Southern Decadence
Frequently Asked




Here are the Southern Decadence questions that we get asked most often.
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When is Southern Decadence Weekend?
  Southern Decadence is always Labor Day Weekend.  In 2022, the Southern Decadence dates are Thursday, September 1 through Monday, September 5.
And if you like to really plan ahead, the dates for 2023 are August 31 through September 4.
What is the minimum age for admission to Southern Decadence events?
  Each venue sets its own admission policy. Much of Southern Decadence (including Saturday's Bourbon Street Extravaganza and Sunday's walking parade) takes place in the streets of the French Quarter, and is open to the general public.
Can you recommend a hotel?
  You will probably desire to stay in the French Quarter, although there are many hotels in the Central Business District, which is adjacent to the French Quarter.
What are the official theme and colors of Southern Decadence 2022?
  The official theme for 2022 is "Jazz. Burlesque. Decadent. New Orleans." and the official "colors" are gold and red.
Are cameras permitted at Southern Decadence events?
  Of course, cameras are permitted on the streets of the French Quarter.  Each venue establishes their own policies regarding the on-premises use of cameras, video recorders and cell phone cameras.
Do many lesbians attend Southern Decadence?
  While predominantly a gay male event, a surprising number of lesbians have discovered the unique fun of Southern Decadence, and return year after year.  Southern Decadence is for the entire gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community, and is very well attended by all.  And a surprisingly large number of open-minded straight fans enjoy the festivities, and always come back for more!
Is it possible to purchase a copy of the music played during Southern Decadence?
  You would have to contact the individual DJs for this.
How can I keep up with the latest news on Southern Decadence 2022?
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What is the parade route for the Sunday street parade?
  Check the local gay rags when you arrive.  The parade route is generally in flux until the last minute.




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