4 Student of the Year Kick-Off
Benefits: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Event Info.: Honoring 16 high school students and their teams as they embark on their seven-week fundraising campaign for the society.
Location: Rock ’N’ Bowl
6 Red Tie Affair
Benefits: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Event Info.: The 2020 Red Tie Affair will benefit the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, and will be a celebration of the accomplishments of Hector Ventura, FACC, FACP, who will be receiving the John Ochsner Award. The event will include a seated dinner provided by Ralph Brennan’s Catering.
Location: River Boat Louis Armstrong
6 French Quarter Fest Gala Fundraiser
Benefits: French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
Event Info.: French Quarter Fest kicks off the celebration over a month early with its annual gala fundraiser. The gala serves as a fundraiser for the nonprofit French Quarter Festivals, Inc. and provides fans with a direct way to support the organization.
Location: Filmore New Orleans
Contact: 522-5730, FQFI.org
7 Temple Sinai 150th Celebration
Benefits: Congregation Temple Sinai
Event Info.: Temple Sinai will celebrate its 150th birthday with a spectacular “Roaring Twenties” extravaganza. The evening will feature 1920s themed music by Meryl Zimmerman, a gourmet sit down dinner and a luxurious auction. The evening will also include a glamorous Patron Party featuring show-tunes in a neighboring Uptown mansion.
Location: Temple Sinai
7 39th annual Sugarplum Ball
Benefits: Children’s Hospital New Orleans
Event Info.: “Sugarplum Ball” is the longest running and most successful fundraising event of the year for Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Its purpose is to raise money for a specific program or project at the hospital and this year ball proceeds will benefit the new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Children’s. The 39th annual ball, themed “A Night in Wonderland,” will feature a silent auction, live entertainment and food from some of the best restaurants in New Orleans.
Location: The Fillmore
7 Blue Goose Jambalya Cook-off
Benefits: Louisiana Pond Honorable Blue Goose
Event Info.: All of the proceed raised at this event will go to: The Kingsley House, homeless veterans, the Alzheimer’s Association and Diabetes and Breast Cancer research.
Tickets: $15/Ticket; Sponsorships Available
Location: Kingsley House
Contact: (225) 400-2557
13 Lark in the Park
Benefits: Friends of City Park
Event Info.: Join Friends of City Park for its premier party in the park. The fundraiser will feature live music and entertainment, silent and live auctions, raffles, delicious restaurateurs and festive libations. Proceeds from this year’s party will benefit new technology and enhancements for “Celebration in the Oaks.”
Tickets: $75/Party Flock (under 35) Ticket; $90/Member Ticket; $100/Ticket
Location: New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
13 New Orleans Go Red for Women Luncheon
Benefits: American Heart Association
Event Info.: Guests can participate in free health screenings and silent auction starting at 10 a.m. At 11:30 am doors open, and the ticketed heart-healthy luncheon and program begins at noon with their 2020 survivor’s story. The New Orleans Go Red for Women luncheon is Chaired by Desiree Charbonnet and sponsored nationally by CS Health and locally sponsored by FestiGals and Entergy. To continue to raise awareness and empower women to make heart health a priority, Go Red for Women invites New Orleans to share your red on social media in a public post and include #NOLAGoRed.
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 615-9888, NewOrleansGoRed.heart.org
13 35th annual Crimestoppers GNO Awards Luncheon
Event Info.: This annual luncheon will honor community and business leaders, law enforcement and media that work to fight crime in our community.
Tickets: $125/Ticket; Sponsorships Available
Location: New Orleans Marriott
14 Tails But No Black Tie
Benefits: Equest Farm in New Orleans City Park
Event Info.: This year’s event is celebrating “20 Years of Horse Power with Fast Cars & Jumping Horses!” “Tails” is a unique Equestrian Evening of sophisticated fun. This year, patrons will see USEF Champion Jumpers and World Class riders execute jumps with speed and precision – competing for $10,000 in prize money! A special addition this year is the Ferrari Club Car Exhibition, along with food trucks, kids activities and more. Attire is “Cowboy Casual.”
