SpringOUT is Canberra’s only LGBTQIA+ pride festival – a month-long series of events that celebrate
LGTBIQ life in all its diversity in Australia’s most LGBTQIA+ friendly city.

This year we will be ‘Coming Out’ to celebrate community PRIDE. “The COVID pandemic has been a
challenge in all our lives and in 2023 we are focussing on community building” said SpringOUT President, Lynne O’Brien. “We have a huge season with over 30 events, and quite a few surprises in store for festival goers.”

The 2023 festival will kick off on the 3 November with STUN Magazine’s I should be so Kylie, as well as other Festival highlights including Canberra’s Inaugural Charity Pride Rugby Match brought to you by the ACT Rugby Veterans (the Vets), a Madonna Exhibition and party, Theatre, Dance, Comedy, and a One-Woman show entitled ‘SHE’ direct from a sellout season at the Sydney Fringe Festival.
This year showcases the Canberra QWIRE ‘Celebrating 30 years of Song’, with a concert at Llewellyn Hall and a series for seminars entitled ‘Queer Elders Speak’ Stories from some of our LGBTQIA+ brains trust.

There’s a tree planting event, a Queer Literary Event, ZUMBA with PRIDE, She Shapes History Pride
History Walks, the Canberra Frontrunners Pride Fun Run, our FUSE Big Gay Breakfast and a PRIDE Picnic and Market Day to finish off the 2023 season. We even have CHOCOLATE decorating workshops! (what’s not to love about that!)

“I am really proud of the festival, our Canberra LGBTIQA+ community and what the SpringOUT Team
have put together for this year’s festival, and grateful for the support we have received from our
stakeholders and event partners,” said O’Brien.

“And I can’t wait to see you all at a SpringOUT event!”

This year’s Canberra SpringOUT Pride Festival will take place from 1 – 30 November 2023.
For more information visit www.springout.com.au or follow us on all social media at @springoutcbr to
be kept up to date about the program of events.