From Miami, Florida, to Sydney, Australia, there is no shortage of LGBTQ events to choose from in 2017. Whether it’s the best in music, sports, film, art or just full-on celebration you’re after, as you start plotting your next getaway, here are a few travel-worthy events to put on your radar.

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

Sydney, Australia: February 17 – March 5

Sydney’s renowned Mardi Gras makes the jet lag worthwhile. More than two jam-packed weeks of events include complete LGBTQ film and comedy festivals, numerous art exhibitions, scores of theater, music and dance performances, and countless parties. It all culminates in the fantastic annual Mardi Gras Parade (slated for March 4 in 2017) as it’s cheered on by hundreds of thousands, followed by the incredible 12,000-strong Mardi Gras Party—to be headlined this year by Tegan and Sara.

Sydney's renowned Mardi Gras makes the jet lag worthwhile. More than two jam-packed weeks of events include complete LGBTQ film and comedy festivals, numerous art exhibitions, scores of theater, music and dance performances, and countless parties.