Things to do, Fairs and festivals
Revellers at Oxtrvaganza 2017
Photograph: Robert Knapman

Ain't no party like a Mardi Gras party

It's gay Christmas and one of Mardi Gras’s biggest parties returns to the rainbow strip for a street party. Oxtravaganza takes over Oxford Street from noon, featuring its own version of the Karma Keg to celebrate marriage equality becoming a reality in Australia, called the ‘Yes! Keg’. The champions at Young Henrys will provide the kegs, either Cloudy Cider or Newtowner Pale Ale, that will be available at participating pubs and bars and restaurants, with $5 schooners on offer across each venue.

All of the profits, along with those of the two street barbecues, go straight to Twenty10+GLCS, a counselling service that provides support, mental health services and housing for the LGBTIQA+ people of NSW.  

The celebration of marriage equality continues at the outdoor wedding market in Oxford Square. There will be local jewellers, florists and celebrants on hand to help you plan your perfect day with music courtesy of Ricardo’s Mobile Disco.  

Venture down Oxford Street to catch Shibari performances, burlesque dancers in display windows and drag cover bands. Everyone knows that the best way to travel down Oxford street is to dance and there'll be DJs along the way to help you do just that.

If you can’t stay all night long you can tune into Gay Pop Radio who will be covering the party and also playing tunes on air across the day. The line-up is expanding every day, so make sure to visit the website and plan your day out at the most fabulous party in town.

By: William Dunn

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