Gay New Orleans

The Immortals Ball 2014
Friday Night Before Mardi Gras

February 28, 2014, FNBMG (Friday Night Before Mardi Gras) party to raise funds for HIV and AIDS-related support organizations. Dancing, entertainment, open bar & gourmet buffets. See website for schedule and venue.
King Cake Queen & Gay Balls
Gay Mardi Gras 2014

February 27 - March 4, 2014, the all-gay version of Mardi Gras lasts longer. (Isn't it always the case?) There's non-stop partying, and the main event is the coronation of the King Cake Queen in the French Quarter. Bourbon Pub is at the center of it all, open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Music in the streets
French Quarter Festival 2014

April 10-13, 2014. Annual music festival & parades. Music stages are located at Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Bourbon St, Royal St, Bienville St, the French Market, St. Mary’s at the Ursuline Convent, and Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint. Special events at locations throughout the French Quarter. See the website for more details, closer to the date.
Since 1971
New Orleans Gay Pride

June 19-22, 2014. Past year included: parties, performances; SAT family day picnic at Washington Square Park; SAT Parade Parade, 6pm from Washington Square Park, winding through the French Quarter to end at Bourbon at Esplanade; SUN block party, Bourbon and St. Ann. For 2014 details see fb or website below:
Top gay Labor Day Weekend destination
Southern Decadence 2014

August 28 - September 1, 2014. Annual Labor Day Weekend celebrations, 100,000+ crowds; around-the-clock street/ dance parties; parade through the French Quarter. Revelers may shock some tourists (much to their delight!). Events include: Big Dick Contest, FRIDAY Parade, Boys on Parade Strip Contest, Outdoor Concert, Hot Ass Contest, SUNDAY Parade, T-Dance, Midnight Party, Closing Party.
Bear & Bear Trapper Social Club - Cajun Style!
Bear Decadence 2014

Labor Day Weekend, 2014. Bringing bears and those attracted to bears, together for group social & community activities. Aug 28th 4-8pm DECADENCE Beer Bust & Cook Out at THE RAWHIDE. Aug 29th 9pm DECADENCE Lube Wrestling at MAG'S 940. Ongoing Beer Busts 9pm, first & third Fridays at The Phoenix.
New Orleans Southern Decadence 2014

August 29, 2014 at One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse Street. Dance party for bears & friends. DJ Robbie Martin, sponsored by Club New Orleans. $10 at the door.
Project Lazarus benefit
Halloween in New Orleans

October 23-26, 2014. Amazing in haunted New Orleans. Eat, shop, play, dance; Friday gala, auction, dance party, brunch, riverboat cruise, bar parties. 31st Anniversary Week Benefit Weekend for Project Lazarus. See Gay Halloween + website below:
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