Midsumma Carnival highlights the opening weekend of the three-week Midsumma Festival each year. Midsumma Carnival is an iconic outdoor celebration that has become one of the biggest highlights in the LGBTIQA+ annual calendar. The event provides a fitting opening to the Festival each year. In itself, Carnival is a huge single-day event running from 11am until 10pm in Alexandra Gardens in Melbourne’s CBD, with a massive set up and overall coordination required for delivery each year.
Midsumma Carnival attracts approximately 118,000 people with a broad attendance across age ranges and demographics, truly celebrating a day of inclusion and diversity in all its forms.
Swinburne is a proud sponsor of Midsumma Festival, Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival that brings together a diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities and audiences. We invite our students, staff, alumni, industry partners, and allies to come and celebrate with the LGBTQIA+ community at Midsumma Carnival. We will have a marquee and activation at the Sports Pavilion with our partner, Richmond Football Club so please drop by and say hi!
Swinburne is also participating in the Midsumma Pride March, find out all the details.