebrations.

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