Midsumma Festival is Victoria's premier queer arts and cultural Festival, for and by LGBTQIA+ communities.
For three weeks over Summer 2017, Melbourne and surrounding areas was home to a spectacular program of over 130 visual arts, performance, ﬁlm, parties, sports, talks and social events as part of Midsumma Festival.
The 2017 Festival was punctuated by three signature outdoor events. Midsumma Carnival opening 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, rolling through the streets of St Kilda in the second week of the Festival. The ﬁnal weekend exploding 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.