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HNO Circuit Party New Orleans 2024
HNO New Orleans is one of the most celebrated gay party weekends of the year while also being one of the longest-running and most respected fundraising circuit events in the country. Join everyone in NOLA for an incredible weekend of love, fun, friends and giving back!
- Visiting for NnO? – Halloween is one of the busiest weekends in New Orleans with beautiful weather and an amazing atmosphere, so book our hotel early. Stay in the French Quarter close to all of the action.
- The weekend of events include the famous Lazarus Ball on Friday evening, the main costume party on Saturday night and a Sunday Tea Dance and French Quarter second line parade.
- This weekend of fun was originally started as a dinner party given by a few people to honor their friends and loved ones who had died from AIDS and has become the single largest cumulative donor to Project Lazarus since the agency’s inception.
- This year the theme is XL, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the event,
HNO Circuit Party New Orleans Schedule
- Awaiting schedule and venues for the 2024 edition.
Second Line at the Halloween Parade
- Sunday: HNO stands out from the rest of America’s LGBTQ Halloween festivals thanks to its post-tea dance tradition: a second line through the French Quarter.
- This classic New Orleans happening is a joyous procession that usually takes place after funerals. Rather than mourn death, a second line chooses to celebrate life, an appropriate homage to the origins of Queer Christmas.
- Joy Theatre New Orleans – Named after its founder Joy Houck, the former Canal Street landmark movie palace now serves as a staple of New Orleans’ burgeoning music and arts scene. Featuring a state-of-the-art audio/visual system, a fixed stage, three permanent bars, and multi-tiered balcony seating spread out over 10,000 square feet.
- The Filmore – Stunning event venue, spread across 22,000 square feet, at the foot of Canal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. The venue comes complete with a high-quality sound and lighting system, large bars, and grand chandeliers.
- Woldenberg Riverfront Park – 16 acres of sprawling green space stretching between the Mississippi River and the historic French Quarter. Created in the late 1980s on land that had been occupied by old wharves and warehouses along the Mississippi Riverfront,
Hotels in New Orleans
The best place to stay is in the French quarter, close to most of the gay bars and clubs. The following hotels are all close by and have high ratings from our readers:
Gay Map of New Orleans
If you want to be close to all of New Orleans famous attractions, including the top gay-nightlife options in the city, the French Quarter remains the hub of where to stay, with dozens of hotels of all types and grades.. Adjacent to the Quarter and just downriver, you’ll find a number of gay-friendly smaller properties in historic and trendy Faubourg Marigny, which is also home to several gay-popular restaurants and bars.
Recommended Hotels in New Orleans By Booking
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The Roosevelt Hotel
5 Star, Luxury
- 5 Star – Lovely Rooftop Bar, Full-Service Spa
- A short walk to the gay bars
- 42-inch TV, luxury amenities
- Elegant 5-star hotel, 15 minutes to Jackson Square, with a rooftop bar, fully equipped spa, and luxurious rooms.
Omni Royal, 4 Star
Sophisticated & Stylish
- 4 Star – 4-Diamond Luxury, Pinnacle Award Winner
- Close to the gay district
- Fashionable corner location
- On St. Louis at Royal, offers 4-diamond luxury, award-winning meeting services, and sophisticated style.
Royal Sonesta, 4 Star
Right on Bourbon Street
- 4 Star – On Bourbon Street, Outdoor Pool
- Close to the gay district
- WiFi, flat-screen TV, refrigerator
- In the French Quarter, offers accommodation with an outdoor pool, bars, jazz club, and modern art.
French Market Inn
3 Star Central Location
- 3 Star – Located in an Historic 1800s Building
- Close to the gay district
- Coffee facilities, air-conditioned
- Historic hotel in the French Quarter, built in the 1800s, simple rooms with coffee facilities and a short walk from Jackson Square.
Video Gay Guide to NOLA
Top tips from two gay expats on a trip to New Orleans.
Top Gay Neighbourhoods in New Orleans
New Orleans doesn’t have distinct gay neighbourhoods in the same way as some other cities like West Hollywood or Chelsea in New York City. However, the city is known for being LGBTQ+ friendly, and you’ll find gay-friendly establishments and events scattered throughout various neighbourhoods, especially along Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.
French Quarter | Home to Bourbon Street
Photo: Laissez les bons temps rouler! Bourbon Street is at the heart of Gay NOLA.
- The French Quarter is the historic heart of New Orleans and is located along the Mississippi River.
- Famous for its lively nightlife and vibrant atmosphere along Bourbon Street and the legendary Oz and Bourbon Parade Pub.
- The quarter is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in New Orleans and is known for its distinctive Spanish and French Creole architecture.
- Discover the best things to see and do in the French Quarter
Downriver from the French Quarter with colourful, eclectic houses & a vibrant arts scene along Frenchman St.
East of the Marigny and close to Crescent Park with stunning views of the River and the NOLA skyline.
Known as the Arts District, perfect for art enthusiasts & museum-goers with trendy restaurants & boutique hotels.
The CBD offers easy access to Bourbon Street and a variety of dining options, shops, and cultural attractions.