Greek Fest
May
23
to May 26

Greek Fest

  • 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Opa! Spend your Memorial Day Weekend at the New Orleans Greek Festival. The 46th annual festival will take place May 23-May 26, 2019 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral by its congregation, located at 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.

The 2019 theme is Mastika, a unique liqueur seasoned with mastic, a Grecian specialty.

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Memorial Day
May
27
12:00 AM00:00

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring persons who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, was most recently held on May 28, 2018.

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Oyster Festival
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Oyster Festival

This year’s festival takes place June 1 + 2 at Woldenberg Park. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a number of coastal restoration organizations.

Each year, local restaurants, oyster farmers and fanatics make their way to New Orleans’ French Quarter to celebrate one of the city’s greatest delicacies at Oyster Festival. A summer event, Oyster Festival is two days filled with shucking and slurping, contests, music and fun!

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Creole Tomatos!
Jun
3
to Jun 5

Creole Tomatos!

Creole Tomato Season has arrived and we’re making some delicious specials featuring these local beauties. Stop by all week for our Creole Tomato Tartine on House Made Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread.

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New Orleans Pride
Jun
7
to Jun 9

New Orleans Pride

Every year in early June, New Orleans Pride takes place in the French Quarter and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community in the Crescent City and beyond. New Orleans has won accolades such as “Most Welcoming City” from GayCities, and Pride is a perfect event to experience the welcoming nature of New Orleanians. 

New Orleans Pride usually includes parades throughout the French Quarter, special events at bars on Bourbon Street and beyond, burlesque shows, dining events, and more.

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Creole Tomato Festival
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Creole Tomato Festival

Come June, Creole tomato dishes begin to appear on restaurant menus, at farmers markets, and at roadside stands. To commemorate the crop’s arrival, the French Market Creole Tomato Festival is held the second weekend of June in the French Quarter.

The French Market Creole Tomato Festival honors Louisiana's produce, farmers and our unique cuisine of which the Creole tomato is a star. The free festival is beloved by locals and visitors alike for its quaint and quirky traditions, such as life-sized tomatoes strolling the grounds handing out tomato shaped fans, and the auctioning off of the first tomatoes of the season to local chefs.

There are also tomato eating contests and a Bloody Mary Market with variations on the popular cocktail.There is music on several stages throughout the French Market, which sponsors the festival. Past performers have included Jon Cleary, the Honey Island Swamp Band, Tab Benoit and more. There are cooking demonstrations, cookbooks for sale and free recipes handed out. 

Food booths offer Creole tomato favorites like fried green tomatoes, Creole tomato with shrimp salad, stuffed shrimp with grilled Creole tomato over jasmine rice, Creole tomato basil crepes, Creole tomato gelato, Creole tomato crawfish pies, blooming onion on a bed of Creole tomato and more. Judges roam the festival searching for the "best of the fest,” with vendors competing for most creative, most traditional, tastiest and healthiest dishes. 

Succulent tomatoes are essential in many of New Orleans’ popular dishes. Chefs and diners love their versatility and unique flavor. Many French Quarter restaurants offer special dinners in June starring our popular tomato. For more information, visit the French Market's website.

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Father's Day
Jun
16
12:00 AM00:00

Father's Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 since the Middle Ages.

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Cajun-Zydeco Festival
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Cajun-Zydeco Festival

  • 701 North Rampart Street New Orleans, LA, 70116 United States (map)
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Cajun music and its hybrid offspring, Zydeco, is celebrated every year in June at the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival. This free celebration is held in Armstrong Park, located on North Rampart Street in Treme. There are two stages, delicious seafood, and a crafts fair, making the festival a celebration of dancing and joy. 

Visitors can expect top Cajun and Zydeco musicians, Past headliners haveincluded Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Bruce Daigrepont, Chubby Carrier, Michael Doucet & Beau Soliel, Terrance Simien, the Bluerunners, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and more. 

