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GoNOLA’s Ultimate Guide to Jazz Fest 2014

by Sally Tunmer April 15, 2014 Arts & Culture

How much do we love Jazz Fest? Let us count the ways. Seven days, full of music, food, art, culture and a joie de vivre that can really only be found in New Orleans. It’s a festival like none other, that puts equal emphasis on and care to every layer of the celebration. That being said, there is a lot …

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Jazz Fest Late Night: An After-Hours Guide

by Sally Tunmer April 15, 2014 Music

In New Orleans, we’re always trying to maximize on the fun and keep the party going as long as possible. So during Jazz Fest, it’s not enough to have seven full days of live music and entertainment. That’s why the music keeps playing all throughout the night and into the next morning as an extension of Jazz Fest called Jazz …

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The Many Ways to Celebrate Easter in New Orleans

by Mallory Whitfield April 12, 2014 Events

Any holiday in New Orleans is cause for a celebration, and Easter is no exception. From Good Friday through Easter Sunday, New Orleanians celebrate this holiday in a variety of only-in-NOLA ways. Many offices around town close early on Good Friday, and Easter weekend is popular for family crawfish boils. Many churches offer early morning sunrise services on Easter Sunday, …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Itineraries: Day Six

by Elizabeth Heideman April 10, 2014 Events

They say Jazz Fest is a marathon not a sprint, but on this star-studded, final weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2014, you’ll want to make the most out of each day. There is so much incredible music to hear and options for New Orleans food abound, so planning what you’ll see and eat ahead of time is …

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

by Mallory Whitfield April 9, 2014 Events

This weekend in New Orleans, the French Quarter takes center stage, as locals and tourists alike flock there for four days of French Quarter Festival fun. On Saturday, champion eaters from around the world compete at the Old U.S. Mint in the Quarter to show off who can eat the most crawfish, while further down the river, locals celebrate their …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Itineraries: Day Five

by Emily Smith April 8, 2014 Events

There’s certainly no shortage of food and music festivals in New Orleans, but few are as anticipated and talked about as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Every year, the New Orleans Fair Grounds is filled with a week’s worth of unique sounds and flavors, attracting one of the biggest and most diverse crowds to the city. As an …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Itineraries: Day Four

by Edward Branley April 7, 2014 Events

Jazz Fest‘s second weekend is a full four days starting on Thursday, May 1. Since many out-of-town festers don’t arrive in the city until Thursday night, the crowd on Thursday has a much more local feel to it. Schools will bring kids out to explore the Fair Grounds for a couple of hours in the morning and early afternoon, …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Itineraries: Day Three

by The Red Streetcar April 4, 2014 Events

Festival season is in full swing, and in New Orleans, that means it’s Jazz Fest time! One of the greatest things about Jazz Fest is that there is something for everyone. No matter what kind of music, food, or art you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at Jazz Fest. Making the most of all Jazz Fest means you’ll …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Itineraries: Day Two

by Nikki Carter April 3, 2014 Events

Nothing breathes new life into this city more than spring, as it ushers in more sunny days and brings us that much closer to Jazz Fest. With so many amazing artists, including both local and national headliners, it can be challenging to prioritize and figure out who to see. My trick is to go with my gut instinct on what …

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

by Mallory Whitfield April 2, 2014 Arts & Culture

This weekend in New Orleans, there’s lots to do no matter where your interests lie. Sports fans can take in the action all weekend long at WrestleMania, while fans of the arts should check out the New Orleans International Puppet Festival in the Marigny. Jazz lovers can enjoy two free performances from Glen David Andrews as he celebrates his latest …

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GoNOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Itineraries: Day One

by Emily Herrington April 1, 2014 Events

Break out the sundresses, floppy hats and sunglasses hanging on croakies — Jazz Fest is finally here. One of the most fabulous things about Jazz Fest is its diversity — the music, the food, the art, the crowds. At this festival, you’re sure to get a little bit of everything. You have so many important choices, so we are here …

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Zurich Classic is a Hole in One in New Orleans

by Mark Seither April 1, 2014 Events

The annual Zurich Classic golf tournament tees up later this month in New Orleans. TPC of Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana, will play host to the tournament for the eighth consecutive year. The Zurich Classic has become a major event on the PGA Tour and an important event for the local economy. This year the schedule is filled with chances for …

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Beyond the Game: Fun Things to Do in New Orleans for Sports Fans

by Elizabeth Heideman March 27, 2014 Events

New Orleans is quickly earning its place as one of the top destinations for sports lovers in the country. While you’re in town for one of our various sporting events, there are plenty of ways to enjoy New Orleans before and after the game. Here are some of our favorites.

With the Family
Tours

Whether or not you believe in …

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

by Mallory Whitfield March 26, 2014 Arts & Culture

This weekend in New Orleans promises a bevy of culinary events for foodies. From pork to oysters to classic American treats and eats, this weekend is no time to start a diet. Wash it down with a pint, as the Brooklyn Brewery Mash makes its way to the Crescent City. Need a little more culture in your diet? The NOLA …

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GoNOLA Instagram Pick of the Week: FoodFest

by Mallory Whitfield March 22, 2014 Events

New Orleanians sure love to eat. Ever been to a restaurant with one of us? No doubt we’ve spent half of dinner talking about other restaurants we love or great meals we’ve recently had. Next weekend, New Orleans celebrates its favorite subject of discussion all weekend long at FoodFest.

FoodFest, which began five years ago as the New Orleans Roadfood …

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GoNOLA Picks: French Quarter Fest Music

by Nikki Carter March 20, 2014 Events

The award-winning French Quarter Festival offers everything you could want in a festival: great food, spectacular music, friendly crowds, and, amazingly, it’s all free. This year the festival will run April 10-13: that’s four whole days of live music from talented local musicians. With over half a million guests attending in recent years, this is a New Orleans festival …

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