This article was published on August 18th, 2019
Every year, the city of New Orleans plays host to and opens its arms up to a whole weekend of guests and debauchery. It’s that time of year again, and Southern Decadence is returning to the crescent city for another wild weekend of fun.
Every Labor Day long weekend, NoLa hosts Southern Decadence. Once a gathering of friends has now turned to international gay holiday weekend. Southern Decadence has become a major staple in the queer calendar, and if you’ve never been, you’re truly missing out on a gay rite of passage.
Besides all the parties and shenanigans, the Big Easy is an amazing city to visit. It is a rare, distinct, American city, compared to the other cookie cutter metropolis throughout the United States. New Orleans’ history, original architecture, culture southern charm, and a plethora of activities make New Orleans and Decadence weekend a one of a kind gaycation stop.
While in New Orleans for Souther Decadence, take a day to explore the history of one of America’s oldest cities. There are ample half-day and night tours including swamp tours, cemetery tours, ghost tours, and plantation tours.
Take in the nightly tractor and light parades, and the Sunday Southern Decadence parade featuring the Grand Marshals. Toss beads from the Bourbon Street balconies. Dance the night away at the bars—New Orleans is open 24 hours a day, and there will be dancing until the sun comes up and beyond at Decadence. Take in the free entertainment at the Stoli main stage at St Anne’s and Bourbon on Saturday evening. In the Crescent City during Southern Decadence, there is so much to see, do, and experience, that there’s no way you can do it all.
Southern Decadence is one of the biggest events on the gay agenda, and 2019 will be no different. This year stay in the heart of the French Quarter, near all the action, at the Chateau LeMoyne. The host hotel for the HomoCulture Tour during Southern Decadence, HomoCulture readers get a great deal.
Start planning your Southern Decadence weekend, today. Need more help? //www.neworleansonline.com/.