Tickets: $15/Ticket; $175/ VIP
Location: Equest Farm
Contact: 483-9398, TailsButNoBlackTie.org
14 Legacy Gala: “Seas The Night”
Benefits: St. Mary’s Dominican High School
Event Info.: The Patron Party will start at 7 p.m., and will feature entertainment by the Dominican Jazz Band. The gala and auction will begin at 8, with music by The Benchwarmers.
Tickets: $75/Ticket, $95/Ticket After March 1; $200/Patron Ticket; $300/Patron Ticket after March 1
Location: St. Mary’s Dominican High School
Contact: 865-9401, StMarysDominican.org/event/dominican-gala-2
14 UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball 2020
Event Info.: This premier fundraising event focuses on raising public awareness and corporate and individual donations to support deserving students through UNCF. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and local businesses, it involves celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers public officials, alumni and others who support UNCF’s mission of investing in better futures for us all by getting students to and through college.
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Contact: 581-3794, UNCF.org/nolamaskedball
14 Opus Ball
Benefits: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Event Info.: The ball will feature a Patron Party, seated dinner, concert, live auction and dancing. The concert will feature the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra with additional performances by clarinetist Doreen Ketchens and singer Germaine Bazzle.
Location: Jung Hotel and Residences
14 Night Under the Stars Soirée
Benefits: Cabrini High School
Event Info.: Theis annual event will include delicious food, an open bar, a silent auction, raffles and live jazz entertainment. The event will be held in Cabrini’s Esplanade building courtyard. Notable alumnae and guests attend this event each year.
Location: Cabrini High School
14 Soul Revival
Benefits: Legacy Donor Foundation
Event Info.: Since 1999 Legacy Donor Foundation’s signature spring fundraiser has been known for its block party feel, delicious soul food and great music! Each year guests from the New Orleans area join LDF to for a soul-shaking good time. The event kicks off with a gospel choir, putting the “soul” in “Soul Revival.” Then there will be dancing to a live band and delicious dishes from top restaurants in a fun and casual atmosphere!
Tickets: $100/Ticket for Under 30;
Location: The Orpheum Theater
16 Next Generation Golf Tournament
Benefits: Next Generation Ministries
Event Info.: This is four-man scramble event benefiting the 50+ Next Generation School Clubs across the Gulf South Region.
Location: Beau Chêne Country Club, Mandeville
18 & 22 YEP Fest presented by IBERIABANK
Benefits: Youth Empowerment Project
Event Info.: The Patron Party will be on the 18th at a private home. The annual street festival and fundraiser will be on the 22nd, and will feature live music, pedicab races, kids zone, food and drinks and a day of fun for all ages.
Tickets: $250/Patron Party Ticket
Location: Patron Party: Private Home; Festival: 1600 block of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Contact: 522-1316, extension 248; email@example.com; YouthEmpowermentProject.org
18-22 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
Benefits: New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
Event Info.: Each year, hundreds of wineries and restaurants participate with menus featuring local flavor and innovative new creations inspired by diverse cuisines. Top chefs from around the city create culinary experiences like no other. Over two dozen restaurants feature special dining evenings throughout the New Orleans festival. The weekend also features over 1,000 wines from around the world, with special tasting events from wineries. There will be grand tasting events, promenade evenings in the French Quarter and seminar series. Over the past 28 years, NOWFE has raised more than $1.5 million for local nonprofit organizations.
19 Sixth annual There’s No Place Like Home
Benefits: New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter
Event Info.: This annual fundraiser benefits the food works of the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter and will honor Kimberly Rivers Roberts
Location: The Cannery
20 2020 Drafts for Crafts supported by IBERIABANK
Benefits: The National WWII Museum
Event Info.: This annual event will celebrate the restoration of The National WWII Museum’s unique collection of military vehicles. These warbirds, ground vehicles and boats are essential pieces of WWII history that help tell a complete story of the war that changed the world. Hosted by the museum’s young professionals group, The Young Benefactors, this year’s event is expected to attract over 600 young professionals from across the region and will feature a beer garden, delicious bites from local restaurants, top-shelf specialty cocktails inspired by the macro-artifacts, lively entertainment and dancing.
