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darlinghurst business partnership presents

OXTRAVAGANZA! saturday 22nd february 2020

Welcome to the 4th year of OXTRAVAGANZA when Darlinghurst celebrates Mardi Gras, as only Darlinghurst can!

Visit 100+ local businesses as they offer exceptional retail promotions, live dj sets, cabaret, outdoor music, plus food and drink packages. 

Check out our Glittering Mile Exhibition, with exclusive historical posters and photos of Mardi Gras and the Oxford St scene from the 70's and 80's.

This year on Saturday, February 22nd we have a full calendar of events starting at 11am on Oxford St and going to the late, late hours in the clubs and bars in the 'hood. There's also an exciting debut of cabaret shows this year.


Our charity partner is ACON, NSW’s leading HIV and sexuality and gender diverse health organisation. In addition to special deals we will be collecting charity funds on the day, at many venues, so please, help if you can!

Let's make it a date - come along and join in the Oxtravaganza fun and help us raise our glitter factor just that little bit higher!

Ava, Lilah, Hannah Conda, Nell and Inara
drag queen story time

Join us for story telling with Maxi Shield and Hannah Conda.

Prizes for best dressed so get out your sparkles! Story time at Oxford Square Darlinghurst. 11am Saturday 22 February. Lets  make it the biggest Drag Queen story time ever!

Thanks to ARIEL BOOKSHOP for our story time book selection! xxx

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sausage sizzle and free red bull drinks with all proceeds to charity

PLANETDWELLERS Gay Travel Expo showcasing LGBT+ travel opportunities, tours, events and experiences plus amazing  travel prizes up for grabs!

DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME at Oxford Square 11am

not just for kids - lets make this fun event for the whole family!

SERAFIM PHARMACY take a selfie and tag at the iconic rainbow crossing for in-store discounts 15% off! (excludes prescriptions)


kids come in from 11am till 4pm and have your bike prettied up in rainbow colours and sparkles 


personalise your undies, sip wine and check out hunky models


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 ACON. 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

UNIVERSAL - 85-91 Oxford Street


cabaret oxtravaganza

There's live music, dj's, disco, drag and cabaret shows to be found in and around Oxford St Darlinghurst and Surry Hills. And not just on the main streets -  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 dont miss our very special Oxtravaganza cabaret shows with limited runs - these are sure to be a sell-out!

70s Darlinghurst

Sydney’s early Gay Mardi Gras sprang out of a period of great social and political ferment in the late 70s/early 80s that saw the emergence of a strong gay activism and culture.


As gay and lesbian people marched and demonstrated for their rights, recognition and respect, many of the very same people were forging a new wave of culture that reflected their lives, dreams and passions.

This rich cultural history centred on Oxford Street will be celebrated by 'The Golden Mile Gallery', transforming the shop windows of some of the businesses on the strip into an outdoor exhibition.

So come along and join in history being made and remembered, as Oxford Street again resumes its place as one of the great gay streets and precincts in the world.

The Golden Mile Gallery 

Friday 23rd - Sunday 1 March.


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