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Southern Decadence is Just Around the Corner!

New Orleans claims to be one of the most gay friendly cities in the United States, perhaps the world. Come  cele-bate the unique New Orleans gay culture and pride in what is considered to be the largest gay event in New Orleans, the Southern Decadence Festival.  Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Southern Decadence 2011 will be held on Labor Day Week-end (Wednesday Aug. 31st – Monday Sept. 5th.)  Most of the Southern Decadence events are held in the French Quarter, but for a full listing of events just check out this easy to read map.

Southern Decadence started out as a small gay pride festival in New Orleans 40 years ago.  Today it has grown into one of the biggest gay pride festivals / around the clock parties in the world!  Most of Southern Decadence happens in the streets of the French Quarter and is free.  But a weekend pass is available for admission to events at some of the hottest gay bars in the world, including the famous Bourbon Pub.

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The Satchmo Summer Festival

New Orleans is known for its jazz history and culture. We honor this historical Jazz culture with a celebration of New Orleans own, Louis Armstrong “Satchmo.”  The New Orleans Satchmo Summer Festival is a free American Jazz festival put on by the French Quarter Festivals Inc. to celebrate the life and works of Louis Armstrong.  Featuring free local New Orleans jazz, the Satchmo Festival will be held from August 4th-7th in the French Quarter, at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint, only steps away from the French Market. read more »