Everyone’s favourite picnic in the park is back and better than ever! Kicking off the official Mardi Gras season, this year’s Fair Day promises a fun and relaxed day out with your friends and family, even your pets!
Up to 70,000 people turn out from across Sydney and the Globe to revel in the beauty of Victoria Park - which will be transformed by hundreds of stalls, a plethora of delicacies at the myriad of food outlets, and dozens of events on the day.
Some of the Mardi Gras festivals’ best talents will entertain the crowds from the Foxtel Main Stage, including some special guests and emerging Australian talent. But there will be plenty of colour away from the stages too, with the day boasting a range of entertaining activities for everyone.
Hailed as a great success last year, the Gaydar Garden Lounge is back by popular demand, providing a relaxed space to kick back, have a drink and listen to live sounds from an exclusive selection of DJs. The perky pooches of Dulcie's Dog Show, presented by Eagle Pack Petfood, are also back to vie for the esteemed title of best dressed mutt. And for the little ones, there are exciting rides, the Fair Day playground plus a host of activities for endless fun in the sun.
Fair Day is also where many of our community groups get together. The bears have their tree, the dykes their bikes, the sports teams their tug-o-war and much more. Key community organisations will also be handing out handy information packs – so you won’t be leaving empty handed! You might discover a newfound hobby or a cause you’re passionate about.
This year, Fair Day also welcomes the New Mardi Gras Hub, a space to discover what’s hot this Mardi Gras season and to find out more about the New Mardi Gras organisation, what they do and how you can get involved. Make sure to pop by and sign up for exclusive member news and updates.
Remember, Fair Day is a fundraising event, so to help them keep the ‘fair’ in Fair Day, gold coin donations to the friendly Fair Day volunteers located at each entrance would be greatly appreciated.
And don't forget we'll be open until midnight on Sunday, so if you're coming back through Newtown afterwards, why not drop in and say hi?!
Where: Victoria Park, Cnr of City Rd & Parramatta Rd, Chippendale. 10am - 8pm.