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Here's some of the exciting, incredible, interesting and wild events on during World Pride Sydney

Charisa Bossinakis

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Here's some of the exciting, incredible, interesting and wild events on during World Pride Sydney

If you’re struggling to think of what to do when World Pride takes Sydney by storm, do not fret, as we have you covered.

It’s Sydney’s turn to host the 17-day festival, which kicks off on Friday February 17, with a list of events championing diversity and equality.

Whether you’re after a queer day party to wear just about every colour under the sun or you’re craving something slightly more bougie (perhaps a theatre show and a glass of pinot gris?) there's really something for everyone.



Opening Party February 24

This show is one of the best ways to commence the shimmery month.

Casey Donovan and Courtney Act will host while Kylie Minogue, Charli XCX, and Jessica Mauboy will also be performing.


That's certainly, a lot of star power in one room!

This will be held at the Domain in Sydney and will last from 3pm until 11pm.

"The concert starts at 7pm, but your ticket gets you entry to The Domain from 3pm where you can enjoy the food and beverage offering on-site and pre-show entertainment in the company of your friends and family," the event says.

Horden Pavillion February 25


This Moore Park venue is expected to transform into an ultimate adult playground later this month and feature some of the best local and international DJs.

Also, expect special guests that will sweep you off your feet.

Domain Dance February 26

This seven-hour dance party will be one of the biggest LGBTQI+ events the nation has ever thrown.


Taking place at, you guessed it - in the open airs of Domain - Kelly Rowland will join the best local and international DJs that will have you partying up with thousands in the crowd.

It's held from 3-10pm.

Bondi Beach Party March 4

For one day only, the jewel of Sydney will become the city’s hottest club for 12,000 people and will feature some of the hottest DJs - so make sure you bring your dancing shoes.


Pop star Nicole Scherzinger will grace the stage, along with an all-Australian DJ line-up including dameeeela, Jarred Baker, Jacqui Cunningham, DJ Charlie Villas and DJ Dan Murphy.

Like the Domain Dance party, it will kick off at 3pm and ends at 10pm.

Closing Party March 5

What better way to conclude this spectacular month than with a seven-hour music event featuring some of the hottest acts right now?

Kim Petras, MUNA, Keiynan Lonsdale, G Flip, Peach PRC, Alter Boy, BVT, and Vetta Borne will be in attendance, just to name a few.

Big Events to Observe

Fair Day February 19

If you’re looking for a Jack of all trades event, look no further.

Fair Day will have a mix of party, picnic and amazing live music, with some eclectic market and food stalls for your pleasure.

This yearly event is usually the starting gun for Mardi Gras and with World Pride being this year you can expect it to be amazing.

Oxford St March February 25

The 'world-renowned Parade' is returning to Oxford Street 'in celebration of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ 45th anniversary'.

There will be groups and floats that will shimmy up the arterial road in Surry Hills/Darlinghurst that will represent the incredibly diverse LGBTQIA+ community.

The event page says: "As the biggest event of the Sydney WorldPride festival, all eyes will be on our 12,500 marchers as 200+ floats adorn Oxford Street for the first time since 2020.

"Expect all your Parade favourites, from the famous rumble of the Dykes on Bikes to the quintessentially Australian Lifesavers With Pride, and the many wonders of our LGBTQIA+ communities."

It goes from 6pm until 11pm.

Harbour Bridge March March 5

If you’re looking to celebrate with friends while making a statement, what better way than to attend the Pride March?

Around 50,000 people are expected to march across the iconic landmark (north to south), wearing the loudest outfits and their brightest colours.


Queer Art After Hours February 22

This is for you art folk who appreciate life's finer things.

At Art Gallery’s shiny new building, you can find performances, installations, DJs, workshops and pop-up bars to spice up your night.

Marri Madung Butbut February 23-28

Marri Madung Butbut is the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and global First Nation LGBTQIA+SB program in the country.

From free exhibits to theatre, dining and drag, there are many things to indulge in here, baby!

Pride Villages February 24-Mar 5

For nine days, Crown Street will be closed between Oxford and Campbell Streets, and Riley Street between Oxford and Goulburn Streets.

Here you’ll discover different daily stalls, live performances and delicious eateries.

Miss First Nation February 26

Miss First Nation has become the most highly-anticipated event on the Australian drag circuit, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander queens battle it out to take out the crown.

World Pride Human Rights Conference March 1-3

World Pride will be hosting the largest LGBTQIA+ Human Rights Conference in the southern hemisphere.

This three-day event will take place at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC).

Here you can find roundtables with interactive workshops, performances and facilitated networking events, all committed to advancing the rights of LGBTQI+ members.

Laugh Out Proud March 3

Now if you want to kick back and have a laugh, this queer comedy gala is right up your alley.

For one night only, the Laugh Out Proud will be at the beloved Enmore Theatre, showcasing the funniest acts, including Bob Downe, Dazza, Keif and Rosie Piper.

These are only just some of the events that are taking place during the nearly three week World Pride.

If you want to check out the whole list, you can head here.

Featured Image Credit: Zefrog / Alamy Stock Photo. Samantha Ohlsen / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News, Australia, LGBTQ

Charisa Bossinakis
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