This June, get excited for New Orleans Pride 2016, a weekend-long celebration to promote the history and future prosperity of the LGBT communities in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast areas. Located in the French Quarter, Pride will continue to take a positive stance against discrimination towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and bring together all communities for a family friendly and celebratory event.
New Orleans Pride, an organization launched in 2011, has quickly become one of the fastest growing Pride Celebrations in the country. Founded to create an atmosphere where all LGBT people can be proud of their identities, New Orleans pride continues to create unity within different communities. The Pride Festival is composed of a weekend of events centered around the LGBT community in New Orleans and its allies and raises money for their cause.
June 17, 2016
An Evening with Bianca Del Rio
At 8:00 pm, The Joy Theater presents an evening with Bianca Del Rio, the season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The “Queen of Mean” returns with Mrs. Kasha Davis, Darienne Lake, and Aggy Dune for one night only! Be sure to get your tickets here.
June 18, 2016
Official New Orleans Pride Party: A Girl Party
From 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., The Bourbon Pub will host the Official New Orleans Pride Party. Promoted as the perfect event for ladies, this event will have prime balcony viewing of the Pride Parade!
New Orleans Pride Parade
Louisiana’s largest Pride Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. and proceed throughout the French Quarter neighborhood. There will be special appearances by the Grand Marshals, and you can sign a group up to enter the parade together here.
New Orleans Pride Parade After Party
As the Pride Parade draws to a close, several dance clubs will be hosting after parties to keep the celebration going, and give parade goers the opportunity to mingle with some of the parade grand marshals and celebrities.
June 19, 2016
Pridefest on Bourbon Street
On the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, there will be a stage with performances by local male and female impersonators, local bands, and the celebrity Grand Marshal. There will be giveaways for the crowd and the event is free and open to the public.
The Pride Parade is of course FREE to attend, and tickets for the parties and special events can be purchased here.