Everyone is having to do things a little bit differently this year, and the Mardi Gras team is no different. Nothing could rain on this parade – not even a global pandemic.
Has Mardi Gras been cancelled in 2021?
No – it’s happening!
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is back, becoming one of the first internationally significant Pride events to be staged since the spread of COVID-19. Rather than having the usual run of Oxford Street, this year’s event will be taking place safely at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
What date is the 2021 Sydney Mardi Gras?
This year’s Mardi Gras parade will be taking place on Saturday 6 March, 2021.
How can we watch the parade?
With a new capacity of audience members, not as many people will be able to watch the fabulous parade in-person this year, but SBS will be on hand to broadcast the entire event live – so that revellers from across Australia can tune-in and celebrate from the comfort of their homes.
The broadcast will be streamed live via SBS On Demand with the geo-block removed, making it available to watch around the world. You can find the SBS On Demand times across Australia below or catch the full parade 7:30pm across Australia on SBS and NITV.
The 2021 theme: RISE
The 2021 Mardi Gras theme is ‘RISE’, aiming to encapsulate the challenge and hardship that 2020 presented, while calling on members of the LGBTIQ+ community to rise again through love, compassion, respect and understanding.