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Gay Pride New Orleans

May 21st, 2012 by bbnola

Gay Pride New Orleans takes place June 22-24, 2012. Be there!

Gay Pride on Bourbon St New Orleans

Pride on Bourbon Street.

Gay Pride has a long history in New Orleans. It began in 1971 with a “Gay In” picnic in City Park. In 1978, it became an established annual event known as “Gay Pride”. The first Gay Pride Parade took place in 1980.

Over the years, Gay Pride New Orleans has seen many changes. It has moved from June to the fall and back to June again. It has been in Washington Square, then Armstrong Park, and then it moved back to Washington Square. It will undoubtedly see more change in the future, but it will always take place.

The complete schedule of New Orleans Gay Pride has yet to be released. Visit Gay Pride New Orleans for up-to-date information.

In the meantime, make reservations in a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast.

Irish and Italian Celebrations in New Orleans

March 14th, 2011 by bbnola

As we know, New Orleans loves any excuse for a party and a parade. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are already underway and will culminate on March 20, 2011. The purple, green and gold of Mardi Gras are replaced by the more traditional Irish green – seen on floats, clothing, and derby hats (a la leprechaun).

Guests of New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts who line up for the various St. Patrick’s Day Parades in March, 2011, may well end up with cabbages, potatoes, carrots, onions, and seasonings in their arms. Not content to hand out green trinkets or flowers like some of the parade walkers, float riders hand out the ingredients for Irish Stew. Now that’s a good reason to go to a parade!

Mardi Gras may have the biggest reputation in New Orleans, but some of the biggest parties of the year take place now. Folks step out for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 and St. Joseph’s Day on March 19 – a popular Italian celebration.

Guests of New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts this week may enjoy the following New Orleans Parades:

  • Downtown Irish Club Parade:                         Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m.
  • St. Joseph’s Day Parade, French Quarter:    Saturday, March 19, at 6 p.m.
  • Louisiana Irish – Italian parade, Metairie:    Sunday, March 20, at noon.

Even the dogs dress for St. Patrick's Day in New Orleans.