Southern Decadence
Overview and Information

 

 

  WHAT?   It is the largest gay event in New Orleans.  2014 will be the 43rd annual celebration.  The street party runs around-the-clock, and the Southern Decadence circuit party dance events take place at night.  The theme for 2014 is "Under The Big Top -- Welcome to the Gayest Show on Earth" and the official colors are canary yellow, turquoise blue and pearl white.
       
  WHEN?   During Labor Day weekend.  For 2014, the Southern Decadence date is Wednesday, August 27 through Monday, September 1.
       
  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.  The VIP Weekend Passes have sold out, but a limited number of regular Weekend Passes are available for purchase now in New Orleans at the Southern Decadence Welcome Center, located at the Hit Parade, across the street from The Bourbon Pub / Parade on St. Ann.  And please join the Southern Decadence e-mail list below to be updated on 2014 events.
 

 

   
 

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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