It’s that time of the year! The city is taking down Christmas decorations and putting up purple, green and gold. It’s a very magical and fun time. Being a native and taking all that our city has to offer for granted, we sometimes forget how these traditions are viewed from the outside world. Here is a list of questions that I am typically asked about Mardi Gras in case you are also curious about the basics of the celebration.
Archive for the ‘New Orleans Events’ Category
January 9th, 2011 by cindee
December 5th, 2010 by cindee
Enjoy jazz, gospel, classical and traditional music performed by some of our finest local talent.
Mon. Dec. 6th Ellis Marsalis
Wed. Dec. 8th Zion Harmonizers
Sun. Dec. 12th Ingrid Lucia
Mon. Dec. 13th Trish Foti Genco
Tues. Dec. 14th Danny O’Flaherty
Wed. Dec. 15th Tom McDermott
Thurs. Dec. 16th Philip Manuel
Sun. Dec. 19th St Louis Cathedral Basilica Concert
Mon. Dec. 20th Waltler Wolfman Washington
Tues. Dec. 21st Irvin Mayfield
November 29th, 2010 by cindee
Seven stunning Garden District homes, decorated for for the Christmas holiday will be open for viewing. There will also be a holiday boutique available with a variety of vendors selling local wares – great opportunity for a bit of Christmas shopping.
November 20th, 2010 by cindee
As the sun goes down, the call is made to light more than 100 wooden bonfires on both the east and west sides of the Mississippi River – a tradition that dates back to the 1880′s.
November 7th, 2010 by cindee
This festival was founded as a celebration of the local sandwich and the role it has played in New Orleans culinary culture. There’ll be three stages of music, an artist village, prizes and games at the children’s section, a po-boy history center, and without fail, the tastiest po-boys available in New Orleans. The festival is held on Oak Street and Carrollton Ave. Leave the car behind, it’s only a 20 minute streetcar from from Southern Comfort Bed and Breakfast.
October 15th, 2010 by cindee
This weekend, October 16th and 17th ,in Lafayette Square Park in the CBD. Two days and three stages of blues stars, including Barbara Lynn, Taj Mahal, Little Freddie King and Henry Gray. Local favorites include Jon Cleary, Grandpa Elliot, Andres Osborne, Corey Harris and Luther Kent. This event is made possible by the Jazz and Heritage Foundation.
July 23rd, 2010 by cindee
The main stage is set amongst the wonderful live oaks and a great place to bring a blanket and settle in for a lively afternoon of Cajun and Zydeco music.
BeauSoleil, Rosie Ledet and Terrence Simien are only a few of the favorites that will appear.