People heading to Sydney can get into the carnival atmosphere by attending the hugely popular Mardi Gras.

Travellers taking flights to Sydney could be planning to head out to the streets as soon as they have arrived as the city is currently in the middle of its annual Mardi Gras celebrations.

Held each year to acknowledge the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in the city, the event began with the ever-popular Fair Day on February 12th.

The start of the festival was marked with a range of live performances and stalls selling craft products.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras chief executive officer Michael Rolik thanked everyone who came to show their support on the first day.

“The atmosphere around the park was buzzing, and it was wonderful to see many faces – both old and new – show their support,” Mr Rolik added.

More people could be planning to take flights to Sydney in the coming days, as Kylie Minogue is set to perform a concert at the festival later this week.

Written by Ruth Norris

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