Festivals

The Roosevelt New Orleans Announces Oktoberfest Beer Festival

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Friday, Oct. 8, The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, invites locals and visitors alike to break out their best lederhosen and dirndl to celebrate Oktoberfest, New Orleans-style, in partnership with local…

Hogs for the Cause Announces 2022 Dates

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause is excited to announce its 14th annual charity barbecue cook-off and music festival will take place April 1 – 2, 2022. Team registration for returning teams begins on Oct. 4…

Top Taco Reschedules to October 28

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Top Taco presented by Cerveza Modelo returns for year four on Thursday, Oct. 28, a month later than planned due to Hurricane Ida. Previously, the 2021 event was scheduled to take place Thursday, Sept.…

Now Live: Tales of the Cocktail 2021 Agenda + Talent Lineup

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) is pleased to announce the full agenda for the 2021 Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC) festival, which will take place in a hybrid, digital and in-person, format from Sept. 20-23.…

2021 Gretna Heritage Festival Canceled

GRETNA, La (press release) – The City of Gretna, in collaboration with the Gretna Economic Development Association and the Gretna Heritage Festival have decided, after careful consideration of the public’s safety, to cancel this year’s Gretna Heritage Festival due to…

News + Notes

TRY THIS Satchmo Summerfest A summer tradition returns with the Satchmo Summerfest at the New Orleans Jazz Museum from July 30-August 1. The music lineup and the food and beverage menus for the 2021 event were not released by press…

Beignet Fest Date Announced, Sept. 25

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Beignet Fest 2021 will kick off the fall festival season Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at New Orleans City Park. The team behind Beignet Fest is proud to return following a…

Covington Business Association Hosts 4th Kokomo Stroll

  COVINGTON, La (press release) – In the spirit of summer, the Covington Business Association presents the fourth annual Kokomo Stroll, presented by Resource Bank, in downtown Covington. Flip flops and boat drinks will be aplenty as crowds fill the…

Hogs for the Cause Raises Nearly Three Million Dollars

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause returned with sell-out crowds at its new location, and sets record of nearly Three Million Dollars raised for families fighting pediatric brain cancer (fundraising numbers include fundraising efforts from 2020…

BUKU Music + Art Project Reveals Lineup for BUKU: Planet B

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – BUKU Music + Art Project, New Orleans’s premiere multi-faceted boutique music festival, announced the lineup for BUKU: Planet B, a one-time-only fall iteration of its flagship spring event. Planet B offers up an alternative…

Top Taco Returns September 23

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Top Taco presented by Cerveza Modelo returns for year 4 on Thursday, Sept. 23. This year’s all-inclusive taco and tequila throw-down will take place at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, LA. The one-night only event will…

Thousands RSVP To Attend Parade Honoring Drew Brees

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – A Facebook event organizing a parade in honor of Drew Brees has garnered over 4,000 RSVPs eager to honor the career and contributions of the Saints legend, both on and off the field. The…

Hogs for the Cause

  I have not been dining out very much these last months. I have not been out at all for that matter and yet my garden is a mess. My strawberries are consumed by snails. My peas are suffering from…

Hogs For The Cause XIII June 4-5

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause is a 501c(3) organization that unites barbecue culture nationwide to provide aid to families while their child is being treated for pediatric brain cancer. Year-round efforts culminate in an annual two-day…

The Best Bets for Eats for Festing In Place This Weekend

  Get out your hammock! This is the last weekend for “Festing in Place,” Beth Arroyo Udderback’s brilliant solution for keeping the Jazz & Heritage Festival’s traditional relationship with WWOZ radio alive while large public gatherings are still banned. Tune…

Farmstand Live Tickets Still Available for May 1

METAIRIE, La (press release) – After a successful first weekend for Farmstand Live – a series of cultural experiences featuring live music, culinary delights and farm fresh produce served up in a drive-in setting – the event will continue this…

Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Announces 2021 Dates

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The North Mississippi Allstars presented by National Endowment for the Arts will headline this year’s version of the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. Friends of Bayou St. John, the non-profit organization that puts on the annual Mid-City…

Picnic Provisions & Whiskey "Party at Picnic"

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Neighborhood favorite Picnic Provisions & Whiskey invites New Orleanians to get outdoors and Party with Picnic this Spring and Summer. Kick back on the side green of Picnic Provisions & Whiskey to enjoy new festival-inspired…

Festin' For Two

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Copeland’s of New Orleans will celebrate the traditional Festin’ weekends with a special “Festin’ for Two” menu from April 22 through May 2, with 19% of proceeds going to the Jazz Heritage & Music Relief…