Less than two months from now the streets of old New Orleans’ French Quarter will be full of happy revelers celebrating the craziness that comes with each year’s Southern Decadence.

Bourbon Pub & Parade, a New Orleans landmark named one of the world’s Top 10 Gay Bars and Clubs by GayTravel.com, is at the epicenter of the Labor Day Weekend excursion, slated this year for Wednesday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 3.

The annual “Gay Mardi Gras” is a draw for people across the country and world, including folks like Kannapolis’ Tony Baker.

“It’s one of the best parties in New Orleans, other than Mardi Gras,” Baker says. “The men, music and awesome food make for a great weekend. I have been three times and had a blast each and every time.”

In standard fare, Bourbon Pub & Parade will be offering weekend passes and VIP passes. The tickets, affordably priced between $60 and $100, are already on sale at bourbonpub.com.

For more information about Southern Decadence or Bourbon Pub events and offerings, visit southerndecadence.net and bourbonpub.com. : :

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.