Festivals

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…

Satchmo SummerFest

  Today begins the 19th Satchmo SummerFest at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint.  As usual this year boast a great selection of food and a diverse musical lineup that represents the best of what New Orleans has…

August

Backstreet Boys One of the world’s most popular boy bands comes to the Smoothie King Center on August 30 as a part of their DNA World Tour. It will be the biggest arena tour the group has done in 18…

French Quarter Festival Announces New 2020 Date

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), the non-profit organization that produces French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, announces new dates for the 2020 festival. Originally scheduled for April 2-5, 2020, the event will now take place…

Trinity Community Center Announces Back to School Festival

NEW ORLEANS – Trinity Community Center (TCC) will host its annual Back to School Festival and Family Resource Fair this Friday, July 26. TCC will be giving away 100 bookbags filled with school supplies for the upcoming 2019 school year.…

Taste of Africa Mini Fest; Saturday, July 27

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The NOLA Caribbean Experience & Afrobeat NOLA are teaming up to bring New Orleans this one-of-a-kind event! The Taste of Africa Mini Fest showcases African & African diaspora cuisine, music, dance, and culture. The event…

Tales of the Cocktail - Is It Still Worth The Buzz?

The annual spirit conference has officially hit the Crescent City and people far and wide are enjoying every thing the event has to offer. Traditionally, thousands of people from around the country, and even…

The Essence of the Weekend

  This year the Essence Festival turns 25 and the organizers have pulled out all the stops to celebrate.  The music kicks off Friday evening with a remembrance of Aretha Franklin and a tribute to Patti Labelle featuring Brandy, Doug…

July

Family Block Party at the World War II Museum If you’d like to take your kids to something fun and educational during summer vacation, try the first annual Family Block Party at the National World War II Museum on July…

Events This Week and Bonnaroo In Review

  Going on this Week Tonight one of the original industrial metal bands – Powerman 5000 – is at Southport Hall.  Also tonight, Khris Royal (the extraordinary local saxophone player) and his band Dark Matter are the Free Friday show…

Beignet Fest Announces Musical Lineup

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The fourth annual Beignet Fest presented by French Market Coffee is set for Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10AM – 6PM at the Festival Grounds in New Orleans City Park. To continue to grow and…

National Mac n' Cheese Day Celebration! Sunday, July 14

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – To prepare for the third annual NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest this Fall, the team is excited to announce its National Mac n’ Cheese Day Celebration on Sunday, July 14 at the Civic Theatre (12 –…

This Week in Music and a Tribute to Dr. John

Missing Mac In the week since we lost Dr. John there has been an outpouring of remarkable testaments, stories and eulogies.  The thing that was truly great about these offerings is that it seems that almost everyone has a personal…