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Bayou Boogaloo: Food and Fun on Bayou St. John We’re nearing the end of the spring festival—and the sprin

Bayou Boogaloo


We’re nearing the end of the spring festival – and the spring weather—and before summer begins, Bayou Boogaloo (May 17th-19th) squeezes one more festival into the mix. The festival was founded during the evacuation of Hurricane Katrina and evokes the passions of the city—music, food, art and celebration—during a weekend-long free event, rain or shine.

A favorite for many, this festival benefits from its unique location on the Bayou St. John in Mid-City, which presents a picturesque backdrop for the fest. It also provides a cool way for visitors to enjoy the festivities—from boats and rafts right there in the bayou.

Four stages host dozens of the city’s favorite musical acts and other events like family yoga, massages and workshops for kids. You’ll find everything from blues and zydeco to indie and brass bands on this year’s lineup, plus a performance from Fleur de Tease to wrap of the fest Sunday night. The full lineup can be found on their website.

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