October 24-27, 2013. Amazing week in haunted New Orleans. Eat, shop, play, dance; Friday gala, auction, dance party, brunch, riverboat cruise, parties at all the bars. 30th Anniversary benefit weekend for Project Lazarus: "Chapel of Love" playful wedding-themed events. See Gay Halloween + website below:
February 28, 2014, FNBMG (Friday Night Before Mardi Gras) party to raise funds for HIV and AIDS-related support organizations. Dancing, entertainment, open bar & gourmet buffets. See website for schedule and venue.
February 27 - March 4, 2014, the all-gay version of Mardi Gras lasts longer. (Isn't it always the case?) There's non-stop partying, and the main event is the coronation of the King Cake Queen in the French Quarter. Bourbon Pub is at the center of it all, open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
April 10-13, 2014. Annual music festival & parades. Music stages are located at Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Bourbon St, Royal St, Bienville St, the French Market, St. Mary’s at the Ursuline Convent, and Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint. Special events at locations throughout the French Quarter. See the website for more details, closer to the date.
June 19-22, 2014. Past year included: parties, performances; SAT family day picnic at Washington Square Park; SAT Parade Parade, 6pm from Washington Square Park, winding through the French Quarter to end at Bourbon at Esplanade; SUN block party, Bourbon and St. Ann. For 2014 details see fb or website below:
August 28 - September 1, 2014. Annual Labor Day Weekend celebrations, 100,000+ crowds; around-the-clock street/ dance parties; parade through the French Quarter. Revelers may shock some tourists (much to their delight!). Events include: Big Dick Contest, FRIDAY Parade, Boys on Parade Strip Contest, Outdoor Concert, Hot Ass Contest, SUNDAY Parade, T-Dance, Midnight Party, Closing Party.
Labor Day Weekend, 2014. Bringing bears and those attracted to bears, together for group social & community activities. See Decadence details online as announced. Ongoing Beer Busts 9pm, first & third Fridays at The Phoenix.