The festival also features crafts of skilled artisans from the Acadiana Region. They sell art, jewelry, hand-carved duck decoys, and more. Further, there is a kids’ tent with crafts for youngsters to enjoy. You can also learn a thing or two at the live cooking demonstrations.

For over 200 years, Cajun music has featured the sounds of fiddles, accordions, guitars, and vocals, typically in French and English, creating its distinct sound. Zydeco music evolved from Cajun, often using the same instrumentation, but includes a washboard, horns, and other instruments. Zydeco also takes influence from R&B, soul, jazz, rock, gospel, and hip-hop. 

For more information about the festival, visit www.jazzandheritage.org/cajunzydeco.

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
1
to Jul 2

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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Essence Festival
Jul
6
11:30 AM11:30

Essence Festival

This year, ESSENCE celebrates its 25th anniversary with an extraordinary lineup of musicians, special guests, experiences and more.

Presented by Coca-Cola, ESSENCE Festival is the largest celebration of African American music, beauty, health, entrepreneurship and more.

Join in celebrating ESSENCE’s 25-year milestone, July 4-7 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and throughout the Crescent City. 

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
8
9:30 AM09:30

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
11
6:00 AM06:00

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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Running of the Bulls
Jul
12
11:30 AM11:30

Running of the Bulls

Each July in New Orleans, the Crescent City hosts its own version of Spain’s Encierro de Pamploma. But instead of running from real bulls, New Orleanians gather in the traditional colors of Spain’s bull run and run from New Orleans Roller Derby Girls, who chase runners with plastic bats on their rollerblades. 

Thousands of runners gather early in the morning in Downtown New Orleans to participate in the run, wearing all white with a dash of red. After the race, plenty of bars in the Warehouse District remain open all day to keep the festivities going.

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
15
9:30 AM09:30

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
20
9:30 AM09:30

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
22
to Jul 23

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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P.O.W.E.R. PALATES
Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

P.O.W.E.R. PALATES

New Orleans-area restaurants and bars that feature POWERful women in their business are participating in a unique program hosted by Fidelity Bank! Hippie Kitchen will raise money for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation by contributing a 20% of every pizza sale for the whole month of July! Let’s support P.O.W.E.R.ful women in the city and raise money for this wonderful foundation!

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COOLinary New Orleans
Aug
1
to Aug 31

COOLinary New Orleans

Come experience cuisine that delights your palate and is an integral part of the history, fabric and culture of New Orleans. Celebrating dining in “America’s Most Delicious City,” COOLinary New Orleans is once again on the table for the month of August whereby participating restaurants offer specially priced prix fixe menus.

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Satchmo Summerfest
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Satchmo Summerfest

  • 400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70116 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Satchmo SummerFest began as a tribute to one of New Orleans’ most famous native sons, the late Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, to celebrate his 100th birthday. Thousands of people turned out for the first Satchmo SummerFest in 2001 to dance to traditional New Orleans blues and jazz, and to sample the delicious food. 

It was so successful that it has become an annual three-day event held on the first weekend of August every year since. 

Sponsored by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the organization that also sponsors the French Quarter Festival and Christmas New Orleans Style, Satchmo SummerFest has evolved into one of the top celebrations in a city internationally renowned for its large-scale festivities. For those who regularly attend the festival, it is the highlight of summer. Satchmo SummerFest is in Jackson Square, right in the heart of the French Quarter. There is a small daily admission fee for adults, but children 12 and under get in free. The admission fee includes a wristband that allows festivalgoers to come and go throughout the day. Outdoor events at SatchmoFest feature live bands on two stages, starring some of New Orleans’ top traditional musicians. Many of them will pay their tributes to Armstrong and his music. Performers have included the Preservation Hall Brass Band, 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and the Tornado Brass Band. 

There are also smaller indoor concerts and performances in the “Back o’ Town” stage within the Louisiana State Museum’s Arsenal nearby. Samplings of New Orleans’ world-famous culinary delicacies are for sale in and around the festival site, while a variety of refreshing beverages keep you cool and hydrated. 

