Festivals

Thanksgiving Week In Music

Thanksgiving week is usually an interesting one for music.  It always starts with a packed weekend and then slowly settles into the relative quiet of the holiday.  This week we have a couple of great fundraisers at Tipitina’s as well…

Weekend Festival Music

  Abita Fall Fest and Oak Street Po-Boy Festival Tomorrow head out to the Abita Trailhead for the first Abita Fall Fest.  The fest will feature eight hours of music including performances by Marc Broussard, Flow Tribe, Bruce Daigrepont and…

November

The Bloody Mary Festival The Howlin’ Wolf will host The Bloody Mary Festival on November 2 and 3. Aficionados of the classic alcoholic beverage will be able to sample a wide variety of Bloody Marys, as well as local food…

Literary Louisiana

It’s a literary weekend in many ways, from spoken word to live theatrical performances to the annual massive Louisiana Book Festival. First up is the annual Festival of Words Nov. 1-2 in Grand Coteau, an event that brings in three…

Do you Voodoo?

  As of this writing, the mud hasn't yet dried and City Park is still littered with branches and fronds and more than a few random clothing and Halloween accessories – a lonely sandal here, two socks that look like…

Voodoo Fest Returns

  Halloween weekend in New Orleans means it is time for the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in City Park.  As usual the lineup is a blend of established and emergent bands across multiple genres.  The big story this year…

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,…