About Canberra SpringOUT Association Inc

Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival is the official pride festival of Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory. It has been a project of Canberra Pride since 1999 with events coordinated by the local community.

In 2015 Canberra SpringOUT Association was incorporated to ensure due diligence and governance to produce and deliver the Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival which is held in November each year.

 
Mission:

We strive through our events of celebration to strengthen the lives and rights of queer local people. We will achieve these objectives by:

1. organising events of celebration and pride, especially the annual Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival; and

2. providing opportunities to our communities for creative expression and promote the efforts of other LGBTIQ community groups.

 
Organisational Overview:

Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival is promoted and coordinated by Canberra SpringOUT Organisation – a not-for-profit, volunteer and community-based organisation.

We aim to support the diverse lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, intersex and queer communities of Canberra explore, express and promote the life of our combined community through a cultural focus.

We affirm the pride, joy, dignity and identity of our communities and its people through events of celebration. We are committed to serving our community. We seek to enable individuals and groups within our community to discover, express and develop their artistic, cultural and political skills and potential.

Canberra SpringOUT is an incorporated organisation and relies on sponsorship, donations and in-kind support to achieve its goals.

Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival:

The role of the Canberra SpringOUT committee is to nominate the dates for the festival, promote the dates to stakeholders to participate in the festival and provide a centralised promotion of the events.

The events held during Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival are organised, funded and promoted by the groups, individuals and businesses that wish to participate, and the Canberra SpringOUT committee provides complimentary and centralised promotion through our social media platforms, our website, posters and the Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival guide.

Other Australian Pride network festivals are noted below

LGBTIQ festivals and events provide the community to celebrate and reflect on gay and lesbian life. Across Australia, a diverse selection of festivals and events take place throughout the year. Events are listed in order of State/Territory and exact dates will be updated, once we we are advised.

Australian Capital Territory

Queer Screen Festival (Canberra)
7-9 April 2017
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Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival (Canberra, ACT)
October 28 to November 25, 2017

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New South Wales

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (Sydney)

Mardi Gras Queer Screen Festival - Dates to be advised for 2018

Mardi Gras Fair Day - Dates to be advised for 2018

Mardi Gras Parade - 3 March 2018
Queer Screen Festival - Dates to be advised for 2018
 
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Pokolbin Pride (Hunter Valley)
20-22 October 2017 - dates to be advised


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Queer Screen Festival (Blue Mountains)
October 2017 - dates to be advised
 
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Sydney Pride Festival (Sydney)
June 2017 - dates to be advised
 
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Broken Heel Festival (Broken Hill)
8-10 September 2017

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Tropical Fruits (Lismore)

Easter Party 15 April 2017
Queens Ball – date to be advised
Fruitopia Fair Day – date to be advised
Hard Labour – date to be advised
New Years Eve – date to be advised
 
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Northern Territory

Alice Springs Pride Carnivale (Alice Springs)
September 2017 - dates to be advised


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Darwin Pride (Darwin)
Calendar of events for 2017 under development

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Queensland

MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture (Brisbane)
January - February 2018 – dates to be advised
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Brisbane Queer Film Festival (Brisbane)
10 - 19 March 2017


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Sunshine Coast Pride Festival (Sunshine Coast)
Dates for 2017 to be advised
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Brisbane Pride Festival, Rally, March and Fair Day (Brisbane)
Dates for 2017 to be advised
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Glitter Festival (Gold Coast)
Dates for 2017 to be advised
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Tropical Mardi Gras (Cairns)
Dates for 2017 to be advised
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South Australia

Feast Festival (Adelaide)
November 2017 - dates to be advised
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Tasmania

TasPride Festival (Hobart)
Rainbow Gala Charity Ball 20 May2017
 
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Victoria

Midsumma Festival (Melbourne)
January – February 2018 – dates to be advised
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ChillOut Festival (Daylesford)
10 - 13 March 2017
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Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Melbourne)
16 - 27 March 2017
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Pride Cup (Yarra Glen)
7 May 2017
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Southern HiBearnation (Melbourne)
11 – 18 June 2017


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Melbourne Fringe Festival
September to October 2017 – dates to be advised

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Spring Migration Festival (Yackandandah)
September 2017 - dates to be advised

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OUT in the OPEN Festival (Shepparton)
November 2017 - dates to be advised

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Western Australia

Pride WA (Perth)
2017 - dates to be advised
 

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