Festivals

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A guide to some of the best Black-owned brunch spots in NOLA

By Angelique Dyer | June 28, 2022

Gather the crew together, make those reservations, and celebrate all things Black at brunch. 

Garfield's Nightmare

The Anatomy of a Nightmare: How Garfield Came to Kennywood

By Boaz Frankel | May 25, 2022

Our historical walkthrough of Garfield’s Nightmare answers many important questions, including whether or not Jim Davis – creator of Garfield – ever rode it.

Brunchfaced: Jazz Fest Edition

By Angelique Dyer | April 13, 2022

I can’t think of any better way to help celebrate Jazz Fest’s 50 years of joy than with something else that brings me joy: BRUNCH.

At New Orleans’ Hogs for the Cause festival, the cause is front and center

By Matt Haines | March 31, 2022

The two-day barbecue and music event is a celebration of the year-round efforts made by more than 90 competing teams. Those teams raise financial aid for families whose children are being treated for pediatric brain cancer. 

A guide on where to get king cakes in the ‘Burgh

By Colin Williams | February 25, 2022

For those yinzers hungry for a taste of the Big Easy, Very Local went out in search of Greater Pittsburgh’s finest king cakes.

Chuc mung nam moi! The beginner’s guide to Tet Festival in New Orleans East

By Megan Braden-Perry | February 1, 2022

Tet Festival, Mary Queen of Vietnam Church’s annual three-day Lunar New Year celebration, is consistently the most fun, affordable, low-stress festival in New Orleans.

A big book of king cakes? Your guide is here.

By Marielle Songy | November 30, 2021

Matt Haines’ 368-page book covers 75 bakeries and king cakes.

Guide to the Pittsburgh Rib Fest @ Heinz Field

By Very Local Staff | September 2, 2021

Heading to the Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival? Here’s a list of rib vendors, live music performances and everything to know before you go.

Here’s your guide to Jazz Festing in Place 2021

By Mary Staes | April 23, 2021

Upset Jazz Fest is canceled (again) because of COVID-19? We’ve got your guide on how to Fest at Home like a pro.

St. Joseph’s Night: 2021 brings changes, but culture thrives on

By Matthew Hinton | March 26, 2021

For the second year in a row, St. Joseph’s night has looked different for New Orleanians. Here’s a look at celebrations across the city.