In 2015 we are introducing some significant changes to Cairns Tropical Pride. We are moving the festival to early October, and we are rebranding under the exciting new name of "Tropical Mardi Gras"! Tropical Mardi Gras is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) festival to celebrate the beauty of our people and our home.

Once a year, Cairns Tropical Pride invites visitors from around Australia and the world to join us for ten days of play in the gorgeous environment that is Tropical North Queensland. From dance parties to dive expeditions, from fashion shows to rainforest excursions, culminating in our Fair Day at Tanks Art Centre, Tropical Mardi Gras offers something for everyone in our rainbow family.

Tropical Mardi Gras promotes enjoyment, discovery, exchange and harmony, and asks LGBT+ folk from around from around the globe to share our pride and idyllic home. The 2015 Tropical Mardi Gras will be finalised in the next few weeks, so come back soon to check out all the exciting events we're planning! In the meantime, if you have any suggestions on 2015's festival, or would like to help out, please email us at


Tropical Mardi Gras planning session

TUESDAY 21 APRIL, 5.30 – 7pm

at Basecamp, Quac, 290 Draper St .

Come meet the team, offer your skills,

ideas and energies, and connect with us!