In addition to all the lively outdoor music and food, the festival includes “Satchmo Seminars,” indoor seminars and lectures by Armstrong biographers and historians as well as discussions with musicians who have been inspired by him.

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Red Dress Run
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Red Dress Run

  • 2300 North Peters Street New Orleans, LA, 70117 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The run begins in New Orleans Crescent Park in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, just outside of the French Quarter. The runners, with drinks in hand, continue their route through the French Quarter and spend the rest of the day celebrating. Expect a sea of red throughout!

On August 10 2019, hit the streets in your head to toe red attire. Whether you're running or not, the day is filled with fun and excitement. If running isn't your thing, watching from the sidelines is just as fun, and red dresses are still required!

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Southern Decadence
Aug
29
to Sep 2

Southern Decadence

Southern Decadence, a six-day event that occurs every year through Labor Day Weekend, is the largest gay event in New Orleans. The celebrations typically occur throughout the day and night, with special events like parties, parades, and more. 

Every year, Southern Decadence has a theme. Themes are typically announced the May before Decadence. 

While there are always free street parties, there are weekend passes that Southern Decadence usually offers for admission into special parties, parades, and other programming.

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Labor Day
Sep
2
12:00 AM00:00

Labor Day

Labor Day in the United States of America is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country.

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Bayou Boogaloo
May
17
to May 19

Bayou Boogaloo

Bayou Boogaloo is returning to the shore of Bayou St. John in Mid-City May 17- 19th 2019. Join the FREE party as people fill the bayou and enjoy music, food, and arts and crafts from boats, inflatables, and along the shore.

Bring your favorite float and spend your day on the water!

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Dvash (A celebration of modern Israeli cuisine)
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Dvash (A celebration of modern Israeli cuisine)

oin us for an evening of food, fun and impact!
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) invites you to join us for the second annual Dvash: a Celebration of Modern Israeli Cuisine, on Thursday, May 16th, 2019, hosted at The Cannery.
Tastings of Modern Israeli Cuisine will be offered from a variety of different restaurants including Casablanca Restaurant New Orleans, Creole Cuisine ConceptsDvash Catering by Linda Waknin, Hippie KitchenKosher Cajun New York Deli & GroceryOy Vey Catering and Private Chef ServiceRed Dog DinerShahrazad CafeTessier Gourmet & more! Proceeds from the event will benefit JFS mental health programs and services, available to everyone in the Greater New Orleans area.
Tickets and information can be found at: http://501auctions.com/JFS
Hope to see you on May 16th!

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Mother's Day
May
12
12:00 AM00:00

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.

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Cinco De Mayo
May
5
12:00 AM00:00

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico.

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Jazz Fest
Apr
26
to May 5

Jazz Fest

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. The term "Jazz Fest" also refers to the days surrounding the festival and the many shows at unaffiliated New Orleans nightclubs scheduled during the festival weekends.

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Take Your Child To Work Day
Apr
25
12:00 AM00:00

Take Your Child To Work Day

Acting on research that showed adolescent girls received less attention than boys, this day was initiated in 1993 by the Ms. Foundation for Women. The intention was to give girls additional direct attention and an insight into work world opportunities available to them. It was to serve the multiple purpose of increased self esteem for young girl,s as well as give them some ideas of the wealth of careers in the world. Thirdly, it allowed them more one-on-one time with mom or dad.

Take your Daughter to Work Day quickly took off and became extremely popular. Girls would go off to work with mom or dad, or even an aunt or uncle. They spend the day seeing just what their sponsor's job involved. It was limited only by the practicality of allowing a youthful, non-employee in a particular job environment. It works well in office environments, but proves impractical in many blue collar factory jobs, or where safety is an issue. Businesses usually support this day, often holding special programs and demonstrations about the company and the jobs offered.

The popularity of Take Your Daughters to Work Day quickly sparked interest by the boys, who felt left out and were required to go to school for the day, while the girls "got the day off". Over several years, more an  more parents and employers made this opportunity available to boys as well as girls. While this takes away from the original intent to give more attention to adolescent girls, it has become a valuable and popular career day opportunity for girls and boys alike.

