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Discover the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival

October 16th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival 2015 LogoA two-day smorgasbord of gumbos and live music in Armstrong Park’s Congo Square celebrating the neighborhood known as the birthplace of jazz: that’s the 8th annual Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival, scheduled for the weekend of November 14th and 15th, 2015.

Despite the name, the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival is really more a celebration of the Tremé neighborhood’s heritage than it is a celebration of gumbo – but don’t get too despondent: there’s plenty of gumbo involved in the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival, too. Why, there’s even a vegan gumbo cook-off!

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Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is Coming!

September 18th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Voodoo Music & Arts ExperienceVoodoo Music & Arts Experience – October 30th through November 1st, 2015 – is three days of top-tier, pop-music acts in America’s favorite festival city, New Orleans!

If you’re not aware of the New Orleans Voodoo Music & Arts Experience festival you should be. In just 15 short years, the festival whose motto is “Worship the Music!” has become THE festival to go to in New Orleans, second only to New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in attendance and popularity – and that’s saying something!

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Celebrate Music at The Ponderosa Stomp

September 11th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Ponderosa Stomp 2015

The Ponderosa Stomp Festival in New Orleans bills itself as “three days of the best music you’ve never heard of.” Attend and discover some of the unsung legends behind American Music: October 1-3, 2015.

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Louisiana Seafood Festival 2015

August 10th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Louisiana Seafood Festival LogoLouisiana knows seafood and New Orleans knows festivals – so it’s only natural that there is a Louisiana Seafood Festival held in New Orleans – September 4-6, 2015 – and that it is not to be missed!

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Keep Cool – COOLinary New Orleans, that is!

July 20th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 COOLinary New Orleans LogoCool may be mostly wishful thinking when it comes to New Orleans in August but COOLinary New Orleans does its best by offering unprecedented savings at some of New Orleans best restaurants all month long!

An August tradition, COOLinary New Orleans is a great way to gain a little respite from the oppressive heat as well as the cost of dining out: enjoy 2-course or 3-course lunch menus for $20 or less and 3-course dinner menus at $39 or less – and all at many of New Orleans award-winning restaurants.

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Satchmo SummerFest 2015

July 13th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Satchmo SummerFest LogoSatchmo SummerFest – on for the weekend of July 30th through August 2nd, 2015 – may very well be the most popular summer festival New Orleans throws – and how appropriate for one of its favorite, famous sons: Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong!

15 years in, Satchmo Summerfest continues to be hugely popular – the highlight of the summer! – for the thousands of guests who attend and why not? Satchmo Summerfest has it all!

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Stir Up Some Fun at Tales of the Cocktail 2015!

June 17th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Tales of the Cocktail LogoWhether you’re a professional mixologist or just a fan of them, New Orleans’ Tales of the Cocktail festival, scheduled for July 13th through the 20th, 2015, is not to be missed!

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Attend Essence Festival 2015!

June 10th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Essence Festival 2015 logoEssence Magazine and New Orleans come together once again for the 20th annual Essence Festival – a celebration of African American musical talent, July 2nd through the 5th, 2015.

Essence Magazine held the first Essence Festival in New Orleans in 1995. 20 years later it has proven to be a match made in heaven as we can’t imagine a summer in New Orleans without an Essence Fest, nor an Essence Festival held outside the Big Easy – it just wouldn’t be the same!

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Celebrate FestiGals 2015!

May 16th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

FestiGals 2015Are you ready for a four-day, women-only weekend in a festive, culturally-rich city that never sleeps? If you answered yes then get ready for New Orleans FestiGals: June 11-14, 2015!

FestiGals is a New Orleans girlfriend getaway like no other. A festival created by women for women, FestiGals is a four-day weekend dedicated to celebrating fashion, food, friendship, giving back to the community, and – of course – women!

This year’s theme is “Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Journeys” and will provide a number of cocktail parties, tastings, seminars, luncheons, competitions, and more, all centered around New Orleans’ famous French Quarter.

FestiGals organizers call their event “The Ultimate Girlfriend Getaway” and “A Party with a Purpose” – here are some 2015 FestiGals schedule highlights to let you see why:

Thursday, June 11:
Welcome Cocktail Reception at a private French Quarter penthouse

Friday, June 12 – FestiGals Empowerment Day:
”Heels on the Ground: Women Who created a Storm of Change After Katrina” Continental Breakfast featuring Anne Milling, Denise Thornton, and Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell
Power Luncheon with Daily Success Expert Dayna Steele
Sip & Shop Evening of demos, cocktails and tastings with over 30 local vendors
Dinner Demo at Southern Food and Beverage Museum with Harriet Robin and Anne Leonhard

FestiGals 2015Saturday, June 13:
“Get to Know your Girls” Breakfast with Dr. Veronica Gillespie, OBG/YN
Bloody Mary Mixer
Bodacious Bras for a Cause Luncheon & Auction featuring Christine Clifford
NOLA Insider’s View Private Home Tour
Stiletto Stroll Pre-party and Second-Line Parade with an After-Glow Party at Masquerade at Harrah’s Casino with music and cocktails

Sunday, June 14:
Hangover Hospital refresh and regenerate
Saints & Sinners Brunch at Muriel’s Restaurant with Vatican Lokey and Tara Truby

And that’s just barely scratching the surface of the 2015 FestiGal festivities! FestiGals offers events with food and libations throughout the weekend as well as optional tours and activities designed to make your New Orleans girlfriend getaway weekend the best it can possibly be – don’t miss out!


FestiGals 2015 LogoJune 11-14, 2015
For a full schedule, tickets, and package options, be sure to visit:

New Orleans FestiGals Lodging
Make your ladies weekend out to New Orleans even better with a stay at a locally owned and operated New Orleans bed and breakfast inn! You’ll get no better taste of the true New Orleans experience from any other accommodations – and what accommodations! New Orleans bed and breakfast inns boast locally knowledgeable concierge services, lush amenities, true Southern hospitality and often hot, home-cooked breakfasts served to you in historic homes – try getting those kinds of perks at a hotel or motel …

2015 New Orleans Oyster Festival!

May 9th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

New Orleans Oyster Festival 2015 - oysters on the half shellAh, springtime in New Orleans – considered one of the best times to come for a visit because of the mild weather and festivals such as the New Orleans Oyster Festival – May 30-31, 2015!

Oyster Festival – celebrated at the peak of the oyster season – conjures up visions in my mind’s eye of oysters on the half shell served with fresh lemon wedges, grilled oysters popping open over the open flame, oysters Rockefeller, smoked oysters, baked oysters, and say .. is it lunchtime yet?

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