The Darlinghurst Business Partnership (DBP) presents the return of Oxtravaganza, a DoDarlo Mardi Gras event celebrating the Pink Mile and everything it has to offer.
Taking place on Saturday February 24 on Oxford Street, there will be exclusive performances, food and drinks, live music, an SSM wedding market, a mobile outdoor disco and more with all proceeds raised going to a local community group.
President of the DBP, Stepan Gyory said, “Oxtravaganza is like a community-based grass-roots festival. We encourage businesses and local venues to put on events and specials and all sorts of things, but the main gist of the day is for everyone to promote the same day and hopefully that will cut through to social media.”
The wedding market they will be hosting is to celebrate marriage equality in Australia, with local venues and businesses uniting to share their services to create the perfect wedding. Jewellers, florists, bakers and celebrants will be present and Young Henrys who is in partnership with DBP.
“One of our major partners is Young Henrys and they’re putting on these things called YES! Kegs in honour of same sex marriage and they’re donating a full keg to venues in the area and all these venues are going to sell $5 schooners and all the proceeds go towards our charity partner, Twenty10 + GLCS which is the gay and lesbian counselling service.”
Oxtravaganza supports a different local charity each year and the events are only getting bigger, with more programs and events being added daily.
Feb 24. Oxford Street. Free. Info: www.dodarlo.com
By Jade Morellini.