Named one of the fastest growing pride celebrations in the nation by gaytravel.com (2013), New Orleans Pride has nearly tripled in size since 2012. The festival is composed of a weekend of events that are centered around the LGBT community of New Orleans and its allies.
Well supported by New Orleans community, New Orleans Pride creates not only an atmosphere where everyone can be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity, but unity within the heterosexual and homosexual communities. These events are family-friendly and acceptable for all.
The celebration begins during the 3rd week of June and often includes:
Pride Weekend Kick-Off Party Meet and greet with the local and celebrity Grand Marshals
Family Day A family-friendly day in the park with entertainment, food & vendor booths, and children's activities. Many attendees bring blankets, chairs, umbrellas everything for a New Orleans style picnic. Admission to the event is FREE
New Orleans Pride Parade This procession through the historic French Quarter showcases proud individuals, school organizations, and companies as well as appearances by the Grand Marshals. FREE to enter
Pride Parade After Party
Pride Brunch New Orleans style brunch, with a keynote speaker Ticketed Event
Various national and local acts
For information on the weekend events, visit www.prideneworleans.com.
Pride extends beyond the weekend. New Orleans Pride hosts several other programs, seminars, and events leading up to, and during Pride Weekend, and are meant to include individuals from all walks of life. Throughout the year, fundraisers are hosted at various LGBT friendly locations in South Louisiana and Mississippi, raising money for Pride Weekend itself in addition to educational awareness in the community antibullying, suicide prevention, and anti-discrimination efforts within the school systems.
New Orleans Pride is a registered 501c(3) organization, the Official Pride Festival of New Orleans, the only Pride organization recognized by the City of New Orleans & the Mayor’s office, and a member of the International Association of Pride Organizers (InterPride).
New Orleans Pride fully embraces the message of visibility of all communities in its mission to celebrate and promote history with future prosperity of not only the New Orleans area, but the entire Gulf Coast Region.