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Weekend Picks: Festival season is here!

Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, Congo Square Fest, Fried Chicken Fest, Beignet Fest, Po-Boy Fest, Creole Tomato Fest, Mac and Cheese Fest, Voodoo Fest,  Satchmo Summerfest, it's all about to happen!

by Mary Staes
March 28, 2019

It’s here: festival season! Whoop Whoop!

*in our Bubba Gump voice* Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, Congo Square Fest, Fried Chicken Fest, Beignet Fest, Po-Boy Fest, Creole Tomato Fest, Mac and Cheese Fest, Voodoo Fest,  Satchmo Summerfest, Wine Fest, Cheese Fest, Taco Fest, Gumbo Fest, FEST FEST….

We’ve got more on what festivals are happening this weekend at the bottom, so make sure to scroll, but first, here are out weekend picks:

Friday, March 29

What: Mia X’s Team Whip Dem Pots Pop-Up
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Pythian Market
New Orleans rap legend Mia X began turning to cooking in 1999, after the death of her mother. After writing a cookbook and being featured at Essence Fest, she’s coming to the Pythian Market to “whip dem pots.” Click here for more information.

Pythian Market
$$$$
Getting there
234 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Hours
Mon-Wed 8am–8pm
Thu-Sat 8am–9pm
Sun 8am–3pm
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What: Movies in the Park: Wonder Woman
When: 5 – 9 p.m.
Where: A.L. Davis Park
Price: Free
The New Orleans Recreation Department is presenting Wonder Woman for this week’s movie in the park. Bring some snacks and blanket or chairs! Click here for more information.

A. L. Davis Park
Getting there
2600 Lasalle St, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 6am–10pm
More Info

Saturday, March 30

What: Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show
When: March 30 – April 1
Where: Morial Convention Center
Price: $40 in advance, $50 show day
The largest multi-cultural beauty show is coming to the city. Of Atlanta fame, Bronner Bros. is a massive hair and beauty show complete with shows, competitions and demonstrations. Click here for more information and to buy tickets. 

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Getting there
900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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What: Monster Jam
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Price: Tickets start at $15
Want to get your adrenaline pumping? Monster Jam features some of the biggest monster trucks in the world.

Caesars Superdome
Getting there
1500 Sugar Bowl Dr, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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Sunday, March 31

 

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MKFF Parade Captain, Dr. Takisha Davis.

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What: Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale Prospective Member Mixer 
When: 3 –  6 p.m.
Where: The Lighthouse Bar and Grill
Interested in joining the ladies of Femme Fatale? They’ll be hosting a prospective member mixer to give information about the krewe. Click here for more information.

The Lighthouse Bar & Grill
$$$$
Getting there
6001 France Rd, New Orleans, LA 70126, USA
Hours
Mon 4–9pm
Tue-Thu 12–9pm
Fri-Sat 12–10pm
Sun 12–9pm
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La primavera. . . . #neworleans #nola #audubon #audobonpark #landscapephotography #spring #primavera #nofilter

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What: Music Under The Oaks
When: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Audubon Park
Price: Free
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a special concert series to celebrate the Audubon Park Conservancy. Click here for more information. 

Audubon Park
Getting there
New Orleans, LA 70118, USA

Festivals this week

Tennesee Williams / New Orleans Literary Fest – March 27 – 31 – French Quarter
Congo Square Rhythms Fest – March 30-31 – Treme
Hogs for the Cause – March 29-30 – Lakefront

Mary Staes is our Digital Curator. She crafts content for our social media platforms and our website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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