Fall Festivals in New Orleans

It’s hard to beat fall in the Big Easy. The weather is gorgeous, the windows are open, and plenty of incredible festivals make their debut, making the wonderful fall weather even more enjoyable outdoors. In order to help you plan your fall visit to the Big Easy, here is preview of the upcoming fall festivals in New Orleans set for autumn 2014:   Fall Festivals in New Orleans – October 2014: October 10-12 Louisiana Seafood Festival This free New Orleans festival is a family-friendly event welcoming all to celebrate seafood, one of Louisiana’s favorite delicacies! The event is held in City Park and features live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and many more fun activities. If you are a lover of everything and anything seafood, whether it’s oysters, crawfish, or shrimp – this is the festival for you. October 17-19 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival Just blocks away from the Hotel Monteleone, enjoy the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival at Lafayette Square in the CBD. Featuring two stages of incredible live music, delicious barbecue, and an entry price of $0 – this is an event worth bookmarking! October 31-November 2 Voodoo Music & Arts Experience Voodoo Festival is one of New Orleans’ most popular festivals (second only to Jazz Fest). The 2014 lineup headliners include popular contemporary artists such as Outkast, The Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex and many more. Held over Halloween weekend, the festival motto is “Worship the Music.”   Fall Festivals in New Orleans – November 2014: November 23 Po-Boy Festival You can get this one-day-only event “dressed” with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and mayo! This...

Summer Fun in New Orleans

With long, warm days in NOLA on the horizon, we wanted to provide a snapshot of the many great events offering summer fun in New Orleans during the next few months. Spend your days basking in the sun near our rooftop pool, with poolside drink and food service available at Acqua Bella. Then head down to relax and rejuvenate at Spa Aria, a cozy retreat tucked within the exquisite Hotel Monteleone. If you really must head outside of the Hotel Monteleone doors, then we recommend the following events coming to the Big Easy this summer. Summer in New Orleans features a variety of exciting activities. Celebrate favorite Southern foods like fresh Gulf oysters or Creole tomatoes at festivals hosted in their honor. Participate in a running of the bulls, New Orleans style, as the Big Easy Roller Girls skate through the streets of the French Quarter dressed as bulls to re-create the famous Spanish festival. August offers an art-lovers delight as galleries and museums open up late for White Linen Night and Dirty Linen Night. These are just a few of the fun things to do this summer in New Orleans.   May 2014 May 31 – New Orleans Oyster Festival   June 2014 June 1- New Orleans Oyster Festival June 8-9 – French Market Creole Tomato Festival June 14-15 – Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival June 19-22 – FestiGals (taking place at the Hotel Monteleone)   July 2014 July 4 – Independence Day French Quarter Fireworks July 3-6 – Essence Music Festival July 11-14 – Bastille Day Fete July 12 – San Fermin en Nueva Orleans July 17-21 – Tales of...