Midsumma’s Pride March Returns To St. Kilda
Victoria’s iconic Midsumma Pride March will celebrate its 22nd Anniversary.
On Sunday 29 January 2017, Victoria’s iconic annual Midsumma Pride March will celebrate its 22nd Anniversary in St. Kilda, solidifying and celebrating Victoria’s diverse LGBTQIA+ communities and bringing the streets of St. Kilda alive with Pride!
Midsumma Pride March is a feature even of the annual Melbourne Midsumma Festival. It stretches a kilometre along the length of the bayside Fitzroy Street with around 40,000 people coming together to watch the free event.
The march, which features more than 4,000 marchers, will be led, for the first time ever, by a smoking ceremony conducted by local Indigenous Elders along with a contingent of queer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This year’s Pride March will also see a coalition of hundreds of young people near the front of the march, in a powerful statement about fostering safe spaces for young people growing up in the LGBTI community.
Following the march, St. Kilda will come alive with festivities, inviting everyone to follow the final marchers into Catani Gardens for Post Pride celebrations held from 2pm-7pm.
Where: Pride March: Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda ( 2pm-4pm)
Post-Pride Party: Catani Gardens (2pm-7pm)
When: 29 January 2017