Midsumma Carnival [Melbourne]
Midsumma Carnival [Melbourne]

Event Information


Sunday January 21, 2024
12:00 PM


Alexandra Gardens
Alexandra Gardens

Auslan Interpreter/s

Marc Ethan, Kellie Harman, Celeste di Pietro & Nicole McRae

Language/ Cultural Consultant



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Learn all about Midsumma 2024 here

For information about the event, see: Midsumma Carnival event (details still being compiled for Midsumma Carnival 2024).

To find out about having a stall at Midsumma Carnival, refer to Midsumma Carnival Stalls Info & Registration.

Midsumma Carnival highlights the opening weekend of the three-week Festival each year, effectively opening the festival. It’s an iconic outdoor celebration that has become one of the biggest highlights in the LGBTIQA+ annual calendar. In itself, Carnival is a huge single-day event, usually running from 11am until 10pm in Alexandra Gardens in Melbourne’s CBD, with a massive set up and overall coordination required for delivery each year.

Midsumma Carnival attracts a broad attendance across age ranges and demographics, truly celebrating a day of inclusion and diversity in all its forms.

This popular annual event is free to the public and typically attracts around 120,000 people.

For information about Accessibility at Midsumma Festival, see Access Information. During the festival period, additional information about accessibility at the Midsumma Festival major events (including Midsumma Carnival) is provided for each individual event.


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