After the spectacular Parade, we united for a magical night. With 12,000 friends from around the nation and the globe, this is the largest gay and lesbian party in the southern hemisphere. Taking over the Entertainment Quarter with amazing shows and the best DJ talent, 2016's Mardi Gras PARTY was stunningly shiny and fabulously decadent. The next Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party is on Saturday 4 March 2017,  and you're invited! Photos by Matt Akersten and Jeffrey Feng.