The world-famous Mardi Gras is the “biggest party” down under and attracts enormous numbers of tourists from all parts of the world. Sydney, in particular is filled with people with this two-week celebration of life, fun, dances and parade. This is truly the biggest and most-loved community event. Mardi Gras kicks off with Fair Day on 21st February, a day out for all the family, friends and even the pets. Fair day includes a smorgasboard of delicacies and drinks while sitting in the park whilst listening and watching international DJs and bands.
The Parade is probably the biggest highlight of Sydney Mardi Gras. And there’s just no city in the world that comes out to cheer on this event like Sydney. The parade night brings in hundreds and thousands of spectators in the streets lined up to watch this colorful and outrageous parade (400,000 people attended this event last year!). This is one of the most highly-spirited street parties in the world. Harbour 2010 is also a renowned Mardi Gras’ dance event with the view of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. This is a party soaking up the sunshine until the sun goes down. The Mardi Gras dance parties shall be housed to spectacular venues at the Entertainment Quarter for an all-night, dance til-dawn, dance til you drop fiesta. A new event comes into the Mardi Gras festival this year with Queer thinking. It’s a fusion of academia, literature and ideas bringing together the community’s best creative and academic talent to discuss art, explore ideas and reflect on the festival theme.
But wherever you are in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious event, you’ll never find a dull moment. Mardi Gras is an event for everybody who wants to enjoy life, colors, family and love.