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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

2021 Mardi Gras Parade


Saturday 6 March from 6pm to 11pm


Adult: $20.00Concession: $15.00Group Bookings (4): $50.00

Take your seats for a spectacular celebration of pride, protest, passion and diversity. This is Mardi Gras like you’ve never seen it before, in one of Sydney's most iconic venues.

It’s game on for the 43rd Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade – on Saturday 6 March 2021. We’re transforming the Sydney Cricket Ground into a stunning and sparkling showcase of LGBTQI+ culture and community.

Feel the energy of the crowd and gaze in wonderment at what we can create together. Join the stadium audience of families, friends and allies, where you’ll witness a colourful cavalcade starring 5,000 paraders from over 100 LGBTQI+ community groups. The 2021 Parade will take inspiration from its past and move away from large floats, focusing instead on the outlandish pageantry of vibrant costumes, puppetry and props that made it such a phenomenon in its earliest years.

2021’s Mardi Gras Festival theme is ‘RISE’, letting our spirits soar after the challenge and hardship that 2020 presented. Applications for Parade entries closed in November. ‘RISE’ is a call to action – now is the time to ascend with love, compassion, respect and understanding.

TICKET UPDATE | Monday 4 January 2021:

As government recommendations continue to evolve, we are temporarily pausing new ticket sales to the 2021 Mardi Gras Parade at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Additional details will be provided soon.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not purchase tickets from any other ticket reseller sites such as Viagogo, eBay or Gumtree, as tickets sold there cannot be 100% verified as genuine and not copies!

TICKET DELIVERY INFORMATION: All purchased tickets for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will be held back for delivery or collection until Wednesday 3 February 2021.


Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have worked closely with Sydney Cricket Ground to ensure our Parade is accessible for all our spectators. Find more information about Parade Accessibility here.

People with access and inclusion requirements should complete the online booking form to secure their tickets: ACCESS & INCLUSION BOOKING FORM


Mardi Gras has expanded our free ticket offering for community members who are feeling the financial impact of COVID-19. We are now giving away 2,000 free tickets to ensure the Parade is as accessible as possible to all. Tickets will be randomly allocated via a ballot system where 1,000 people will be selected to receive a double pass to experience the Parade live at the SCG.

Applications for the COVID-19 Hardship ballot are now open: CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras