In Sydney in 2021, the 43rd annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade won’t go ahead.
The parade next year was scheduled for March 6, but it is understood that a ticketed event would take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground instead.
Instead of following the conventional route down Oxford Street, the floats would lap around the stadium.
The SCG event will “move away from large floats” and it will be possible for 23,000 people to participate.
The 2021 Mardi Gras theme is “Rise.”
Tens of thousands of people every year take part in the famous festival of pride and march down Oxford Street on colourful floats.
More than 20,000 individuals from around the world are attracted to the LGBTQI pride parade and surrounding activities and are a major tourism drawcard.
The celebrations this year took place on 29 February and were the last big event in Sydney until the implementation of coronavirus restrictions and the closing of national borders.