Festivals

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

  Tonight is the start of the 14th Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. This is one of the great festivals of the year and it is free to attend with drinks and some amazing BBQ available for purchase. The…

Food Truck Fridays at Canal Place All October

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - Friday, October 11 C rêpes à la Cart will join Petite Rouge on the Canal Place plaza for a happening Friday lunch hour — right in the heart of Downtown New Orleans. Petite Rouge will…

Ruby Slipper Café Celebrates Fall with Mid-City Festival

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Mid-City Fall Festival celebrates the New Orleans neighborhood where the first restaurant in the multi-location group opened in 2008. WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. WHERE: Ruby Slipper Café’s flagship location – 315 S.…

JAPAN FEST 2019

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Now in its 25th year, the annual Japan Fest hosted at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is the largest celebration of Japanese culture in the Gulf South. It’s a day to enjoy traditional…

The Who at Jazz Fest?

  Amazingly, speculation over the 2020 Jazz Fest lineup is already in full swing and Pete Townshend sent rumors flying when he let slip earlier this week that The Who would be one of the headliners for this year’s fest. …

Falling For Fall Festivals

Forget falling temperatures. You know autumn has arrived in Louisiana when festival season kicks into gear. This past weekend I attended the 78th Sugar Cane Festival in New Iberia, an annual celebration held by the historic town that’s surrounded by…

Beignet Fest Releases Logistics Information for Attendees

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The organizers of the 4th Annual Beignet Fest presented by French Market Coffee have released the following information for people attending the event on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at New…

Hogs For The Cause New Team Registration Opens Oct. 1

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause has announced team registration is now open for the 12th annual charity barbeque cook-off and music festival set for March 27 & 28, 2020 at the UNO Lakefront Arena Festival…

Gleason Gras, Calexico and Events This Week

  Gleason Gras Saturday at Champions Square Tomorrow is the 9th annual Gleason Gras Fun Run and Festival. If you’re a Saints fan (seems likely) and love local food and good music (also fairly likely) you’ll want to head out…

The Best Freebies and Fun On-the-Cheap

  It's still hot outside. Take shelter on Saturday in one of our city's many fantastic, often world-class museums when you and a guest can get in for free compliments of Smithsonian magazine and its annual Museum Day. Participating museums…

NOLA on Tap This Saturday

New Orleans – The Louisiana SPCA presents the 10th annual NOLA on Tap, sponsored by Port Orleans Brewing Company, Saturday, Sept. 21, at New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds from noon - 7 p.m. with early VIP entry at 11…

Deutsches Hause Nola Presents Oktoberfest 2019

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Deutsches Haus will once again bring Germany's favorite festival to New Orleans on the banks of Bayou St. John for six days over three weekends in October. Mark the calendar for October 4-5, 11-12 and…

Inaugural New Orleans Swayze Fest Saturday, Sept. 28

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans will celebrate the life of Patrick Swayze with a movie screening, costume contest, Swayze Trivia, Prizes and more at the not to be missed free, all ages event. Free wine provided by Elios,…

5th Annual Algiers Fest Scheduled for Saturday, October 5

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - The Algiers Development District and Algiers Development Corporation are pleased to present the Fifth Annual Algiers Fest on Saturday, Oct. 5.  This music festival, which celebrates our military and our community, takes place at New…

Lil Wayne, Lizzo and More

Lil WeezyAna Fest Saturday Tomorrow Lil Wayne’s Lil WeezyAna Fest returns for its fifth installment.  This year the festival is moving from its original home at Champions Square to the grounds of the UNO Lakefront Arena.  This shift will allow…

Best of the Fall Fests

  With the weather turning cooler (please?, pretty please?) it’s time to get outside, throw on some jeans and enjoy food, fun and festivities at the ever-growing list of festivals in and around the city. From September through December, there…

Southern Decadence and Other Things To Do This Week

Southern Decadence Of course Labor Day weekend in New Orleans means that it is once again time for New Orleans’ largest LGBT event of the year – Southern Decadence. On Saturday you can catch the annual Queen B Drag Brunch…

Beignets and Beets

  I am a sucker for fried things, particularly fried things that combine sweet and savory flavors. It will come as no surprise therefore that I am a fan of beignets. I have fond memories of eating them with my…

Fête Des Fromages Cheese Festival Returns To New Orleans

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Fête des Fromages, aka NOLA Cheese Fest, returns to the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Saturday, Nov. 16. Fête des Fromages brings together the best cheese makers of Europe (including Beemster, Fulvi Pecorino Romano,…

Tales of Saving the Party!

  Sometimes a festival, no matter how much fun they are to attend, is just a lot of drudge work for organizers. I am sorry to break your fairy tale impressions of how these massive and involved events unfold, but…

New Orleans & Company: What's New In New Orleans Hospitality

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The 6th annual New Orleans Museum Month returns for the entire month of August encouraging locals to join a museum this summer. With one museum membership, visitors gain complimentary access to all 18 participating museums…