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Halloween New Orleans


Boyz and ghouls creep around the eerie streets of N’Awlins to mark the night when the souls of the dead meet the living. Visitors from all around the country converge on the French Quarter to get their freak on, in more ways than one. Halloween has become legendary in New Orleans as one of the biggest party weekends the Crescent City has to offer. All proceeds go to Project Lazarus, a home in New Orleans for men and women with AIDS.

Southern Decadence

Join 100,000 others for one of the raunchiest times of your life. This Labor Day Weekend festival has grown to become one of the city's largest annual celebrations, but it remains gay, gay, gay. 

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras and New Orleans go together like boys and boys. This celebration is one of the most outrageous gatherings in the world, with nearly as many gay revelers as Southern Decadence. On Shrove Tuesday, the day before the commencement of Lent — or Fat Tuesday, as it's known here, anything goes, because on Ash Wednesday, the French Quarter sobers up surprisingly quickly. 

800 Bourbon St.

Click your heels three times and you’ll land on this great and powerful dance floor. It may not be one of the biggest, but it is definitely one of the best in the French Quarter. But don’t be a size queen; you’re sure to find some of the hottest boys dancing on top of the bar and some pretty cute ones on the dance floor as well.

801 Bourbon St.

Upstairs from The Bourbon Pub, you’ll find the longest continuously operating gay nightclub in the country. For over 34 years, Parade has been serving it up with amazing lights and sound and big-name DJs. This place gets packed on the weekends, so if you don’t want to be pressed up against a bunch of hot, sweaty boys, maybe you shouldn’t be gay.