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New Orleans Festivals

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What is going on in New Orleans, Louisiana? Check out this list of festivals: film, music, food, theatre, art and family-friendly festivals. If it is happening in New Orleans, it is listed here.

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Apr 01
Wanderlust 108, the world’s only “mindful triathlon,” comes to New Orleans, LA on April 1, 2017. Wanderlust’s signature triathlon consists of a five-kilometer run (or walk), a large-scale 90-minute yoga class and a guided meditation led by top teachers. Mindful triathletes will also enjoy music, visiting our Kula Marketplace and other surprises throughout the day.

The Wanderlust 108 will kick off with a 5K run through City Park. MC Yogi will host the afternoon’s events: a high-energy yoga class from Chelsey Korus, followed by a relaxing meditation led by Noah Levine. The sweet beats of DJ Drez will provide the soundtrack to the day’s events from the Main Stage.

Participants can add a scheduled class such as AIReal Yoga, Acro Yoga, Hooping, Walking Meditation, Photography Workshop, DJ Academy, Essential Oils 101, or an extra community yoga experience from favorite local teachers at “The Haven,” Wanderlust’s brand-new, tented venue. If triathletes are still looking for more, they can pop into bonus field games that will be offered afterwards; if resting and relaxing is needed, attendees can visit “The Lounge,” to take a comfy seat and enjoy inspiring videos from Wanderlust TV.


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This festival happens two weeks before jazz fest each year. There are more than 60 booths serving food and 15 live music stages celebrating the French Quarter's history and culture through music. Music types range from gospel to jazz to Cajun to classical, and all the other genres in between.
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Celebrate the culture and spirit of Louisiana at the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Musical performances encompass a number of genres, including, jazz, blues, R&B, Cajun, zydeco, gospel, bluegrass, folk, and more. A highlight of the festival is the food fair, featuring over 60 booths showcasing Cajun and Creole specialities.
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The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is an annual event that takes place in May. The festival celebrates New Orleans' culture through indigenous cuisine paired with over 400 wines produced at international vineyards. The festival is held at various venues throughout the city and features fine art, cuisine, wine and jazz.



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Held at the French Market, the Creole Tomato Festival celebrates New Orleans' food and music. Visit 20 food booths showcasing Creole favorites and innovative dishes such as fried green tomatoes, tomato cream crawfish pies, and even Creole tomato gelato.




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Dedicated to the memory of Louis Armstrong, also called Satchmo, this festival features educational seminars, exhibits, activities and a line-up of performances from local and international jazz musicians. The event takes place in August at a variety of different venues in New Orleans.



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Sep 17
THIRD ANNUAL IRISH FEST NEW ORLEANS ON THE GROUNDS OF KINGSLEY HOUSE, 1600 CONSTANCE STREET/NOLA. IRISH MUSIC, DANCE, ART, FOOD, DRINK. and more!A FAMILY EVENT. $15 AT THE DOOR. TO GET THE DISCOUNTED TICKET AT $12 PLEASE EMAIL:
irishfestnola@gmail.com
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Come for a day of fun,active learning for the whole family!

Activities include :
-Participate in community run/walk
-Youth led smoothie competition, a -Build your own herb garden workshop, -Zumba, Hula Hoop, Line Dancing
-Cooking demonstrations
-FREE Health Screenings
- Introduction Sankofa Mobile Farmers Market!



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Bayou Bacchanal is a Caribbean festival in New Orleans that takes place on the first Saturday of November. This unique celebration brings the city to life with amazing costumes, steel band music and authentic Caribbean cuisine. Bayou Bacchanal brings its party to the streets of downtown starting with a parade at Harrah's casino, down Canal Street, and then takes the party to Armstrong Park for more entertainment.


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Dubbed the Greatest Free Show on Earth, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) happens on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras started in New Orleans in 1827, when the Americans took power of New Orleans from the Spanish, who had banned street dancing and parties. The city's elite started having private balls and masques and the commoners joined in with wild parties on the streets. A group of men attempted to organize the festivities, forming the first "Krewe". Each Krewe stages parades with elaborate floats, costumes, "throws" and balls, where that years debutantes are introduced and everyone parties until Midnight on Fat Tuesday. Events begin on January sixth, with the week-long celebrations leading up to Mardi Gras day.



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