Southern Decadence
Overview and Information

 

 

  WHAT?   It is the largest gay event in New Orleans.  2015 will be the 44th annual celebration.  The street party runs around-the-clock, and the Southern Decadence circuit party dance events take place at night.  The theme and official colors for 2015 will be announced in June.
       
  WHEN?   During Labor Day weekend.  For 2015, the Southern Decadence date is Wednesday, September 2 through Monday, September 7.
       
  WHERE?   Most of the events are in the French Quarter.  See our map.
       
  HOW TO GET THERE?   Reasonably priced discount airfares are available through Expedia, our promotional partner.
       
  WHERE TO STAY?   We have a list of French Quarter and adjacent-area hotels that we recommend with confidence.  Discount rates have been negotiated at most of these properties, and we encourage you to check them out.
 

 

   
 

WHAT DOES IT COST?

  Much of Southern Decadence happens on the streets and is free!   A Weekend Pass is good for free nightly admission to the The Bourbon Pub and The Parade, featuring their award-winning video programming and nightly circuit party dance events.  It guarantees admission, lets you bypass general admission lines by using an expedited entrance, has several other perks, and will also save you a few bucks.  There is also a VIP Weekend Pass, which gets you everything of the regular Weekend Pass plus many more amenities.  Weekend Passes will be available for purchase online in early 2015.
 

 

   
 

ARE YOU ON THE LIST?

  Join our e-mail list and we'll keep you updated with the latest Southern Decadence information. Your e-mail address will remain private, and it will never be shared.  We do not send spam.  You may also click here to get on the list: Southern Decadence Email.  There is also a discussion group with over 7,200 members, covering a variety of topics and news relating to Southern Decadence.  Click here to join: YAHOO! Southern Decadence Group.  And follow us on facebook facebook.com/southerndecadence.  And we're also on Twitter: Southern Decadence on Twitter.

 

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