When & Where The Sydney Mardi Gras usually takes place from Mid-February until the first week of March in Sydney, Australia.
The dates for Sydney Mardis Gras 2012 are February 12th through March 4th.
Why First held in 1978 as a commemoration of New York's Stonewall riots in which a premise was raided by police to expose homosexual activity. The highlight of the Mardi Gras is the Sydney Parade which is on March 5th this year.
Where to stay Sydney has a great range of cheap quality hotels available here.
What to expect The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Festival usually begins in the Sydney Opera House. Then the weeks following provide theatre, films, conferences, cabarets, festish partys and clubs put on a few nights and events for the festival.
The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Parade This occurs on the last day of the festival and is the best event. Thousands of people follow the parade as it winds through the gay and lesbian districts of Sydney starting at Hyde Park.
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Nightlife Slide Bar on Oxford St. is a hip spot to be seen. The Stonewall Hotel for those of you born out of the closet. The Arq Club is very liberal institute of hedonism.