Midsumma Carnival

Biggest event of Melbourne's queer calendar

Midsumma Carnival is an annual event that kick starts the Midsumma Festival celebrations. Fun in the sun for an all-day and all-night party to celebrate the beginning of another fabulous Midsumma Festival. Peek at our program with bite-sized performances, meet friends in the family domain, tackle the sports precinct and stay cool in the under 18s area. With stalls, food, and entertainment galore leading us into a warm summer evening of T Dance.

Cloakroom: operating throughout Midsumma Carnival until the end of T Dance. It's located in the Main Information block. Your $5 donation will be appreciated if you can afford it, and 50% of all donations collected at Midsumma Carnival will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

Proof-of-age Wristbands: required for entry to the bar, regardless of your age. Get yours early near the bar entrances or from the Main Information block.

Map of Midsumma Carnival precinct

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by Suzanne Balding

Event & ticketing details


Auslan Interpreted
Tactile tour Tactile Tour
Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

When Sun 19 Jan 11am
Auslan Main Stage
Duration 11hrs


Alexandra Gardens

St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Get directions


Flinders Street


Any Swanston St tram to stop 14

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