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Hundreds of festivals take place in the New Orleans region each year. On any given weekend, there may be up to 8 festivals or more. The most famous festivals are the Essence Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and although Mardi Gras is actually a holiday and not a festival, it ranks as our city’s most noted day of revelry. The Crescent City could easily be renamed the Festival City. Keep reading to see what is coming up next!
August 2012, Coolinary New Orleans
The celebration, which features special menus and pricing at restaurants throughout the city, is a natural fit for a city whose cuisine is an integral part of its history, fabric and culture. Welcome to the annual New Orleans Restaurant Celebration- COOLinary New Orleans taking place August 1-31, 2012. Restaurants are offering specially priced COOLinary pre-fix menus during August. Enjoy a 2 or 3-course lunch for $20 or LESS and a 3-course dinner for $35 or LESS. Our chefs look forward to welcoming you soon!
August 10 – 16, 2012
Film buffs get ready for the French Film Fest. Seven days of cinema await you at the Prytania Theater. Click the link above for more info.
August 18, 2012
Did you know that New Orleans has a Daiquiri Festival? Check it out. One night only!
August 29 to September 3, 2012
Southern Decadence. Three words: Big Gay Fun. If you like all-night parties and half-naked (uh, sometimes fully naked) men, then this is the festival for you.
September 7 – 9, 2012
Get right with the poet within at the 2nd Annual Write, NOLA Poetry Fest. Performances, workshops and much more. Register today!