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Check out some of the best things to do in New Orleans this summer. These are our favorites, and there’s something for everyone!

Essence Festival: July 5 – 7, 2019

Known as "the party with a purpose", Essence Festival is produced by Essence Communications, and celebrates African-American musical talent, culture, food, and fashion. Held every 4th of July weekend in New Orleans since its inception in 1995, the festival now attracts and inspires over a half million attendees annually. 2019 marks its 25th anniversary with three jam-packed days of concert series, celebrity speakers, and empowerment seminars, all showcasing the best talent and biggest names in entertainment. Special highlights this year include a visit and conversation with

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka ‘Jazz Fest’, is a favorite event for locals and something every tourist should experience. Internationally known for celebrating the music, culture, and cuisine of New Orleans and Louisiana, it takes place annually during the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May. Jazz Fest is legendary for its wide appeal and amazing variety of music, featuring the best in jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk, Latin, rock, rap, country, bluegrass and everything in between. And it all takes place on multiple stages and in a variety of tents spread out across the Fair Grounds Race Course, which straddles the delightfully tree-lined Bayou St. John, Mid-City and Gentilly neighborhoods of

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Coming very soon, the Farm and Table FAMboree event will provide a family-friendly festival with free admission for all. It's a chance to enjoy and celebrate the farm to table movement throughout the community. Sample food from nationally recognized chefs; enjoy cooking demos and so much more!

The event will be held on September 7th and 8th. It will be all about celebrating the cultivation, consumption, and distribution of locally-sourced food and drink. This event will be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with plenty of fun for everybody to enjoy.

The Conference

On September 7th, the event will kick off with a conference starting at 9am. It will include information on the new developments, group discussions,

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If you love oysters, live music and plenty of fun, the Oyster Festival is the place for you. This two-day food festival is known as one of the best in the city. It's a free festival, which will be held on June 2nd and 3rd this year.

Plenty of unique dishes will be available from local restaurants. In addition, the event will include cooking demos, arts and crafts, live music, contests and so much more. Whether you like oysters raw, chargrilled, in a salad, fried or on a po-boy, this is the event for you.

Food Vendors

Plenty of food vendors will be at the 2018 Oyster Festival. Enjoy the great dishes from:

  •          Acme Oyster House
  •          Oceana Restaurant
  •          Dragos
  •          Creole Country Cafe
  •          Royal House
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Even though Valentine's Day has passed, romance can still be had all throughout New Orleans. There are plenty of romantic tours you can enjoy as a couple if you want to add a spark to your relationship. Whether you prefer jazz music under the stars or you want to enjoy time on a riverboat, there's a tour for you.

Bloody Mary's Tours - www.bloodymarystours.com


Bloody Mary's Tours may be best known for their haunted and cemetery tours, but they also offer plenty of romantic tours. They offer horse and carriage tours, along with plenty of city tours, night tours and other romantic options.

Good Old Days Tours - 1229 St. Thomas Street

Another company offering plenty of romantic tours, Gold Old Days Tours offers horse and carriage tours, private

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In just about one week, Mardi Gras will become a huge part of New Orleans. Many parades and events have already been held, but more is coming very soon. If you're looking for information on what's going on for Mardi Gras in 2018, you've come to the right place. Here's a list of the top things to enjoy starting now and running through the actual day of Mardi Gras.

When is Mardi Gras 2018?


This year, Mardi Gras will officially be on February 13th. It's always the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, but in New Orleans, the parades start in January and run all the way through to the day.

The most popular time throughout the Mardi Gras season will be from February 9th to 13th this year. This will be the time for the most popular parades, such as:

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Mardi Gras actually dates all the way back to an event called Lupercalia. This event was a circus-like orgy held in Rome every February.

However, when the early Church fasters realized they couldn't just give up their pagan customs, they changed the event into what was known as Carnival. It became a period of merriment marking the beginning of the season of Lent.

How it Got to North America

In 1699, Iberville, a French explore was exploring the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico. About 60 miles to the south of where New Orleans is located today, Iberville and his men set up camp on the western bank of the river. It was March 3rd, which was a major holiday in France, so they decided to christen the site Point du Mardi Gras.

The late

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If you have plans to attend Mardi Gras as a family, it's important to know what you're getting into. There are several parades and events scheduled throughout the season of Mardi Gras. You want to make sure you check the parade schedule and the event details to ensure it's a good family-friendly option. Not all parades and events cater to families or are safe for children. Here are a few tips to ensure a great family Mardi Gras trip.

Safety Comes First

Your safety and the safety of your family come first. Make sure you arrive early to allow children to get used to the crowds. In addition, make sure your children have your last name and phone number written on their arm, clothing or other items in case they get lost.

Choose a meeting place for

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Mardi Gras is just around the corner and parades have already begun. It's one of the most popular times for visitors to flood into New Orleans and for locals to be out and about enjoying the city.

So many great parades are on the schedule for this year. Some will feature celebrities, while others will feature royalty and there will be no shortage of maskers, marching bands, flambeaux carriers and others throughout the parades.

Beads will be tossed; doubloons will be given outs and plenty of trinkets will take over the city. It's known as "the greatest show on Earth" and it all officially starts on January 6th with the Phunny Phorty Phellows Streetcar Ride in Uptown at 7pm.

The Mardi Gras Parades for 2018


This year, the parades will run

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January marks a New Year starting and provides some great things to do throughout New Orleans. This year will actually be the Tricentennial for the city, which is the 300th birthday. There will be more events than normal, more things to do and plenty of celebrating to enjoy. Here are some of the top things to do throughout New Orleans for January 2018.

Celebrate on Day 1 of the New Year

Just because January 1st is a Monday doesn't mean you can't enjoy a celebration or two. Hit up one of the top breakfast spots in New Orleans or discover a new neighborhood. A walking tour may be the perfect way to kick off your resolutions or you could hit the trails found all throughout the area.

Of course, if you really want to enjoy the first day of the

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