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DARLINGHURST CELEBRATES MARDI GRAS 2019
OXTRAVAGANZA IS BACK!
Welcome to our 3rd year of OXTRAVAGANZA when Darlinghurst celebrates Mardi Gras, as only Darlinghurst can. For it's only around Sydney’s infamous Oxford St can you celebrate with bands, burlesque and (naked) barbers!
100+ local businesses will be offering exceptional retail promotions, live music, exclusive performances, an emerging designer market, outdoor music, plus food and drink packages.
So come along and join in the fun on The Pink Mile and help us raise our glitter factor just that little bit higher!
This year on Saturday, February 23rd we have a full calendar of events and a very special ambassador. Sheldon Riley will be making guest appearances, around the 'hood, as well as two exclusive singing performances - and all for a great cause.
Our charity of choice is Twenty10 a Sydney based service working across the state, providing a broad range of specialised services for young LGBTQ+ people 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support.
In addition to special deals we will be collecting funds on the day, at many venues, so please, help if you can!
the MARKETplace at oxford square
OXFORD SQUARE MARKET 11AM-4PM
contact us for stallholders information - free!
LOOK OUT FOR......
LIQUORICE PIZZA AT RECORD STORE + CAFE LOUNGE
for a mega record fair + BBQ + $5 YH beers
STONEWALL STREET BBQ
sausage sizzle and free red bull drinks
THE BEAUTY ROOM
offering Mardi Gras Prep discount packages
personalise your undies, sip wine and check out hunky models
PLANETDWELLERS Gay Travel Expo showcasing LGBT+ travel opportunities, tours, events and experiences plus amazing travel prizes up for grabs!
DRAG YOGA AT ESCAC Androgynous drag superstar Dusty Glass teaches a flowing vinyasa sequence prepare to have your ego dismantled and your chakras lovingly rearranged!
Flash Tattoo Day with all proceeds to Twenty 10.
Plus Mardi Gras themed temp tatts
SERAFIM PHARMACY take a selfie and tag at the iconic rainbow crossing for in-store discounts 15% off! (excludes prescriptions)
PIMP MY BIKE AT LEKKER BIKES
kids come in from 11am till 4pm and have your bike prettied up in rainbow colours and sparkles
footpath sausage sizzle + street DJ spinning tunes
An initiative of the Darlinghurst Business Partnership (DBP) , OXTRAVAGANZA, is an official event of the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, one of Sydney's biggest and most attended events . the annual Mardi Gras parade is a hallmark event in the Darlinghurst community calendar. This inner-city area has always had a history of being a place to come to, have a good time, and feel welcome.
Sydney’s Oxford Street has historically been a stomping ground for oddballs, queers, bohemians, and artists, whose influences delightfully combine to form a unique cultural hub. Oxford Street is an unconventional and non-judgmental space where anything goes and everyone is welcome.
Oxtravaganza celebrates the rich and diverse community of the Pink Mile and our offering this year is as eclectic as you would expect from this vibrant, creative precinct of Sydney.
KARMA KEGS FOR OXTRAVAGANZA
Those legends over at Young Henrys decided to send a few beer kegs our way. The Karma Kegs will be in six exclusive venues around Darlo. You know why they’re called Karma Kegs?
Because proceeds from each keg goes to our charity of choice Twenty10. So you can order a beer, do a good deed and pay it forward, safe in the knowledge that your beer bucks are going to a great cause. Its a WIN WIN! Many thanks to Young Henrys!
Oxford Hotel – 134 Oxford Street
Cafe Lounge – 277 Goulburn Street
Kinselas – 383 Bourke Street
Darlo Bar – 306 Liverpool Street
Green Park – 360 Victoria Street
Brighton Hotel - 77 Oxford Street.
There's live music, dj's, disco and more to be found in and around Oxford St Darlinghurst and Surry Hills. And not just on the main drag - alleys, laneways and secret doorways reveal good-times just waiting to be discovered. Be sure to check out the selection in our music venues and the two very special guest appearances by our OXTRAVAGANZA Ambassador Sheldon Riley.
STONEWALL Live Music 2 – 8pm with special appearance by Sheldon Riley (sausage sizzle at midday)
CLAIRE’S KITCHEN AT LE SALON PopUp Petit Cabaret starring Shauna Jensen with special guest appearance Sheldon Riley. (3 course lunch and a show)
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