Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival 17 February to 3 March, 2022
Fair Day 20 February 2022
Mardi Gras Shabbat Service (no charge) and Dinner (Bookings Essential) 4 March 2022
Mardi Gras Parade 5 March 2022


Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival

This year, Queer Screen's 29th Annual MGFF has a brilliant selection of LGBTQ+ films to go and see, some of which have Jewish and Israeli themes.

These films include: the classic 'Bound', the sexy 'Mascarpone', feel-good 'Boy Meets Boy' and the vibrant 'Finlandia'.

Join us in supporting this entertaining and insightful event bringing all things LGBTQ+ to the big screen!

When: 17 February to 3 March 2022
Where: Various Cinemas around Sydney


Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival - Oz Doc Shorts (In Cinema)

This Queer Screen session will feature a collection of short films with gay, lesbian, queer, and pansexual themes.

The short film Past Continuous is about a gay Jewish couple, Ilan and Oscar, living right here in Sydney! They were the first religious Jewish same-sex couple to get married in Australia, at Emanuel Synagogue. Please come and support them in the Australian premiere of their short film, directed by Kineret Hay-Gillor.

Book tickets here. Discount code: DAYENU to get $17.50 tickets

RSVP Jonathan at if you are interested in dinner or drinks before the movie.

When: Sunday 27 February 2022 at 5pm
Where: George St Event Cinema


Mardi Gras Fair Day

For a number of years now, Fair Day has marked the start of the Mardi Gras Festival.

Dayenu will again be proudly hosting our own booth throughout the day to openly discuss the crossover of LGBTQ+ and Jewish identities. Come and say Hello!

Please see our archives page for photos of previous years’ stalls.

When: Sunday 20 February 2022
Where: Victoria Park - Cnr Parramatta and City Roads, Broadway


Mardi Gras Shabbat Service and Dinner

Celebrate the start of Mardi Gras weekend with us!

Come for Shabbat services at 6:15pm and stay for a delicious Shabbat dinner, hosted by Emanuel Synagogue in association with Dayenu.

Booking is essential for the dinner as spaces are limited.

When: Friday 4 March 2022. Service at 6:15pm, Dinner at 7pm
Where: Emanuel Synagogue, 7 Ocean Street, Woollahra

Click here to reserve your spot at the Shabbat Dinner



Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

Date: Saturday 5 March 2022

Watch out for the Dayenu Float in this year’s Mardi Gras Parade!

If you would like to be a part of our float, registrations are now open to march with Dayenu in the Mardi Gras Parade. We only have about 35 places in the float for Dayenu members, so reserve your place or you'll miss out!

Our theme: "Jewish Stars Shining Bright"

The overall theme for Mardi Gras this year is "United We Shine", so we are responding to it by showing what shines through in the Jewish LGBTQ+ community. The key message that we want to convey through our float is that it’s okay (or Fabulous!) to be Jewish and Queer. We have been marching in the Mardi Gras Parade since 2000, so we invite you to continue this legacy with us.

Click here for more information and registration.