Midsumma Festival 2022

Sun 23rd January, 2022 – Sun 13th February, 2022
Various locations
The iconic Midsumma Carnival and Pride March are back; Poof Doof throws a day disco; plus queer pool parties, drag bingo, film screenings under the stars, and more than 195 other events are taking place to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community over 22 days.

Premier LGBTQIA+ celebration Midsumma Festival is back with its biggest line-up to date, spanning more than 195 arts and cultural events in 119 venues around Melbourne and the state.

The iconic Midsumma Carnival and Pride March are both returning – the first kickstarts the 22-day festival on January 23, and the latter takes more than 8000 marchers through the streets of St Kilda on February 6. Closing the festival on February 13 is brand new all-day party Melbourne Pride, which marks 40 years since Victoria decriminalised homosexuality in 1981.

Other highlights of the program include Midsumma Presents, a curated program of 34 shows centred on the untold stories of queer heroes and heroines, and major 2022 project And/Or, which brings to life new disability-led work exploring the intersections between queerness and disability, while also looking beyond those broad labels.

Plus, Poof Doof throws an all-day queer party and disco lawn bowls; there’s not one, not two, not three, but four pool parties on the program; Drag a Thon presents nine straight hours of live performances; February 13 sees outdoor film screenings at Galentine’s Under the Stars; Melbourne Queer Film Festival takes over the Coburg Drive-In; a free concert celebrates trans pride; and heaps more.

More information here.