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Southern Decadence


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. 

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.

Earlier Event: August 10
Red Dress Run
Later Event: September 2
Labor Day