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Orange Rainbow Festival in the Park

Sat 23 March at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Robertson Park will turn rainbow for the Orange Rainbow Festival in the Park. Everyone is welcome to come along in the spirit of acceptance and inclusivity to celebrate and support Orange’s LGBTQIA+ community and encourage young people to be themselves. Entry is free!

The celebration will begin with a rainbow walk. The walk will commence in the South Court, head west along Byng Street, south along Lords Place and then enter Robertson Park near the corner of Summer Street. People wishing to participate in the walk should gather in the South Court.

The festival in Robertson Park will kick off with an official opening at the Robertson Park Rotunda. Come along for live entertainment, food and market stalls and lots of fun activities for people of all ages during the day, including face painting, rainbow storytime and more, or dress up in your best costume and enter the local drag queen competition.

The Orange Rainbow Festival is hosted by the Orange Youth Action Council’s Sincerely Queer group, supported by Orange City Council’s Community Services, and is fully funded by the NSW Government’s ‘Our Region Our Voice’ Regional Youth Investment Program. It embraces diversity, fosters acceptance and inclusivity, and supports the young LGBTQIA+ community to be themselves.


Sat 23 March
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Robertson Park, Orange
54-58 McNamara Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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