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Traffic Changes and Fireworks in Moore Park for Mardi Gras (Saturday 25 February)

Published on 15 Feb 2023
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is uniting with Sydney WorldPride in 2023. The annual celebration returns on Saturday 25 February 2023, which will see the famous parade travel through Oxford St and Flinders, St before finishing along ANZAC Parade, Moore Park.
This year will also feature a viewing area called Ruby Road which looks out along ANZAC Parade from Moore Park East.
The Mardi Gras Parade runs from 6.00pm – 11.00pm.
Some temporary road changes will be in place to safely facilitate the event, including:
Driver Ave from 25 Feb 10:00am – 26 Feb 10:00am
Erol Flynn Blvd 25 Feb 16:00pm – 26 Feb 11:00am
Full road closures will also be in place at Moore Park Road, Lang Road and roads throughout the CBD. Full information will be available at Transport NSW.

Fireworks are planned throughout the Mardi Gras Parade route, including at the end of the Parade in Moore Park. Fireworks are scheduled to be ignited at intervals from 7.00pm to 11.00pm on Saturday 25 February. An exclusion zone for fireworks will be fenced off in Moore Park West on Saturday 25 February from approximately 3.00pm for set-up and will be reopened once the fireworks conclude.

For dog and other pet owners, please note these times to assist with the safety and comfort of your animals. More information can be accessed here:

Learn more by reading the Mardi Gras Parade's FAQs.

For more information about Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride, click here.