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Any holiday in New Orleans is cause for a celebration, and Easter is no exception. From Good Friday through Easter Sunday, New Orleanians celebrate this holiday in a variety of only-in-NOLA ways. Many offices around town close early on Good Friday, and Easter weekend is popular for family crawfish boils. Many churches offer early morning sunrise services on Easter Sunday, and afterward locals head down to the French Quarter for three annual Easter parades.

Any holiday in New Orleans is cause for a celebration, and Easter is no exception. From Good Friday through Easter Sunday, New Orleanians celebrate this holiday in a variety of only-in-NOLA ways. Many offices around town close early on Good Friday, and Easter weekend is popular for family crawfish boils. Many churches offer early morning sunrise services on Easter Sunday, and afterward locals head down to the French Quarter for three annual Easter parades.

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Jazz Fest‘s second weekend is a full four days starting on Thursday, May 1. Since many out-of-town festers don’t arrive in the city until Thursday night, the crowd on Thursday has a much more local feel to it. Of course at Jazz Fest there is so much to see, hear, eat, and do, and making a solid plan is crucial to making the most of each day. Take a look at our picks for the top artists and food on Day Four of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to help plan your own itinerary.

Jazz Fest‘s second weekend is a full four days starting on Thursday, May 1. Since many out-of-town festers don’t arrive in the city until Thursday night, the crowd on Thursday has a much more local feel to it. Of course at Jazz Fest there is so much to see, hear, eat, and do, and making a solid plan is crucial to making the most of each day. Take a look at our picks for the top artists and food on Day Four of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to help plan your own itinerary.

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French Quarter Fest (April 10-13) begins today and is an amazing free festival that takes over the entire historic French Quarter with top notch New Orleans music and food. Besides the main attractions of the bands and the food, there are also lots of extra special events popping up all over the place. A little French Quarter Fest lagniappe, if you will. We’ve got ten great other French Quarter Fest events (in no particular order) in addition to the food and music.

Photo by Zack Smith

French Quarter Fest (April 10-13) begins today and is an amazing free festival that takes over the entire historic French Quarter with top notch New Orleans music and food. Besides the main attractions of the bands and the food, there are also lots of extra special events popping up all over the place. A little French Quarter Fest lagniappe, if you will. We’ve got ten great other French Quarter Fest events (in no particular order) in addition to the food and music.

Photo by Zack Smith

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Festival season is in full swing, and in New Orleans, that means it’s Jazz Fest time! One of the greatest things about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is that there is something for everyone. No matter what kind of music, food, or art you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at Jazz Fest. To help you with Day Three of New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014, Sunday, April 27, we’ve got an itinerary to work from. You’ll get a little bit of everything, from local acts to national headliners, and all kinds of incredible New Orleans food.

Festival season is in full swing, and in New Orleans, that means it’s Jazz Fest time! One of the greatest things about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is that there is something for everyone. No matter what kind of music, food, or art you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at Jazz Fest. To help you with Day Three of New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014, Sunday, April 27, we’ve got an itinerary to work from. You’ll get a little bit of everything, from local acts to national headliners, and all kinds of incredible New Orleans food.

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Come on down to the French Quarter this Thursday through Sunday, April 10-13 and experience the best of everything New Orleans has to offer – music, architecture, riverfront scenery, and of course, food! Since 1984 the French Quarter Festival has been reminding New Orleanians why we’re so blessed to live in this wonderfully unique city — maybe it’s the free, live local music on many stages from Royal Street to the riverfront or taking a French Quarter stroll while enjoying the beauty of spring under a cast iron balcony, or sampling the best local cuisine from a huge variety of vendors along the way, the South’s largest free festival is the place to be. Check out our picks for food at French Quarter Fest that are sure to satisfy every fester’s cravings for something quintessentially New Orleanian.

Oh, yes, there will be crawfish! Photo by George Long

Come on down to the French Quarter this Thursday through Sunday, April 10-13 and experience the best of everything New Orleans has to offer – music, architecture, riverfront scenery, and of course, food! Since 1984 the French Quarter Festival has been reminding New Orleanians why we’re so blessed to live in this wonderfully unique city — maybe it’s the free, live local music on many stages from Royal Street to the riverfront or taking a French Quarter stroll while enjoying the beauty of spring under a cast iron balcony, or sampling the best local cuisine from a huge variety of vendors along the way, the South’s largest free festival is the place to be. Check out our picks for food at French Quarter Fest that are sure to satisfy every fester’s cravings for something quintessentially New Orleanian.

