We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to once again host an event in this great city. New Orleans is a unique and exciting destination.

Our goal is to have an event filled with new adventures, exciting activities and opportunities to make memories. The city’s diverse and broad offerings in entertainment and Southern Decadence make New Orleans the ideal location for an event like this one. The excitement level of New Orleans precedes it.  You will not be disappointed. New Orleans stands out in value. With rates as low as $129 per night, at a 4 Diamond facility (in the heart of the French Quarter – during Southern Decadence,) we knew we hit the right point. The Royal Sonesta New Orleans gives us all the amenities we look for in a host hotel.

The value from our hotel in combination with the city’s attraction for tourism provide the opportunity for an event priced at the right level, for a large turn-out without sacrificing experience.

So, why New Orleans? Because we want to party big, New Orleans style, and that’s why we call our New Orleans event, THE BIG BAYOU 2020 – and YOU ARE INVITED!

As Liberace once said; “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.”


New Orleans offers a wide array of attractions and entertainment possibilities for its visitors. From the magnetic draw of the Mississippi River, with its history, to a wide assortment of dining options, as well as shopping and sightseeing (both in and out of the city), and an overall fun atmosphere, the city of New Orleans has a lot to offer. The prominence and showcasing of all this along with the city’s mystique and slogan “The Big Easy”, has sealed the city as a top desired destination for many leisure travelers.


New Orleans has always been accepting and welcoming for the LGBTQ community. Gay and Lesbian leisure traveler is an important group for New Orleans, and as a result, you will find most resorts, attractions, and venues are sensitive to the community’s needs. Many offerings you’ll find in New Orleans cater exclusively to gay travelers. You can find more information on sites like (link above).

Learn and see first hand about New Orleans’ Gay Life and participate in the Rainbow Whirl! Tour

That said, be prepared to deal with crowds and the peculiar way of theme park life that exists. For the big “chubby” travelers, New Orleans is welcoming, friendly and has a supportive infrastructure. But you should always plan for humid and hot outdoors and keep hydrated. Drink plenty of water and plan to carry at least one bottle with you when doing outdoor activities.

Looks can also be deceiving. To get from one end to another can take up to 30 minutes. Walking through a park may be stressful and exhausting. The parks may offer scooters or wheelchair or electrical vehicle-friendly, you will need to find out in advance of any location/park you plan to attend. Always leave extra time to get to your pick-up and drop-off points and remember there can be a wait time.

Most restaurants and venues cater to a wide variety of body shapes by having armless chairs. Generally speaking, many New Orleans tourist attractions, restaurants, venues, and resorts are aware of the issues facing their largest customers. Chubby people are rarely escorted to a seat that would be inappropriate; however, you can always inquire about armless chairs before seating.

Parks and adventures often can accommodate people of size. You should always inquire about the size of the seats and the possibility of free-standing chairs before you book.

Whatever your tastes are we want this to be a memorable event and look forward to hosting you New Orleans Big Bayou style!

Jackson Square Mississippi River Cruises
French Market Louisiana State Museum
Jackson Brewery Mardi Gras World
Aquarium of the Americas National WWII Museum
Royal Street Shopping The Shops at Canal Place
Woldenberg Park Riverwalk
Mercedes-Benz Superdome Harrah’s Casino


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