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A Huge Rainbow Installation with Daily Dance Parties Has Popped Up in Circular Quay Just in Time for Mardi Gras

You can find the rainbow in front of the Overseas Passenger Terminal until Monday, March 7 before it's relocated to a regional town.
By Ben Hansen
March 04, 2022
By Ben Hansen
March 04, 2022

While rain continues to batter Sydney, a rainbow has emerged in one part of the city. A huge multi-coloured installation has popped up in Circular Quay in the lead-up to the Mardi Gras parade at the SCG this Saturday, March 5. The public artwork takes inspiration from Australia's love of big things, appearing as part of a new project from Tinder.

The Big Rainbow Project is a new initiative from the dating app that promises to erect the rainbow installation in a regional Australian town while also pledging $100,000 to regional LGBTQIA+ community organisations. You can come to visit and get photos of the rainbow at its temporary home in Circular Quay next to the Overseas Passenger Terminal until Monday, March 7.

If you head by between 4.30pm–6.30pm, you'll be treated to music and entertainment from party troupe Poof Doof who is hosting Rainbow Hour each afternoon. During this daily party DJs will be on-site spinning Mardi Gras-ready tunes alongside local queens Coco Jumbo, Jimi The Kween and Danni Issues. You'll also be in with a chance to win merch and tickets to upcoming Poof Doof parties.

Following its stint in Sydney, the Big Rainbow Project will be transporting the installation to a regional town decided by the public. You can suggest a regional town that you think deserves this colourful landmark via the Tinder website. Once the new home has been decided, Tinder will be announcing the town alongside the list of LGBTQIA+ community organisations it will donate to.

Mardi Gras 2022 kicked off mid-last month and will culminate in the annual parade as well as citywide parties this weekend. If you're looking for the perfect party, check out our round-up of the best last-minute events.

The Big Rainbow Project's installation can be found next to the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal from Thursday, March 3 until Monday, March 7.

Published on March 04, 2022 by Ben Hansen
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