Some of the most fun you can have at Midsumma is the triumphant Pride March in St Kilda, followed by an afternoon of partying at Catani Gardens by the sea.
After a slightly altered march in 2021, the good news is that the Midsumma Pride March returns in full force for 2022.
The parade fills St Kilda's Fitzroy Street with colour and joy from 11am on February 6, with an expected 45,000 people set to watch the grand parade celebrating gender and sexual diversity.
As usual, the event starts with the much-loved Dykes on Bikes before Midsumma’s Rainbow Aboriginal Pride float and Boon Wurrung Elders lead the procession of marchers as they sashay down the kilometre-long route.
Whether you identify as queer or you're a queer ally, the Pride March is a wonderful act of solidarity towards LGBTQIA+ people all over the world who live without the respect, rights and dignity they deserve. As it wraps up, those viewing the march are invited to jump on the tail end of the parade and follow the procession to Catani Gardens for the after party.
An accessible viewing area is available at tram stop 134 (there will be no trams running through there during the march), with marshals on site to ensure views of the parade remain clear throughout. Guests wanting to use the accessible viewing area should submit a registration form.
The march is also family and pet friendly (keep in mind some floats may have sexual themes or nudity) and attendees are asked to wear a face mask if they can't physically distance.