Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

Feb 15 to March 3 2019 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

13 - 28 February 2019 - Queerscreen Film Festival
Sunday, 17 February 2019 - Fair Day @ 10am Victoria Park, Broadway
Sunday, 24 February 2019 Forum: Homophobia, Antisemtism & the Politics of Othering @ 2pm Sydney Jewish Museum, Darlinghurst
Friday, 1 March 2019 Mardi Gras Shabbat Service (no charge) and Dinner ( Bookings essential) @ 6.15pm Emanuel Synagogue, Woollahra
* Saturday, 2 March 2019 Mardi Gras Parade Opportunities to march with Dayenu or World Congress floats.
Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 March Emanuel Synagogue, Woollahra

* In Mardi Gras parade we have two floats - the usual for Dayenu and another promoting the 25th Jewish LGBT+ World Congress.


Mardi Gras Fair Day

For a number of years now, Fair Day has marked the start of the Mardi Gras Festival. Please see our archives page for photos of previous years’ stalls.

This year, Fair Day is on Sunday 17 February 2019.

Dayenu will again have a stall at Fair Day. Come on down and say hello to the Dayenu team. We need volunteers to help out at the at the stall between 9am and 4pm. Choose your 90 minute slot. If you would like to help out please email us.


Homophobia, Antisemitism and the Politics of ‘Othering’

Dayenu, Sydney’s Jewish LGBT+ Group presents a panel that will explore the intersectionality between homophobia and antisemitism.

The panel will be followed by a discussion to reflect on experiences of marginalisation, oppression and ‘othering’, and consider the path towards greater equity in all aspects of communal life.

Where - Sunday 24h Feb - 2019 at 2pm - 4pm @ Sydney Jewish Museum.

It is part of Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

This forum is part of the lead up to the 25th World Congress Jewish LGBT+ Conference being held in Sydney, 21-24 March 2019.

This is a free event. Booking is essential. Click here to book.



Mardi Gras Shabbat Service and Dinner

Celebrate the start of Mardi Gras weekend with us!
Come for Shabbat services at 6:15pm and stay for a delicious Shabbat dinner, hosted by Emanuel Synagogue in association with Dayenu.
Booking is essential and spaces are limited.
When: Friday 01 March 2019
- Service: 6.15pm No charge - All welcome. Feel free to invite your friends & family 
- Dinner: 7:30pm
$50 Emanuel synagogue members
$60 non-Emanuel members
Where: Emanuel Synagogue, 7 Ocean Street, Woollahra


Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

Date: Saturday 2 March 2019


We are calling for VOLUNTEERS to assist in bringing this year’s Mardi Gras entries to fruition. PLUS it is time to REGISTER your interest in marching.

1) Dayenu - Sydney’s Jewish LGBT+ Group We have 60 places available for the regular Dayenu float. We are keen to attract members of the range of Jewish LGBT+ groups to show our communities to the world through the Mardi Gras Parade. It is always so much fun. First timers are expecially encouraged to book in early.

2) 25th Jewish LGBT+ World Congress We have 40 places available for the World Congress float This is the first time that the World Congress has taken place in Australia - or anywhere in the Asia-Pacific. Be part of this milestone event. We are hoping to attract a diversity of LGBT+ people to participate in this float: Parents of LGBT+, LGBT+ people with children, Jewish and non-Jewish allies, friends and supporters.



Mardi Gras Festival and Parade



email: Volunteers & Parade Registration