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Mardi Gras Culture Unmasked

February 17, 2017 | Posted in: Festivals
 Mistick Krewe of Comus parade New Orleans is full of rich history and traditions, and Mardi Gras is of course one of them. The tradition originated in medieval times in Europe and made it... » Read More

Mardi Gras Parade

February 9, 2017 | Posted in: Festivals
Krewe du Vieux kicks off the 2017 Mardi Gras Parade schedule this Saturday, February 11th. As parades go, this is one of the most anticipated by locals and is sure to astound and delight visitors a... » Read More

Fort St. John of the Bayou

January 26, 2017 | Posted in: History
Fort St. John of the Bayou or Fort San Juan del Bayou, later shortened to Fort St. John, was established in 1701 by the French as the first defensive position outside the city. It was located ... » Read More

How to Prepare for Mardi Gras

January 17, 2017 | Posted in: New Orleans
Fat Tuesday, or "Mardi Gras day" will be on February 28th this year, but Mardi Gras season has already begun! Here are some things you can do to get ready for the main event... 1. Decorate... » Read More

Relive History on the Chalmette Battlefield

January 6, 2017 | Posted in: News
The Battle of New Orleans anniversary event is taking place this weekend, January 6th through 8th on the Chalmette Battlefield, only a short drive or river boat ride from downtown New Orleans.... » Read More

Upcoming Twelfth Night Celebration

January 2, 2017 | Posted in: History
Even though Christmas feels like it's over after all of the presents are unwrapped, traditionally the Christmas holiday only just begins on Christmas day, and ends 12 days later on the &qu... » Read More

NOLA Christmas Fest: A NEW New Orleans Tradition!

December 16, 2016 | Posted in: Festivals
Looking for a family friendly holiday activity? The New Orleans Convention Center is hosting the 4th annual NOLA Christmas Fest, December 16-30th! This year's event features an indoor ice ... » Read More

LUNA Fete Lights Up Downtown NOLA

December 7, 2016 | Posted in: Festivals
Established by the Arts Council of New Orleans, LUNA (Light Up NewOrleans Arts) Fete is a festival that shines a light on New Orleans' artists and works of art, past and present. This spec... » Read More

Southern Louisiana Christmas Bonfires

November 26, 2016 | Posted in: History
One of Southern Louisiana's favorite holiday traditions is the lighting of the bonfires along the Mississippi River. It is believed to be a tradition brought to our state by... » Read More

Must Do List This Holiday Season!

November 12, 2016 | Posted in: New Orleans
If you plan to spend time in New Orleans around the holidays, here are a few activities we recommend adding to your itinerary: - Ride the St. Charles streetcar in the evening to view the m... » Read More

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