The response to our festival is

overwhelming and the support that is

pouring in is humbling and incredible.”

Krista Schade, Chair;



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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.