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Father’s Day in NOLA

Father’s Day in NOLA

June 1, 2024  |  New Orleans

How to Celebrate Your Rad Dad. You can give Dad the latest bestseller or a pair of silly boxers for Father’s Day or you can give him what he really wants – time with you and your sibs. Here are some New Orleansy ways to celebrate Father’s Day weekend with dads of varying activities levels.  Enjoy Indoor Golfing at Loft18 This fun restaurant on Metairie Road features five golf simulation… Read More »

May in New Orleans: Music, Mudbugs and Mom!

May in New Orleans: Music, Mudbugs and Mom!

April 30, 2024  |  New Orleans

If, as T.S. Eliot wrote, “April is the cruelest month,” May in New Orleans makes up for it. Our swamps, gardens and event calendars are bursting with fun and celebrations of life. Here’s just some of what awaits you in New Orleans this month. NOLA Crawfish Festival (April 29-May 1) Pinch the tails and suck the heads at the NOLA Crawfish Festival. The 2024 line-up includes acts like John Boutté,… Read More »

This Spring at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center

This Spring at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center

March 2, 2024  |  New Orleans

Last night, disco fans by the hundreds came out to the Jefferson Performing Arts Center to experience Mania: The ABBA Tribute. The theater was filled with ABBA lovers of all ages - those who grew up with ABBA and those who discovered it because of Mama Mia. If you were there, chances are you still have Dancing Queen stuck in your head. If you weren't, there are some upcoming shows… Read More »

Something for Everybunny this Easter

Something for Everybunny this Easter

March 1, 2024  |  New Orleans

New Orleans celebrates Easter every year with egg hunts, jazz cruises, parades, and, of course, church services. Don’t spend Easter morning with your head in your Easter basket. Here are some eggcellent ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Easter at St. Louis Cathedral St. Louis Cathedral certainly isn’t the only place you can celebrate Easter Mass but, if you’ve never been, make this the year. Click here for the… Read More »

Go Ghost Hunting at Destrehan Plantation

Go Ghost Hunting at Destrehan Plantation

February 26, 2024  |  New Orleans

  According to a YouGov survey published in USA Today, 41% of Americans believe ghosts exist, and 20% claim they've actually seen one. Believers and skeptics alike will find the Haunted Tour at Destrehan Plantation an eye opener- even if they don't see a spirit. If you don't believe in ghosts, you'll still be fascinated by the tales you'll hear about life and death on this plantation, located just 25… Read More »

This Mardi Gras, Celebrate Black History Month

This Mardi Gras, Celebrate Black History Month

February 1, 2024  |  New Orleans

  February isn't just Carnival time in New Orleans. It's Black History Month. We invite you to celebrate them both. New Orleans culture is African-American culture. We owe much of our food, music and architecture to the rich gumbo stirred and made richer by the black community. Here are some great ways to celebrate in and around New Orleans. Learn Mardi Gras Indian History on MardiGrasNewOrleans.com You don't have to go… Read More »

Top 5 Things To Do in February Off the Parade Route

Top 5 Things To Do in February Off the Parade Route

February 1, 2024  |  New Orleans

This year, Fat Tuesday falls on February 13th so you don't have to look far for something fun to do. You'll find a complete parade schedule here but we're doing more than throwing beads this month. Here are 5 things you can do when you're not on the parade route. 1. Experience JAMNOLA Celebrate the creativity of New Orleans at JAMNOLA,  New Orleans' Cultural Funhouse, just a quick Uber from… Read More »

Meet Arthur Hardy

Meet Arthur Hardy

January 1, 2024  |  New Orleans

Poseidon float photo by Joe Trombatore Arthur Hardy is one of those people who knows everything about Mardi Gras – but what do you know about Arthur Hardy? Has he ever marched in a parade? What does he think is the most common misperception about Carnival? Most importantly, what does he like to eat on the parade route? A couple of years ago, we sat down with Arthur and asked… Read More »

NOLA More in 2024

NOLA More in 2024

January 1, 2024  |  New Orleans

The holidays may be over but there’s still plenty of celebrating going on in the Crescent City, starting with the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. Then Carnival season kicks off on January 6th (Twelfth Night) with king cake parties and parades. Here's what else is happening this month: Allstate Sugar Bowl - January 1 The Caesars Superdome will be lit up with excitement for the 90th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl. And… Read More »

Make Merry on A Bonfire Adventure Tour

Make Merry on A Bonfire Adventure Tour

December 14, 2023  |  New Orleans

NEW FROM GRAY LINE IN 2023! Now Happening on Dec. 23 Due to Weather The lighting of the bonfires on the banks of the Mississippi River to guide Papa Noel’s sleigh is a time-honored Christmas tradition in Louisiana – one you can now experience on a Bonfire Adventure Tour with Gray Line New Orleans.  The festive tour includes round-trip narrated motor coach transportation to Destrehan Plantation (with Christmas cookies, eggnog and bottled… Read More »