january 19 - february 10, 2019

Midsumma Festival Melbourne

february 03, 2019 @ 11:00 am

Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda

About Midsumma Festival Melbourne

Midsumma Festival is Melbourne's annual LGBTQIA+ event that celebrates culture and local communities. Over the course of the 22-day festival, you can look forward to more than 165 queer events which take place in and around Melbourne. The two key events for the annual festival are the Midsumma Carnival and the Midsumma Pride March. 

Along with Midsumma Carnival, you can look forward to plenty of queer-related events taking place throughout the city. Highlights include art exhibitions, workshops, and readings. For more details on the festival line-up, see here.   

Program of Midsumma Festival Melbourne

Midsumma Carnival will illuminate the Alexandra Gardens this year on Sunday, January 20. From 11am to 10pm, you can be treated to a host of different events and parties, including drag acts, a dog show, and one incredible T Dance in the evening, which will be curated by local DJs. The carnival will also welcome various food stalls and a pop-up bar, serving a range of drinks. 

Midsumma Pride March will take place on Sunday, February 3, and kick off on Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda at 11am. Douse yourself in glitter, feathers, and color, and prepare for one incredible kilometer-long march which will wind its way through St. Kilda, and finish up at the Catani Gardens for the after-parade celebrations. 

The aim of this year's Pride March is to recognize the diverse groups, sexualities, personalities, and experiences that make the queer community so rich and colorful. Everyone deserves to march, to be heard, to feel safe, and of course to belong. So are you ready to come out in color for Melbourne's momentous pride celebration this year?

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