Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
The Sydney Mardi Gras parade promises to be a spectacle for anyone visiting the city in February or March.

Running from February 21st to March 6th, the Mardi Gras offers a packed programme of events, from street performers to late night parties.

People who are booking Sydney hotels - - may want to ensure that they are in the city on February 27th for the main event - the Mardi Gras Parade.

Featuring thousands of performers, with highly decorated floats, the parade itself is the biggest event of the year for Sydney's gay community.

According to the organisers, thousands of people line the city's streets to watch the "colour, spectacle and outrageousness of the parade".

This year's carnival will follow the theme Mardi Gras' History of the World, offering an unusual take on some of the most famous historical figures and events.

Watching the parade is free, while charges vary for some of the other events during the Mardi Gras season.

March 6th will see global stars take to the stage for the final night party. DJ David Guetta and singer Kelly Rowland are among those who have confirmed that they will be appearing at the sell-out show.

Anyone who wants to enjoy a day at the beach before the concert may want to head down to Tamarama Beach, where some of the city's lifeguards will be running a BBQ to raise money for their organisation.

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