Though the Gay Bash parties are renowned throughout the land as the loosest and most entertaining of shindigs this side of being straight, if you want to get the full hit there’s no better time than during Mardi Gras. Taking over the entire Oxford Hotel on parade night, Gay Bash’s Wedding Night (‘If you like it then you should have put a ring on it’) goes for 12 hours and is jam-packed with some of the best DJs in the business, including Kato, Matt Van Schie, Booms and perennial photo-bomber Levins. Along for the ride are regulars MC Gaff-E, Titty Tassels and Perfect Snatch, monikers which should seal the deal for you just based on names alone. For the best views of the parade and the afterparty that never ends, get your caboose to this event.