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New Orleans Bourbon Festival

New Orleans Bourbon Festival 2019

Although the city’s famous Bourbon Street isn’t named after the liquor, it only makes sense that as one of the cocktail meccas of the world exceptional Bourbon would be celebrated in New Orleans. The third annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival takes place March 20-23 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel and throughout the city. Enjoy and tastings + pairings, VIP performances and exclusive seminars all weekend long.

A portion of the proceeds from the New Orleans Bourbon Festival supports Kids Can NOLA.

Bourbon + Restaurant Participants

Each year, the New Orleans Bourbon Festival gathers some of the best in the bourbon business as well as a number of local restaurant and catering services throughout the city. Browse the 2019 bourbon, restaurant, and pairing lists for updates on what to expect at the grand tastings.

New Orleans Bourbon Festival Schedule of Events

For three years, the New Orleans Bourbon Festival has welcomed some of the best in the industry and beyond for a weekend dedicated to fine Bourbon + cuisine. Events range from tastings and seminars to parties and performances. Highlights from this year’s festival include:

Bourbon + Cigar Paring with Maggie Kimberl

Wild Turkey with Eddie Russell

Multiple Grand Tastings

Bourbon Women Panel - Women in Distilling

Bourbon Mixology with Bobby Gleason

VIP Burlesque Performance featuring Trixie Minx

And much more! For the full weekend schedule and list of guest speakers, visit here.

Tickets to New Orleans Bourbon Festival

Ticket packages range from one-day only options to VIP weekend passes. Designated drivers can enjoy cuisine only discounts and bourbon connoisseurs can go all out with weekend passes. Tickets range from $59-420. Browse and selected the package perfect for you here.

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What's Nearby
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The ideally located Hilton New Orleans Riverside, features a full-service health club and the famous Drago's restaurant. Connected to the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk; adjacent to Harrah's and the convention center...