Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 17th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage November 1-2. Presented by Friends of Culture, Bayou Bacchanal will include two days of Caribbean cuisine, dance, music and celebration.
World Wide Dance - Friday, Nov. 1
Kick-off Bayou Bacchanal with the annual all-white affair. This year's event is hosted at Cozies Sports Bar & Grill (724 Franklin St. Gretna, LA). This late-night dance party begins at 11:00 p.m. and doesn’t end until the final dancer clears the floor. Enjoy live sets by locally and internationally-based DJs including DJ Peppertree and DJ Desmond Peters. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door and includes access to the World Wide Dance celebration. A cash bar and bites will be available for purchase.
Bayou Bacchanal Carnival - Saturday, Nov. 2
Hosted at Crescent Park, the Bayou Bacchanal Carnival is a daylong festival celebrating a diverse range of Caribbean cultures and traditions. Fest-goers are welcome to come dressed in traditional carnival attire and dance along to the rhythms of soca, dancehall and reggae music. Food and drink will be available for purchase. This year's lineup includes:
DJ Desmond Peters
Admission to the Bayou Bacchanal fest is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information on Bayou Bacchanal or Friends of Culture, visit their onsite information booth during the festival or click here.
Bayou Bacchanal After Party
Closeout Bayou Bacchanal at Rendez-Vous Haitian Creole Restaurant and enjoy tasty Caribbean bites, music and dancing. DJ Ray will be spinning beginning at 11:00 p.m. Celebrate the closing of Bayou Bacchanal with a bang!
Be one of the first to enjoy this brand new green space, located right on the riverfront in Bywater. Crescent Park stretches for 1.4 miles along the Mississippi, providing unparalleled views and access to the water....