Mardi Gras Sydney 2019

This year my partner and I decided to go visit the Mardi Gras festival preparations in Sydney. We have all heard and seen the Mardi Gras festival celebrated with vigour and pomp, but meeting the participants up close and personal was an experience not to be missed.

To all those that are unaware, the Sydney Gay and Mardi Gras festival is an annual LGBT pride parade and festival in Sydney, Australia, attended by hundreds and thousands of people from around Australia and overseas. It is interesting to know that the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of Australia’s biggest tourist drawcards, with the parade and dance party attracting many international and domestic tourists.

Here are a few pictures I took of the parade participants, dressed up in their colourful and sometimes outrageous attires. It was a delight to see them strutting their stuff confidently and happily posing for the shutterbugs.


Have any of you been to Mardi Gras? What was your experience like? Please share in the comments below 🙂


Author: nisreenakolawala

I am a former Architect who left her career to follow her heart and passion, which involves travelling, photography and Social media marketing. I have stayed in a rustic village of Eastern Himalayas, swum with colorful fishes and corals in Fiji, lived with gypsy Banni villagers in Western India, interacted with Kenya’s Masai tribe, river rafted in the freezing cold river in Ladakh, lived and explored a quaint beach town of Tanga in Tanzania, took a 48 hour camel safari in the Thar desert of Rajasthan, sailed on a felucca on the mighty Nile river in Egypt and chilled with the Kangaroo’s in Australia. Needless to say I am always adding more experiences and places to the list.