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New Orleans Pride

June 30, 2022, July 1, 2022, July 2, 2022, July 3, 2022


New Orleans Pride 2022 

About New Orleans Pride 

New Orleans Pride Weekend is officially set for June 9-12, with the Pride Parade on June 11, but you can find events all month long, including Black Pride NOLA. Recognized as one of the most welcoming cities for LGBTQ+ people, it’s no surprise that New Orleans is a top destination for celebrating Pride. Lonely Planet recently featured New Orleans as one of the best cities to celebrate Pride in the U.S.

The New Orleans Pride Parade 

The NOLA Pride Parade is June 11 from 6-10 p.m., running down Decatur across St. Louis Street to Rampart Streetand up to St. Ann. It will finish on Bourbon Street between St. Ann and Dumaine streets. Expect lots of walking groups, dance troupes, miniature floats, and lots of rainbow flags in this parade. 

Pride Parade After-Parties 

Party in a queer woman-friendly space in the hours after the Pride parade in this event from Grrl Spot and Girl: Crush. Venue is at One Eyed Jacks and the fun starts at 8 p.m.  

Head to Betty’s Bar & Bistro for a dance party designed to uplift the queer community. All are welcome, and it kicks off at 10 p.m. 

Head to this gay leather bar for a game of jock strap pool after the Pride parade, beginning at 11:30 p.m.  

What Additional Pride Events Are There in New Orleans? 

New Orleans is a destination for celebrating Pride all throughout the month of June and beyond, including Black Pride NOLA from June 30-July 3. Take a look at some of the top events below.  

Black Pride NOLA (June 30-July 3)

Enjoy events specifically for the Black LGBTQ+ community throughout the weekend of June 30-July 3, which coincides with the ESSENCE Festival of Culture. There's a white party, a shades of pink party, a LGBTQ+ awards show, and much more - find more information here

On Saturday, June 4 and Saturday, June 18, New Orleans Habitat hosts its first ever Pride Build. This event will raise awareness for LGBTQ+ people who are systemically discriminated against in homeownership and housing, all while building a home for a local family. Register here 

Enjoy food, music, and arts & crafts vendors in this family-friendly festival held at Faubourg Brewery, June 3-5.

LGBTLOL: The 1st Annual Queer Comedy Festival (June 11)


Comedy House NOLA presents the 1st Annual Queer Comedy Festival on June 11. The one-day festival is packed with emerging queer-identifying talent from across the Gulf Coast and beyond. Headliners include showrunner Ryan Rogers, Amy Collins, Seth Robichaux & LP Black.

Enjoy a day with the family on the beautiful grounds of Longue Vue House & Gardens, Sunday, June 12. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy a variety of activities including drag queen story time, a community resource fair, and a culminating children’s march. 

It’s the day after the Pride parade at 11 a.m., but the party goes on at Lafitte’s on Bourbon.   

Walk over to Crossing on June 12 at 2 p.m. in your best beach attire for happy hour until 5 p.m. 

It’s a cowboy-themed party on June 12 at 7 p.m. at Good Friends. 

At 4 p.m. on June 12, toast to Pride weekend at Lafitte’s. 

Where would we be if we didn't accept people as they are?

To stay tuned for all New Orleans Pride updates, head to Pride’s official website here.