Midsumma Festival Dates

Midsumma Festival Live at the Bowl by Suzanne Balding

Midsumma Festival 2025

In 2025, Midsumma Festival will run from Sunday 19 January to Sunday 9 February.
2025 Major events:

Midsumma Festival 2024

Australia's premier queer arts and cultural festival ran from Sunday 21 January to Sunday 11 February 2024, and Queer PHOTO continued until Sunday 24 March (with a small number of exhibitions continuing beyond 24 March).

Midsumma Year Round

In addition to the well-known festival, normally held in January and February, Midsumma is also involved all year round in nurturing artists and creating opportunities for their professional development, with particular emphasis on assisting those in our communities who suffer discrimination or disadvantage.

Registration deadlines and other key dates for Midsumma Festival are listed below. The dates below will be progressively updated to the relevant 2025 dates as they're confirmed.

Key Milestones 

  • Venue Registrations open – 15 May 2024
  • Event Registrations open - 3 June 2024
  • Midsumma Carnival Stall and Food Vendor Registrations open - August
  • Midsumma Carnival Early Bird Registrations close - August
  • Venue Registrations close – 31 July 2024
  • Event Registrations close - 1 September 2024
  • Midsumma Pride March Registrations open - September
  • Program Launch / Guide Released – 26 November 2024
  • 2025 Midsumma Festival Dates: 19 January - 9 February 2025
    • Midsumma Carnival: Sunday 19 January 2025
    • Midsumma Pride March: Sunday 2 February 2025 
    • Victoria's Pride Street Party: Sunday 9 February 2025

Midsumma Year Round

See all of the amazing programs, events and initiatives that Midsumma supports year-round.

LGBTQIA+ Festivals

Australia's circuit of quality LGBTQIA+ festivals provides a unique opportunity to tour the country. It's also a great opportunity for audiences to travel while sampling a diverse and eclectic range of events along the way.

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