VOODOOFEST is a FREE annual festival, held EVERY Halloween, which celebrates the Voodoo religion's many important contributions to New Orleans' traditions. VOODOOFEST’s primary goals are to honor the Ancestors, educate the public about this widely misunderstood religion & to preserve and celebrate the unique Spiritual & Cultural Heritage of New Orleans.
On Saturday, April 1st, Scene By Rhys Art Gallery (located at 708 Toulouse Street) is hosting an event that can't be missed! Resident artist Emilie Rhys will be painting a full color pastel of musicians as they perform.Coffee & tea will be offered. Music by Jackson Lynch & Co.
Registration for The Historic New Orleans Collection’s 22nd annual Williams Research Center Symposium is now open. The event, titled “Storyville and Jazz, 1917: An End and a Beginning,” will take place Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St. in the French Quarter.
February 4 Get a closer look into the history of New Orleans. The theme of this year’s symposium presented by the Historic New Orleans Collection examines the ways in which the Storyville neighborhood and the Jazz musical movement have shaped perceptions of New Orleans around the world. More info
On December 3rd, head to Canal Street for this festive holiday tradition! New Orleans’ official holiday parade, the “Krewe of Jingle,” will once again delight locals and visitors alike with authentic parade floats, marching bands, stilt walkers, Christmas characters and many more magical surprises! More info
The Historic New Orleans Collection will bring jazz legend and beloved local icon Danny Barker’s life and legacy back into print with the release of a new illustrated edition of his autobiography, A Life in Jazz, on December 1, 2016. Book launch party hosted by Gwen Thompkins and featuring the Shannon Powell Traditional Jazz Band. More info
Ring in 2017 overlooking the spectacular fireworks display of the dueling barges on the river and the ball drop in historic Jackson Square in the newest riverfront venue for the most elegant New Year’s Eve party in New Orleans. Marche`, the former Bella Luna, is pulling out all of the stops to make this the most talked about New Year’s party in town. The all-inclusive event ticket will include a gourmet food stations, butler passed Hors D’ Oeuvres, full open premium bar with free flowing champagne and a special toast at midnight.
New Year’s Eve Bourbon Vieux Balcony Bash! The Bourbon Vieux will hosts its annual NYE celebration on the largest Bourbon Street Balcony. The event will offer a full gourmet buffet, open premium bar, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. You can dance then night away to the amazing sounds of a DJ while taking in all of the action of the French Quarter from a private balcony. There will be reserved seating and only a limited amount of tickets will be sold. Party is from 9PM-1AM. $165.00 per person inclusive.
The 9th Annual Joan of Arc Parade, held each year on Joan of Arc's birthday, January 6th (also Twelfth Night), is seeking applicants for its 7th annual "Maid of Honor" contest. Applicants must be between 16 and 19 years of age, speak some French, be knowledgeable of Joan of Arc's story and find relevance in it, and demonstrate considerable community leadership and compassion. Completed applications are due by November 28th, which include an essay, recommendation letter, and proof of community service and community leadership.
Thursday November 17, 2016, The French Market Corporation hosts its annual tree lighting at Washington Artillery Park, across from Jackson Square. The lighting is the first event on the Christmas New Orleans Style calendar, ushering in the holiday season in New Orleans. The evening begins with a musical performance of jazz holiday music by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Centennial Band at 5:00 p.m. At 5:45 p.m., civic leaders will speak and the tree will be lit at 6:00 p.m.
November 3rd from 5pm-7pm at the 500 block of Saint Peter Street is the Third Annual Baroness Pontalba Birthday Bash! Celebrate the Upper Pontalba Building's namesake by shopping, sipping, and enjoying live opera--and cake! Spend $25 in one of our Upper Pontalba retail shops and receive a raffle ticket to win one of the following: $50 Gift Certificate to Aerosoles, Gift Certificate to New Orleans School of Cooking, Specialty candles from OMG! New Orleans.