Sydney’s most vibrant free queer community event of the season, Mardi Gras Fair Day, returns to the picturesque Victoria Park on Sunday 16 February for an inclusive all-day rainbow adventure for the whole family.
Join over 80,000 revellers at Fair Day as you enjoy the summer sunshine with a picnic, checkout the diverse range of stalls – from food, clothing & accessories, through to travel tips and community & corporate information – or join the fun and games in the Sports Village. There is something on offer for everyone – including your precious fur babies, who can strut their stuff at the world-famous Doggywood competition.
Fair Day 2020 will proudly showcase up-and-coming queer performers who are redefining the Australian music landscape and bringing LGBTQI+ voices and stories to the forefront of the industry.
Hosted by Faustina Agolley and Felicia Foxx, this year’s ANZ Main Stage line-up will see performances from trailblazing queer hip hop artists Jess B, JamarzOnMarz, Jamaica Moana and Hoodzy, electric live sets from Ngaiire, Bec Sandridge, Architects Of Sound and Huntly, plus sets from beloved community DJs Division 4, MzRizk, Ben Drayton and Victoria Anthony.
“Fair Day is a cornerstone of the Mardi Gras season and brings LGBTQI people of all walks of life together for a day of celebration alongside our family and friends,” said Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger. “It is an opportunity for us to remember our history and toast to the resoundingly positive spirit of our community.”
“This year’s ANZ Main Stage line-up is incredible and shines a spotlight on queer performers who are pushing boundaries and shifting cultural paradigms through their art,” Creative Director Kat Dopper added. “Another highlight of the afternoon will be Fair Day’s beloved Doggywood contest which will see our canine winners take to the stage in an award ceremony like no other.”
Set under the popular big top at The Arena, from 10.00am – 2.00pm Doggywood will showcase Mardi Gras-themed dog shows hosted by the ever popular Bingay host with the most, Naomi Palmer – where cute canines will battle it out for prizes and the title of Best Dressed & Most Talented. Making their Doggywood debut, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT will be hosting two Guide Dog Puppy Preschool sessions showcasing their cutest recruits.
The Victoria Park Pool will be open on Fair Day, so be sure to pack your swimmers if you want to take a dip. Especially for Fair Day, Victoria Park Pool will be offering free entry for children under the age of 10 years.
Mardi Gras Fair Day 2020
Victoria Park, Corner City and Parramatta Roads, Broadway (Sydney)
Event: Sunday 16 February 2020 – from 10.00am
Free event – donation appreciated!
Image: Mardi Gras Fair Day – Jeffrey Feng Photography