In a city constantly buzzing with lively celebrations, it's no surprise that New Orleans would celebrate Pride Month in a just as bright and exciting way. Last year's pride parade was cancelled due to COVID and it looks like the tradition may not be coming back. However, as one parade disappears in NOLA, another takes its place. And this year, that's Faubourg Brewing Co.'s Pride Fest!
Faubourg Pride Fest is happening this June 4-6 in partnership with Forum for Equality, Louisiana's LGBT human rights organization, according to Faubourg's website. This three-day long event offers free admission to the public and is not a ticketed festival. Although the event itself is free, be sure to bring your wallet to buy food, beer, or pride merchandise. All proceeds from any merch you buy go straight to benefiting Forum for Equality!
During the fest, Faubourg won't be taking table reservations, so show up early if you'd like a prime table spot. If you know you can make it out early enough to grab a table, bring a lawn chair, umbrella, or picnic blanket to set up your own festival spot.
Each day of Faubourg's Pride Fest features different events. Friday, June 4 has the shortest run of any day of the fest from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. That day, festival attendees can enjoy a $3 pint from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Drag on Tap presented by Kitten N' Lou from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m., the Fete au Fete food truck, and the release of a new beer.
Both Saturday and Sunday will feature food trucks, music from LGBT performers, yard games from Stonewall Sports, and a new beer release from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday will also host the Bayou Yacht Club's Saturday Maker's Market.
Saturday will host food vendors Taceaux Loceaux, Original Thought, Chance in Hell SnoBalls, and Fete au Fete, as well as music groups Jump School, Lilli Lewis Project, and Brown Sugar.
Sunday will host food vendors NOLA Crawfish King Seafood & BBQ, Chance in Hell SnoBalls, and Fete au Fete, as well as musicians Joy Clark, Mia Borders, and John Boutté.
For more information about Faubourg's Pride Fest, visit faubourgbrewery.com.