Gay's Anatomy - Supporting Queer Women’s Health
6:00 pm18:00

Gay's Anatomy - Supporting Queer Women’s Health

  • Rebellion

The LGBTQ community in New Orleans struggles with access to healthcare. FNBMG is supporting women’s health in the city by getting local medical professionals and the Queer Community together to have some drinks and play a little doctor. 

Join us on October 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Rebellion, 748 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130.  

Baton Rouge Happy Hour Fundraiser
6:00 pm18:00

Baton Rouge Happy Hour Fundraiser

  • Rusty Nail

FNBMG is coming together for a good old fashion Happy Hour for a cause. We are teaming up with the Metropolitan Community Church in Baton Rouge to help them raise money for LBGTQ families who have been affected by the flooding this past August. The Rusty Nail will be donating 20% of the bar tab to us as well as a suggested donation of $5.  


Adult Swim:  Hot, Wet, and Oh-So-Bad!
6:00 pm18:00

Adult Swim: Hot, Wet, and Oh-So-Bad!

  • Maison de Macarty


Building off of our 2017 Ball Theme "Hollywood....gone Bad!", we invite you to Friday Night Before Mardi Gras' next fundraising party: Adult Swim: Hot, Wet, and Oh-So-Bad!  Hollywood provides no shortage of inspiration for all things hot, wet and bad...from everyone's favorite hot messes at the Jersey Shore, to those naughty Baywatch babes, to the tragic TV that is Sharknado! 

For a donation of $20 you get:
- Open Bar
- Catered food from Stickball: A Meatball Pop-Up
- Full access to our amazing pool party, so come in your hottest (baddest?) bathing suit
- Chance to win one of our amazing raffle baskets.
- And so much more... 

So join us on the red carpet and come out to this POOL PARTY in your beachiest best!  Our venue is the lush and idyllic back garden and pool at the beautiful Maison de Macarty B&B in the Bywater.  We'll be swimming, sunning and distributing funds to four amazing New Orleans LGBTQ charities, the result of all of the successful fundraising that YOU made happen over the year!

Charleston Fest
5:00 pm17:00

Charleston Fest

Charleston Fest is a labor of love for the fast living, Prohibition defying, swinging folk of the Coolidge and Hoover years…while also giving back to the community.  This is Charleston Fest’s inaugural year and they are encouraging maximum participation by providing bands, dancing, costume and dance contests, and specially priced cocktails for a suggested donation of $10. That's only one sawbuck!

Charleston Fest represents a new type of fundraising event for Friday Night Before Mardi Gras. Smaller, and specially-themed, they are events thrown by independent members of the community.  Promising an interesting and fun time, organizers of these events also pledge to donate their proceeds to support Friday Night Before Mardi Gras, a true win-win. 

Charleston Fest is an evening event that takes place on March 5th, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Spitfire, a bar located in the lower Quarter at 1135 Decatur Street, New Orleans 70116. Tickets will be sold at the door.  More information is available here:

Once Upon a Twisted Time - The Friday Night Before Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
9:00 pm21:00

Once Upon a Twisted Time - The Friday Night Before Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

Our 2016 Ball, ONCE UPON A TWISTED TIME, will be hosted at our new venue, The Cannery, bringing the Ball back to its roots in Mid-City. 

Get Tickets Here

Your VIP Ball tickets include an unlimited open bar at the main bar PLUS access to premium liquor and a special champagne bar in the VIP Lounge. Enjoy our main culinary stations and passed hors d'oeuvres, as well as a "VIP Only" buffet with desserts and chocolates. You also get 2 photo tickets, open seating and access to exclusive Lounge seating. You'll also have your own check-in area at the Ball and get special recognition at our main event.

Your Standard Ball ticket includes an unlimited open bar at the main bar, culinary stations and passed hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening, 1 photo ticket and open seating at the Ball.

Shuttle transportation to and from the French Quarter available.

Twisted Tiara's Party
3:00 pm15:00

Twisted Tiara's Party

Two parties for one great cause! First, bring out your best tiara and join is for Twisted Tiaras, a "royal affair" on Saturday, January 9th, that supports LGBT nonprofits in New Orleans! Enjoy music and dancing in the heated courtyard of a private French Quarter home, plus an open bar featuring beer, wine and mixed vodka drinks. All this plus a fabulous raffle and a tiara contest for the low, low price of only $20 per ticket.

Your ticket to the Twisted Tiaras party also includes a drink ticket at GrandPre's - where the party continues at 810 N. Rampart Street (3 blocks away.) There you will find a special $10 buffet to support Friday Night Before Mardi Gras and our causes. 

Get Tickets Here