SpringOUT is Canberra’s only pride festival. Held in November each year, it is a month-long pride festival that celebrates Australia’s most LGBTQIA+ friendly city and its LGBTQIA+ community in all its fabulous diversity.
Our objectives are to:
provide a vehicle for LGBTQIA+ individuals and groups to express, affirm and celebrate their pride and highlight the contribution they make to the cultural fabric of the Canberra region;
promote a broader message of positivity, diversity and acceptance;
integrate the SpringOUT festival into the wider cultural and social profile for residents of the Canberra region, as well as the broader tourism market;
reaffirm a sense of community for individuals and groups who may otherwise be marginalised; and
provide educational, cultural and creative spaces that encourage free expression.