Southern Decadence

Southern Decadence


August 30, 2024 - September 2, 2024    
All Day


French Quarter
various locations, New Orleans
Map Unavailable

About Southern Decadence 

Every Labor Day Weekend, the New Orleans gay and lesbian community hosts Southern Decadence, the largest LGBTQ+ event in New Orleans culminating in a parade!

Things to Know

The Southern Decadence parade is on Sunday and typically starts at The Golden Lantern at 2 p.m.

Southern Decadence is primarily held in the French Quarter, however, LGBTQ+ bars, restaurants, and other venues across the city will be participating in Decadence weekend.  

Because there’s such a wide range of events, you’re bound to encounter a mix of free and ticketed activities. The Bourbon Street Extravaganza and the parade are always free, while purchasing tickets can get you access to exclusive parties. Be sure to consult the official South Decadence website for a full list of happenings and details on scheduling and costs.

Major events typically include the Beer Bust at the Phoenix (Friday and Saturday evening), the Bourbon Street Extravaganza at the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets (Saturday afternoon), and in classic New Orleans fashion, a Southern Decadence Parade (Sunday) that winds past some of the city’s notable queer hotspots.

Help Keep Big Easy Magazine Alive

Hey guys!

Covid-19 is challenging the way we conduct business. As small businesses suffer economic losses, they aren’t able to spend money advertising.

Please donate today to help us sustain local independent journalism and allow us to continue to offer subscription-free coverage of progressive issues.

Thank you,
Scott Ploof
Big Easy Magazine

Share this Article