Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras with your Pet

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Gather your furry friend, dream up your wildest Mardi Gras celebration, and amplify the fun with colourful outfits for two! It’s time to switch gears from the silly season to the most flamboyant festival season of the year — Mardi Gras! So make sure to don the sparkliest, glittery, and most vibrant outfit because it’s time to paw-ty!

Don’t know where to go? Hit the streets with these go-to suggestions for celebrating Mardi Gras with your pup.

Visit Prince Alfred Park with Your Pet

Rainbow Walk dog friendly

Grab your camera and pup and head to the Rainbow Walk at Prince Alfred Park. The park is adorned with a rainbow path, leading you to Equality Green, a symbol of love and equality. Not only is this the perfect place to relax and unwind, but also an ideal spot to let your pet run free, and it’s a great way to meet new friends and celebrate love and diversity together.

Address: Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

Bark, Woof and Howl at The Beresford Dog Show: Mardi Gras Edition

Get ready to unleash some serious sparkle and flair with your pup at the Mardi Gras edition of The Beresford Dog Show! This year’s theme, Paws in the Pub, is all about going wild with glitter and vibrant colours. So, put on your creative hat and get your pup ready for some serious bling. And, who knows? You might just win one of the amazing prizes on offer!

Additionally, you can take your fur baby on a shopping spree and capture some paw-some memories with a family photo at the booth. Then, join the pooch parade and let your pup show off their strut-tastic style.

Date: February 18, 2023

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Where: 354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010, Australia | Courtyard of The Beresford

Fair Day at Sydney Mardi Gras 2023

On Sunday, February 19, 2023, Victoria Park will transform into a celebration of diversity, where thousands of smiling faces will gather together to kick off the Mardi Gras festivities. Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or a first-timer, you’ll be in for a treat!  

Get a chance to listen to the beautiful melodies of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir, catch a screening from Queer Screen, and learn about the 78ers, the pioneers of the Mardi Gras movement, and so much more.

And that’s not all! Fur parents can bring their stylish and confident pooch to participate in the renowned Doggywood competition. Watch as your pup shows off their best moves and impresses the crowd with their fabulousness while you relax in the sun and cheer them on.

Date: February 19, 2023

Time: 10 am – 9 pm

Where: Parramatta Rd Broadway, NSW 2008 Australia | Victoria Park

Stride with Pride at Sydney Frontrunners’ Birthday Bash!

Join the celebration as Sydney Frontrunners turns 40! This safe haven for the LGBTQIA+ community is ready to party with a walk or run event, with options of a 5km walk or 10km run to choose from. So, lace up, grab your sneakers and pooch, and get ready to strut your stuff! With prizes for the fastest walkers and runners, and the most fabulous outfits for adults, kids, and dogs, you’ll have multiple chances to show off your skills and style.

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023

Event Duration: 7.30 am to 10.30 am
8.00am: 5km walk and 5km run 
8.00am: 10km run 

WhereDuck Pond, Parks Drive, Centennial Park Sydney, NSW 2021 Australia | Duck Pond Centennial Park

Ticket: Free