With over 300 events, the full festival guide is out now


The countdown to Sydney WorldPride is on! With just 100 days to go, Bondi Beach has welcomed a brand-new attraction: a gigantic rainbow sand sculpture. Constructed entirely from sand, the piece is an impressive two metres tall and four metres wide, located at the Bondi Pavilion Forecourt.

A physical representation of the importance of LGBTQIA Pride, the sculpture was unveiled by The Honourable Ben Franklin, Minister for Tourism. “Sydney is an inclusive and proud LGBTQIA+ city. We are the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to host WorldPride and we’re incredibly excited to welcome revellers and friends from across the globe for the ultimate celebration,” Mr Franklin remarks. “The program of events is world-class, and NSW will be abuzz with activity with over 300 events over 17 days. Now is the time to check out the program, plan your festival, book your tickets, and join us in Sydney for an unmissable event.”

Sydney WorldPride Festival Guide. Credit: Daniel Boud

And if that wasn’t reason enough to be excited, Sydney WorldPride has also unveiled more than 300 events, launching its full Festival Guide. Taking place between 17 February and 5 March 2023, the event is set to welcome the likes of Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Courtney Act, Kelly Rowland and more.

Get your diaries ready! The largest-ever LGBTQIA event ever held in the region, Sydney WorldPride will span 17 days’ worth of activities, 19 official major events, 68 curated WorldPride Arts experiences, 17 WorldPride Sports events and 192 Pride Amplified community events.

Kate Wickett, Sydney WorldPride’s Chief Executive, states: “The Sydney WorldPride Festival Guide represents 144 pages of fabulous LGBQTIA+ creativity. The festival includes an extraordinary array of free and ticketed experiences from concerts to parties, theatre, sports and family events, so no matter your interests or budget, you are invited to Sydney WorldPride.”

Sydney WorldPride unveils its gigantic rainbow sand sculpture. Credit: Daniel Boud

“The first WorldPride in the Southern Hemisphere is a significant moment for both for the LGBTQIA+ community in Australia and Sydney. Now is the time to get ready for the global LGBTQIA+ reunion we’ve all been waiting for!”

Want to get involved? Visitors to Sydney can book major event tickets with flight and accommodation through an Approved Travel Provider until 30 November. To browse the full Sydney WorldPride Festival Guide, visit sydneyworldpride.com. For inspiration on things to do in Sydney during WorldPride, visit sydney.com. See you there!

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