Festivals

New Orleans Bride 2011 Bridal Showcase

Join New Orleans Bride for its 2011 Bridal Showcase at Pat O’s on the River and The Riverview Room located at the Jax Brewery on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Visit with numerous bridal vendors,…

Bywater’s Musical Mirliton Festival

All of the city’s historic neighborhoods have their own character, but the sense of place in Bywater feels particularly intense, and this weekend brings an entertaining opportunity to soak it up.  This Saturday, Nov. 6, marks the annual Mirliton Festival…

Under a Voodoo Spell

I’m admittedly still very new to the city. I’ve lived here nearly three months and, though I grew up in Mandeville, am still in the endlessly entertaining process of discovering New Orleans. At the risk of revealing my own naïveté,…

Voodoo Vendors

Voodoo Experience vendors and artists are just as talented, innovative and diverse as the headlining performers, and it is inspiring to see how many creative people are making this Halloween weekend in City Park a colorful reality. Approximately 60 vendors…

A Week Filled With Local Music Fests

While showing a few out-of-towners around New Orleans recently, the daily music listings came over the car radio and unleashed a lengthy litany of gigs scheduled around the city that night. About halfway through the list, one of my guests…

What event are you looking for?

The calendar of events on myNewOrleans.com allows you to post your event for all the world to see and it is absolutely free. To post your event click here http://www.myneworleans.com/My-New-Orleans/Calendar/ and login. To see what events are happening in and around…

A YEAR-ROUND GUIDE TO LOUISIANA FESTIVALS

JanuaryLivestock Shows, New Iberia, iberiatravel.com/dail.phpNew Orleans Sugarbowl, New Orleans, Allstatesugarbowl.orgFebruaryAnnual Cajun Squeezebox Shootout, Jennings,squeezeboxshootout.comHere’s the Beef Cookoff, OpelousasCamellias in the Country, St. Francisville, audubonbirdfest.comBlack Heritage Festival, Lake Charles, bhflc.orgLouisiana Redbud Festival, Vivian, laredbud.comMarchUncle Earl’s Hog Dog Trials, Winnfield,  cityofwinnfield.comCreole Festival,…

April Come She Will

One of my earliest childhood memories is of my mother doing housework. It sounds mundane enough, but my 2-year-old self didn’t see the sweatpants or rubber gloves; I saw an elegant lady with perfectly coiffed blonde hair and glamorous makeup.…

Beyond the Fest ... and More

These are the most exciting weekends in the entire Louisiana festival calendar. Lafayette is tossing their biggest party of the year with Festival International de Louisiane. This real down-home celebration started yesterday and will go through this Sunday. We don’t…

Official Jazz Fest Programs Now Available

A must have for every Jazz Fest goer is the times, stages and happenings around the Fairgrounds.  The only place to get the official line-up with food coupons, maps, schedules and artist information is in the official New Orleans Jazz…

New Orleans Seafood Festival

Food- and music-lovers get ready –– the Third Annual New Orleans Seafood Festival kicks off next Friday, Sept. 25. The three-day event features artists such as Amanda Shaw and Dumpstaphunk, along with cooking demos from great local chefs including Susan…

Festive Food

Cat Cora How has New Orleans influenced your cuisine?I grew up in Mississippi and went to the University of Southern Mississippi, so I was really just about 45 minutes away from New Orleans. I grew up coming here, and I…

Shakespeare Festival at Tulane

Founded in 1993, the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, is a professional theater company in residence at Tulane University. Through an annual season of professional plays and arts-in-education outreach programming, this theater company performs the works of William Shakespeare. Upcoming Performances: Mainstage…