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Southern Decadence

  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • New Orleans, LA 70116

  • New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Presented By: Southern Decadence
  • Dates: 08/30/2018 - 09/03/2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: French Quarter
  • Time: TBA

For over 40 years, Southern Decadence is still the largest LGBT event in New Orleans. From Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, join in the weekend-long celebration of pride and fun with parties, parades and special events. Check out some of the events below, with many more events happening throughout the weekend - additional events can be found here:

Friday, August 31 - Grand Marshall’s Show at the Golden Lantern

Stop by the Golden Lantern for an evening of cocktails and entertainment.

Sunday, September 2 - The 44th Annual Southern Decadence Parade

Grab your friends and strut the streets at the 44th annual Southern Decadence Parade. Beginning at 2 p.m, follow 2018 Grand Marshals Frank Perez and Adikus Sulpizi as they lead the crowd through the French Quarter. The official theme is “House of Bourbon - Unleash the Beast,” and the 2018 colors are royal blue and canary yellow.

Monday, September 3 - Survivor’s Bar Crawl at Corner Pocket

See who survived the weekend at the Survivor's Bar Crawl at Corner Pocket.

Performers and DJs for Southern Decadence 2018 will be announced soon. Stay tuned here for updates.


While there is no official, comprehensive Southern Decadence VIP pass, select bars and clubs offer VIP weekend passes for purchase. 

For updates on events leading up to Southern Decadence 2018, visit their official site