The dates for this event have already occurred, please check back again for new dates. Hundreds of people in colorful, elaborate and very flamboyant costumes compete for top honors each year for what are now known as the Bourbon Street Awards on Mardi Gras Day. Participants and spectators alike come to the contest from all over the world and are rewarded with a flashy spectacle that often defies the imagination. First-, second- and third-place prizes are awarded in each category. Celebrity hostesses in drag, of course serve as emcees for the contest and awards ceremonies. To enter the awards, you sign up for your category early that morning at the registration table nearby and prepare to be entertaining.
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Encouraging people to rise together through love, compassion, respect and understanding after the challenges of The Mardi Gras Parade will be a little different this year, and instead of taking place on Oxford Street will instead be a ticketed event inside the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday 6th March. The parade will also be broadcast on SBS. There are plenty of other events to enjoy across the city, including performing arts, comedy, films and talks. There will also be films available for online streaming. Queer Thinking is a series of compelling talks from creatives, activists and academics.
Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021 – in pictures
As Sydney gears up for its annual gay and lesbian big bash, those who missed out on tickets still have plenty of options to choose from, both in the thick of the action and around town. Here's everything you need to know about partying around Sydney before, during and after the Mardi Gras Parade. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival officially launched on February 22, but revellers will be turning things up a few notches this Saturday, March 6, when the iconic parade kicks off.
As a spoof of traditional Mardi Gras krewes, the Yuga ball featured a glittering presentation of royalty, including a Queen, King, Captain, debutantes and maids. Though no longer active, Yuga gave birth to other gay Carnival krewes, including the Krewe of Petronius and the Krewe of Amon-Ra, both of which are still active. Today it remains an important symbol of pride for the community and its allies.