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Midsumma Festival

Midsumma Pride March 2021 will return to Fitzroy St, St Kilda on Sunday 23 May 2021. NOTE: this is a few weeks outside of Midsumma Festival 2021 dates (19 April – 5 May 2021).

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 2021, Pride March Dates & Location

Due to requirements assessed by Midsumma Festival to meet current COVIDSafe government restrictions, the annual Midsumma Carnival will unfortunately not be able to go ahead in 2021. However, Midsumma Festival, in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne, will present a spectacular line-up of live performance, comedy and music hosted at the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Friday 30th April and Saturday 1st May.

Once again marchers will colour Fitzroy St in a parade of solidarity. Midsumma is encouraging audiences to attend/view the march in ONLY TWO ways:
  1. Book into a Fitzroy St venue to watch the parade from 11am, and stay all day for the ocean breeze, sunset, and afternoon vibes in iconic St Kilda.
  2. Watch the parade from their homes, or a participating venue on Fitzroy St, as Midsumma Festival will live-stream (from the Midsumma Facebook Page) Midsumma Pride March for the first time. The stream will begin at approx 10am and conclude approx 2pm (times to be updated as plans are locked in).

Midsumma will hold a private event for pre-registered marchers in Catani Gardens after the March. This will not be accessible for the general public to attend (as per the COVIDSafe event plan).

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 official program to confirm whether tickets need to be purchased for your chosen event.

So come on down and show your support for this fun event during Melbourne’s beautiful summer season!

Please refer to the official program here for a complete list of all of the events, venues, times, dates and prices. Alternatively, please find the PDF version of the official program here.

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Midsumma Pride March: Sunday 23 May 2021 at 11am

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Midsumma Carnival: Alexandra Gardens Midsumma Pride Parade: Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC

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