Midsumma Carnival

Midsumma Carnival

Apr. 30 - May. 1, 2021

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Currently Midsumma are developing plans for alternate options in place of Midsumma Carnival for 2021 at varying scale, attendance numbers and site options. Midsumma Carnival will return to "normal" in 2022.

Midsumma Carnival highlights the opening weekend of the three-week Festival each year. 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. In itself, Carnival is a huge single-day event 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.