Found 18 blog entries about Festivals.


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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It’s an exciting and delicious time of year for New Orleans as the National Fired Chicken Fest is just around the corner! This event takes place this September at Woldenberg Park for a delicious weekend celebrating all things fried chicken. Take a look at all of the details below and what you can expect for this year’s National Fried Chicken Fest.

About the Festival

This year’s National Fried Chicken Fest is being put together by Raising Cane’s and they are presenting the event to you for no charge for admission. They want to give you the chance to sample some of the best fried chicken which will be easy when 35 restaurants come together in one location!

You’ll get to try all of your favorite flavors from mild to spicy to extra crispy and

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When you're a tenant, you have very few worries when it comes to your property. You only have to make sure the rent is paid and maybe a few utilities. It's quite different when you become the homeowner.

As a homeowner, you have to make sure several things are taken care of outside of your mortgage payment and utilities. There are several additional expenses and you're solely responsible for the property. Here are some of the things to consider when you plan to go from tenant to homeowner.

Your Finances will Drive Everything

You may think your finances are driving the car now as you pay rent and other bills, but they become even more important when you buy a house. Your finances will be a huge factor in how much home you can buy and what your

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A fun event everybody can enjoy, the NOLA Caribbean Festival will be held on June 23rd and 24th this year. It will be held at Central City BBQ and admission to this event is $15.

The NOLA Caribbean Festival will celebrate all things Caribbean. Enjoy great music, culture, dance, food and so much more. The festival will run from 3pm to 10pm each day.

The Music

This is a very musical event with plenty to enjoy from all types of great musical acts. The lineup for Saturday includes N'Kiruka, Yard Squad Band, Cuban Papi, Neptune Steel Pans, La Tifa, Imani Ray and three DJs. The DJs include DJ T-Roy, DJ Felipe and DJ Megatron.

The fun doesn't stop on Sunday and the lineup for Sunday is packed with great choices. All three DJs will perform again,

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Greek Fest is coming and it will be a fun weekend for all to enjoy. Held from May 25th to 27th this year, Greek Fest will be found at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. It's a Memorial Day Weekend tradition and a great event for families to enjoy together.

Event Background

This year marks the 45th year for the Greek Fest and it will also help to celebrate the 300th birthday of New Orleans. There will be several special events for the Tricentennial at the Greek Fest this year.

What to Expect

Greek Fest includes plenty of great Greek food, traditional music, entertainment and so much more. The food will include dishes, such as spanakopita, dolma, gyro sandwiches and so much more. Plenty of beverages will be on hand including wine, as

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The French Market District will play host to the 32nd Annual Creole Tomato Festival on June 9th and 10th this year. It's one of the most unique and most interesting events held throughout the year.

Background for the Event

Creoles are a type of succulent tomato and an essential ingredient in some of the most popular dishes from the south. For the past 32 years, the Creole Tomato Festival has been held to celebrate the tomato. It's a chance for locals to gather together, visitors to flood in and everybody to enjoy an incredible event full of surprises.

There will be life-sized tomatoes strolling through the event, tomato shaped fans and plenty of the first tomatoes of the season getting auctioned off to local chefs.

What to Expect


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For the seventh year in a row, the Birdfoot Festival is back. This festival includes a youthful, rule-bending style with plenty of great live chamber music to offer. It's known as New Orleans' International Chamber Music Festival and offers great music and entertainment throughout the event.

The Events

While the actual festival doesn't begin until May 29th, the Community Chamber Music Reading Party will be held on May 21t from 8pm to 11pm. This event will be at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Rampart Street. Amateur musicians will come out and enjoy this event as they play in a relaxed atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Events throughout the festival will include:

  •          Birdfoot @ The CAC: Open Rehearsals - May 29th to
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Memorial Day Weekend is a very big weekend for events in New Orleans. The Bayou Country Superfest will be held on this weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This event will feature plenty of top acts and has become a Memorial Day tradition for the area. It used to be held at Tiger Stadium, but was moved and became even larger.

This year, the Bayou Country Superfest will cover three days and will provide plenty of incredible entertainment. The festival will begin on Friday, My 25th with a new event called "A Salute to America." This event will include a massive firework display over the Mississippi River at night and will provide plenty of fun.

Music Lineup

Plenty of top musical acts will take the stage on Saturday and Sunday. Randy Houser

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Known as one of the premier events in New Orleans, the Food & Wine Experience will celebrate its' 26th Anniversary this year. It will be better than ever with many connoisseurs and gourmonds on hand, along with lovers of music and art. Plenty of great food, incredible wine and wonderful entertainment will be a part of the event this year.

What to Expect

At the New Orleans Food & Wine Experience, you can expect more than 1,000 wines from all over the world, incredible food with special dining evenings and more than two dozen restaurants on hand, along with special tastings, a grand tasting event and so much more. You can enjoy seminar series events and great evenings in the French Quarter.

Rub shoulders with the best chefs in the area, well-known

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