From: Sunday, Jan 20th, 2019
To: Sunday, Feb 10th, 2019
A World Class Pride for a World Class city!
Midsumma Festival has been held annually since 1988. Melbourne’s Queer community and friends come together for this collaborative, innovative celebration of queer arts and culture, presented over three weeks from mid January to early February every year.
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. 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 180,000 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. And this year, it’s back in the Alexandra Gardens.There’ll be
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 a new Sporting Precinct.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action ,
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.
Video Of MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL MELBOURNE 2018
(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.