Pride Villages Free Street Celebrations

Rebecca Varidel
10th Feb 2023

From 24 February to 5 March Sydney’s famous ‘gaybourhood’ streets will come alive with street dining, free performances and celebrations at Sydney WorldPride’s festival hub, Pride Villages.

Free to attend thanks to funding from the NSW Government, Crown and Riley Streets will become home to daily stalls, dining and bars, with Crown Street also hosting the Travel Proud Stage presented by, featuring performances from local and international talent, including iconic Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, self-love superstars Big Thick Energy and Australia’s Queen of Cabaret, Trevor Ashley.

"I am so excited to be part of Sydney WorldPride and cannot wait to spread all the happiness that I already feel knowing that soon I will be back Down Under!" exclaimed Conchita Wurst.

On 4 to 5 March the final weekend of Sydney WorldPride, Oxford Street, will be transformed into a street party to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. During both days of the all-ages Oxford Street Party, the American Express Oxford Street Stage will feature free performances by Australian talents including Vassy, HANDSOME, Haiku Hands and Chela.

On the final weekend a Community Hub will be open on Oxford Street. Run by community organisations, the hub and will be a place for community members to engage and connect with a range of LGBTQIA+ organisations.

More than 20 local businesses including much-loved shops and venues the Riley Hotel on Riley Street, the Burdekin and Stonewall on Oxford Street, and High Heels on Crown Street – will extending their footprint onto the street to allow patrons additional space to connect with friends and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

Sydney WorldPride’s beverage partners including Little Creatures, Johnnie Walker, Absolut, Squealing Pig and Archie Rose will also have pop up bars for visitors and locals alike to enjoy.

“Pride Villages is the realisation of a vision we have had from the outset – to bring together the LGBTQIA+ community, Sydneysiders, visitors, businesses and performers, in an inclusive experience for everyone” Kate Wickett, Chief Executive of Sydney WorldPride said.


During the 9 days of Pride Villages, Crown Street (from Oxford Street to Campbell Street), and Riley Street (from Oxford Street to Goulburn Street) will be closed to vehicles, excluding 25 February which is impacted by Mardi Gras Parade road closures.

In addition to the Crown and Riley Street closures, Oxford Street will be closed on 4 and 5 March for Oxford Street Party (from College Street to the Taylor Square corner of Flinders Street).

For information about road closures, public transport services and changes during Pride Villages, visit

For live information about road closures and clearways information, visit


Pride Villages are free to attend. No ticket is required.

Pride Villages: Crown and Riley Street
Friday 24 Feb 3pm - 10pm
Sunday 26 Feb 10am - 10pm
Monday 27 Feb to Thursday 2 March 2pm - 10pm
Friday 3 March 2pm - 11pm
Saturday 4 March midday - 1am
Sunday 5 March 10am - 10pm

There will be no Pride Villages on Sat 25 February due to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

Pride Villages: Oxford Street Party
Saturday 4 March midday - 1am
Sunday 5 March 10am - 10pm