Southern Decadence in New Orleans

Southern Decadence is an annual New Orleans festival, held ever Labor Day Weekend. Photo credit: Michael Nyika, from Flickr.

Southern Decadence is an annual New Orleans festival, held ever Labor Day Weekend. Photo credit: Michael Nyika, from Flickr.


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 2014, the Southern Decadence festivities will start Wednesday, August 27 and go on until Monday, September 1.

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 New Orleans hotel. 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 Sean Michael, Mike Bryant, Kidd Madonny, Billy Francesca, Robbie Martin, Derek Monteiro, Brendan Thompson and Chris Allen.

Southern Decadence Parade in the French Quarter

The most notable day of this five day experience is Sunday, August 31st, 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

Share in the Pride and come to the 43rd Southern Decadence in New Orleans. Whether you’re gay, straight, lesbian or transgender, 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. 

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