One weekend. One major fundraiser for the Mardi Gras Parade.

New Mardi Gras (NMG) has unveiled more details of the “Big Gay Weekend” that will launch this October Long Weekend (30th September – 3rd October). It’ll be the major fundraiser for Mardi Gras Parade.

The weekend will include a big Friday night event, a huge range of community parties taking place over the weekend, and the opportunity for parade groups to raise additional funds through bucket collection, draws, competitions, and other promotions.

Damien Eames, NMG Head of Marketing and Communications, said, “This really has the potential to make the Parade much bigger in 2012. We have lots of creative people involved, but often it just takes money to make something good truly great. This initiative has the potential to make next year’s Parade significantly bigger and bolder and we’re confident the community will get behind it.”

Bigger and bolder sounds good to us. Check it out at