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Our Most Festive Time of Year!

March 07, 2022
We have a saying in Louisiana: “Laissez les bons temps rouler,” or “Let the good times roll.” Saying this Cajun expression is a fun and festive way to get people riled up and let them know that the party is starting.

Bevelo Gas & Electric Lights (Like Being a Cajun in a Candy Store)

March 07, 2022
When I switched from Catholic school to private school in the fifth grade, several of my new classmates described me as “fancy.” I took it as a compliment, given that I liked the metallic threads in my button-up shirts, I thought hair should only be feathered, and I covered my K-Swiss with inspirational quotes before inspirational quotes were a thing. “Why be anything other than fancy?” I would say to myself under my breath. “You’re special and noticeable, and everything else pales in comparison to you.” I also liked the word because I could spell it. I was a terrible speller.

Catch Spring Fever in NOLA

March 07, 2022
Springtime in New Orleans is like nature’s way of saying, “laissez les bons temps rouler.” Coming right off the heels of Mardi Gras, we go from beads and floats to bonnets and festivals. This year is especially exciting with the return of some highly anticipated festivals and holiday celebrations.

Premier Performances to Tickle Your Fancy

March 07, 2022
Spring has sprung—so have spectacular shows of all sorts. Whether you’re ready to laugh out loud or jam out, to take in classic or modern acts, there’s something to suit every live performance palate. From Broadway and ballet, to comedy, country, and crooners, we’ve got your ticket to the hottest shows in town!

Champions Square – champions-square.com

Apr. 8: Bon Iver
The GRAMMY® award-winning American indie-folk band performs live with special guest Dijon in this state-of-the-art outdoor venue.

House of Blues – houseofblues.com/neworleans

It's Showtime!

December 07, 2021
Christmas Classics, Toe-Tapping Tunes and Dramatic Dances

While cool winter days bring less sunshine, there’s no shortage of exceptional entertainment to brighten your day. Whether your show style is classic or contemporary, comical or heartfelt, you’re sure to find something to excite your senses. From timeless theatrical performances and beloved holiday traditions to symphonic spectacles, it’s the most wonderful time of the year for lights, camera, action!

Saenger Theatre – saengernola.com

CATS
December 14–19

New Orleans Holiday Happenings

December 07, 2021
New Orleans is the ideal destination any time of the year, but it is especially magical in the fall and winter months. Boasting mild temperatures, unique traditions and an abundance of special events, our city embraces the holidays, which here begin in October and go through Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras Day on March 1, 2022.

Pack Santa’s Sack Along the French Market District Colonnade

December 07, 2021
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! My girlfriend, Sarah, and I always vow to give back to our community we love by doing all of our holiday shopping with local businesses. We love supporting the shops who give back to the city where we live, work, and play…this year more than ever. Our favorite wonderland is the French Quarter, so we always look forward to a shopping extravaganza there during the holidays. We shop till we drop, stop for lunch, and shop some more.

The Other Side Of The French Quarter: Ethereal Or Wicked?

September 30, 2021
There’s no question that the French Quarter is haunted. It’s interesting, however, to ponder the paranormal state of the port city’s heart and soul: is it a spiritually sacred, or spiritually damaging?

Showtime: From Stage Favs to Living Legends

September 29, 2021
With the art season in full swing, there is no shortage of humorous, heartfelt, and emotionally charged shows to delight audiences. Although musical festivals are on hold, there are boundless world renowned, award-winning, and beloved local musicians ready to rock your world. From bodacious burlesque to great guitarists, you’re sure to find something to fit your entertainment bill.

Champions Square – champions-square.com
October 5 – Stone Temple Pilots and Bush with Special Guest Black Map

Spend the Night in a Bygone Era

September 29, 2021
In 18th-century America, the first lodgings which offered a bed and breakfast came into existence. With more travelers than rooms available, locals began renting out extra rooms in their homes to guests. It later became a way for homeowners to make money, and for travelers to cut expenses during the Great Depression. By the end of World War II, several middle-class Americans, inspired by trips to Europe, began establishing their own bed and breakfast services. Today’s tourists enjoy the benefits of staying in a home, sharing experiences with locals, and relishing in true hospitality.

Celebrate New Orleans Voodoo

September 29, 2021
Voodoo came to New Orleans in the early 1700s through slaves brought from Africa’s western “slave coast.” Voodoo then infused with the city’s dominant religion, Catholicism, becoming a Voodoo-Catholicism hybrid sometimes referred to as New Orleans Voodoo.