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New Orleans Festivals

New Orleans Spring Festivals Guide

 

Photo Courtesy of www.neworleansonline.com

Photo Courtesy of www.neworleansonline.com

 

 

Springtime is here! And New Orleans knows exactly how to celebrate the perfect weather—outdoor music and food festivals. New Orleans festivals celebrate all things New Orleanians love: music, food, drink and the outdoors. Here are some of our favorites that we recommend you visit the city for if you can. These festivals have to be experienced to be believed.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Weekends of April 26 – May 5

The biggest of all the festivals, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival—otherwise known as Jazz Fest—is an enormous celebration of local and national music alike. There you’ll find music of all types, from jazz and Cajun to traditional African and rock, plus a plethora of delicious local foods, including the fest’s famous Crawfish Bread. read more »

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Bicycle Second Line May 2012

We are a particularly bike-friendly town here in New Orleans in many ways.   The streets are level—no hills!  And the city itself is small and compact enough to get around in easily.  According to the 2009 United States Census, New Orleans is ranked sixth of cities with populations over 250,000, having the largest percentage of workers using a bicycle to commute to their job. Bicyclists account for 2.47 percent of all the city’s commuters.

In the last couple of years, the city has increased bike lanes and promoted bicycling as an environmentally-friendly and economical way to get around.  It’s part of a national trend—and has anyone been to the gas station lately?  Wow, gas prices are high. Before Hurricane Katrina, there existed seven miles of shared lanes, bike lanes, and bike paths throughout the city.  Now there’s much more—see http://nolacycle.noladata.org for a map of New Orleans bike facilities, highlighting potholes, traffic projects, and everything that might make a difference to somebody on two wheels. Also, the long-awaited Lafitte Corridor project is under way between the French Quarter and Lakeview, transforming a 3.1-mile strip into a stunning public park.

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