Melbourne’s annual celebration of gay and lesbian culture and art is also known as the Midsumma festival. It is the largest cultural festival of its type, celebrated in the city since 1988.
You’ll find everything from performing arts to music, sports to film during this celebration. The Midsumma Festival is held at various venues around the city and draws crowds of more than 15,000 people every year.
Midsumma Festival Melbourne 2019 – Pride March Dates & Location
There will also be a massive festival of colour with the Midsumma Pride March which will take place along Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda. Dress up with lots of colour, glitter, sequins and feathers and come and show your support for the thousands of LGBT people taking part in the pride march. The parade starts at 2pm and there will be an after-party at Catani Gardens.
You will find heaps of other festival events including photography and art exhibitions, live musical performances and plays, as well as stand up comedy, film screenings, dance classes and cabaret shows.
Many events are free and some are ticketed. Check the program to confirm whether tickets need to be purchased to your chosen event. So come on down and show your support for this fun event during Melbourne’s beautiful summer season!
We have included information on the primary events and venues below, but please view the event program guide for more information.