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NOLA by Day: Saturdays in New Orleans

How to Spend a Saturday in New Orleans

Spend your Saturday in New Orleans browsing an art market, catching up with friends at brunch, enjoying live music, and indulging in a late-night snack.

Arts Markets and Yoga in the Garden 

Join the Arts Council of New Orleans at a Saturday art market. Arts Market New Orleans takes place every second Saturday in City Park’s Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn and every last Saturday in Marsalis Harmony Park (formerly Palmer Park). The open-air marketplace features everything from photography to ceramics to clothing and more. Check here for updates. Feel like starting the day with a workout? The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden offers $5 yoga classes in the garden at 8 a.m. on Saturday mornings. 

Check out the festival calendar 

Most Saturdays in New Orleans, there’s a festival of some sort going on. Whether it’s Jazz Fest in the spring, Southern Decadence in the summer, Fried Chicken Fest in the fall, or NOLA ChristmasFest in winter, you’ll never grow bored on a Saturday in NOLA. Check out our festival calendar here and start planning. 


In the mood for a late breakfast? Willa Jean serves snacks, different biscuit dishes, salads, toast & sandwiches, big breakfast plates, and sweet treats. Visit Surreys Café & Juice Bar located on Magazine Street. Their menu features local dishes with a touch of Latin flavor. It is also the oldest organic juice bar in New Orleans. Head over to Bearcat Cafe, which serves fresh breakfast such as, scallop and grits, breakfast sandwiches, and vegan options! If you’re in the mood for a bottomless mimosa option, check out our guide to boozy brunches here.   

Palm & Pine

Late Night Snack 

Looking for a snack after a fun night out? Anna’s and Junction are both wonderful places to grab a bite after late evening. Both serve delicious small plates and are open past midnight. Junction also has vegetarian options! If you are in the mood for some late-night savory, check out our guide to late night eats here

For a look at what's going on in New Orleans this weekend, check out Weekend Picks