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Festive Holiday Happenings In and Around the Vieux Carre

November 02, 2015
In New Orleans, holiday traditions are as thick as roux. Exquisite sights, wonderful Creole food, long-treasured Creole traditions spiced with 21st-century fun, and jazz concerts abound. When Louis Armstrong put his gravelly vocals to smooth brass on the swinging 1955 recording of "Christmas in New Orleans," his voice was like New Orleans itself"... a unique blend of rough edges and refinement. Our well-worn and mightily loved Crescent City is decked out in lights, bows, and sparkle, ready for the season's pageantry.

A Sizzling Fall Showcase!

November 02, 2015
What does the holiday season mean in a city that stages festivals, almost daily parades and world-renowned celebrations year-round? It means that New Orleans has to celebrate bigger and better. And that is precisely what happens.

Many theatres are in full bloom, staging entertainment of all types at a frenetic pace. From grand productions worthy of Broadway to symphonic performances, along with intimate concerts, ballet, and everything in between. Every night there is something for everyone to enjoy. Holiday memories are waiting in the wings.

Voodoo and Restless Spirits of the Vieux Carre

August 04, 2015
In the land of voodoo, vampires, and witchcraft, it’s no wonder that America’s most haunted city is rife with tales of restless spirits. Native Americans warned French settlers not to build a city on this “cursed land.” Louisiana Voodoo describes a set of underground religious practices which originated from the traditions of the African diaspora. It is a cultural form of the Afro-American religions which developed within the French, Spanish, and Creole speaking African American population of Louisiana.

Dirty Linen Night Returns For 14th Summer Celebration On Royal Street

August 04, 2015
Celebrating 14 years on Royal Street, Dirty Linen Night 2015 promises to be a hot night of art, music and fun! The event is presented by My House NOLA with support from Brennan’s, Bevolo, Nola Brewing Miss Me and That Sounds Cool. On Saturday, August 8th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 p.m. seven blocks of Royal Street galleries and boutiques will showcase fantastic French Quarter art collections for 10,000 guests, including tourists and locals alike.

New Orleans: Non-Stop Entertainment!

August 04, 2015

The Music and Theatre Scene Only Breaks for Cocktails and Cuisine!


New Orleans’ native son, Louis Armstrong, referred to a quiet time in his 1931 jazz standard, “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South.”

However, such is never the case in New Orleans with a vivid and active social and entertainment scene during this time of year. As for these live performance productions -- all in air-conditioned comfort -- you will have quite a few choices.

New Orleans: Showcase of the Stars

May 04, 2015
New Orleans is not really a show-off kind of town.

The fun here flows quite naturally. We authentically celebrate our heritage, our cultures, our cuisines, our music, our history, and our legendary local characters from every walk of life whom have passed this way.

Yet it is in this season when the town gets the urge to brag and show off just a little bit. We are truly blessed with an embarrassment of riches right now.

Summer Rum Fun!

May 04, 2015
Rum! The spirit that is a seasonal favorite, no matter what the weather. In the winter, we sip rum hot toddies to keep us warm and in the summer, we have Planters Punch and Tiki drinks to refresh and cool us down!

A Royal Stroll

May 04, 2015
Taking a walk down Royal Street is a magical experience for all the senses. With every block, you find yourself walking to the beat of the trumpet or guitar played by a local street musician, savoring the delicious smells of New Orleans cuisine as you pass world re-known restaurants, appreciating the stunning architecture from the historic buildings that house enchanting shops and galleries filled with fine art, rare antiques, and unique gifts.

Royal Street is a true New Orleans treasure.

A Bride's Story

May 04, 2015
Aimee was a lucky lady; she had the world in her hand"... or, as we say in New Orleans, the world was her oyster! She was beautiful, blessed to be born and raised in New Orleans, and was smart as well as motivated. After graduating from LSU, Aimee earned her advanced degree from Tulane and started working as a young professional in the New Orleans community"...but something was missing in her life"....she always dreamed of using her skills to honor and serve her country, so Aimee joined the Air Force as an Officer. While in the service, Aimee met a dashingly handsome young man, "A.

Seasonal Showcase!

February 05, 2015
New Orleans is a community completely capable of performing several complicated but entertaining tasks simultaneously.

At this time of year, while staging the Greatest Free Show on Earth, which is the annual Carnival spectacle, the City can also present a brilliant live theatre season, set a great dinner table at any of a multitude of fine restaurants (more about that later!), host innumerable conventions, and mount a festival line-up that is the envy of cities around the world.

Romance in the Vieux Carre

February 05, 2015
Tucked quaintly in a crescent of the Mississippi River is the French Quarter, a cultural love child of genteel old Europe. This exotic Caribbean community of the sultry South plays host to the most memorable romantic getaways not only in the city, but in the South. Take a bite of the history-rich experience as you stroll arm-in-arm through original cobblestone streets and breathe in the aromas that pass you and disappear among the wrought-iron balconies. There is an intimate old-world charm that radiates romance, and delivers sensuality on a polished, silver platter.