Midsumma Carnival

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The annual queer-day-out to kick-start Midsumma Festival's 22 days of celebration

Midsumma Carnival highlights the opening weekend of the three-week Festival each year.

Fun in the sun all day and late into the evening to celebrate the beginning of another fabulous Midsumma Festival. Enjoy performances, picnic with friends, and see the iconic Dog Show. With stalls, food, and live entertainment galore leading us into a warm summer evening of T Dance.

We expect we will need to restrict our audience numbers, so check back here to secure your attendance.

Midsumma Carnival is an iconic outdoor celebration that has become one of the biggest highlights in the LGBTIQA+ annual calendar. The event provides a fitting opening to the festival each year. 

Check back here for more information about:

  • Sports Precinct
  • Stalls
  • Family Zone
  • Main stage line-up
  • Picnic stage line-up
  • T Dance (from 6pm-10pm)
More event information is to be announced after the Midsumma Program Launch on 22 November 2021. 

Midsumma continues to work with the State Government to determine the safest way to deliver the event. 

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Event & ticketing details


Auslan Interpreted
Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

WHEN Sun 23 Jan 11am-10pm


FREE No ticket required


Alexandra Gardens

St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Get directions


Flinders Street


Any Swanston St tram to stop 14

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