Southern Decadence 2016 in New Orleans

New Orleans has pride for a lot of things, and one of those is Southern Decadence – the “Gay Mardi Gras” held in the French Quarter every Labor Day weekend. In 2016, the Southern Decadence festivities will start Wednesday, August 31st and go on until Monday, September 5th.

Southern Decadence brings an around-the-clock party to the epicenter of Gay New Orleans, at the corner of Bourbon St. and St. Ann in the French Quarter, just steps from our LGBTQ+ friendly New Orleans hotel.

Southern Decadence is the highlight of Labor Day weekend in the French Quarter. Photo courtesy Infrogmation.

Southern Decadence is the highlight of Labor Day weekend in the French Quarter. (Photo courtesy Infrogmation.)

Southern Decadence Parade in the French Quarter

The most notable day of this five day experience is Sunday, September 4th, when around 120,000 people come out to watch the Southern Decadence Parade in the French Quarter. This year’s parade will start at 2:00 pm at the Official Home of Southern Decadence, the Golden Lantern Bar. With outrageous outfits, spectacular floats, and rainbow flags flying high, Southern Decadence is more spectacular than any gay parade you have seen before.

Spend Southern Decadence at Hotel Monteleone

Some of the best DJs from all over the nation come to to town keep the celebration going. This year’s Southern Decadence festivities will feature Jeffrey Palmquist, Felicia Phillips, Tony Leggio and Derek Penton-Robicheaux.

Share in the Pride and come to the 43rd Southern Decadence in New Orleans. Whichever letter of LGBTQ+ you represent, or if you’re a straight ally, this a great reason to come visit New Orleans, and we promise it won’t disappoint.

Need to book a New Orleans hotel for Southern Decadence?

Hotel Monteleone is just steps from all the action, and our gay-friendly French Quarter hotel provides a perfect sanctuary when you’re ready to take a break from the action. Book with Hotel Monteleone today.

Southern Decadence is the highlight of Labor Day weekend in the French Quarter. Photo courtesy Infrogmation.