Aug 28 - Sept 1 | The Southern Decadence parade is the traditional highlight of the long weekend of revelry that draws visitors from across the nation. Other events include block parties, the Grand Marshals' Drag Show on Friday night, the outdoor Bourbon Street Extravaganza on Saturday evening and many more. Visit www.southerndecadence.com for information. The parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of Royal Street.
Mad Decent Block Party
Fri. Aug. 29 | Globetrotting producer Diplo (who has a bounce-centric soft spot for New Orleans) brings his label's traveling circus to the Big Easy. Performers include Trap Lord A$AP Ferg and live electronic ensemble Big Gigantic, with Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Kid Kamillion, RL Grime, UZ and Wrestlers. At 2 p.m. at Mardi Gras World.