From: Sunday, Jan 23rd, 2022
To: Sunday, Feb 13th, 2022
A World Class Pride for a World Class city!
Midsumma Festival Melbourne has been held annually since 1988. Melbourne’s Queer community and friends come together for this collaborative, innovative celebration of queer arts, culture and pride, presented over three weeks. Midsumma’s largest iconic events are Carnival, T Dance and Pride March, all of which are outdoor public celebrations that have evolved over the years.
This year the event has been moved to late April/Early May due to Coronavirus restrictions.
Midsumma Festival Live at the Bowl
The Signature Event for Midsumma will be the Midsumma Festival Live at the Bowl, a spectacular line-up of live performance, comedy and music hosted at the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Friday 30th April and Saturday 1st May. The event replaces the popular Carnival party which has been cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.
With Sidney Myer Music Bowl transformed into a socially distanced and COVIDSafe space, Midsumma Festival Live at the Bowl will bring together a diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities, and audiences, premiering its FREE two-night extravaganza for 6,000 audiences members as part of Midsumma Festival 2021.
Midsumma Pride March 2021 will return to Fitzroy St, St Kilda on Sunday 23 May 2021.Once again marchers will colour Fitzroy St in a parade of solidarity. Midsumma is encouraging audiences to attend/view the march in ONLY TWO ways:
- Book into a Fitzroy St venue to watch the parade from 11am, and stay all day for the ocean breeze, sunset, and afternoon vibes in iconic St Kilda.
- Watch the parade from their homes, or a participating venue on Fitzroy St, as Midsumma Festival will live-stream (from the Midsumma Facebook Page) Midsumma Pride March for the first time. The stream will begin at approx 10am and conclude approx 2pm.
This event will return in 2022
Carnival and T Dance are supported by the City of Melbourne, annually draw in approximately 100,000 people and have become the traditional opening day events. Pride March is supported by the City of Port Phillip and annually brings throngs of people onto the streets of St Kilda.
Melbourne’s annual Queer Celebration, and is a federation of gay arts and cultural events (more than 180) spread over 85 different venues throughout Melbourne. Not to mention the nonstop parties, and the competition to find the best National DJ, with the winner playing at the amazing gay T Dance. The event attracts more than 260,000 people from around the world.
While Midsumma Festival takes over Melbourne’s queer landscape for three weeks, Carnival is the event that kicks it all off. The event takes place at Alexandra Gardens with over 130 stalls, live entertainment showcasing Midsumma shows on two stages, the Main Stage and the VAC Community Stage, the popular and traditional dog show, and the sporting precinct.
Where to stay in Gay Melbourne?
Gay Map of Melbourne
Melbourne’s gay bars & clubs are located in St Kilda and South Yarra south of the city or in Collingwood, Richmond and Fitzroy north of the city and one in Yarraville.
Recommended Apartments in Melbourne
1 to 2 Bedrooms
The air-conditioned units have a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher & an oven. A microwave & toaster are also provided, as well as a coffee machine. A living area with a flat-screen TV. Laundry facilities are available.
This air-conditioned apartment is fitted with 2 bedrooms, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven. It also has a flat-screen TV with free streaming service. Bathroom comes with a hair dryer
1 & 2 Bedrooms
Situated in the Carlton district of Melbourne Every unit has a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a dishwasher. A microwave and fridge are also available, as well as a kettle.
1 & 2 Bedrooms
All air-conditioned apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen, a dining setting and a private bathroom with a shower and bathrobes. Each have a lounge area with a sofa and a flat-screen TV. Free WiFi
Video Of MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL MELBOURNE
(OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY) | Colin King
Recommended Hotels in Melbourne
The best place to stay in Melbourne is in the Southbank district. Here you will be close to all the city’s attractions and the nearby gay in both the north and south of the city.
5 Star Luxury
Rising above Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Towers offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Each room features original artworks and marble bathrooms.
The Como, 5 Star
The Como is perfectly positioned near the restaurants, boutiques and all attractions located in the South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak area. There is a tram stop nearby, taking you to Melbourne city centre
Cosmopolitan 4 Star
Gay District -St.Kinda
The Cosmopolitan is a boutique-style hotel including modern minimalist rooms, each well-equipped room features free WiFi and one secure on site parking space per room. 6 minutes walk from the beach
The property features contemporary furniture, an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning and central heating. Downstairs is a spacious lounge, a chefs kitchen & laundry facilities shared by the 4 guest rooms.
Why you may want a car in Melbourne
The Yarra Valley Victoria’s oldest wine region, dating back to 1838 and is less than an hour’s drive away, enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Or take a drive down Beach Road that starts from Brighton and goes all the way to the southern point of Mordialloc on the way stop off for a swim at one of the many secluded beaches or lunch in one of the small towns, this really is a amazing drive along the winding coast road