Location: The National WWII Museum
Contact: 528-1944, extension 334, DraftsForCrafts.org
20 Wine Fete
Benefits: Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
Event Info.: This spring garden party will take place in the historic courtyard of the Hermann-Grima House in the French Quarter and will feature wine pairings, live music, delicious food, specialty cocktails and a silent auction of wine, experiences, art and special items. The party will support Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses in their efforts to preserve the two 19th-century historic house museums and to continue immersive educational programs such as open-hearth cooking, school field trips and seasonal exhibitions.
Location: Hermann-Grima House
20 11th annual Paint the Town Green Gala
Benefits: Raintree Children and Family Services
Event Info.:. The “voice of the New Orleans Saints” Mark Romig will return as emcee for this annual evening, along with a live performance from The Yat Pack. Guests will enjoy delicious cuisine from New Orleans’ top restaurants, a live and silent auction and more. Proceeds from the event benefit over 350 at-risk children and youth served at Raintree.
Location: Pavilion of the Two Sisters
Contact: 899-9045, extension 235
21 Greenway Fest
Benefits: Friends of Lafitte Greenway
Event Info.: This event is a day filled with local live music, food, drink, crafts, guided walking tours and a kid zone.
Location: Greenway Great Lawn
21 Game Changer Gala
Benefits: Team Gleason & Answer ALS
Event Info.: This Co-Chairs Gayle Benson and Drew and Brittany Brees invite you to honor four “Game Changer” Honorees as well as Steve Gleason receiving Congressional Gold Medal. This event celebrates the efforts of Team Gleason and Answer ALS, and also pays tribute to those who have been and continue to be game changers in the fight to live with and end ALS.
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
21-22 Preservation Resource Center’s Annual Shotgun House Tour
Benefits: Preservation Resource Center
Event Info.: Enjoy a self-guided, walkable tour of seven private residences that showcase the livability and versatility of New Orleans’ beloved shotgun houses. This event is Co-Chaired by Cecily Bell, Caroline Graham and Mary Frances Parker.
Tickets: $20/Member Ticket in Advance; $30/Non-Member Ticket in Advance; $35/Ticket at Tour Headquarters
Location: Tour HQ: Coast Roast Coffee & Tea
Contact: 581-7032, PRCNO.org
Benefits: The NOCCA Institute
Event Info.: This annual gala fundraiser will feature food and beverages from dozens of the city’s best restaurants, performances by current NOCCA students and alumni including Sweet Crude, and fabulous silent and live auctions. The theme of this year’s ART&SOUL is taken from Keith Perelli’s original painting, “Dewdrops in the Paper Garden,” created to be auctioned live at the gala. Florals and headdresses encouraged!
Tickets: $100/Ticket; $250/Patron Party Ticket
Contact: 940-2851, ArtAndSoulNOCCA.com
25-29 34th annual The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival
Benefits: The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival
Event Info.: This annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater and the works of Tennessee Williams is more than a typical book festival; TWNOLF showcases award-winning writers, actors, musicians and other artists in over 150 events in the French Quarter and other New Orleans venues.
The 2020 Festival will includes writing workshops, literary panels, theater events, a book fair, Tennessee Williams tribute reading and scholars conference, walking tours, music events, culinary events, interviews and the Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival. TWNOLF will present a range of diverse speakers and performers, including Jami Attenberg, Sarah M. Broom, Andrei Codrescu, Maureen Corrigan, Beth Ann Fennelly, Jewelle Gomez, Jac Jemc, Sister Helen Prejean, Leigh Camacho Rourks, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Colm Tóibín, John Warner Smith, Katy Simpson Smith, Edmund White and many more.
Location: The Hotel Monteleone
Contact: 581-1144, TennesseeWilliams.net
26-29 Art in Bloom 2020 | Beauty, Ingenuity, and Tradition presented by IBERIABANK
Benefits: New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info.: For four days NOMA will showcase spectacular floral designs created by more than 100 garden clubs, floral designers and creative talents from across New Orleans. This year’s theme will bring together exhibitors from New Orleans and beyond to celebrate the diverse artistic cultures that animate our history. Events will include a Patron and Preview Party on the 25th; a lecture series on the 26th featuring celebrated women’s fashion designer, Tanya Taylor of Tanya Taylor Clothing, and legendary floral designer and event planner, Lewis Miller of Lewis Miller Design; and a luncheon and fashion show featuring looks from Taylor’s collection presented by Tanya Taylor Clothing and SOSUSU.
