Midsumma Festival Dates

Midsumma Festival Live at the Bowl by Suzanna Balding

Midsumma Festival 2023

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Australia's premier queer arts and cultural festival returns in 2023, running between 22 January and 12 February, with Midsumma Pride March on Sunday 5 February.

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 2023 are as follows: 

  • Event Registrations Open: Wednesday 1 June 2022
  • Early bird Registrations Close: Friday 1 July 2022
  • Event Registrations Close: Monday 22 August 2022

Key Milestones 

  • Venue Registrations Open – Wednesday 25 May 2022 
  • Midsumma Festival Info Sessions – TBA
  • Event and Venue Registrations close – Monday 22 August 2022
  • Program Launch / Guide Released – mid-November 2022 
  • Festival Dates: 22 January - 12 February 2023
    • Midsumma Carnival: Sunday 22 January 2023
    • Midsumma Pride March: Sunday 5 February 2023
    • Melbourne Pride: Sunday 12 February 2023

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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