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Victoria Park comes to life again as Fair Day officially kicks off the Sydney Mardi Gras season. The biggest and much-loved community event is a fun, friendly picnic in the sun for family, friends and our very besties – our pampered pooches.

As the buff boys, sexy girls and colourfully costumed battle it out for Mr and Mrs Fair Day, our even more preened and groomed canine companions strut their stuff in the famed Doggywood.

Expect more than 70,000 people, and there’s something for everyone to have the time they choose: food tents and bars, stalls and displays, festival previews, amusement rides and the pumping Gaydar area.

In Kidszone, there are toys and activities to keep the kids more than happy. There’s performances from the Mardi Gras Youth Festival participants in the Fair Day Youth Hub. And on the main stage, there’s live music, performers and dancers, outrageous acts and laughs right throughout this fabulous day.

After the Fair

When the sun goes down it’s time to turn it up in Newtown. For the last six years the Bank Hotel has been the place to kick on the Fair Day celebrations. But this year, for the first time ever, Mardi Gras bring the Bank and the new-look Newtown Hotel together for double the love and twice the fun. With the best DJs and live shows around, this is going to be a one-night stand you’ll most definitely want to remember.

There’s nothing like a long drink or a lush cocktail late on a Sydney Sunday afternoon. For a lot of the locals it’s their night of choice, as friends gather to catch up (or pick up) over a bevvy or two into the balmy evening.

Chill among the cool bars and outdoor areas of the Bank, take in the live shows and buzz at the Newtown, and bounce in between. Order from either of their delicious menus or grab a bite among the many restaurants and cafes along King St. Then have another drink as you decide to make a night of it with the hundreds of holiday-makers and throw a Monday morning sickie.



10am                               MCs: Darlene & Christy

10am-10.20am          Homotones

10.20-10.35am           Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir

10.35-10.55                 Laura Loe

10.55-11.10am            Verity Hawkins

11.10-11.35am             Police Band

11.35-11.55am            Darlene & Cristy – Live at Last

11.55am-Midday      Changeover to MCs Geraldine Hickey and Brent Thorpe

Midday-12.05pm    Welcome to Country

12.05-12.10pm          Lord Mayor Clover Moore

12.10-12.20pm          SGLMG chairs

12.20-12.35pm          Sports Festival 

12.35-1.15pm             Perfect Match by Rainbow Ceremonies

1.15-1.30pm               Vincent Hooper

1.30-1.45                     Carmen Rupe Memorial Trust

1.45-1.51pm               Multi Party Marriage Group

1.51-2.10pm               Faye Blais

2.10-2.30pm             Marney McQueen

2.30-2.35pm             Changeover to MC Rhubarb Rouge and Ji Wallace

2.35-3.05pm             Mr and Miss Fair Day

3.05-3.25pm             Lady Sings it Better and Brendan Maclean

3.45-4.05pm             Maxine Kauter Band 

4.05-4.15                     Beyondblue

4.15-4.35pm              Prophet Love Preview

4.35-4.45pm             Rhubarb Rouge drag show

4.45-4.52                     Changeover to MC Bob Downe

4.52-5.07pm             Fair Day Raffle

5.07-5.27pm              The Last Chai Preview

5.27-5.47pm              An Aussie Affair Preview

5.47-5.57pm              Drag Show: Cindy Pastel & Miss 3-D

5.57-6pm                    Changeover to Heather Peace

6-6.30pm                   Heather Peace

6.30-7pm                     Angel Tupai

7-8pm                           DJ Adam Love


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