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Parading the Vieux Carre

February 05, 2015
The "Greatest Show on Earth," otherwise known as Mardi Gras will be celebrated early this year on February 14th. The biggest free party thrown in North America always falls 46 days before Easter and is the city's most popular attraction. Visitors and locals alike love the party atmosphere, the crowds, costumed revelers, and the camaraderie.

Balancing Revelry with Respite

February 05, 2015
So, it's both Carnival and festival season in New Orleans' French Quarter. Well. Isn't it pretty much, all year 'round?! Sure feels like it: marching bands, street parades, people spilling out of bars and clubs, performers on every corner, and in everyone's hand"... a "geaux" cup!

New Orleans' Showtime... Always in Season!

October 27, 2014
New Orleans is often associated with hot, humid summer weather, or with a single day of celebration, Mardi Gras.

On both counts, local residents look at their city a little differently. Locals like the season we are in now. It's not really Winter, as defined by most of the rest of the United States. Not really as cold as most places. Definitely not snowing. And big heavy clothes are not a requirement when strolling from one place to another.

Savor the Holidays, New Orleans Style!

October 27, 2014
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.

LIVE!

July 28, 2014
Seeing and Enjoying Is Believing...
Live Theatre in New Orleans

You can feel the quickening pulse of New Orleans at this time of year. It's not just the changing of the season, since we are a semi-tropical climate the temperatures don't suddenly shift from one extreme to another. It's more gradual over a longer period of time. Four seasons don't come much into play in a place with mild winters.

Dirty Linen, One Hot Night

July 28, 2014
With summer temperatures nearing 100 degrees, Dirty Linen is possibly the only way New Orleans can get any hotter. Dirty Linen, One Hot Night is the French Quarter's largest summer block party, celebrating artists, galleries, street performers and the creative culture of New Orleans. The event is presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans with support from IBERIABANK and Hendrick's Gin. On Saturday, August 9th from 6 - 10 p.m. nine blocks of Royal Street galleries and boutiques will be open their doors for revelers to experience the best of French Quarter art.

A Spirited Stroll

July 28, 2014
As the summer sizzle fades gently into fall, New Orleanians and visitors alike are enjoying the mild autumn climate that encourages walks in the colorful city.

Stroll along Royal Street and take in the art and antique emporiums, or The Shops at Canal Place on North Peters and Canal, the French Market, the Cabildo and Presbytere at Jackson Square, the Historic New Orleans Collection on Chartres, Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi River, the architecturally amazing Vieux Carre, and so many other sights to behold.

That's Entertainment!

May 06, 2014
The good ole' summertime continues New Orleans' love affair with her culture and boundless joy for life. Remember, the unofficial motto for this city is that "anything worth doing, is worth overdoing."

With that in mind the theatre scene's cup runneth over. Great musical and theatrical performances are waiting in the wings to entertain the mind and soar the spirit. From rock 'n' roll to classical, from drama to comedy, from sentimental to hard-edged, what goes on in front of the footlights adds amazing memories to you wonderful people sitting out there in the dark.

A Bride's Story

May 06, 2014
What happens when a girl from Atlanta falls in love with a native New Orleanian? Nina Brantley had that distinct pleasure and it led to her fantasy wedding in a town she had never visited before dating Isaac. However, when she came to our charming city she "fell in love with the culture, food, and friendliness of everyone" and instantly knew that it was the perfect place for the wedding of her dreams, surrounded by magnificent landmarks and the rich sounds and history of one of the world's most celebrated cities.

Sippin' Into Summer

May 06, 2014
New Orleans and the French Quarter in particular bask in the spotlight as a superb destination for music, culture, food and drink, and other much-loved lifestyle preferences.

The French Quarter's many charms attract visitors from around the globe who appreciate historic architecture and a wide array of arts and entertainment stemming from the city's multi-cultural roots.

The depth and variety of live performances featuring blues, classical, rock and roll, and both traditional and modern jazz emanates from artists with local roots, many of whom are giants in the music world.

FestiGals... A Festival to Celebrate and Empower Women!

May 06, 2014
This June, women will be heading to the French Quarter to experience one of the country's most unique celebrations centered around women, FestiGals. The annual event takes place Thursday, June 19th through Sunday, June 22nd with a perfect weekend to celebrate life, laughter, and womanhood, and to share ideas, talents, and passions with other like-minded ladies in a city where food, fun and fabulousness abound! This year's theme, "It's All About YOU!" says it all! Early arrivals on Thursday June 19th will be treated to a private opening reception at the historic Hermann-Grimma House.