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Put your party pants on and brace yourself for when Sydney’s spectacular celebration of diversity, paints a rainbow streak right across the town! Australia’s premier pride parade is pouring onto Oxford St, along with a flamboyant procession that consumes an industrial quantity of glitter, feathers, and spandex!
The Sydney Mardi Gras Parade is Australia’s biggest LGBTQI event of the year, pulling hundreds of thousands of visitors from every corner of country, and the globe to our dazzling city!
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Boasting a bumper festival program with speciality themed fantasy worlds for you to experience, including the Neon Playground, Black Palace and the Powder Puff, as well as phenomenal performers including PNAU and Kim Petras.
Mardi Gras is about more than just the parade (which this year falls on Saturday, 2nd of March) with 80 events squeezed into a two-week extravaganza. The 80,000 people who rock up to the Fair Day, the Indigenous ‘Koori Gras’ in Redfern and Queer Screen’s Film Festival held across the city are all highlights.
Even if you don’t plan on getting much sleep throughout the parade weekend, we’ve got you, with a range of multi-share beds and private ensuite rooms depending on how much you wanna treat yo’self. PLUS, good ol’ showers, hectic rooftops and unbeatable prices! Evidence, as seen below:
Sydney Central YHA Pool.
Sydney Harbour YHA Rooftop.
Book your stay at Sydney Central YHA or Railway Square YHA just an easy stroll from the parade route, the glam Sydney Harbour YHA in the heart of the Rocks, or Glebe Point YHA in the thick of the inner west’s queer-friendly bar scene!