Queensland

2016 Noosa Rainbow River Festival - Geoff Marshman and Melony Brests

Noosa Rainbow River Festival: March 2020 (dates to be confirmed)
Noosa will once again be bringing the Queens back to Queensland with the Noosa Rainbow River Festival. The highlight of the weekend is The River Parade – hire a boat, bring your own boat or join the official Rainbow Party Boat on a 2 hour fun-filled adventure up and down the scenic Noosa River and canals.


Brisbane Queer Film Festival: March 2020 (dates to be confirmed)
Brisbane Queer Film Festival is a highlight of the Queensland queer community calendar, since its first outing in the year 2000. The festival aims to present, indulge and empower LGBT, intersex, queer and gender diverse film, filmmakers and screen content.


Sunshine Coast Pride Festival Fair Day: Saturday 25 May 2019
The Sunshine Coast Pride Festival Fair Day is an annual event organised by a dedicated Committee of volunteers and is about providing a safe and fun environment for LGBTIQ people, their family and friends, to come together and celebrate our diversity on the Coast.


MELT Festival (Brisbane Powerhouse):  27 June – 7 July 2019
Brisbane’s LGBTI+ voice is loud and clear, bursting with pride, humour, humanity and rebellion. The community is bounding towards equality in many vital aspects of life and MELT is a vehicle for these leaps.


The Annual Queen’s Ball Awards Gala (Brisbane): Saturday 15 June 2019
Celebrating Brisbane’s community, the Queen’s Ball is the longest running LGBTIQ event in the world.


Cairns Queer Film Festival: 30 May – 2 June 2019
Cairns Queer Film Festival (CQFF) runs social events connected by films to support the health and well-being of all LGBTIQ people in Far North Queensland.


Brisbane Pride Festival: September 2019 (dates to be confirmed)
The Brisbane Pride Festival is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture through the arts, sporting, community and political events.


Brisbane Festival: 6 – 28 September 2019**
Each September, the Brisbane Festival explodes across the city with a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire.


Brisbane Pride Fairday: September 2019 (date to be confirmed)


Northern Exposure (Brisbane): 16 – 20 October 2019
Northern Exposure is hosted by the Brisbears – more info to come…


If your festival or event is not listed above, and you would like to submit for consideration, please send an email to: reception@australianpridenetwork.com.au Your festival or event must be not-for-profit and primarily coordinated by those who identify as LGBTIQ. (Events organised by individuals or commercial entities will not be considered)

Image: Geoff Marshman and Melony Brests at the Noosa Rainbow River Festival (supplied)

Note: ** festival contains significant LGBTIQ content