First Outdoor Travel Festival for Women Coming to New Orleans


NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The schedule for Wanderfest, the world’s first outdoor travel festival for women, features a line-up of international culture makers, travel experts, and musical performers while also elevating local artists from New Orleans. Taking place on the weekend of 12-13 March 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana, hundreds of people from around the world will join together to take part in a celebration of all things travel.

Wanderfest will feature a main stage at the Spanish Plaza at the Riverwalk with talks from top women travelers including Emmy award-winning journalist and Travel Channel host Oneika Raymond, as well as culture makers such as Indigenous chef (as seen on Food Network’s “Chopped”) and owner of Wahpepah’s Kitchen Crystal Wahpepah. Among other speakers, Wanderfest will also highlight performances from emerging local musical artists including singer-songwriters Margie Perez and Sula Spirit, jazz singer Robin Barnes, and founder of Afrobeat NOLA, DJ Ojay.

“I am beyond thrilled to be a part of Wanderfest 2022,” says Robin Barnes, who is known as the ‘Songbird of New Orleans’. “I resonate deeply with Wanderfest’s mission to celebrate, connect and inspire; these are all things I strive to do in my daily life and the lives of those I touch. Being a part of this program that lifts up strong and amazing women is a dream come true.”

Wanderfest will also feature various tours, meetups, and other local excursions around NOLA including a voodoo walking tour, a foodie and photo walk, mambo nights tour, and more. Finally, Wanderfest will host the first-ever Wanderful Woman Parade with the New Orleans Baby Dolls  with a traditional brass band and second line into the French Quarter.

“There is no other festival out there yet like Wanderfest,” said Festival Director Marissa Sutera. “It will be a jam-packed, inspirational weekend for festival-goers that also supports talented women leaders, performers, and entrepreneurs both locally and from around the world.”

Wanderfest is powered by Wanderful, a global lifestyle brand that specializes in helping all women travel the world. Find the full schedule online at

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