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

Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers a culturally diverse array of things to do. Head to the French Quarter for some festing in celebration of the life and music of Louis Armstrong at Satchmo Summerfest, or chill out at the Prytania Theatre uptown for the French Film Festival. Deadheads should check out the free show Friday night at Tipitina’s, while …

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Red-dy, Set, Go! New Orleans Red Dress Run 2014

Events Things To Do

It is almost time to paint the town red! Coming up on August 9, 2014 is the 20th annual Red Dress Run. So ladies and gentlemen, it is time to pull out your favorite red dress and lace up your running (or walking) shoes. The Red Dress Run is sponsored by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, a self-proclaimed “drinking …

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Take a Week Off from Laundry: New Orleans Art at White & Dirty Linen Nights

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

I’ve often thought that New Orleans is a city that has something to offer every side of a person, and this is perfectly illustrated by the upcoming events Whitney White Linen Night and Dirty Linen Night.  Whitney White Linen is celebrating its 20th anniversary while Dirty Linen, which started as a spoof event and always happens exactly one week after …

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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 a diverse range of musical options. Classical music fans can check out the International Piano Competition finals, while jazz lovers will have the chance to see Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Saenger Theatre. Fans of 1970s rock can head to the UNO Lakefront Arena for Steely Dan Saturday …

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Satchmo Summerfest: A New Orleans Style Celebration of Louis Armstrong

Events Music Things To Do

New Orleans celebrates the life, legacy and music of its most famous native son, Louis Armstrong, with Satchmo Summerfest, a free three-day festival August 1-3, 2014 at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint. Produced by the same folks who put on French Quarter Festival, this annual event is now in its 14th year. The festival usually takes place during …

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

Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans is all about the art of the mixed drink, as Tales of the Cocktail celebrates its 12th year. Look forward to a weekend full of spirits industry events, plus parties perfect for cocktail enthusiasts, like the Pig & Punch party on Sunday afternoon. Grab a to-go cup for the Daiquiri Day Parade on Saturday, take …

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

Events GLBT Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of summer fun. Head downtown early Saturday morning for a Running of the Bulls, New Orleans style, and stay for the Bastille Day Fête free festival on Spanish Plaza. Beat the heat with indoor entertainment all weekend long as the New Orleans Film Society presents a new gay and lesbian-themed film festival, or …

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Honoring Our French Roots: Bastille Day Celebrations in New Orleans

Events Family Friendly Things To Do

New Orleans’ French roots run deep here in the “Most French of American Cities,” which means that we don’t just let a day like Bastille Day, the French equivalent of our Fourth of July, slip by without some serious celebrating. As a matter of fact, we don’t just throw one day of festivities, we take a whole weekend to enjoy …

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Raise a Glass: Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Tales of the Cocktail

Cocktail Culture Events

All hail the Cocktail! Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier cocktail festival, is bringing the international spirits community to New Orleans for five booze-filled days, July 16-20. This education-first festival is the most wonderful time of the year for spirits industry professionals, featuring parties, seminars, tasting rooms, awards, special events and more! If you’re a cocktail enthusiast, …

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

Events Music Things To Do

There is plenty of fun to be had during the long 4th of July weekend in New Orleans, including family fun, empowerment and a musical feast at Essence Fest. The annual dueling barges fireworks show on the Mississippi River on Friday night is worth watching, as is the new multimedia production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Tulane. Saturday evening …

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Running of the Bulls, New Orleans Style

Events

It takes something really special to galvanize huge groups of New Orleanians to take to the streets and party at 8:00 a.m. I’m talking like Mardi Gras Day, catching coconuts at Zulu kind of big. Considering thousands of people take to the streets for the 8:00 a.m. (sharp!) running of the bulls, then you know that San Fermin in Neuva …

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Summer Groovin’ in New Orleans: Wednesdays on the Point Concert Series

Events Music Things To Do

If the final concert of Wednesdays at the Square earlier this month left you eager for more live New Orleans music to fill your Wednesday evening schedule, I’ve got good news for you – the summer concert series, Wednesdays on the Point, will be happening again this year in Algiers Point from July 9 – August 27.  The series is …

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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 an eclectic mix of things to see and do, from circus performers, to bounce rap artists, to videos of cats from across the Internet. After you’ve had your fill, relax and imbibe on a variety of beers or wines during FestivALES or the Summer Wine Festival.

All Weekend

1. Ringling Bros. and Barnum &

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Have a Bangin’ Fourth of July and Essence Fest in New Orleans

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If there’s one thing New Orleans does well, it’s throwing a party, and this year’s Independence Day celebrations are a prime example. This 4th of July in New Orleans will not only have fireworks, but also Prince. As if that alone isn’t enough reason to celebrate our country’s independence in New Orleans, we have plenty of other options over four …

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ESSENCE Fest Empowerment and Entertainment in New Orleans

Events Music Things To Do

ESSENCE Festival, an outgrowth of ESSENCE Magazine and now in its 20th year, will be back in New Orleans this summer: July 3-6. ESSENCE Fest will offer a packed and powerful schedule of activities for attendees — and it’s not just about the music. In addition to the dozens of performers that will take to the stage each evening, ESSENCE-goers …

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Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2014 Lineup Revealed

Events Music Travel

This Halloween in New Orleans will no doubt be more epic than ever before with the announcement of the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2014 lineup. Right off the bat you have Grammy Award-winning headliners Foo Fighters, Outkast and Arctic Monkeys leading a formidable roster of this year’s performers at the 16th annual New Orleans music festival.

The Voodoo …

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