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Headed To New Orleans For Labor Day? Check Out These Festivals

By DeAnna Taylor

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New Orleans aka NOLA aka ‘The Big Easy,’ a city filled with so much food, culture, and music, no matter when you head down there is always something to do.

If you’ve made plans to check it out this Labor Day, we found a couple of events that you will definitely want to check out. Of course, you know the melanin will be on 1000 too.

Bourbon Boule

This ‘all things bourbon’ mega event is being put on by Black Bourbon Society. Samara Rivers started this group as a way to bring Black bourbon drinkers together through upscale events and tastings.

Bourbon Boule is one of the larger events for the group and they are looking to take over New Orleans as the premier Labor Day event. This year’s Boule marks the second installation and will be held August 30- September 1.

The 3-day festival will feature a special brunch, a whiskey tasting paired with Creole cuisine, as well as a welcome mixer in which Samara herself will be whipping up the cocktails.

To register and get your spot, you can head to their website here.

Related: Black Bourbon Society: Meet The Woman Behind The Group That Connects Black Bourbon Drinkers

Southern Decadence LGBTQ Festival

It’s no surprise that New Orleans is one of the most inclusive cities around the nation. As the signature LGBTQ fest, you know that this will be a total turn up.

Southern Decadence will happen August 29 through September 2 in NOLA’s French Quarter.

This event has been happening for over 4 decades and not only does it close out summer on a high note but it brings together the LGBTQ community and its allies in a way that only a city like New Orleans can.

Get ready for 4-days of parties, concerts which include the Backstreet Boys, and of course parades.

The parade and any of the action taking place within the streets of the French Quarter are free. But, other events like brunches and parties will require tickets.

To learn more you can check the link here.

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DeAnna Taylor

DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.

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