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Southern Decadence 2019 New Orleans
August 29 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm
New Orleans’ wildest neighborhood gets even crazier as the French Quarter is packed for the entire event; however, the big day is Sunday. That’s when the Grand Marshals lead the annual walking parade through the streets beginning at 2 p.m.
The theme for 2019 is “Fruit Salad: Come Toss A Good Time”
and the official “colors” are polka dots and pinstripes.
The official charity for 2019 is Odyssey House Louisiana.
The corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets is generally considered to be the epicenter of Gay New Orleans, and even more so during the Southern Decadence festival weekend. At that intersection is the largest gay nightclub, The Bourbon Pub The Parade, which is home to the hottest dancers in town. And most of the city’s main gay attractions are within a few blocks. Most street party activities take place in the immediate area of the French Quarter, and the dance parties are in the clubs. Since the gay bars never close, there is something happening around the clock. Some of the nation’s best DJs work the crowds to a frenzy.
Guest DJs for 2019 will include Tracy Young, Ivan Mariscal and
Whitney Day. New York resident and New Orleans native
DJ Max Rodriguez will also be on hand, joining resident VJs
Brendan Thompson and Chris Allen to provide the video entertainment
downstairs at The Bourbon Pub / Parade. No wonder the weekend is often referred to as Southern DecaDANCE!