Midsumma and the Victorian Government brings Victoria's Pride Street Party back to Yarra this February
Tuesday 23 January 2024
Yarra’s famed Gertrude and Smith streets will come to life again in a vibrant street party with live music stages and performances from musicians and artists to celebrate Victoria’s diverse LGBTQIA+ communities.
Now in its third year, Victoria’s Pride Street Party is a celebration of our rainbow communities, held in Collingwood and Fitzroy. The event is now a regular on the Midsumma Festival program and is a huge success for local businesses, with more than 45,000 attendees.
The inaugural event was held February 2022, acknowledging the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria.
Yarra City Council Mayor Edward Crossland said Council is thrilled to see this celebration in Yarra again.
“Yarra is home to an incredible array of LGBTQIA+ friendly businesses, the award winning Queerways Mural, which retraces Yarra's Queer Footprints and history, and the iconic rainbow footpaths on the corners of Gertrude / Smith and Peel / Smith Streets, which are being refreshed and updated to include the Intersex Inclusive Pride Flag.”
“So many people in the rainbow community call Yarra home, with ten percent of our population identifying as LGBTQIA+”.
“We are committed to advocating for our LGBTQIA+ community and will push to see this landmark celebration always located in Yarra”.
“Diversity and inclusion are in the forefront of everything we do in Yarra. This event is just one of the ways we can show our support and celebrate the rainbow community”.
Victoria’s Pride Street Party event details
Date and time:
Sunday 11 February 2024 11am to 9pm
Gertrude Street and Smith Street, Collingwood
Performances and activities
Victoria’s Pride Street Party features a variety of free live performances including musicians, comedians, speakers, circus performers, and drag artists.
Throughout the day you can experience live performance, physical and creative activities, community stalls, street performers, and interactive events.
Yarra’s local businesses and traders will also open their doors to showcase their offerings. Be sure to keep an eye out in the shopfronts for pop-up Pride performances!
This event is held in Yarra City Council and brought to you by Midsumma in partnership with the Victorian Government.
For more information visit the Midsumma Festival website.