Victoria

Melbourne Town Hall RainbowMidsumma Festival: 19 January –  9 February 2020
Midsumma Festival is Australia’s premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival, connecting queer artists to audiences passionate about queer cultural experiences.


Midsumma Carnival: Sunday 19 January 2020


Pride March: Sunday 2 February 2020 – 11.00am


Geelong Rainbow Festival
February 2020 (date to be confirmed)

St Kilda Festival
Sunday 9 February 2020**

Gaytimes Festival (Lake Mountain Alpine Resort)
February 2020 (date to be confirmed)

ChillOut Festival (Daylesford)
5 – 9 March 2020

ChillOut Carnival (Daylesford)
Sunday 8 March 2020

Melbourne Queer Film Festival 
March 2020 (dates to be confirmed)

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
25 March – 19 April 2020**

Bendigo Pride Festival
29 March- 28 April 2019

Geelong Pride Film Festival
April 2020 (dates to be confirmed)

Bendigo Queer Film Festival
April 2020 (dates to be confirmed)

Castlemaine Pride
April 2020 (date to be confirmed)

Pride Cup (Yarra Glen)
May 2020 (date to be confirmed)

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (Melbourne)
May 2020 (date to be confirmed)

Winter Chillen’ (Daylesford)
June 2019 (dates to be confirmed)

Southern HiBearnation
June 2020 (dates to be confirmed)

Melbourne Cabaret Festival
June 2020** (dates to be confirmed)

St Kilda Film Festival
June 2020** (dates to be confirmed)

Inaugural Daylesford Pride Cup
Sunday 13 July 2019

Melbourne International Film Festival
August 2020** (dates to be confirmed)

A Week of Leather
August 2020 (dates to be confirmed)

The Flapper’s Women’s Ball (Daylesford)
Saturday 8 September 2019

Melbourne Fringe
12 – 29 September 2019**

GLOBE Community Awards
Friday 11 October 2019

Midsumma Pride March Bake-Off 2019
Saturday 12 October 2019

Northside Bizarre
Saturday 19 October 2019

Melbourne Queer Games Festival
October 2019 (dates to be confirmed)

OUT in the OPEN Festival (Shepparton)
31 October – 6 November 2019

OUT in the OPEN Carnival Day (Shepparton)
Saturday 2 November 2019 (date to be confirmed)

Ballarat Frolic Festival
7 – 13 November 2019

Trans Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil
November 2019

Beartopia Daylesford
November / December 2019

ChillOuts’ Country Pride Cake Bake-Off (Daylesford)
December 2019

Carols by Queerlight
December 2019 (date to be confirmed)

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: Melbourne Town Hall

Note: ** festival contains significant LGBTIQ content