Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
Not sure where to indulge in the best po boys in town? Try them all at the annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival October 23 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.! A slice of Oak Street is shut down to pedestrians only for a culinary festival you have to taste to believe. Enjoy live music, handcrafts, arts, and dozens of booths competing for the best po boy title in town. Try it with fried oysters or shrimp, catfish, roast beef, ham and cheese, and more.
Get your po boy “dressed” with onions, mayo, lettuce and tomatoes, or go “naked” with no condiments. Every combination is delicious. During the festival, Oak Street merchants open their doors with specials from antique books to art and jewelry. Slip into a coffee shop to check out the specials, or head to the Maple Leaf Bar or Jacques-Imo’s for a treat.
Go, Boy with a Po Boy!
The festival creators are committed to re-creating a small-town vibe with the event, complete with resurfaced streets and sidewalk upgrades in recent years. Check out the turn of the century storefronts, and discover why Oak Street was named National Main Street in 2006 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Bike-friendly, there are plenty of racks so you can ride to the event. Free and family-friendly, you can walk there from the French Quarter and later stroll to St. Charles Avenue, or take the streetcar. Cast your vote for best po boy this year, and find a new favorite sandwich combination.