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Sticky and Sweet – The 2016 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

September 26th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Crescent City Blues & Bbq Festival logoCrescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is an annual N’awlins celebration of two things that just about everyone can agree on as worthy of adulation: delicious, hot barbecue and equally hot live Blues performances: October 14th through the 16th, 2016!

A beloved free festival held downtown in Lafayette Square Park, the 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is set to present such icons of the Blues as Taj Mahal, Tab Benoit, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, The Suffers, Nikki Hill and many others!

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Grab A Cup for the 2016 NOLA On Tap Beer Fest

August 22nd, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 NOLA on Tap Beer Fest

Kick off Oktoberfest in style at the 2016 NOLA On Tap Beer Fest and sample from over 400 different beers: regional, national, and even homebrews. Saturday, September 24, 2016!

The 7th Annual NOLA on Tap Beer Fest is coming up and is expected to draw more than 25,000 attendees. And why not? NOLA on Tap features hundreds of locally and nationally brewed beers to taste, live music to groove to, and lots of delicious food. NOLA On Tap also features contests, games, and giveaways.

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You’ll Get A Kick Out of the New Orleans Burlesque Festival

August 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2016The 8th annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival is a 3-day, international event of both classy and risqué performances in a challenge to crown the new “Queen of Burlesque.” September 15-18, 2016.

Burlesque and New Orleans’ French Quarter go hand in hand. Throughout the 40’s, 50’s, and 60s, New Orleans’ Bourbon Street had the largest concentration of burlesque clubs in the United States. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that a preeminent, international burlesque festival would be held here.

New Orleans Burlesque Festival features classic burlesque – not just dancers but also comic emcees, singers, and variety acts. This timeless combination of both the bawdy and the classy on stage in one show makes for some of the best adult entertainment you could ask for. In fact, the festival has played a big role in modern burlesque revival.

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2016 New Orleans Bastille Day Fête

June 16th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

New Orleans Bastille Day Fête 2016Come celebrate French culture and history at the 2016 New Orleans Bastille Day Fête – July 15th, at the New Orleans Museum of Art!

Bastille Day – known as French National Day in France – is similar to the United States’ Independence Day in that it is a celebration of the 1789 storming of the Bastille, a large French fortress and prison in Paris. This act was the first step in France’s move towards democracy, not unlike America’s revolt against British rule in 1776.

New Orleans Bastille Day celebrations last a full week – July 9th to the 16th – and demonstrate the influence and connection the city has to French culture. The centerpiece of these events is the Bastille Day Fête at the New Orleans Museum of Art, a festival that has been called the “third best Bastille Day celebration in the world”!

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Attend the New Orleans French Film Festival 2016

June 6th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

New Orleans French Film Festival 2016The New Orleans French Film Festival is an annual, seven-day long showcase of classic and contemporary French cinema presented in what is arguably the most French city in the United States – July 7th through the 14th, 2016.

New Orleans is a glorious amalgam of many cultures but one of the strongest threads, if not the strongest, is French in origin. From our city’s name – after the 17th century French Duke of Orléans – to one of our most popular neighborhoods – Le Vieux Carré, also known as the French Quarter – to the French infused cultures of both Cajun and Creole who are synonymous with the region, the Big Easy celebrates French culture in many ways.

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Celebrate Summer with New Orleans June Festivals!

May 9th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

New Orleans June Festivals

Known as the Festival Capital of the World for good reason, New Orleans always has a celebration of some kind just around the corner or going on right now! With dozens of festivals all year-long, it can be hard to decide which to attend. We’ve put together this guide to New Orleans June Festivals to help you make that decision.

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Opa! It’s New Orleans Greek Festival 2016

April 4th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

New Orleans Greek Festival 2016If you’re a fan of Greek food, drink, culture, and music, then you’ll want to head to Bayou St. John, Memorial Day weekend – May 27th through the 29th – for the 2016 annual New Orleans Greek Festival!

New Orleans is nothing, if not a melting pot of culture. As with many other groups, the Big Easy has long been home to a sizable Greek community. Every year, for the past 43 years, members of this colorful community have put together a festival celebrating one of the Western world’s oldest cultures: The New Orleans Greek Festival.

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Celebrate at Freret Street Festival 2016

March 11th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Freret Street Festival 2016New Orleans’ annual Freret Street Festival is a colorful start to New Orleans’ celebrated festival season, with live music on 3 stages, food & drink, and over 200 vendors: April 2, 2016 – 11am to 6pm.

Held the first Saturday, every April, Freret Street Festival celebrates the street’s lively culture. Considered a gem of the Uptown district, Freret Street is home to singular cocktail bars, eclectic boutiques and galleries, and to-die-for restaurants.

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New Orleans Spring Fiesta 2016

March 1st, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

New Orleans Spring Fiesta 2016The 80th anniversary of the annual New Orleans Spring Fiesta, March 5-6, 12-13, 2016, is an excellent opportunity to explore the interiors of 20 privately owned, historic New Orleans homes!

Begun in 1937 by the New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association, New Orleans Spring Fiesta is a multi-faceted event encompassing the first two weekends of March and celebrating the arrival of spring with a parade of horse-drawn carriages through the French Quarter, historic home tours, a special brunch at Antoine’s Restaurant, and presentation of the Spring Fiesta Queen and her court at Jackson Square.

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Hogs for the Cause 2016

February 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Hogs For The Cause 2016, April 1 -2Hogs for the Cause – April 1–2, 2016 – is two days of mouth watering BBQ and foot-stompin’ live music in New Orleans’ City Park, with all proceeds going towards the fight against pediatric brain cancer. Can it get any better?

Hogs for the Cause 2016, marks the 8th annual return of this popular charity barbecue competition and Americana music festival. Held in New Orleans’ City Park, Hogs for the Cause 2016 will once again bring out numerous, 6-person teams – more than 90 registered so far! – to compete in a variety of categories for the honor of being awarded the title of High on the Hog Grand Champion!

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