Mardi Gras Celebrations

Inner West Council proudly supports the diversity of our LGBTIQ Community.

Each year Council recognises and celebrates the month of Mardi Gras through our fabulous Mardi Gras Reception in February, Feel the Love. Council also proudly opens the month of Mardi Gras by raising Rainbow flags, street flags and banners throughout the Inner West local area. 2020 marks the eighth annual Feel the Love Reception and is organised in partnership with the Inner West Council LGBTIQ Working Group.


Feel the Love 2020  is themed Welcome Here.  Inner West Council and the LGBTIQ Working Group have been working together to ensure that the sexuality and gender diverse community feel safe, accepted and welcome in the Inner West.  In 2019, Council rolled out ACON's Welcome Here Project across its Community facilities and buildings.  To learn more about the Welcome Here project, visit Welcome Here.

Join our Welcome Choir performance, chat to our stall holders and community and enjoy the light refreshments provided.

Event Details

Date: Thursday 6 February 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Marrickville Library and Pavilion
313 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

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Happy Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Official Flag Raising Ceremony

An official Rainbow Flag Raising ceremony will be held to mark the start of the Mardi Gras celebrations. 

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: Lackey Street Piazza, Summer Hill

The Crossing is available to be 'chalked in' by children, families and community members with messages of love and support.

The Rainbow flags will be flown throughout the Mardi Gras celebrations from the Piazza and several civic buildings throughout the Inner West area.

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Page last updated: 07 Jul 2020