The Glittering Mile

The original Glittering Mile is of course Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross – where what went on to become known as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras – first began.


Back in 1978 the party that became a protest started on Darlinghurst Road. We’ve come a long way since those days as for two weeks as Sydney Mardi Gras returns to the Cross to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community with a festive celebration of camp sophistication and glamour amidst the neon.

From bottomless brunches and alfresco dining to cabaret shows in sophisticated cocktail dens. Retail offerings, history talks, live music, viewing parties and art exhibitions. In 2022 all that glitters will be gold.

Over the following two weeks view queer art exhibitions, find a new favourite bar or take in a show.

On the night of the Parade, Mardi Gras viewing parties will be held at various venues around Kings Cross and Potts Point – make sure you book a ticket – with some of Sydney’s most ferocious Queen’s ensuring you have a fabulous night darling! One of the bonuses of viewing at a bar or restaurant is the live drag performances on stage during the parade broadcast – it’s the next best thing to being there.

There’s so much to do on the Glittering Mile – come and join the party!