Midsumma Festival is Victoria's premier queer arts and cultural Festival, for and by LGBTQIA+ communities.
In 2017 Midsumma celebrates 30 years of championing diversity, cultivating queer perspectives and creating experiences that ﬂip the status quo – all made possible through our annual open access Festival.
For three weeks over Summer 2017, Melbourne and surrounding areas will be home to a spectacular program of over 130 Midsumma Festival events: visual arts, performance, ﬁlm, parties, sports, talks and social events.
This year's Festival is punctuated by three signature outdoor events. Midsumma Carnival opens the Festival with an all-day-and-night party-in-the-park at Melbourne's Alexandra Gardens. Midsumma Pride March, Melbourne's iconic march of solidarity and celebration, rolls through the streets of St Kilda in the second week of the Festival. The ﬁnal weekend explodes with Midsumma Horizon, a new-art party at Testing Grounds tucked away in Melbourne's CBD. And the best thing: they are all free!
Held annually since 1988 Midsumma Festival has become one of Australia's most signiﬁcant arts and cultural Festivals. Midsumma works year-round to provide artists with support and tools to create, present and promote their work at Midsumma Festival.