Mardi Gras in Randwick

Mardi Gras Celebration

Unfortunately, the 2022 Mardi Gras event at Coogee Rainbow was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

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The event had been planned for Saturday 26th February from 2pm to 6pm with fabulous drag queen performances, colourful stilt walkers and live music on the Coogee Rainbow by Kartik Kuna Band. In addition to a live art installation (Artcube) by LGBTQIA+ artists, photo magnets and free ice cream by local Coogee Gelatissimo store.

We look forward to celebrating Mardi Gras and WorldPride next year on the Coogee Rainbow!

Rainbow Flag Raising at Randwick Town Hall

Commencing in 2015, each year Randwick City Council raises a rainbow flag at Randwick Town Hall to celebrate the commencement of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and to show support for the LGBTQIA+ community.

In 2022, the progressive pride flag was raised for the first time by Mayor Dylan Parker (below, right).

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Coogee Rainbow Walkway

In December 2020, Randwick Councillors unanimously supported an initiative to install a temporary 50-metre rainbow walkway on Coogee Beach Promenade as part of a Randwick City Council proposal to celebrate diversity, inclusivity and equality.

Watch a time lapse video of the rainbow installation here

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Coogee Rainbow Walkway Official Ribbon Cutting

On Saturday 20th February 2021, Coogee Beach’s rainbow walkway was unveiled with colourful fanfare at a ribbon cutting ceremony by former Randwick Mayor Danny Said, Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger and Destination NSW CEO Steve Cox. Special performances were given by esteemed Sydney drag artists Charisma Belle, Carmen Geddit and Hannah Conda on the rainbow. The event was hosted by journalist and LGBTQIA+ advocate Julie McCrossin AM

Ribbon Cutting Mardi Gras

Watch or read more information about the event here.

Last Updated: 11 July 2022
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