Pride Street Party Returns in 2023

Victoria's Pride Street Party
Past event in Melbourne
Gertrude Street precinct
Gertrude and Smith streets, Fitzroy
12th February, 2023
A massive pride street party taking over Gertrude and Smith streets is set to return in 2023.

Come Sunday 12 February, Gertrude and Smith streets will once again be closed to traffic and two stages set up for music and performances celebrating Victoria's diverse LGBTQIA+ communities. Local vendors will set up popup stalls on the street and venues along these streets will host special events. Check the trader's directory for a list of businesses operating on the day.

Last year's event was organised to commemorate 40 years of the decriminalisation of sex between men. Based on the success of this event, it has now become an annual event, with one slight tweak: the event's name has been changed from Melbourne Pride to Victoria's Pride to shift the focus to a state level. 

Midsumma will again deliver Victoria’s Pride in partnership with the Victorian Government. 

Read more about Midsumma Festival in the Melbourne City Guide.