Gay Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Thursday, February 28 through Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Gay Mardi Gras is without a doubt the most outrageous gay and lesbian event in New Orleans, second only to the annual Southern Decadence Weekend Celebration in the number of gay and lesbian revelers. In 2019, the celebration is Thursday, February 28 through Tuesday, March 5, and takes place in the lower French Quarter. This is where the epicenter of the Gay New Orleans community is located at the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann Streets, anchored by the city's largest gay nightclub,  The Bourbon Pub / Parade.

Tradition dictates that the official Mardi Gras season begins on January 6th, or Twelfth Night. The duration  is determined by the Church calendar, and runs until the beginning of Lent, which is Ash Wednesday. The climax is "Fat Tuesday" (or Mardi Gras Day), the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.  And Ash Wednesday is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Finally, Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon following the first day of Spring.  Confusing?  It won't be after your first drink on Bourbon Street! The entire season can last as long as two months (as will be the case in 2019) or can be as short as one month, (as was the case in 2008).

 

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans falls quite late on the calendar in 2019.  It will not be later than March 5th until the year 2038!

New Orleans' Gay Mardi Gras presents many of the nation's best DJ talent. .
 

 
  VIP and Regular Weekend Passes will be available for purchase online in late-2018.

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When is Mardi Gras?
FUTURE MARDI GRAS DATES:

2019:  March 5, 2019
2020
February 25, 2020   2021:  February 16, 2021
2022:  March 1, 2022     2023:  February 21, 2023


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THE BOURBON PUB / PARADE
New Orleans' LARGEST Gay Bar and Nightclub

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