What to do in Australia this Pride Month

Pride Month has finally commenced, and for those of us hanging on by a thread in the Oceanic Hemisphere, it's good to keep our calendars ticked and more importantly, our eyes on community and celebration. There's no better time than now to commemorate in the spirit of Pride. Below, we've rallied up the best Pride Month events across Australia to attend...



Thirsty Thursdays at the Cabaret Lounge at Darlinghurst Theatre have returned with Songs for the Silver Screen, a program intended to run alongside Sydney Film Festival biweekly in June.

Qtopia Sydney Pride Fest is a month-long celebration that contains cabaret, drag, theatre, and more, encouraging us to come together to celebrate not only LGBTQIA+ stories, but the storytellers themselves. Shows will run over the entirety of Pride Season.

Vivid is hosting this year's Grand Silky Ball  at Machine Hall on the 8th of June. Participants will have to have a purchased ticket, but mob and femme queens who are looking to partake will have complimentary access to the festivities.

Stonewall Pride Symposium at Stonewall is rolling out an entire line-up of parties and LGBTQIA+ events at the iconic venue this June. Come for burlesque, drag performances, and an extra spicy margherita for the table.



Queer Social: Erotic Art for Everyone will take place on 5 June. Facilitated workshops in multiple genres of art will be led by LGBTQIA+ instructors.

Victorian Pride Centre is rolling out Trans & Gender-diverse Book Club  to facilitate discussions and group readings on seminal queer literature. The event will run until 8 June.

'Ghosts', by Henrik Ibsen and run by Theatreworks will take over St Kilda from 1 June - 17 June. Come for the spine-tingling Victorian production which is considered a queer classic by many.



SoFar Sounds Brisbane Concert will run during Brisbane Pride Month on 30 June.

Moreton Bay Pride Fest is the largest Pride Festival in the Moreton Bay precinct. Come on 8 June to Pine Rivers Park for glittering performances from drag artists like Kween Kong and Art Simone.



On 15 June, the SA Pride Gala will take place at Her Majesty's Theatre. Come for canapes, premier screenings, and a cocktail in-hand on arrival.



Pride Pillbara is WA's largest Pride festival kicking off 14 June. The week-long extravaganza is filled with entertainment and enriching cultural experiences, including Rainbow Family Day, where families of all compositions come together for fun and connection.



Darwin Pride is also known as Top End Pride.  DP '24 will take place this 20-23 June. Expect performances by Ricki-Lee, drag Charcuterie lunches, and even mixed netball tournaments.



The Queens Ball: Gayme On  is the headlining event at TAS Pride. Join in the fun on the 9 June for a costume competition, electrifying tunes, and competitive, friendly in-fighting. In the name of Love.


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