Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Dust off the dancing shoes, the world-famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is set to take over the harbour city on Saturday, 4 March 2017.

Destination NSW has revealed some of the best vantage spots and parties for visitors to join in all of the festivities.

This year the Mardi Gras Parade will feature more than 190 floats and 12,000 members of the LGBTQI community who are expected to march.

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said, “Mardi Gras is one of the jewels in the Sydney events calendar crown and is a celebration of our State capital’s amazing support for diversity.

“Attracting over 42,000 international and domestic visitors each year, the Mardi Gras Parade is one of the greatest public celebrations in the world. I encourage people to arrive early and get their spot to take in the best of this dazzling spectacle.”

With more than 100,000 spectators expected to line the parade route, plan ahead for your best Mardi Gras celebration with Destination NSW’s round up of some of the best Sydney spots and parties along the parade route.

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade starts at 7pm. Additional tickets are now on sale via the Mardi Gras website.

To start planning your visit, go to

Image: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade 2014. Credit, Destination NSW

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