Midsumma Westside

Midsumma 2023


Midsumma, Australia's premier queer arts and cultural festival returned to Hobsons Bay between 21 January and 12 February 2023. Midsumma Festival is made for and by communities who live with shared experiences around diverse gender and sexuality. Midsumma Westside will be returning to Hobsons Bay in 2024! 

Since 2010, Hobsons Bay City Council has facilitated local activities and events each year as part of Midsumma Festival, Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival, through Midsumma Westside, formerly known as GoWest. Midsumma Westside is a partnership with Brimbank, Maribyrnong, and Wyndham LGAs that celebrates the LGBTIQA+ community in the context of Midsumma Festival. Midsumma Westside is a continuation of the suite of western region local government collaborative programs that also includes Fringe Westside and Eat Drink Westside.

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