Midsumma Presents

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Midsumma Presents — Curated by Midsumma

Midsumma Presents is our curated program where Midsumma collaborates with outstanding artists and cultural institutions from Victoria and around the world. It's intersectional, it's vibrant and it brings people together. 

Experience fresh collaborations between Midsumma Festival and some of Victoria’s outstanding cultural institutions.

The Midsumma Presents program also incorporates the Major Events, the Brave(R) Space and the Queer PHOTO programs.


  • MAJOR EVENTS: All our much loved Major Events are free and all are held on Sundays:
    • Midsumma Carnival, the festival opening event | 21 January at Alexandra Gardens (CBD)
    • Midsumma Pride March, 4 February | Fitzroy St and Catani Gardens (St Kilda)
    • Victoria's Pride Street Party, 11 February | around Gertrude and Smith Streets (Fitzroy)


  • A BRAVE(R) SPACE: This year's focused highlight, commissioned and produced by Midsumma as part of Midsumma Presents, A Brave(R) Space, is an artistic exploration of intersectional LGBTQIA+ identity(s) involving the creation of brave new contemporary works, across various art forms.


  • QUEER PHOTO: Queer PHOTO is presented by Midsumma and PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography, in association with Trocadero Projects. Queer PHOTO combines artist commissions of large-scale outdoor artworks, gallery exhibitions and an interactive public performance program that spans two months (27 Jan – 24 March) over both Midsumma Festival and PHOTO 2024. 


You can use the filters whenever viewing lists of events to home in on specific Midsumma Presents categories.

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