2017 Mardi Gras Hotel Accommodation
Sydney's Mardi Gras is a two-week long celebration of Australia's LGBTQI culture featuring over 80 events in multiple city locations.
It goes without saying that it is an incredibly popular landmark on the city's social calendar; and as such, you'll find centrally-located hotel accommodation can be hard to find.
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Check out our handy Sydney Mardi Gras Events Guide
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has become one of Australia's most anticipated events. The first march was held on 24 June 1978 and met with police violence. It was part of a series of events organised by the Gay Solidarity Group to promote the upcoming National Homosexual conference and support San Francisco’s Gay Freedom Day.
Since then, the march has held strong, and now the Mardi Gras consist of weeks of events and celebrations of LGBTQI rights, sexual diversity, and being proud of who you are. They culminate in the world-famous parade, full of self-expression and creative floats and costumes – to be held on Saturday 4 March this year.
And with 100 different arts events in addition to the festivities, there's something for everyone. With that in mind, we've picked our top 10 Mardi Gras events from the more than 80 on offer. For the full list, please see the Sydney Mardi Gras website for a complete list.
1. Mardi Gras Fair Day – Sunday February 19, 10:00am – 8:00pm – Location to be confirmed
This free event is one of the Mardi Gras biggest crowd drawers, with over 80,000 people typically coming to listen to the entertainment on the main stage, enjoy a huge selection of international foods, or dance at the lounge tent.
Local communities and LGBTQI organisations hold stalls with arts and crafts and information, and there are activities for the kids, like the library bus and a zoo exhibition. Often though, it's the colourful characters at the park that really make your day.
The fair is typically held in the inner-city – a short walk or bus trip from the CBD – but this year due to some obstacles, the location hasn't yet been confirmed.
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