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The Huxleys - photo: Alexis D. Lea

Midsumma Festival 2019

Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival returns in 2019, running from 20 January to 10 February.

Midsumma Carnival will kick off three weeks of queer summer on Sunday 20 January 2019 in Alexandra Gardens and Midsumma Pride March returns to St Kilda on Sunday 3 February 2019.

Check out the Important Dates panel on this page for all your key dates.
The full program will be launched in mid-November 2018.

Want to be part of Midsumma Festival?

There are many opportunities for you to be involved. You can volunteer, present an event as part of our open access program, march in Midsumma Pride March or set-up a stall or food truck at Midsumma Carnival.

Midsumma Year Round

In addition to the well-known festival in January and February, Midsumma is also involved all year round in nurturing artists and creating opportunities for their professional development, with particular emphasis on assisting those in our communities who suffer discrimination or disadvantage.

  • Corrs
  • Jetstar
  • City of Melbourne
  • PwC
  • NAB
  • Dan Murphy's
  • AGL