New Orleans Pride Weekend

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Launched in 2011, New Orleans Pride is a weekend-long celebration (Friday-Sunday, June 7-9, 2024) of LGBTQI+ communities and their allies in New Orleans and surrounding areas. It is the only official Pride Festival in New Orleans, the largest in Louisiana, and one of the fastest-growing Pride celebrations in the nation.

New Orleans Pride Weekend Event Highlights

Special events include the Pride Gala, the PrideFest block party outside the Phoenix bar on Elysian Fields in the Marigny on Saturday, June 8, starting at 11 a.m., and the annual parade. The NOLA Pride Parade starts at 7 p.m. at the PrideFest and rolls through the French Quarter.

New Orleans Black Pride Weekend coincides with New Orleans Pride Weekend and hosts several events that specifically celebrate queer people of color. In addition to pool and dance parties, the calendar of events also includes a welcome party and “fam”ily reunion picnic. Black Pride Weekend starts the day before New Orleans Pride, on Thursday, June 6, and ends on Sunday, June 9.

The New Orleans Black Pride Community Festival is held on Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Armstrong Park. Expect a day full of music, performances, art, food, health resources, vendors, and more.

Two other events of note are the Longue Vue Family Equality Day and Pride at the Broadside. The family-friendly pride celebration at Longue Vue features dance, drag performances, drag queen story time, fan decorating, a children’s parade, a resource fair, and more. Admission is free, but reservations are required. The event is on Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The third annual Pride at the Broadside show features an art market, free on-site HIV testing by Crescent Care, giveaways, and specialty cocktails. Performers at the show include DJ Lady Lavendar, Carolyn Broussard, Sean Hobbes and the Hi Res, and John Boutte. The show starts at 7 p.m., Friday, June 7, and tickets are $20 to $25 (you can buy them on the Broadside website). A percentage of the proceeds will go to Trans Queer Youth NOLA.

New Orleans Pride Weekend Tickets

PrideFest, the parade, and the community festival at Armstrong Park are free to attend. Some other events during the weekend might be ticketed or free but require a reservation. When planning your Pride itinerary, it’s a good idea to double-check entry fees in case you need cash on hand or tickets in advance.

Coming to New Orleans in June?

Check out our guide to where to stay in the French Quarter, and be sure to check out our resource for French Quarter Hotels. Also, consider booking a guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 to experience the hauntingly beautiful past of New Orleans.

For easy, informative sightseeing, we recommend the City Sightseeing New Orleans city tour on the open-top, double-decker bus. It runs every 30 minutes through the Garden District, French Quarter, and CBD. You can hop on and off anytime!