Newcastle Pride is extremely excited to announce we will again be featuring in the upcoming 2021 Mardi Gras Parade (Saturday, 6th March 2021). The theme for this year’s parade is ‘RISE. Newcastle Pride is both metaphorically, and even literally, rising our cocktail glasses in a tongue-in-cheek and fun way to the heroes of 2020!

After the ordeal that was 2020, Newcastle Pride is ready to put on our most outrageous wigs and jewelry and raise a glass in celebration of the opportunity to finally come together, let our hair down and party like never before! Just like an immensely proud Drag-Mother, Newcastle Pride is so proud of our community who showed incredible resilience and compassion for each other over the last year. Whether it be our region’s first responders during the bushfires, or our nurses, teachers, supermarket workers, and cleaners, keeping our communities going through the extremely difficult COVID lockdowns and restrictions. Newcastle Pride salutes these incredible heroes in our communities with a toast in their honour. Despite 2020 being such an utter drag, Newcastle Pride is determined to rise above it all and stand shoulder to shoulder with our community, as we put on our best drag and show COVID-19… nothing stops a determined Drag Queen or King. So, take the rollers out of your hair, grab your martini glass and let’s put on your best drag cause its Mardi Gras baby! Raise your glasses cause the drinks are on us! Corona will never cramp our style! xxx

Being the first Mardi Gras EVER to be staged at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), it will be an extremely different and unique Mardi Gras experience! DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ONCE OF A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!


Day: Saturday, 6th March 2021

Time: 3:00PM-10:00PM

Location: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

Mardi Gras has adopted a COVID Safe Plan in close consultation with NSW Health to make sure all participants and spectators feel safe to attend the event.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, available tickets will be VERY LIMITED (Newcastle Pride can ONLY offer 40 tickets). Tickets will only be available to Current Financial Members of Newcastle Pride. Your Membership Number will be required during the booking process and will be checked by Newcastle Pride staff shortly after booking. Tickets can only be purchased either in pairs (x2), OR individually (this is to give everyone the best possible chance to secure a ticket).

Newcastle Pride kindly asks our community to purchase their Ticket by Friday 19th February in order to allow for your respective costume to be made according to your requested size.

Tickets will cost $100 per person. You will either select to be a DRAG QUEEN or DRAG KING to participate in the Parade.

Newcastle Pride is ready to PARTY and we can’t wait to see our Members at Mardi Gras 2021!


Mardi Gras 2021 Parade Tickets Available Here!

Newcastle Pride is a proud recipient of a Mardi Gras Google Parade Grant! We thank both Mardi Gras and Google for their support!

Newcastle Pride would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the generous sponsorship of Umbrella Legal and Stephen Armstrong King Street Physiotherapy in supporting our float entry for a second year in a row! These incredible supporters help Newcastle Pride deliver the events and services we stage for our local community!