2021 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

This is Mardi Gras like you’ve never seen it before, in one of the world's most iconic venues.

Take your seats for a spectacular celebration of pride, protest, passion and diversity. 

The 43rd Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade (Saturday March 2021) will transform 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 23,000 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. ‘RISE’ is a call to action – now is the time to ascend with love, compassion, respect and understanding.

Adult $20
Concession $15
Group (4 pax.) $50

Getting to and from the SCG

Getting to and from the SCG

  • Parade goers are encouraged to consider all the available travel options including rideshare, taxis, driving with their groups or walking for shorter trips as public transport continues to operate at reduced CovidSafe capacities to maintain physical distancing across the network.
  • Parking is available nearby at the Entertainment Quarter car park, the grass car park on the northern end of Driver Avenue at Moore Park Rd and Sydney Boys & Girls High car park off Cleveland St. Gates open from 4pm so arrive early to secure a parking space as traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct - check livetraffic.comfor real time traffic conditions.
  • If you have to catch public transport, plan ahead, allow plenty of extra travel time and check real-time capacity indicators where available. Remember to use your Opal card or a contactless payment method and register your details via the Opal website or app to assist with NSW Health contact tracing. Don't forget your face mask while travelling on public transport in Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong areas and attendees are encouraged to keep their masks on inside the SCG.
  • Light rail services and shuttle buses will run frequently between Central and Moore Park before and after the parade however queues will be long so please consider walking instead. Visit to plan your trip.
  • Additional queuing measures, signage and staff will be in place around Central Station, Moore Park transport hubs and the SCG to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the event so be patient, practise physical distancing while in queues and follow the directions of staff on site.