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Greek Fest!

  Memorial Day Weekend is synonymous with Greek Fest in New Orleans, and 2017 has May 26, 27 and 28 earmarked for one of the best foodie fests in the city. Eat, drink and dance the weekend away while feeling like you were whisked from the land of Creole to the land of Greek Gods…

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

  Wine and food really are an “experience” in New Orleans, and this aptly named annual festival brings the pair together in one mega event Memorial Day weekend. From May 25 – 28, you’ll be treated to a number of special events starting with an intimate wine dinner May 25th at 7 p.m. at a…

Visit Metairie Cemetery

Why visit a cemetery at one of the liveliest cities in the country? The famed Metairie Cemetery is within city limits and used to be a horse racing track in the 1800s. During the race days, it was home to the Lexington-Lecomte Race of 1854, dubbed the “North against the South” showdown where even President…

Haunted Lalaurie Mansion

  New Orleans can be a spooky place, and Lalaurie House is one of the city’s most notorious haunted destinations. For over 150 years, it’s been called the most terrifying location in the French Quarter, allegedly haunted by Madame Lalaurie herself. The ghost story began in 1832 when Dr. Louis Lalaurie and his wife, Delphine,…

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

  Locals simply call it Jazz Fest, and it’s one of the top celebrations of music, culture and heritage in Louisiana. Endless music, incredible delicacies, and artisanal crafts are all at the ready. Enjoy second line parades at this “Festival of the Year,” dubbed by Pollstar Magazine. The Wall Street Journal calls it “a showcase…

Free New Orleans Outings

  New Orleans is packed with freebies, so you can really make the most of a budget vacation. Window shop along Chartres and Royal Street, taking in the galleries, antique shops and, of course, street performers. Head over to the Arts District for more! Each first Saturday of the month is open gallery night with…

Bayou Boogaloo

  May 19 – 21 marks one of the most beloved annual festivals in New Orleans! Part massive music festival, gastro experience, arts and crafts market, recreation, and pure family-friendly fun, it’s a long weekend of every kind of revelry you can imagine. For local residents, it’s a much-needed follow-up to Mardi Gras and the…

Prytania Theatre Happenings

  Located at 5339 Prytania Street, this circa-1914 theatre was originally opened by Jacobs and Landry. In 1917, the modern theatre included more seating capacity than any other theatre in the area with bigger seats and state-of-the-art appliances. However, in 1926, just after midnight, a streetcar operator noticed the theatre was ablaze. He woke nearby…

The Best Bananas Foster in New Orleans

  Brennan’s invented the bananas foster, and it’s the go-to place to begin or end your BF hunt. (It’s also where you’ll find some of the best turtle soup in the city!) You’ll also want to check out this flambé, table-side dessert experience at Stanley, which offers bananas foster French toast as another option. Complete…

Visit Pitot House

  Open Wednesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., the gorgeous Pitot House on Bayou St. John features the sole Creole colonial country house in Louisiana that’s open to the public. Admission is just $10 or $7 for children or seniors. The house showcases the story of life on the bayou during early…