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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 every January in Champion Square.

Taste dozens of king cakes from bakeries, groceries and restaurants across the New Orleans area!

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 usually has a number of family-friendly and heart-healthy activities. Come energized and ready to exercise with games for all ages. Live music performances also take place within Champion Square.


This event is free and open to the public. To taste the king cakes, tickets must be purchased. Usually, it is $20 for 10 tickets and 1 ticket per sample. Since the event is a fundraiser for Ochsner Hospital for Children, donations are highly recommended and greatly appreciated.

Stay tuned for details on the next festival!

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What's Nearby
Champions Square/Club XLIV

The ideal outdoor location for special events, festivals and concerts. Champions Square boasts 90,000 square feet of event space directly off of the Grand Staircase of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.