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2019 Midsumma Festival

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Date: Saturday 19 January – Sunday 10 February
Venue: Various locations

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2‌019 Midsumma Festival

Date: Saturday, 19 January – Sunday 10 February
Venue: Various locations
Cost: Free

Don't miss Melbourne's most famous, family-friendly community day that kicks off summer's three-week Midsumma Festival season.

As a Silver Sponsor of Midsumma, Swinburne will have a stall at the Carnival and a place in the Pride March. You’re invited to join in the celebrations of LGBTIQ+ artists and community.

Find out more about the 2018 Midsumma Festival.

Midsumma Carnival

Date: Sunday 20 January
11am – 5pm
Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne 3004
Cost: Free

The Midsumma Carnival will serve up a tasting plate of performances and personalities from the festival program in one giant showcase – with something for everyone.

Join Swinburne staff and students and check out sports displays, the famous dog show, or test out your favourite songs in the Lipsync Limelight competition.

Other highlights of the carnival include:

  • Food trucks and bars
  • An under 18s area hosted by Australia's largest youth organisation, Minus18
  • A rest zone

If you’re attending, make sure you drop by Swinburne’s stall, which will have a photo booth, a slushie machine and various giveaways.

Be part of the action

If you are a staff member or student who would like to volunteer at the Midsumma Carnival, contact the Diversity team to register your interest.

Midsumma Pride March

Date: Sunday 3 February
11am – 1pm
Fitzroy Street and Catani Gardens, St Kilda
Cost: Free

Staff are invited to attend the annual Midsumma Pride March. Gather your friends and allies together and assemble with us to rejoice in our diversity and achievements, at Victoria's largest annual queer march.

Swinburne will have a place in the march, alongside other Midsumma partners.

Please register your attendance to this event to ensure you receive a Swinburne branded Midsumma t-shirt.

Please note: Additional details will be emailed to registering participants closer to the day.

Contact Information: Dr. Walter Robles
Email: Tel: 03 9214 8595