Victoria's Pride Street Party returns to Yarra

Wednesday 11 January 2023

Two women waving rainbow flags at Pride Street Party

Get ready to celebrate at Victoria’s Pride Street Party this February in Yarra.

Yarra’s iconic Gertrude and Smith streets will come to life in a fabulous street party – featuring two live music stages, with performances from musicians and artists - to celebrate Victoria’s diverse LGBTQIA+ communities.

This is the second year that the Pride Street Party is being held in Collingwood and Fitzroy, with the inaugural event taking place in February 2022 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria. That event attracted more than 30,000 people and was a huge success for local businesses.

Yarra City Council Mayor Cr Claudia Nguyen said Council was thrilled the Victorian Government had chosen to hold the event in Yarra again this year.

“Yarra has a rich history of supporting and advocating for LGBTQIA+ communities. To have this wonderful event back in Yarra for the second-year running is a testament to our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion in this city,” she said.

Pride Street Party event details


Sunday 12 February 2023 11am to 9pm 


Gertrude Street and Smith Street, Collingwood

Performances and activities

Victoria’s Pride Street Party features a variety of free live performances including musicians, comedians, speakers, circus performers, and drag artists.

Throughout the day you can experience live performance, physical and creative activities, community stalls, street performers, and interactive events. 

Yarra’s local businesses and traders will also open their doors to showcase their offerings. Be sure to keep an eye out in the shopfronts for pop-up Pride performances!

This event is held in Yarra City Council and brought to you by Midsumma in partnership with the Victorian Government.

For more information visit the Midsumma Festival website.


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