Rainbow Families is very excited about the huge line up of events for this Mardi Gras season. There really is something for everyone in the Rainbow Families community
We have partnered with some wonderful organisations to be able to bring you more events than ever, so everyone in our community can get involved
It all starts with Fair Day on Sunday 19th February. As well as the information stall, and craft activities for young children, there will be “ Big Wendy” an Art Workshop where children and young people will create a huge collaborative piece of art that will be shown at the Rainbow Families’ Art Exhibition. There will be a treasure hunt for the older children, information for parents and perspective parents, and an exciting new resource for parents with young children attending early education and school. Located next to children’s playground, the Rainbow Families Village is the place to hang out this Fair Day
The Inner West Council’s Magic Yellow Bus will have it’s Rainbow Families Picnic again. In partnership with the Inner West Council, we are hosting a special Mardi Gras morning. Rainbow Families will be donating two new inclusive books to the bus to have in circulation. Join lots of Inner West LGBTIQ families for a fun morning at Tillman Park
Queerscreen has partnered with Rainbow Families again to present two movies this season – one for children, and one for grown ups!
Book the baby sitter, and join us for Rara.
Last year we presented Finding Nemo, this year it’s Dory’s turn. Bring the whole family along to enjoy this family favourite
The first Rainbow Families Children’s Art Exhibition funded by City of Sydney will feature the huge artwork created at Fair Day as well as other pieces submitted by members of the community
You can also find us at ACON’s Breastiville. We will have volunteers from 10 am – 1 pm offering information and some children’s craft space. All volunteers have aWorking with Children Check and able to support parents with little children, so you can have a free screen
The first LGBTIQ Antenatal Class! Rainbow Families is so proud to present anantenatal class designed for and by the LGBTIQ community. It is a LGBTIQ focused, inclusive alternative to the parting education classes offered by hospitals. Tickets available here
Erskineville Playgroup Mardi Gras Dress Up Day. Dress up in your best Mardi Gras themed outfit, and join us for some rainbow action!
MARDI GRAS PARADE
Mardi Gras Parade. This year Rainbow Families has two floats for the night of nights! Tickets have sold out, but we would love you to come and cheer us on from the sideline (or catch us on TV). If you are marching with us, get ready to Sparkle!
Making Rainbow Families Seminar. For perspective parents this full day information session will cover most aspects of how to create a family – IVF clinics, home insemination, surrogacy, fostering and adoption, legal issues as well as an opportunity to hear from LGBTIQ parents and their children. Tickets available here
A child free, parent’s night out! Rainbow Families drinks are on at the Bank Hotel in Newtown so you can catch up with all of your new friends!
With so much on we would like to thank all of the volunteers that are helping to make this Mardi Gras Festival the most inclusive for families. It takes a lot of people to put on this great season of events. You will be able to identify volunteers by the “Love Makes a Family” t-shirt. We would like to thank Christian, Juan, Ange, Charmaine, David, Nicole, Lynette, Adam, Sarah, Ali, Suz, Beres, Melinda, Fiona, Alexandra, Charlie, Dror, Diana, Joey, Janet, Asimina, Belinda and Andrew.
There is still a lot to do, and we would love you to get involved
Love the Rainbow Families Team