Contact: 658-412, NOMA.org
26 Eighth annual Jazzin’ on Jackson
Benefits: Mercy Endeavors
Event Info.: A a festive evening of entertainment, a silent auction, food and spirits from some of New Orleans’ best restaurants. All proceeds from the event will go directly toward providing meals and quality programs geared towards improving the physical and mental well-being of the senior citizens we serve.
Location: Mercy Endeavors
26 Celebration for Children’s Rights
Benefits: Louisiana Center for
Event Info.: This cocktail reception will recognize LCCR’s successes achieved over the past year and look ahead to a brighter future for Louisiana’s children.
Tickets: Donation Required
Location: The Building
27-29 17th annual The Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival
Benefits: The Saints & Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival
Event Info.: This annual LGBTQ literary conference will feature panels and writing workshops by authors, editors and publishers for emerging writers and LGBTQ literature fans. The 2020 event will include noted speakers such as Leona Beasley, Michael Carroll, Elana Dykewomon, Trebor Healey, Matthew Griffin, Greg Herren, Paula Martinac, Alex Myers, Colm Toibin, Don Weise and Edmund White.
Tickets: $10/Single Session On-Site; $25/Student Weekend Pass; $25/Partner Party Pass; $50/Day Pass; $150/Weekend Pass
Location: The Hotel Monteleone
27-28 Hogs for the Cause
Benefits: Hogs for the Cause
Event Info.: The largest BBQ-and-music festival in the country, this year will feature 85 local and regional BBQ masters and the best backyard chefs to compete in seven categories: Whole Hog, Ribs, Pork Butt/Shoulder, Porkpourri, Sauce, Fan Favorite and Fundraising Champion. This two-day event is full of local and national music, local beer and fundraising. Friday night is Bacon Night and Saturday is the main event.
Tickets: $45+/2-Day Ticket
Location: UNO Lakefront
28 Ninth annual Keeping Our Promises Gala Presented by Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Benefits: Ascension DePaul Foundation of New Orleans (Formerly Daughters of Charity Foundation of New Orleans)
Event Info.: This annual gala will start with a Patron Party at 7 p.m. with the gala following at 9, and will feature dynamic live entertainment, great food, drinks, the Inspired Cross Awards presentation, a silent auction with some unique offerings and much more.
Tickets: $100/Ticket; $175/Patron Party Ticket
Location: US Freedom Pavilion in The National WWII Museum Complex
28 NCJW Diva Dinner Gala
Benefits: National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans
Event Info.: The NCJW Diva Dinner Gala will feature festive impersonations of well-known celebrity Divas.
Location: New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute
28 Notre Dame Seminary Gala
Benefits: Notre Dame Seminary
Event Info.: This annual gala will feature food, music, a raffle and live and silent auctions. All money raised go towards educating priests of the future.
Tickets: $125/Ticket; $200/Patron
Location: Notre Dame Seminary
Contact: 866-7426, NDS.edu
29 Parkway Promenade XXIX – An Evening at the Moulin Rouge
Benefits: Jefferson Beautification, Inc.
Event Info.: Enter the famous cabaret Moulin Rouge for fabulous food and drink, live music, games, raffles and silent and live auctions.
Location: Chateau Estates Golf and Country Club
31 48th annual Prix d’Elegance Luncheon and Fashion Show
Benefits: Men and Women of Fashion
Event Info.: This annual event will honor 10 men and 10 women who exemplify a unique personal style and are significant contributors in helping enhance our community. Including a delicious lunch, silent auction and raffle, the event will present a glamorous fashion show sponsored by Chatta Box Boutique and Jeff’s Haberdashery.
Tickets: $125/Ticket; $1,250/Table; $2,500 & $5,000/Sponsorship Tables
Location: Hilton Riverside Hotel
Contact: 522-0996, extension 208