Our History

Brisbane’s biggest and best rainbow festival will be returning in 2023 for its 23rd installment! Featuring musical acts, drag extravaganzas and so much more rainbow love all in support of local LGBTQIA+ charities.

Established in 2000 as a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and a way to raise vital funds for charities, Big Gay Day has evolved to one of Brisbane’s biggest street parties. The event now closes down an inner city street to drop in an epic main stage, Big Gay Day brings an incredible line up of local, national & international LGBTQIA+ entertainers to Brisbane.

Hundreds of acts have graced the Big Gay Day stage, including legends like Boy George, Sporty Spice and most recently, The Veronicas.

Big Gay Day 2022 saw over 3,500 people through the doors with a substantial donation raised for LGBTQIA+ charities including Diverse Voices and 2Spirits. The stages were filled with incredible acts like Vanessa Amorosi, Courtney Act, Faker and a drag extravaganza featuring over 30 of Brisbane’s best drag performers!