October 3-5th 1:00-5:00 p.m. Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown/New Orleans Swing Dance Festival present live music & dance contests at the Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion in the French Market District!

Friday October 3rd 1:00-5:00 p.m.: New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings
Contests to View/Enter: Showdown Battle Prelims, Jack and Jill Prelims. Solo Jazz Prelims.
Saturday Oct 4th: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The Palmetto Bug Stompers
Contests to View/Enter: Jack & Jill Finals.
Sunday Oct. 5th: 1pm-5pm: Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five
Contests to View/Enter: Intergenerational Prelims & Finals.

Full schedule and festival information here: http://www.lindyshowdown.net

October 15 2:00-6:00 P.M.: Weekly Crescent City Farmers market Opening Day at the French Market 

2:00-6:00 P.M Farmers Market vendors sell in the Farmers Market stalls between Gov Nicholls and Ursulines: Vendors to be announced soon!
2:30 P.M. Cooking demonstration by Chef Ben Thibodeaux, Executive Chef, Tableau Farmers Market stage
3:15-5:45 p.m. Live Music: "The Little Things" local folk duet

October 18th 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Boo Carré Halloween and Harvest Festival

  • Complimentary trick or treat bags; kids in costume trick or treat in French Market District retail shops and at Farmers & Flea Markets while supplies last
  • Petting Zoo & photographs with Rowdy's Rascals
  • Interactive craft booths with Halloween & Harvest themed crafts for kids to make and take, hosted by local artists and arts organizations
  • Facepainting and balloon artists

Two live music stages :
Outdoor at the Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion:
New Orleans Rhythm Devils 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Benny Maygarden 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Black Dragons 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Johnny Sansone 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Indoors at the Jazz Park
10 a.m. Songs for Junior Rangers
12 noon Johnette Downing
1:30-2:30 Meryl Zimmerman
3:00-4:00 p.m. Jim and Martha Hession perform haunting jazz duets

October 24th 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Inaugural Mahalia Jackson Birthday Celebration
Indoors at the N.O. Jazz Park 916 N. Peters Street
Live music-Speakers-Films
Full lineup TBA soon