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Mardi Gras Parade 2023

Australia's biggest LGBTQIA+ celebration returns to Oxford Street for a special WorldPride edition.
By Sarah Ward
February 10, 2023
By Sarah Ward
February 10, 2023

One of Sydney's biggest nights of the year is returning in a massive way in 2023. Not only is this year's Mardi Gras parade the event's 45th anniversary, as well as its return to Oxford Street after multiple COVID-19-impacted years at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but it's also part of Sydney WorldPride.

Block out your diaries, because it's happening on Saturday, February 25. The theme: gather, dream, amplify.

All of the colourful floats and community groups the parade is known for will begin to descend down Oxford Street and Flinders Street from 6pm, with the parade continuing until 11pm. Expect more than 12,500 marchers and 200 floats throughout the five-hour celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community.

There are still tickets available for the Sideshow and Ruby Road viewing areas — or, if you want to cop a free view, you'll have to arrive early and nab a spot. Scope the parade map to plan your vantage point.

Sydney WorldPride will span 17 days and 300-plus LGBTQIA+ festivities, with more than 500,000 people expected to participate.

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