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Southern Decadence, a six-day event that occurs every year through Labor Day Weekend, is the largest gay event in New Orleans. The celebrations typically occur throughout the day and night, with special events like parties, parades, and more.
The weekend typically kicks off with parties and contests at many favored LGBTQ bars. Enjoy cocktails and live entertainment. Throughout the weekend, find concerts, dancing, after parties, and more. The big shebang is the Southern Decadence Parade, taking place on Sunday. Beginning at 2 p.m, follow Grand Marshals as they lead the crowd through the French Quarter. On Monday, see who survived the weekend with final closing events.
Every year, Southern Decadence has a theme. Themes are typically announced the May before Decadence.
While there are always free street parties, there are weekend passes that Southern Decadence usually offers for admission into special parties, parades, and other programming. Find these passes and more information on their official website.