What streets are closed for Mardi Gras Sydney?
Roads will be closed in the Sydney CBD, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and Moore Park. Roads start closing from 3pm with major closures in place from 5pm. Key closures include Liverpool Street , College Street , Oxford Street , Flinders Street and sections of Anzac Parade and Moore Park Road .
Will the Sydney Mardi Gras be televised?
Australia’s biggest, brightest and most colourful annual celebration of the LGBTQI+ community is on again this Saturday 29 February – and this year, the SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS PARADE 2020 will be televised live for the first time on SBS and streaming on SBS On Demand from 7:30pm (AEDT).
Why is Sydney Mardi Gras called Mardi Gras?
The term ‘ Mardi Gras ‘ derives from the celebration on ‘ Mardi ‘ (French for Tuesday) when ‘ Gras ‘ (French for Fat) is eaten prior to the Christian abstinence period of Lent proceeding Easter.
How much money does Mardi Gras bring to Sydney?
In 2019 Sydney’s Mardi Gras festival made a $131.1 Million contribution to the NSW economy by bringing over 68,000 visitors to Sydney from interstate and around the world.