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Festival Fun in New Orleans

February 27th, 2012 by bbnola

Bagpipes

One of many St. Patrick's Day Parades in New Orleans.

Festivals fill the March calendar in New Orleans. Pack your bags, book a room in a New Orleans Bed and Breakfast, and make your travel plans today.

Soul Fest, March 3-4, 2012. Celebrate the history and heritage of African Americans in New Orleans. Soul Fest celebrates with music, food, crafts, history and culture at the Audubon Zoo.

St. Patrick’s Day, March 11-18, 2012. Why limit St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to just one day? In New Orleans, we celebrate for a week. Four parades, numerous street parties, and plenty of fun await visitors during this time.

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, March 21-25, 2012. Scream “Stella” in the streets like your life depends on finding her. Participate in lectures and special events with literary figures, actors and actresses. Live the dream.

Spring Fiesta and Historic Home Tour, March 23 and April 1, 2012. Finally! Peek inside many of the historic homes you’ve long admired in the French Quarter, Uptown, and Garden District. Embrace the wonderful cultural heritage of New Orleans.

Irish and Italian Celebrations in New Orleans

March 14th, 2011 by bbnola

As we know, New Orleans loves any excuse for a party and a parade. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are already underway and will culminate on March 20, 2011. The purple, green and gold of Mardi Gras are replaced by the more traditional Irish green – seen on floats, clothing, and derby hats (a la leprechaun).

Guests of New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts who line up for the various St. Patrick’s Day Parades in March, 2011, may well end up with cabbages, potatoes, carrots, onions, and seasonings in their arms. Not content to hand out green trinkets or flowers like some of the parade walkers, float riders hand out the ingredients for Irish Stew. Now that’s a good reason to go to a parade!

Mardi Gras may have the biggest reputation in New Orleans, but some of the biggest parties of the year take place now. Folks step out for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 and St. Joseph’s Day on March 19 – a popular Italian celebration.

Guests of New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts this week may enjoy the following New Orleans Parades:

  • Downtown Irish Club Parade:                         Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m.
  • St. Joseph’s Day Parade, French Quarter:    Saturday, March 19, at 6 p.m.
  • Louisiana Irish – Italian parade, Metairie:    Sunday, March 20, at noon.

Even the dogs dress for St. Patrick's Day in New Orleans.