Midsumma to Close with Street Party Celebrating Melbourne Pride

Melbourne Pride
Past event in Melbourne
Gertrude, Smith & Peel streets
13th February, 2022
This year’s Midsumma festival features an extra special closing act - a one day street party celebrating 40 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria.

Parts of Gertrude, Smith and Peel streets in Collingwood and Fitzroy will be closed to traffic and transformed into a huge outdoor street party. Two stages feature a lineup of live performances, music and speakers in addition to interactive activities, community stalls and demonstrations throughout the site.

Local businesses will get their pride on by decking themselves out in pride colours and offering food and drink specials and entertainment - either from the venue itself or via popup street stalls. Check out the traders’ directory to see what local traders have in store for the day.

The event was originally scheduled for December 2021, however was rescheduled because of you-know-what.

The event is intended as a one-off. However, if it’s successful, it seems to me it would make a great addition to the annual Midsumma festival so get yourself to Gertrude street on Sunday 13th, support local business and join in the celebrations.

Read more about Midsumma Festival in the Melbourne City Guide.