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  Southern Decadence started forty-three years ao as a simple going-away party. As a top gay Labor Day Weekend destination, it has evolved into one of our world's major annual events.  It is one of the largest annual celebrations and festivals in New Orleans, and has become known as the "Gay Mardi Gras."  People begin to arrive on the Wednesday before Labor Day, and generally don't even think about stopping or going home until the following Tuesday.  With over 150,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender participants in 2013, and an economic impact
estimated to be in excess of $180 million, the city has recognized the festival's importance with Official Event Proclamations.


Pic of Circuit Party Boys
New Orleans' wildest neighborhood gets even crazier as the French Quarter is packed for the entire event; however, the big day is Sunday. That's when the Grand Marshals lead the annual walking parade through the streets beginning at 2 p.m.
The 2014 Grand Marshals are Aubrey Synclaire, Chad Boutte
and Reba Douglas.  This year's theme is "UNDER THE BIG TOP - Welcome to the Gayest Show on Earth" and the official colors are canary yellow, dark turquoise blue and pearl white.  The official song is "Circus WORKus" (Britney Spears vs. DJ Robbie Martin ... based on Britney Spears'
"Work Bitch"), remixed by DJ Robbie Martin.
The designated charity for 2014 is PFLAG New Orleans.

The corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets is generally considered to be the epicenter of Gay New Orleans, and even more so during the Southern  Decadence festival weekend.  At that intersection is the largest gay nightclub, The Bourbon Pub video bar and The Parade dance club, which is home to the hottest dancers in town.  Also located here is the Southern Decadence Official Welcome Center, inside of Hit Parade Gift and Clothing. And most of the city's main gay attractions are within a few blocks.
Check out our French Quarter Map.
 

 On the dancefloorMost street party activities take place in the immediate area of the French Quarter, and the dance parties are in the clubs. Since the gay bars never close, there is something happening around the clock. Some of the nation's best DJs work the crowds into a frenzy.  The 2014 DJ lineup includes DJ/Producer Kidd Madonny from Miami (in his very first New Orleans appearance), Mike Bryant, Derek Monteiro, Brendan Thompson, Chris Allen, Sean Michael, Robbie Martin and Billy Francesca.
The hosts for the weekend are "The Bearded Lady" Billy Francesca
and "The Bad Ass Bitch" Rhea Litré.
And The Bourbon Street Extravaganza, the FREE outdoor concert at the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, returns for its tenth anniversary show on Saturday, August 30 ...
featuring headliners Inaya Day and Jeanie Tracy.
No wonder the weekend is often referred to as Southern DecaDANCE! 
 

 

 
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Friday Night and Sunday Afternoon

SOUTHERN DECADENCE 2014
PARADE ROUTES

Friday, August 29th and Sunday, August 31st
 

 

 

 

PAST AND FUTURE
SOUTHERN DECADENCE DATES
(always Labor Day Weekend)

2012:  August 29 through September 3
2013:  August 28 through September 2
2014:  August 27 through September 1
2015:  September 2 through September 7
2016:  August 31 through September 5

 

 
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