June 15, 2016 | Upcoming Events

Women empowering women; it’s a philosophy that runs deep through the heart and soul of FestiGals. This one of a kind conference offers both personal and professional development. Join women of all ages (21 and up, please), professional, and cultural backgrounds from all over the country for a celebration weekend of empowerment, workshops, seminars, tours, cocktails, entertainment, and shopping!

The sixth annual event is just around the corner, Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30.

This uniquely tailored girlfriend getaway includes a number of events such as Bodacious Bras for a Cause Luncheon and Auction, the Stiletto Stroll Parade, Stiletto Sprint, and more!

Bodacious Bras for a Cause is an auction that features some of the most uniquely crafted bras you’ll ever see to raise money for the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO). The organization provides wigs, medicine, prostheses, gas cards, and other necessities for cancer patients. During the luncheon and fashion show, you’ll hear from inspiring speakers who share insight into their battles with cancer.

Stiletto Stroll Parade is a second line where ladies come together to strut, stroll, and sashay down the world-famous Bourbon Street. If you’re up to a little bit of a challenge, take part in the Stiletto Sprint. That’s right: pull out your adorable 3-inch heels and a colorful costume and dash to the finish line. 

This year’s keynote speaker is renowned Wall Street banker, motivational speaker, author, and gospel singer Carla Harris. She’ll give a can’t miss presentation on Performance Currency vs Relationship Currency, and what it takes to be a powerful, impactful, and influential leader.

And it wouldn’t be a New Orleans event if we didn’t dedicate a portion of it to food! This year, the highly anticipated Dinner Demo will be hosted by the newly reopened Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Anne Leonhard and Harriet Robin from New Orleans School of Cooking will be the featured chefs. Often known as “Steve Harvey’s New Orleans Grannies,” these talented ladies have been featured on his show and many others. The New Orleans natives share a love of cooking Cajun and Creole cuisine and they do it fabulously!

For a full schedule of weekend events, event packages, and hotel stays; visit the FestiGal website.