Launched as a simple party in the early '70s, this annual festival is now recognized around the globe. It is now also known as the 'Gay Mardi Gras' and is held in conjunction with Labor Day. More than 100,000 people from the lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual communities get together in the French Quarter. Each year, the organizers announce a different theme. On Sunday, the parade led by the Grand Marshal takes precedence over other activities; this is the day when the successor is chosen. Parties are held on the streets and in the nearby clubs. Weekend passes and advance tickets are available online. Make sure you get your tickets soon as certain shows get sold out almost a year in advance.
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