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Go 4th on the River: Independence, NOLA Style

Go 4th on the River: Independence, NOLA Style

June 25, 2009  |  Upcoming Events

Plan to spend July 4th along the downtown New Orleans Riverfront and enjoy the Go 4th on the River celebration...ranked 5th "must see" fireworks display in the U.S., by American Pyrotechnic Association. The 19th Annual Go 4TH on t… Read More »

Festivals, Festivals and More Festivals!

Festivals, Festivals and More Festivals!

May 12, 2009  |  Upcoming Events

Not that anyone really needs a reason to want to come to New Orleans...but there are some people that may need to know why they need to come to New Orleans NOW! We have festivals galore coming up in the next few weeks, including:New Orleans Wine and… Read More »

Jazz Fest Express: Travel with Ease

Jazz Fest Express: Travel with Ease

April 20, 2009  |  New Orleans

Grayline New Orleans is once again offering the best way to get to the Jazz Fest...take their Jazz Fest Express...the ONLY shuttle that can bring you INSIDE the gates of the FESTIVAL. On all seven days of the Fest...April 24, 25, 25, 30, May … Read More »

French Quarter Fest

French Quarter Fest "best of the year"

March 16, 2009  |  Upcoming Events

Ask any local person what is their favorite festival...10 to 1 the response will be the French Quarter Festival. This great event takes place in the French Quarter April 17-19. Enjoy 250 hours of free entertainment featuring more than 150 musical p… Read More »

Getting Around New Orleans

Getting Around New Orleans

March 2, 2009  |  New Orleans

by Shawn Plep Tourists and visitors who really want to see the beautiful city of New Orleans there need to be prepared to get around using both public and private transportation. While the public buses can be acceptable at times, they probabl… Read More »

Notes From Carnival '09

Notes From Carnival '09

February 28, 2009  |  Mardi Gras

by Errol LabordeWe came really close to having a perfect Carnival. The krewes did their part (Zulu even ran a little ahead of time). The weather was great. The crowds were large. The parade quality was improved. Police and sanitation did their part… Read More »

Missed Mardi Gras? The party continues.

Missed Mardi Gras? The party continues.

February 28, 2009  |  Upcoming Events

Missed this year's Mardi Gras celebrations? That's o.k. because New Orleans celebrates St. Patrick and St. Joseph Days like they are a continuation of the carnival festivities! St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in New Orleans and it… Read More »

Tell Us About Your Mardi Gras!

Tell Us About Your Mardi Gras!

February 25, 2009  |  Mardi Gras

Now that the Carnival season has come to an end, we at MardiGrasNewOrleans.com want to hear about your adventures. Send us your pics, videos, stories and anything else you may have picked up along the way during your stay here in New Orleans. Chan… Read More »

The 23rd Annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza

The 23rd Annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza

February 16, 2009  |  Mardi Gras

On Monday, February 23, 2009, Riverwalk Marketplace will host the 23rd annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza with the arrival of Rex, King of Carnival, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free celebration will again include fireworks on the Mississippi River and … Read More »

Four Signs that the Carnival Spirit Survives

Four Signs that the Carnival Spirit Survives

February 13, 2009  |  Mardi Gras

By Errol LabordeCarnival is a fragile season that is often threatened, though I am amazed at how the spirit seems to survive. There are signs that people really do care and really want the season to have class, significance and style. They even hav… Read More »