As this day has evolved, it has taken on a number of names, including:

Take our Daughter to Work Day

Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day

Take Your Children to Work Day

Regardless of what you name it, this day is a great teaching opportunity, providing children with an insight into different careers available to them.

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Easter Sunday
Apr
21
12:00 AM00:00

Easter Sunday

We’re open!

The real meaning of  Easter, is the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. To Christians, it is the most special day of the year. Yes,the birth of Christ is quite important. But, his resurrection offers the hope of everlasting life to everyone! The Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday is a time of fasting, sacrifice and prayer. It is the christian way of replicating in a small way what Christ sacrificed for us, both in his fasting and his final death on the cross.

The word "Easter" comes for the Saxon pagan festival, honoring the goddess "Eastre" (also called Oestre). The goddess Eastre's symobl is the rabbit.

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Tax Day
Apr
15
12:00 AM00:00

Tax Day

In the United States, Tax Day is a colloquial term for the day on which individual income tax returns are due to be submitted to the federal government. The term may also refer to the same day for individual states, even where the tax return due date is a different day.

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World Health Day
Apr
7
12:00 AM00:00

World Health Day

Sponsored by United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO), World Health Day focuses upon a different health theme each year. It is an international event to emphasize and work on important health issues or problems. Many countries around the world participate.

Major activities on world health Day focus upon, awareness, education programs, and fund raising activities to help with the health issue for the year. Countries also work on resolving problems related to the theme.



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New Beer's Eve
Apr
6
12:00 AM00:00

New Beer's Eve

Today is New Beer's Eve. Sit back and enjoy a bottle or two of suds.

For over a decade (1920-1933), beer and alcohol were banned in the United States. This ban was set in place by the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. The 18th Amendment failed miserably. It was largely ignored. Millions of people turned to making their own bathtub beer and made alcohol in homemade stills. Bootleg beer and alcohol, much if which was smuggled in from Canada, caused the loss of millions of dollars in potential tax revenues.

The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment. It took effect at 12:01a.m on April 7, 1933. On the evening of April 6th, anxious Americans lined up at breweries and distilleries to purchase legal beer and alcohol at the stroke of midnight. That night, someone coined the term "New Beer's Eve", and a new annual holiday was born! 

We hope you thoroughly enjoy New Beers' Eve. Please do so responsibly. If you drink, don't drive.

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April Fool's Day
Apr
1
12:00 AM00:00

April Fool's Day

 Traditionally, April Fool's Day is an opportunity for playing jokes or tricks on one another. The stranger and the more absurd the better. The challenge is to carry out a trick that is believable, if only for a little while. Tricks are most successful if played earlier in the day before a person is wise to what is going on. Younger children are also more gullible.

Any tricks or jokes must be harmless and in good taste for the unsuspecting "victim". And, we suggest you think twice before pulling one on the boss, even if he or she is know to be of good humor.

Important: Jokes and gags must be harmless and fun. They must not be dangerous or hurt anyone's feelings. Give your jokes and gags some thought before carrying them out. Then, have fun!

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Pecan Day
Mar
25
12:00 AM00:00

Pecan Day

Pecan Day is a rather nutty day. Its a day to celebrate and enjoy popular, tasty pecans. Apparently, someone thought that it was such a great nut, that they created two days to celebrate Pecans. One in March, and the other in April. A little nutty perhaps, but true. 

Name the only nut tree native to North America. ... You guessed it........ Pecan trees.

Celebrate Pecan Day and National Pecan Day by cracking open and eating a few pecan nuts. Also, have some of our pecan bread.

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National Chip and Dip Day
Mar
23
12:00 AM00:00

National Chip and Dip Day

National Chip and Dip Day celebrates America's favorite snack duet. If you re holding a party, it is almost certain that chips and dips are on the snack list. The only possible exclusion would be for an Ice Cream party.

Celebrate with our Chips and Guacamole!

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