Bayou St. John, located in a Mid-City neighborhood, was once the city’s “back door.” Off the beaten path, boaters used to be able to get within a mile of the business section of New Orleans via waterways connected to Lake Pontchartrain. The bayou was cut off from the lake early on in the 20th century but the remaining, Bayou St. John waterway is still alive with canoes, kayaks, rafts and other non-motorized craft.
Celebrating the neighborhood of Bayou St. John, the Mid-city Bayou Boogie is an annual chance to live it up in one of the most scenic sections of New Orleans. Revel in live music from three stages, sate yourself (and beyond) with the diverse offerings of food and drink from local vendors, and shop ’til you drop at the Boogaloo Art Market.
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is a free, three day, family-friendly event with stages set up in several locations and far enough apart so as to avoid acts having to compete with one another to be heard. Food, drink, and activities include those suitable for younger attendees, so don’t be shy – bring the whole family. There’s even a stage for kid-friendly acts!
The entire festival is free and open to the public. Last year more than 35,000 attended! This year’s acts include local favorites, such as Big Freedia, Eric Lindell, and Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys. Visit the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo 2014 website for a full schedule.
9th Annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
Lodging for the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
New Orleans is a diverse, wonderful city filled with history, music, culture, food, art, theater, and more. Why spend your time here holed up in a flat, cookie-cutter hotel or, worse, one that pretends at being Creole? For full immersion in the N’awlins experience, there’s nothing like a locally owned and operated bed and breakfast inn. We’ll put you up, get you going, and give you the insider’s track of the things to see and places to go. Check us out!