Midsumma Pride March
Celebrating 25 Years
In 2020, the 25th anniversary of Pride March graced the streets of St Kilda on Sunday 2 February 2020. The first march took almost the same route along St Kilda’s Fitzroy St in 1996, transforming the strip into a show of community pride, thanks to the small but mighty team that was Pride March Victoria.
The march sure has grown, from the original gathering of 11,000 people, to estimated audiences in 2020 coming in at 55,460. To celebrate this milestone achievement of Melbourne’s queer community, we proudly remembered that Pride March is about affirming that we’re fabulous, and we’re loved, and we’re diverse and we’re proud.
Parade, pride and party came together to celebrate 25 years of gender and sexuality diversity. Whether you joined the fanfare by foot or by wheel, with workmates or with family, with friends or with lovers, and as ally or as queer, Midsumma Pride March is a time for you to celebrate who you are.
Midsumma Pride March commenced at 11am from Ian Johnson Oval, and sashayed the kilometre-long route, taking over Fitzroy St. Revving up the rally was the much-loved pre-march procession by Dykes on Bikes followed by thousands of marchers led by Midsumma’s Rainbow Aboriginal Pride.
The celebration continued after the march with post-Pride Celebrations at the end of the parade route inside Catani Gardens where the afternoon festivities of a seaside soiree, fine food and drinks, and the cultural celebrations of queer communities were enjoyed, all beside the sounds and performances on the Summa Pride Stage - see Program below for details. See Midsumma Pride March Info for details of the Midsumma Pride March Award Winners.
by Suzanne Balding
|SUMMA PRIDE STAGE LINE-UPS||
The march will end beside the beach, in Catani Gardens, where the Summa Pride Stage will keep you entertained until 4pm.
MC: Leasa Mann
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|When||Sun 2 Feb 11am-4pm|
|Catani G'dens||12-4pm on the Summa Pride Stage|
|Auslan||from 12pm on the Summa Pride Stage|
Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Fitzroy St and Catani Gardens, St KildaGet directions
Tram12 to stop 143 | tram 96 to stop 132 | any St Kilda Rd tram to St Kilda Junction