“The response to our festival is
overwhelming and the support that is
pouring in is humbling and incredible.”
Krista Schade, Chair;
HAY MARDI GRAS INC
THE PARADE - everyone is talking about!
Proudly raising funds for community projects.
Rainbow on the Plains is a festival of fun, support, inclusion and celebration of our local and visiting lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex communities, their friends and families. We celebrate with a street parade and party, alongside various community events.
In March 2018 Hay hosted the inaugural ‘Rainbow on the Plains Festival’.
Originally envisaged as a simple idea for a group of friends to gather and watch the 40th anniversary Sydney parade, the concept was quickly embraced by supporters across the globe.
In a few short months a three day festival was organised.
We partied again in 2019, until Covid-19 burst our balloon and the 2020 and 2021 Festivals did not go ahead.