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SOUTHERN DECADENCE FESTIVAL

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From 29 Thu Aug 2013 to 02 Mon Sep 2013 August 29, 2013 September 2, 2013 Astor Crowne Plaza

SOUTHERN DECADENCE FESTIVAL

Location: French Quarter

Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away party. As a top gay Labor Day Weekend destination, it has evolved into one of our world's major annual events.  One of the largest annual celebrations and festivals in New Orleans, it has become known as the "Gay Mardi Gras."  People begin to arrive on the Wednesday before Labor Day, and generally don't even think about stopping or going home until the following Tuesday.