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Gay New Orleans

That’s Drag DINNER, y’all!
DRAG DINNER

EVERY 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month, 7-9pm at The Country Club, 634 Louisa St. Supper and a show - $10 Bottomless House Wine during the show - with purchase of an entree. For dinner reservations call 504-945-0742.

www.thecountryclubneworleans.com/event/drag-dinner-2
Get togethers in and around New Orleans for fun and frolic
Renegade Bears of Louisiana

Monthly Beer Bust, 3rd Fridays at Phoenix Bar + almost monthly Alphabet Soup dine out events. Special events throughout the year, especially for Mardi Gras + Southern Decadence. No monthly meetings/ organized organically. "...we like to keep it loose. Want to join us? Just show up!"

www.renegadebearsofla.com
Top gay Labor Day Weekend destination
Southern Decadence 2017

August 30 - September 4, 2017. 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.

www.southerndecadence.net
Cool in the pool
Bears in the Swamp - Bears Without Borders

September 1, 2017, 2-6pm, the annual Friday of Southern Decadence Weekend at 714 France Street. Matt & Dusty's 9th Bear Gathering at their salt water pool, Jacuzzi and fun surroundings, open to 200 guests. Open bar and "swampatizers." Open bar + borderless bites. Tickets: see website. Proceeds to benefit Vet-a-GoGo, pet care on wheels.

www.nolabearspoolparty.com
Southern Decadence
Bearracuda

September 1, 2017 from 9pm at One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse Street. Dance party for bears & friends. Hundreds of furry guys will dance the night away in the middle of the French Quarter during Southern Decadence. DJ Matt Stands (Seattle) + hot gogo studs. Admission $10 advance.

bearracuda.com/new-orleans
Mad Angel Entertainment - Coming to New Orleans
Miss Gay America 2018

October 4-7, 2017 at Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave. WED/THU: Contestants from across the USA compete in Evening Gown and Talent for top 10 positions. FRI: Revue Show with former title holders performing + award presentations. SAT: top 10 compete for the title. Theme: Le Cirque MGA ft. Miss Gay America 2017 Suzy Wong. Vegas style entertainment/ steampunk-styled circus.

www.missgayamerica.com/mga-2018.html
A Benefit Weekend for Project Lazarus
Halloween in New Orleans

October 20-22, 2017. Annual events help fund Project Lazarus home for men and women with AIDS. FRIDAY Patron Brunch at Cafe Amelie. SATURDAY MAIN EVENT 10pm-3am at The House of Blues featuring Chris Cox, with DJs Blacklow, and in the Disco lounge, DJ Tristin Duffrene - plus costume contest, stage parade. SUNDAY TEA DANCE on the PIER 12-5pm at Crescent Park w/ DJ Kittly Glitter.

www.halloweenneworleans.com
Dan Savage's Sexiest, Funnest, Most Creative Dirty Short Movie Fest
HUMP! Film Festival

November 9-11, 2017, 7+9pm at The Broad Theater, 636 N Broad St. Ordinary people from all over the Pacific NW become weekend porn stars, making 5-minute dirty movies for cash prizes! Films run the gamut of LGBT+S sexual styles; funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and sexy-because they're real- created and performed by sex-positive people.

humpfilmfest.boldtypetickets.com
FNBMG presents Extravaganza XVII
Friday Night Before Mardi Gras | Hollywood Gone Bad

February 9, 2018, 8pm-midnight, at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St. Masquerade Ball Party to raise funds for HIV and AIDS-related support organizations. Dancing, entertainment, open bar, gourmet buffets. Theme: bad B movies, terrible plot lines, misguided facelifts, starlets and harlots. Early Bird special tickets.

www.fridaynightbeforemardigras.com
King Cake Queen & Gay Balls
Gay Mardi Gras 2018

February 9-13, 2018, the all-gay edition of Mardi Gras runs all weekend; non-stop parties/balls; the French Quarter coronation of the King Cake Queen. Gay balls begin in January. Bourbon Pub is at the center, open 24 hours/7 days a week. Mardi Gras Parades fill the streets Tuesday February 13, 2018.

www.gaymardigras.com
The Societé de Sainte Anne Carnival walking club started in 1969
Krewe Of Saint Anne Mardi Gras Parade

February 13, 2018, 10am-2pm, from Bud Rip's, 900 Piety St. Known for their elaborate/ beautiful costumes, the core group gathers in the Bywater neighborhood each Mardi Gras morning, with the music by the Storyville Stompers brass band. Passing through the Faubourg Marigny and the French Quarter, the parade is joined by additional marchers in costume.

www.kreweofsaintanne.org/history.html
The Art and stories of Edward Gorey
The Edwardian Ball New Orleans

March, 2018 (TBC). PAST YEAR at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Dr. featured The Big Bad Preservation Hall Brass Band, Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society, Delachaux and The Klown (TRAPEZE), Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses, The G-String Orchestra, New Orleans Circus, Burlesque and Variety Show, art (on fire!), circus, music, theatre, dancing, costumes, games, food/libations.

www.edwardianball.com
Music in the streets
French Quarter Festival 2018

April 12-15, 2018. 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.

www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest
Since 1971
New Orleans Gay Pride 2018

Mid-June, 2018. Past year included Kick-Off party + Variety Show + Washington Sq Park Festival + evening Pride Parade through the French Quarter, then dance and Sunday Tea-Dance. For updates/ details see fb or website below:

www.prideneworleans.com
French Quarter Festivals
Satchmo SummerFest

August 3-5, 2018. The premier American Jazz Festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. See lineup and schedules as announced, at their website:

fqfi.org