The annual Midsumma Carnival will once again take over the CBD’s Alexandra Gardens on Sunday 21 January, where fabulous and diverse LGBTQIA+ acts will grace three stages to mark the opening of Midsumma Festival. This popular annual day event attracts over 120,000 people and entry is free.
Presented by Midsumma Festival and supported by City of Melbourne, Midsumma Carnival features over 180 stalls including pop-up bars, two large food zones, free giveaways, and multiple queer-friendly community groups and businesses, including the iconic Dog Show for pooches to compete to win the Ultimate Best Dog prize.
The Carnival Main Stage will Performances include Jess McAvoy (The Search by Jess McAvoy), the gender and sexually diverse community concert band, Melbourne Rainbow Band, the cabaret-comedy I Want It That Gay, and many more. The Carnival Picnic Stage will feature DJ Gay Dad, the gay Hogwarts comedy, Hufflepoof, tales of lady love from across the globe, Lesbian Love Stories, Lip Sync Limelight hosted by Frock Hudson, Sian Bigid and many more.
The jam-packed full Carnival program is available at: midsumma.org.au/carnival
Midsumma Carnival 2024
Sunday 21 January, 11am – 10pm
Alexandra Gardens, St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Midsumma Festival dates: 21 January – 11 February 2024
Midsumma full program at midsumma.org.au