Sydney Gay Mardi Gras – 2014

7 February to 2 March 2014

Start to plan your trip, book your annual leave and mark your diaries. Sydney Gay Mardi Gras 2014 runs 7 February through 2 March.

Sydney Mardi Gras is a season of arts, cultural and social events for the LGBTQI communities and their friends, held in Sydney each year and culminating in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. Some call it the most colourful gay pride event in the world.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Launch – Friday, 7 February

Fair Day – Sunday, 9 February
The biggest community event of the season takes over Sydney’s Victoria Park for a giant sun-scaped picnic, entertainment and rides for all ages

Harbour Party – Saturday, 22 February
Set in the lush Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney’s iconic harbour, dance day into night to the sights and sounds of world-class DJ’s and performers

Top Party – Friday, 28 February
Why not begin your Sydney Mardi Gras adventure from far atop Sydney Tower while dancing your way through the night. More details

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade – Saturday, 1 March
The Mardi Gras centrepiece and overall best loved Sydney event, a glittering procession of more than 9,000 people, outrageous floats, lavish costumes, stunning designs and dancing

Mardi Gras Party – Saturday, 1 March
Simply the largest gay and lesbian party in the Southern Hemisphere, immerse yourself in a rich choice of state-of-the-art venues with heart-pumping music and exclusive performances

The Laneway – Sunday, 2 March
Taking over two of Sydney’s hippest pubs and the connecting laneway, this official closing party hosts drop-in DJ’s, pop-up performances and star moments spread amongst 5 different party spaces

Apollo Party – Sunday, 2 March
From midday until 8pm on Sunday March 2nd, Apollo fires up its rockets for a day party like no other at the celebrated Metro Theatre in Sydney. A time-honoured playground of silliness and special moments, and the perfect place for new memories, friendships and fun. It’s the perfect finish to the Mardi Gras Weekend. More details

Women’s Whitewater Rafting Post Mardi Gras – Monday, 3 March
This could be the perfect ending to the 2014 Mardi Gras Season and won’t break the budget for rafting, gourmet lunch and unwinding at a resort spa afterwards. More details

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