What's Happening
  • Hogs for the Cause
    As the nation's premiere fundraiser for children with pediatric brain cancer, Hogs for the Cause brings together some of New Orleans' top musicians and BBQ chefs for a weekend of pork, beer, and live...
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  • Saints and Sinners Literary Festival
    Saints and Sinners Literary Festival The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about...
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  • Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
    The streetcar he made famous stopped running 69 years ago, but the festival named in his honor has been running continuously for over a quarter of a century. The annual Tennessee Williams Literary...
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  • Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday
    To most Americans, "Super Sunday" connotates the Sunday on which the NFL Super Bowl is played. However, in New Orleans, Super Sunday has a different, totally unrelated meaning. It is a day for the...
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  • Wednesday at the Square Concert Series
    Looking for something free and exciting to do in downtown New Orleans on Wednesday afternoons in the spring? Come to Lafayette Square for a taste of great New Orleans music, food and fun! From March...
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  • Crescent City Classic
    With top runners from throughout the world participating in previous years, the annual Crescent City Classic 10k has grown to become one of New Orleans’ largest 10k races. The race takes participants...
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  • Chris Owens Easter Parade
    The 35th annual Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade will return to the streets on Easter Sunday. The celebration starts at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel Ballroom at 11:00 a.m. with a Hat Contest,...
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  • Gay Easter Parade
    The 19th annual official gay easter parade will take place on Easter sunday at 4:30pm in the French Quarter. The parade showcases the fashion and creativity of the entire LGBT community with gentlemen...
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Bywater House
Here we are. Come explore. Our city has some of the most interesting architecture, food and entertainment in the world – dispersed...
Things to Do
  • Where to Drink
    New Orleans’ creative, laid-back spirit is embodied in, well, our spirits, but there’s more to drinking here than downing frozen daiquiris and Hand Grenades on Bourbon Street or knowing...
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  • Classic New Orleans Cocktails
    Let us all praise Antoine Amédé Peychaud, who mixed the first the very first Sazerac in his Royal Street pharmacy sometime in the 1830s. Or maybe credit should go to Thomas Handy, a...
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