Oh, yes, there will be crawfish! Photo by George Long

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Nothing breathes new life into this city more than spring, as it ushers in more sunny days and brings us that much closer to Jazz Fest. With so many amazing artists, including both local and national headliners, it can be challenging to prioritize and figure out who to see. One trick is to go with our gut instinct on what artists to catch, even if it requires a bit of juggling. Here are our top picks for food and music at the second day of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Saturday, April 26.

Nothing breathes new life into this city more than spring, as it ushers in more sunny days and brings us that much closer to Jazz Fest. With so many amazing artists, including both local and national headliners, it can be challenging to prioritize and figure out who to see. One trick is to go with our gut instinct on what artists to catch, even if it requires a bit of juggling. Here are our top picks for food and music at the second day of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Saturday, April 26.

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Break out the sundresses, floppy hats and sunglasses hanging on croakies — Jazz Fest is finally here (April 25-May 4, 2014.) One of the most fabulous things about Jazz Fest is its diversity — the music, the food, the art, the crowds. At this festival, you’re sure to get a little bit of everything. You have so many important choices, so we are here to help you get your game plan started. Here are our top picks for food and music at the first day of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday, April 25!

Break out the sundresses, floppy hats and sunglasses hanging on croakies — Jazz Fest is finally here (April 25-May 4, 2014.) One of the most fabulous things about Jazz Fest is its diversity — the music, the food, the art, the crowds. At this festival, you’re sure to get a little bit of everything. You have so many important choices, so we are here to help you get your game plan started. Here are our top picks for food and music at the first day of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday, April 25!

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The award-winning French Quarter Festival offers everything you could want in a festival: great food, spectacular music, friendly crowds, and, amazingly, it’s all free. This year the festival will run April 10-13: that’s four whole days of live music from talented local musicians. With over half a million guests attending in recent years, this is a New Orleans festival not to be missed. Here are some of the artists we’re looking forward to playing throughout the weekend.

Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders at French Quarter Fest (Photo by Cedric Ellsworth)

The award-winning French Quarter Festival offers everything you could want in a festival: great food, spectacular music, friendly crowds, and, amazingly, it’s all free. This year the festival will run April 10-13: that’s four whole days of live music from talented local musicians. With over half a million guests attending in recent years, this is a New Orleans festival not to be missed. Here are some of the artists we’re looking forward to playing throughout the weekend.

Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders at French Quarter Fest (Photo by Cedric Ellsworth)

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Check out our short, 20 question interview with Fleurty Girl founder Lauren LeBlanc, who is also a host of GoNOLA TV, as she dishes about her favorite things in New Orleans!

Check out our short, 20 question interview with Fleurty Girl founder Lauren LeBlanc, who is also a host of GoNOLA TV, as she dishes about her favorite things in New Orleans!

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New Orleans is quickly earning its place as one of the top destinations for sports lovers in the country. Not only did we host the 2013 Super Bowl and this year’s NBA All-Star game, not to mention the Sugar Bowl every year, but we also have the upcoming Wrestlemania XXX this weekend. New Orleans is the center of heart-pounding action, show-stopping moves and celebrity smackdowns.
While you’re in town for one of our various sporting events, New Orleans has no shortage of activities to offer for our sports-minded visitors. Whether you’re here with buddies from work or your son who thinks he’s Hulk Hogan, here are five things to do in New Orleans, be it for wrestling, golf, football, basketball or any sporty adventure.

Photo by Elizabeth Heideman

New Orleans is quickly earning its place as one of the top destinations for sports lovers in the country. Not only did we host the 2013 Super Bowl and this year’s NBA All-Star game, not to mention the Sugar Bowl every year, but we also have the upcoming Wrestlemania XXX this weekend. New Orleans is the center of heart-pounding action, show-stopping moves and celebrity smackdowns.

While you’re in town for one of our various sporting events, New Orleans has no shortage of activities to offer for our sports-minded visitors. Whether you’re here with buddies from work or your son who thinks he’s Hulk Hogan, here are five things to do in New Orleans, be it for wrestling, golf, football, basketball or any sporty adventure.

Photo by Elizabeth Heideman