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Gay New Orleans

Get togethers in and around New Orleans for fun and frolic
Renegade Bears of Louisiana

Third Fridays 7pm Monthly Beer Bust, 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!
Burlesque, drag, cabaret, comedy, music, spoken word...
Allways Lounge - Most events to resume June 2021

Last Resort Drag; Michael Martin Fundraiser/ Tribute; Van Ella Bordella burlesque; Bayou Blues Burlesque; Sisters of St Claude Drag; Peep Show/ Charlotte Tate; Hummingbirds Red Hot Review burlesque+music; Local Uproar Stand up comedy; Reba Douglas’ Naked Kareoke; Jerek’s Beans; Clowntown; Van Ella Bordella burlesque; Queer Mountain stand up; Monster Mash Up Drag; Lefty Lucy.
NOW SHOWING! It’s a social distancing miracle!
AllWays Cabaret PEEP SHOW!

May 1-30, 2021, Thursdays/ Fridays/ Saturdays/ Sundays 4-8pm. Also June 5, 12, 18. No direct personal contact. Personal masks required/ social distancing lines /sanitizing team/ max 2 people per viewing. COME GET A PEEK BEHIND THE GLASS! Your favorite performers will thrill and delight with a 2 minute personal show. Performers and daiquiri flavors change daily!
Since 1971
New Orleans Gay Pride 2021 - TBA

June, 2021. No 2021 events confirmed. 2020 events cancelled.  In 2019 a three-day weekend. Kick-Off party + Variety Show + Washington Sq Park Festival + Saturday evening Pride Parade through the French Quarter, then dance and Sunday Tea-Dance. For updates/ details see website below:
French Quarter Festivals
Satchmo SummerFest

July 31 - August 1, 2021. 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:
Big Boy Pride
Boys in the Bayou New Orleans

August 12-16, 2021. Big Boy Pride is about brotherhood, self-love and awareness, relationship building and elevating consciousness in the Big Boy community and the public at-large. There are pool parties, group discussions, live entertainment, seminars, cocktail parties and lots of fun activities.
Top gay Labor Day Weekend destination
Southern Decadence 2021 New Orleans

September 2-6, 2021. Annual Labor Day THU-MON 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.
Music in the streets
French Quarter Festival 2021 - New Dates

September 30 - October 3, 2021. Annual music festival + parades. Music stages 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.
Join the Twelfth Night Revelers
Mardi Gras New Orleans

March 1, 2022. Fat Tuesday is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. The official start of Carnival Season is Twelfth Night. There will be Mardi Gras parades, house floats, special Mardi Gras cocktails in bars and restaurants, king cakes and lots of other events.