Check Out These Upcoming Events In/Near New Orleans

Jean Jones
August 19, 2015

Upcoming_Events_New_OrleansDon't fear if you’re drawing on a blank on what to do in the upcoming months. There are plenty of awesome events to take part in, so forget about eating cold pizza and watching Netflix, and get out and participate!

The end of August marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. There are several events marking the anniversary, including a public Celebration of Neighborhoods and Second Line beginning at the Smoothie King at 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, and a Resilience Festival in the Lower 9th Ward.

Other Katrina anniversary-related events include:

Citywide Day of Service

Starting at 7:30 a.m., there will be more than 100 service projects spread out across the city in 7 regions. Work will end around noon and each region will celebrate with lunch, entertainment and speakers at 1 p.m. If you are interested in being a part of this service day, email 

Folgers Resilience Run/Walk

If you prefer to remember with your feet, sign up for this 2-mile run/walk. All proceeds will go to 10 different charities within the city. The run begins at 8:20 a.m. at 2820 Claude Avenue. If you are not a runner, consider volunteering to staff it.

Beyond Katrina10 events there are also some other great events coming up. 

Louisiana Seafood Festival
September 4-6

No other place does seafood like New Orleans and for three days, New Orleans City Park will be the best place to indulge in Big Easy style seafood. Take a moment just to smell the oysters, shrimp, and crawfish simmering, grilling and packing in all the flavors that make our city food famous. Add in music provided by local bands, chefs' demonstrations and a funky Art Village and you have a weekend not to be missed. 

Art for Arts’ Sake
October 3

Considered opening day of the city’s art season, this annual fall event has art galleries and shops along Magazine and Julia Streets opening their doors to art lovers. Portions of these streets will be closed, making it easy to walk around to browse the many galleries and visit with the artists whose work is on display. You’ll also find food vendors and cash bars located outside many galleries.

Mark your calendar and get out and enjoy these great events. Know of some more? Tell us in the comments.

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