Frequently Asked Questions

The following Southern Decadence questions are asked most often. If the answer to your question is not here, contact Official Southern Decadence at info@SouthernDecadence.COM.

Q. When is Official Southern Decadence Weekend?
A. Official Southern Decadence
is always Labor Day Weekend.  2017 dates are Wednesday, August 30-Monday, September 4.

Q: How Can I Buy A Weekend Pass?
: Unfortunately, there is no one weekend pass which gets you into all Official Southern Decadence Events. Many of the events do not require admittance fees. You can save money by buying weekend passes for the events at "Bourbon Street's Top Dance & Show Club,"  Oz New Orleans, 800 Bourbon St. and at "one of the top ten male dance clubs in the nation,"  The Corner Pocket, 940 St. Louis St. There are no cover charges for the Official Southern Decadence Grand Marshals Drag Show on Friday at the Golden Lantern, 1239 Royal St., nor for Leather Decadence: The Largest Leather/Levi Block Party in the South, also on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Phoenix, 941 Elysian Fields.  An entry fee is not required for the Official Southern Decadence Parade on Sunday beginning at the Golden Lantern, nor to participate in the Official Southern Decadence Bead Toss, also on Sunday below the balcony at The Ambush Mansion, 828 Bourbon St. You can find all of the latest  information by picking up a copy of  the Official Southern Decadence Guide, Ambush Mag upon your arrival in New Orleans. There's loads of  pages in ads covering all of the hot spots and events of the Official Southern Decadence celebration.

Q. Where's the best place to stay?
There are numerous hotels, guest houses and accommodations  in the French Quarter and surrounding areas that are recommended by Official Southern Decadence.  Visit the Southern Decadence accommodations and lodging page. And like Mardi Gras at the beginning of the year, Southern Decadence reservations should be made early to secure your accommodations.

Q. Why should I book my accommodations through the SouthernDecadence.COM website?
As the original and only Official Website of Southern Decadence, this site is affiliated with the largest online hotel booking engine in the World,  offering special Internet rates at many of the finest hotels in New Orleans’, as well as top B&Bs and reservation services. SouthernDecadence.COM boast some of the very best rates available.

Q. Are cameras/cell phones permitted at Official Southern Decadence events?
A. Cameras/cell phones are permitted on all of the street events. However, some of the clubs restrict the use of cameras/cell phones in their establishments. Please respect posted requests.

Q. How can I keep up with the latest news on Official Southern Decadence?
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