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King Cake Festival

Presented by Ochsner Medical Center, King Cake Festival is an annual celebration of one of New Orleans sweetest treats: King Cake! Bakeries from across the Crescent City and beyond will serve their special twists on this New Orleans classic for fest-goers to try.  

Last year’s bakery participants included Loretta’s Authentic Pralines, Buttermilk Drop Bakery, Bywater Bakery, Haydel’s Bakery and many more. Stay tuned for this year’s lineup of King Cake connoisseurs, as well as food and drink vendors.

King Cake Competitions
You can also watch the friendly competition among bakeries as they compete for a number of coveted King Cake titles. Categories such as Best Presentation, Most Unique, Best Traditional, People’s Choice and more are up for grabs.  

Fest Activities
Benefitting Ochsner Hospital for Children, King Cake Festival will have a number of family-friendly and heart-healthy activities. Come energized and ready to exercise with games for all ages. Live music performances will also take place within Champion Square.

This event is free and open to the public. Since the event is a fundraiser for Ochsner Hospital for Children, donations are highly recommended and greatly appreciated.

Stay tuned for more updates information on King Cake Festival 2019, or visit here.

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What's Nearby
Champions Square/Club XLIV

The ideal outdoor location for special events, festivals and concerts. Just steps off the Square is club XLIV and Encore - the perfect VIP location for receptions and seated dinners.