Must-Visit Mardi Gras Events For 2024

Must-Visit Mardi Gras Events For 2024

Hot off the (stiletto) heels of WorldPride, and eager to maintain such queer momentum, Sydney is bursting at the sequined seams with LGBTIQA+ forward festival moments this February and March. 

You’ll find Mardi Gras events across our clubs, theatres, beaches and local brunches, of course, coming to a climax with the globally recognised Mardi Gras Parade. 

Here are the dates we think you’ll want to mark in your calendar. 

Heaps Gay Hot Mess Party Feb 23

Where: The House of Music and Booze

When: Friday, February 23, from 4:00PM

RSVP: Here

Heaps Gay has proudly coaxed Sydney out of its shell since 2013 with larger than life parties and events for the queer community. This weekend: A club night featuring a heavy hitting all-star cast with London’s legendary Pxssy Palace (UK) crew, and Jersey Club Queen Cookiee Kawaii (US).

Bondi Beach Party 

Where: Bondi Beach

When: Saturday, February 24, from 2:00PM

Tickets: Here

Join 15,000+ girls, gays, and theys on Sydney’s most iconic stretch of sand. Everything you know and love about this Mardi Gras festival favourite event is returning with international DJs and performers (hello, Sophie Ellis-Bextor) to keep the vibes very much alive past sundown. 

Poof Doof Club Eras 

Where: Arq

When: Saturday, February 24, from 12:00AM

Tickets: Here

A three hour Taylor Swift inspired mega set. Happening for one night only. While Mother herself is completing the long-awaited Sydney leg of the (official) Eras Tour. Drag performances, rave cave, and pop music in the main room all night long. 

The Mrs G’s Spot Drag Brunch 

Where: Mrs G’s

When: Saturday, February 24, from 11:30AM

Bookings: Here

A drag brunch that will really hit the spot. Tuck into Mrs G’s crowd-pleasers including cheeseburger spring rolls, ‘strange flavour’ burrata and mini banh mi. With palette-cleansing drag performances from Coco Jumbo (RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under), Kalin Klein, and Dammit Janet!

Mardi Gras Film Festival until Feb 29

Where: Ritz Cinemas Randwick, The Dendy Newtown and more…

When: Thursday, February 15 to Thursday, February 29

Program: Here

Queer Screen’s 31st Mardi Gras film festival returns for Mardi Gras 2024 with a stellar lineup of premieres (think: All Of Us Strangers, Monica, Mutt.) This year's festival theme revolves around conversation, focusing on films that spark debates and really get tongues wagging.

& Juliet Mardi Gras Performance 

Where: Sydney Lyric Theatre

When: Friday, March 1

Tickets: Here

Witness the inspiring and poignant new musical followed by an exclusive post-show Q&A to discuss LGBTQIA+ presence in theatre. This feel-good musical is packed with smash hits from queer icons Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson (to name a few).

The White Party 

Where: Home

When: Friday, March 1

TIckets: Here

Three levels of mind-blowing queer-loving production on the eve of the Mardi Gras parade. Ie. It’s going to be a BIG weekend. The White Party is celebrating 10 years, so naturally there will be performances by Ricki Lee and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 star Anetra. 

Starlet Revue at Fred’s 

Where: Fred’s 

When: Sunday, March 2, from 12:00PM

Bookings: Here

Put your most elegant foot forward at Fred’s Starlet Revue drag lunch. This is a celebration of old Hollywood glamour with a celestial twist. Sit down for a sumptuous four-course menu peppered with performances from Logan The Drag Queen, Tina Bikki, and Lada Marks. 

Mardi Gras Parade Mar 2

Where: Oxford Street, Sydney, 2000

When: Saturday, March 2, from 6:00PM


There will be colour, there will be confidence, there will be charisma and there will be character. Over 200 floats from every corner of our communities will fill Oxford Street, Flinders Street and Anzac Parade with music and magic for the 46th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. 

A Fool In Love 

Where: Sydney Theatre Company

When: Monday, February 12 to Sunday, March 17

Tickets: Here

Equal parts delightful rom-com and razor-sharp spoof, this production will retain all the joy and revelry of a seventeenth century farce at the same time as putting contemporary gender and class politics under the microscope. A Fool in Love is social satire at its very cheekiest.