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Show your pride with Mardi Gras across Sydney

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Diversity, inclusion, equality. 

Three big words we like to celebrate at Ovolo not only in the upcoming month of March, but all year round. And with Mardi Gras weekend just around the corner, what better way to show off your pride than with an all-weekend long party across the heart of Sydney.  

Grab your feather boa because we know just where you should go! 

Mardi Gras Parade

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade has taken place every year since it first began in 1978. This Saturday 5th of March, dress to impress in your brightest colours to watch the annual Mardi Gras Parade at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

This year’s theme: UNITED WE SHINE. 


Gay-Libi at Alibi

Come for the glitter. Stay for the party. Live for the Queens

Alibi Bar and Kitchen in Woolloomooloo is turning into Gay-libi for one night only! Offering bespoke cocktails, $99 bottles of champagne, lip sync Drag entertainment and an all night long DJ. Friday 4th of March, 5pm til late. 

PLUS! Post your finest #LoudAndProud pic at Gay-Libi, tagging @alibisydney on Instagram, for your chance to win the ultimate prize package of a night’s accommodation in a Rockstar Suite inclusive of Ovolo’s signature perks so you can go back and do it all over again.


Queer Art After Hours

The Art Gallery of NSW proudly presents an after-hours showcase of colourful queer artistry. Discover the ground-breaking and the glamorous in an explosion of innovative performance art, installations, collection stories, music and gallery tours inspired by this year’s theme of UNITED WE SHINE.

It’s a night to choose your own art adventure – serving and sparkling till late. 

Plus, it’s completely free to attend! 

Wednesday 2nd of March from 5pm. 

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Queer Screen

Create your own LGBTIQ+ film Festival experience with the latest and best queer films showing from the 17th of February till the 3rd of March.

Whether your genre of choice is Horror, Thriller, European, Asian, Comedy or Romance, the Mardi Gras Film Festival is showing it all.

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It’s closing time and you don’t have to go home because Home the Venue is hosting the Mardi Gras closing party. Bring on hair of the dog and dance the night away alongside RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 6 winner, Kylie Sonique Love.

Sunday 6th of March 9pm till 9am. 

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