August 29th
to September 2nd

For 48 years, gay and lesbian people have poured into New Orleans on Labor Day Weekend for an over the top party that has come to be known as Gay Mardi Gras. The numbers keep growing as New Orleans is filled with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people for Southern Decadence. AS FOR DA.BEARS we're all over it with beer busts, block parties, pool parties, and other events. In 2019, stick with us and you'll have a good time.


Main Event Website


We still have Southern Decadence Fire Department T-shirts. HERE.


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Southern Decadence

Thursday, August 29th
Welcome Party and Beer Bust, 3 PM to 6 PM. GrandPre, 834 N Rampart St

$10 all you can drink, WITH Weenies & Buns, Burgers, Chips (for sale)


Friday, August 30th
Room to Roam Bears Pool Party, 2PM to 6PM
t The Lair! (see link for the Bywater address)  $60 (tickets available in advance) Food, beer & booze, above ground pool. VISIT Ticketleap.com (keywords “room to roam”) for advance tickets. HERE.

Block Party, 9PM to 2AM
Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields Food All NIGHT LONG with New Orleans Gay Men's Chorus

Saturday, August 31st
Gay History Tour by Crescent City Tour Booking Agency. Starts at 10:00am.  Cost is $30.00 Reserve by calling 504-568-0717
Arrive at 638 St. Ann Street. Hosted by Crescent City Leathermen and Renegade Bears of Louisiana


Block Party, 9PM to 2AM
at Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields

Renegade Beer Bust 10 PM to 1 AM

Food All NIGHT LONG with New Orleans Gay Men's Chorus

Sunday, September 1st
Bear Breakfast, 10:30AM to 1PM
Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields
Technically Free (donations requested for the Christmas Wish List Charity) plus great Contests and prizes

XXL Party, visit www.phoenixbarnola.com for details. Follow us on Facebook
Clothes check by Renegade Bears of Louisiana & Renegade Bears of San Antonio

Block Party, 9PM to 2AM
Phoenix Bar, 941 Elysian Fields

Food All NIGHT LONG with New Orleans Gay Men's Chorus
Monday, September 2nd
Survivor Party, 2PM
Granpre's, 834 N Rampart Street
Kiddie Pool and Food, No cover.