The sun is shining and things are starting to look pretty beautiful down here in New Orleans. The time is ripe for enjoying our great outdoors, and in our unconventional urban cityscape, you can park and party on land or the banks of the river, lake or bayou. This weekend Bayou St. John will play host to Bayou Boogaloo, a free outdoor festival touting the New Orleans festival staples: live music and New Orleans food vendors. We have some of the best brass bands in the country and they’ll be performing alongside other local musicians, making up the 30 acts on multiple stages at Bayou Boogaloo. The local greats that you expect will all be there: Rebirth Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, just to name a few. Get your blood pumping with dancing, Bayou St. John water sports, and family yoga. There’s even a stage devoted to kids’ entertainment, so make it a family affair and bring the whole gang. Check out our GoNOLA TV video on Bayou Boogaloo showcasing some of the sights and sounds you can expect at this outdoor feast for the senses, including a glimpse into the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Arts Market, and a peak at the Rubber Duck Derby.
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Welcome to Bayou Boogaloo, a free three-day festival located on the banks
of Bayou St. John. To get to the Bayou Boogaloo Fest, hop on the streetcar
and head to Mid-City. Get there early and set out a blanket along the banks
of the river. Dance your socks off to the funky sounds of some of the best
music New Orleans has to offer. Blues, funk, Cajun, brass, hip-hop and
rock, just to name a few.
This festival is family friendly. There is face paint, spacewalk, and
interactive games at the Kid’s Tent. Come hungry, because the food vendors
are serving up the most loved local favorites, like fried soft-shell crab,
red beans, and rice, almost any Po-Boy you can imagine.
Don’t miss the annual Rubber Duck Derby, the Bayou Boogaloo Bicycle Pub
Crawl and the mini-dance classes offered. My favorite part is the Arts and
Crafts Market. You can find hand-crafted items like these wood carvings.
Bayou Boogaloo has it all, music, fun, food and art. It’s going to go on
rain or shine. Don’t miss it, if you’re here in May. I’m Happy Johnson, as
always you’re at home in New Orleans.