Check Inn Availability

Day Show Calender

Posts Tagged ‘Royal Street’

New Orleans’ Dirty Linen Night

July 20th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

New Orleans' Dirty Linen Night 2014 PosterDirty Linen Night is an arts, food, and drink block party held on the second Saturday night of every August on Royal Street in the French Quarter – and if you come looking a bit disheveled, you’ll fit right in!

A direct answer – perhaps even a rebuff – to the Whitney White Linen Night held on Julia Street, held the first Saturday night of every August, Dirty Linen Night is upwards of 40 to 50 Royal Street shop and gallery owners holding their own, opening night/block party. Similar to White Linen Night (which we discussed last post), Dirty Linen Night is a free party held to promote businesses in the Warehouse Arts District of New Orleans – sometimes also called the “Soho of the South.”

New Orleans' Dirty Linen Night 2014 Revelers

Some Dirty Linen Night revelers

The reason this particular event is called Dirty Linen Night is that, initially, the idea was to attend this send-up of White Linen Night in the clothes you wore at that first event – unwashed!

Now, few people actually do this – and who can blame them not wanting to wear something besmirched by a hot, New Orleans August night block party? – but the sentiment remains and, in typical New Orleans style, turns White Linen Night on its head to wonderful results.

Like White Linen Night, Dirty Linen Night is a must-attend, New Orleans block party complete with galleries of fine art, wonderful food, drink, music – and free admission! Since its inception in 2001, this second event has only grown in scope and popularity with the passing years, becoming yet another traditional celebration in the city of celebrations.

New Orleans' Dirty Linen Night 2014 in the French QuarterDirty Linen Night
6pm-10pm – August 9, 2014

200 to 1000 blocks of Royal Street
For more information, visit the Facebook page for Dirty Linen Night

Dirty Linen Night Lodging
You might attend an event called “Dirty Linen Night” but, when you stay at a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast Inn, the last thing you’re going to find is dirty linens! We pride ourselves on being the best hosts in the city with personal service, hearty breakfasts, unheard of amenities, and insider’s knowledge as to where to go and what to see during your visit. Give us a chance to show you some of that famous, Southern hospitality – stay at New Orleans Bed and Breakfast.

Royal Street

November 10th, 2010 by bbnola

New Orleans conjures images of Creole Townhouses with iron lace balconies. It calls to mind intimate courtyards and lush gardens. New Orleans means music and art and culture. That’s why people travel here. That’s why they stay in New Orleans bed and breakfasts.

Much of what defines New Orleans is found in the French Quarter on Royal Street, between Canal Street and Esplanade Avenue. Historic buildings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries stand shoulder to shoulder – some private residences, some New Orleans bed and breakfasts, some shops and restaurants. Merely walking down the street can be an extraordinary experience for travelers, especially when musicians and performance artists are at work.

antiquites texture

The antique shops on Royal Street are among the best in the country.

If time permits, the shops and galleries of Royal Street have much to offer. Indeed, it is said that Royal Street is one of the best places in the country to shop for antiques. Visit the French Antique Shop, a New Orleans treasure since 1939. M.S. Rau Antiques has been landmark in the French Quarter for nearly a century, and Royal Antiques has been in the business since 1899. In short, if you are looking for well-regarded and well-established antique shops, head to Royal Street.

Ask the innkeepers of your New Orleans b&b about their favorite places to find treasures on Royal Street; the advice of a local is priceless.