We should all celebrate and be accepted for who we are, and more than 53,000 people are preparing to do just that for Midsumma Pride March this year on Sunday 5 February 2023 from 11am to 4pm. Bring your crew and celebrate diversity together at this day-long event, whether you're a member of the LGBTQIA plus community or an ally. This is the event to celebrate all gender expressions, sexualities, experiences and personalities.
It's going to be a kilometre-long parade down Fitzroy street to Catani Gardens. As tradition calls it, Dykes on Bikes will begin the march on their roaring motors, led by the Boon Wurrung Elders, Rainbow Aboriginal Float, and LGBTQIA+ Youth, followed by the Premiere of Victoria, Minister for Equality, and the Creative Industries & Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality. At the end of the March, there's free entertainment and festivities, live performances, DJs and more, by the iconic St Kilda beachside. For more details, see and respond to the event page and stay in touch via the Facebook page and website for the FAQs, interesting content and other events. One thing you can be sure of - it's going to be fun, fabulous and colourful!
If you're looking for the best seat in the house to view the Pride March, you may be interested in heading over to the Prince Bandroom for Euphoria Social. Click on the given link to book your $25 ticket to enjoy DJs and performers as well. The March is free as is the Sunday Sizzle, the March after party on the Pride Centre rooftop. Grab a snag and listen to the latest hits. Get in early as capacity is limited. You could also stroll down to the free iconic Afterparty at The Espy where there's roving performers and live entertainment from 12pm with the Gershwin room featuring Drag performances and DJs from across the country and around the globe. It's going to be a very busy, navigationally chaotic 5 Feb, so be sure to plan your transport needs well, and head out to party!