52 Free or Nearly Free Things to Do in New Orleans – Episode #82
Wednesdays at the Square Concert Series, 2018.
Wednesdays at the Square Concert Series, 2018.

52+ Free (or Nearly Free) Things to Do in New Orleans

One of the wonderful things about New Orleans is that so many of the best things are free. Don’t believe me? How about Mardi Gras and French Quarter Fest as a start? Add in festivals, exploring our neighborhoods, and enjoying the Mississippi River and you’ve got a great start.

Listen to today’s episode and walk away with dozens of things to eat, see, do, and explore. I do have one confession… well, two actually.

First, we cover far more than 52 things. It is probably more like 152 if you added up every festival and every variation, but who has time for that?

Second, not everything we discuss is free. I set a threshold of $6.
Why $6, you ask? Listen to the episode and find out!

Want to Download a copy of the list?

Click this link and download a pdf with the highlights of today’s show.

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Thank You

A big thanks to the many members of our Facebook group, the Beyond Bourbon Street Krewe, who offered up ideas for free or nearly free things to do in New Orleans. Want to join the krewe? Join us by going to beyondbourbonst.com/facebook.

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New Orleans is so much more than the Bourbon Street scenes you may have seen–– it’s a 300-year-old city made up of vibrant neighborhoods, diverse populations, and traditions layered upon each other.
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