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Labor Day In New Orleans Means Southern Decadence!

August 8 2022 | News

Summer May Be Ending But the Fun is Just Beginning

Southern Decadence, September 1-5

Perfect view of the crowd

For the more than 50 years, Southern Decadence, one of the top five largest events in New Orleans, has taken place every Labor Day Weekend. Also known as the "Gay Mardi Gras" and "our Pride Week," Southern Decadence is the largest LGBT party of the year. Attendees typically arrive on the Wednesday before Labor Day and stay till the following Tuesday.

An unforgettable performance by one of the festival attendees

There will be parties all over the French Quarter, including pool parties. Then on Sunday, head down to the annual Southern Decadence Parade at 2 p.m. The 2022 theme is "Jazz. Burlesque. Decadent. New Orleans." The official colors are red and gold.

A few of the days festival participants sharing a group photo

Learn more about Southern Decadence here. Book your room at Hotel Provincial now while space is still available.

All images provided by The Bourbon Pub and Parade

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