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Gay New Orleans

New Orleans Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the New Orleans area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
New Orleans Bears & Leathermen - Cajun Style!
Friday Night Beer Busts

Ongoing Beer Busts 9pm, Fridays at The Phoenix. Affiliated groups - The Lords of Leather, The Renegade Bears of Louisiana, and The Big Easy Sisters - take turns hosting this weekly beer bust. $5 buys you all-you-can-drink Pabst Blue Ribbon from 9pm until midnight.
That’s Drag DINNER, y’all!

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.
French Quarter Festivals
Satchmo SummerFest

August 4-7, 2016. 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:
Host: conceptual artist Ryan S Ballard, Space Commander of Krewe of Chewbacchus
National Underwear Day Parade NOLA

August 5, 2016, 6pm-2am, Castillo Blanco Art Studios, 4321 St Claude Ave. No matter if you are a man, woman, reptilian shape-shifter or moldy Sumerian god. YOU are invited to show up in fresh skivvies to march in a joyous celebration of underwear to promote body positivity, liberation from tyranny of outer garments, and... set a new Guinness World Record. Xena Zeit-Geist (Society of Sin)
Top gay Labor Day Weekend destination
Southern Decadence 2016

August 31 - September 5, 2016. 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.
Renegade Bears of LA - Southern Decadence
Where The Bears At

September 1-5, 2016. THU: Phoenix Welcome Beer Bust 9pm-1am. FRI: NOLA Bears Pool Party 2-6pm, 708 France + Phoenix Block Party 9pm-2am. SAT: Culinary History Tour/Pokemon Hunt 11am + Kajun's Pub steak dinner 6-9pm, 2256 St Claude + Phoenix Block Party. SUN: Phoenix Breakfast, 10am-2am + Phoenix XXL Party 5-8pm starring Rocco + Phoenix Block Party. MON: Granpre Survivor Party 2pm.
Cool in the pool
Bears in the Swamp

September 2, 2016, 2-6pm, annual Friday of Southern Decadence Weekend, at 714 France Street. Matt & Dusty's 8th Bear Gathering at their salt water pool, Jacuzzi and fun surroundings, open to 200 guests. Open bar and "swampatizers." Tickets $50 (see website). Proceeds to benefit Vet-a-GoGo, pet care on wheels.
Southern Decadence 2016

September 2, 2015 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. DJs TBA.
NOLA PaH is proud to present during the Fall Festival Kink Fest 2016
Gulf Coast Puppy & Handler Contest

September 30 - October 2, 2016 at Gryphon's Nest Campground, Springfield LA. The first Gulf Coast Puppy and Handler Contest events: Puppy 102/102; Handling Mosh; Moshes Moshes, more Moshes; Fire Play 101; Rough Body Play; Mummification; Artistic Needle Play Methods; BootBlacks. GCPaHC winners will receive free lodgings, travel, and entry free for following year contest.
A Benefit Weekend for Project Lazarus
Halloween in New Orleans

Late October, 2016. Annual 4 days/nights of partying and events sponsored by the Hosts of Halloween to provide funding for Project Lazarus, a home in New Orleans for men and women with AIDS. Typically includes: The Lazarus Ball, silent auction/ wine raffle; Republic New Orleans Party; Costume Party + Contest; SUN Brunch and more....
FNBMG presents Extravaganza XVII
Friday Night Before Mardi Gras | Masquerade Ball

February 24, 2017, Party to raise funds for HIV and AIDS-related support organizations. ONCE UPON A TWISTED TIME at The Cannery dancing, entertainment, open bar & gourmet buffets. See website for schedule and venue. Get discount by purchasing ‘Early Bird’ special tickets.
King Cake Queen & Gay Balls
Gay Mardi Gras 2016

February 24-28, 2017, the all-gay edition of Mardi Gras runs 6 days; non-stop parties/balls; coronation of the King Cake Queen in the French Quarter. Gay balls begin in January. Bourbon Pub is at the center, open 24 hours/7 days a week. Mardi Gras is Tuesday February 28, 2017 Parades fill the streets.
The Societé de Sainte Anne Carnival walking club started in 1969
Krewe Of Saint Anne Mardi Gras Parade

February 28, 2017, 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.
Music in the streets
French Quarter Festival 2017

April 6-9, 2017. 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 2017

June 9-11, 2016. Past year included FRI Kick-Off party + Variety Show + Girl Party; SAT 11am-4pm Washington Sq Park Festival + evening Pride Parade through the French Quarter, then dance; SUN Dance Bitch Tea-Dance. For updates/ details see fb or website below:
2016 winners of 21 awards as voted on by Ambush Magazine readers 2b announced
30th Gay Appreciation Awards Gala

July 22, 2017 (TBC), 7-10pm at Oz. Winners of 21 awards voted on by the readers of Ambush Magazine are announced at this annual event.