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New Orleans Pride Announces 8th Annual Pub Crawl

The city’s LGBTQ community and its supporters will take to the French Quarter to drink for a good cause at New Orleans Pride’s 8th Annual Pub Crawl. This year, the event takes place on Saturday, November 18 and its theme is “The Color Crawl.”

The crawl is open to the first 100 participants who purchase a “Stonewall” ticket, named after the iconic bar in New York City’s East Village that became the headquarters for gay rights after 1969 riots. There is a registration process, which can be completed here; an enrollment pledge of $25 includes a limited edition 2018 New Orleans Pride shirt, a Pride bandana, shots and giveaways at up to eight of the bars visited on the crawl. Also, thanks to a partnership with New Orleans Pride and Stonewall Sports (an LGBTQ & Ally community-based, non-profit sports organization), for every “Stonewall” ticket sold, Pride will donate $5 to the organization.

Organizers have also announced a disclaimer, namely that, due to the growing participation in the event, free shots will not be available at each of the stops. This year, there will be a mix of free drinks, free shots, $1 shots, and happy hour drinks. 

Costumes are highly encouraged, particularly those which fall in line with “The Color Crawl” theme. There will be prizes for those in the best costumes. For more information, visit New Orleans Pride’s official website.