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New Orleans: Events and Things to Do

In New Orleans, even Wednesdays seem like Weekends. Live music, festivals, theater, dance, museum exhibitions, sports… the list goes on and on. There’s something fun (and often FREE) every day and every night in New Orleans.

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Boudin, Bourbon & Beer: 10 Dishes You Can’t Miss

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Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, a fundraiser for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation co-chaired by Lagasse and chef Donald Link, is just around the corner on Nov. 7. We’re not the only ones who are excited — the top national chefs participating are eager to get to New Orleans and visit their favorite spots. If the concept of creative spins on Louisiana …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Things To Do

Halloween weekend in New Orleans means fun, costumes and music in every direction. No matter where your interests lie, there’s plenty to do. Music lovers will flock to City Park for Voodoo Fest all weekend long, while fans of horror and vampire fiction can head to Undead Con downtown. Kick off Halloween weekend with a free party at Jazz in …

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What’s New, Voodoo? Four Fresh Additions for 2014

Events Nightlife Things To Do

Over the past 15 years, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has seen a lot of change. Expansion from a single-day festival to a fully involved three-day event and a name revision happened early on; 2013 alone saw a shift of venue to City Park’s designated festival grounds and a Live Nation acquisition. With so much change last year, a bit …

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Gumbo and Good Times: 2014 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

Arts & Culture Events Food Things To Do

One of the Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s cultural enrichment programs, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival takes place Saturday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 9 in Armstrong Park. Celebrating its seventh year, the festival pairs brass bands and jazz music with a variety of Creole dishes. Gumbo, of course, is the star here, but a few other standouts deserve mention.

Treme Brass …

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GoNOLA Find: November Project

Events Sports & Recreation Things To Do

November Project at the Dome (photo via Facebook)

What is the November Project? This week’s GoNOLA Find is a free fitness movement that was born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months. Now present in 17 cities across the U.S., the movement is focused on motivating and encouraging people of all ages, shapes, …

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Let the Good Times Roll: Biking in New Orleans

Events Family Friendly Sports & Recreation Things To Do

There is no better way to view the beautiful details of New Orleans than on two wheels. In fact, we were named one of the top 50 best cities for cycling in the U.S. by USA Today. Just take a look at the numerous bike trails in our city, the Rails to Trails project, and routes all across Louisiana …

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Halloween in New Orleans: What to do on Halloween Night

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Halloween is a widely celebrated holiday here in New Orleans, especially when it falls on a Friday night as it does this year. If you’re still figuring out what the evening holds for you and your crew, you’re in the right place.

Halloween Events in New Orleans

Frenchmen Street. As has been the trend in recent memory, general merriment and …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty to do, as always. Art lovers have plenty of choices, with Prospect.3 opening festivities all weekend long, plus a special exhibit of photography by local children at DuMois Gallery. There’s no excuse not to take advantage of beautiful October weather on Saturday with two different free festivals on tap: Mirliton Festival in the …

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Insider’s Guide: Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Arts & Culture Events Music Things To Do

Now in its 15th year, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is one of New Orleans’ quintessential music festival experiences. Since its inception, the festival has hosted more than 2,000 musical acts, with a mixture of national headliners and local favorites, and one million attendants. In addition to musicians, the festival frequently features burlesque and circus acts, as well as …

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Prospect.3: A New Orleans Art Scavenger Hunt

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

Starting Oct. 25, contemporary art invades every corner of New Orleans with Prospect.3, an international art biennial featuring work by 58 artists in 18 venues. Venues include New Orleans art galleries and museums, but you’ll also find art in outdoor spaces and even on a barge on the Mississippi River. There are also community events and parties held in conjunction …

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Celebrating Death Through Life: Día de Los Muertos in New Orleans

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Photo “calavera with hat” courtesy of Angélica Portales
(Flickr)

Would you be caught dead (no pun intended) spending your day in a cemetery? Well, maybe only in New Orleans because our Cities of the Dead command a closer look. But for el Día de los Muertos, commonly known as the Day of the Dead, traditionally people visit the graves of …

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Halloween New Orleans: Party for a Good Cause

Events Nightlife Things To Do

Now in its 31st year, Halloween New Orleans remains one of the major highlights of the local LGBT community’s social calendar. This four-day event — which this year kicks off on Oct. 23 — is the largest gay Halloween celebration in the country and recently earned a featured exhibition in the permanent collection of the Stonewall National Museum and Archives. …

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Halloween in New Orleans: Fun for Little Ones

Events Family Friendly Things To Do

While Halloween offers plenty of fun and scary activities for adults, the holiday built around costuming and acquiring candy is inherently kid-friendly. We rounded up a list of Halloween activities in New Orleans that kids will love but adults should enjoy, as well. Events include traditional Halloween activities, a fundraiser, a haunted house on the water and even a dog-friendly …

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The Mirliton Festival: A Bywater Celebration

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On Oct. 25, the Bywater neighborhood will come alive with local food, art, music and, of course, mirlitons. To get excited about the Mirliton Festival, you’ll first have to know what a mirliton is. The mirliton is a mild flavored, pear shaped fruit that has been traditionally grown in many backyards across the city. In south Louisiana, mirlitons are omnipresent …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Family Friendly Things To Do

Fall festival season is in full swing this weekend in New Orleans, as the Louisiana Seafood Festival takes place all weekend long at City Park, with Japan Fest at NOMA as an added bonus on Saturday. Celebrate Latin American culture on Sunday at Audubon Zoo with Celebración Latina, or get cultured, Broadway-style at the Saenger Theatre, which hosts the musical …

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2014 International Fest Docks at Port of New Orleans

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Music Nightlife Things To Do

The third weekend in October is a busy one. If you’re already planning on party-hopping from Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival to Oktoberfest, not to mention haunted happenings Boo at the Zoo and Boo Carre, save time on Saturday for International Fest, running from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Port of New Orleans on Oct. 18.

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