Spring Festivals in New Orleans
Just after New Year, New Orleans festivals and events get started. It all starts with Twelfth Night and the start of Carnival, also known as king cake season!
Listen to my discussion with my wife, Marie Bologna, as we cover everything from Twelfth Night through the end of March. You’ll hear a bit about Mardi Gras, the Bourbon Festival, a celebration in honor of Tennessee Williams and a whole lot more!
NOTE: Yes, I get that January isn’t spring, but when it is 70′ out, it sure feels like it!
We covered a lot of ground. Use this as a guide if you want to go back and listen about a specific event. Where links are available they are given below.
- 7:00 King Cake Festival (1/27/19)
- 15:16 Brick Universe Lego Fan Expo (2/2-2/3/19)
- 17:18 Tet Fest (2/8-2/9/19)
- 18:24 Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival (2/9/19)
- 20:31 Chewbacchus
- 23:48 Krewe du Vieux
- 25:50 a surprise visitor joins the podcast!
- 26:44 First weekend of Mardi Gras parades
- 28:35 Lundi Gras (3/4/19)
- 31:12 Taco Festival (3/14/19)
- 33:35 St. Patrick’s Day
- 34:36 Super Sunday (Mardi Gras Indians) – 3/17/19
- 39:11 Wednesday at the Square Concert Series (starts 3/22/19)
- 42:26 BUKU Music + Art Project (3/22-3/23/19)
- 44:51 New Orleans Bourbon Festival (3/20-3/23/19)
- 47:56 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (3/25-3/29/19)
- 50:06 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival , Sinners & Saints (3/27-3/31/19)
- 52:42 Hogs for the Cause (3/29-3/30/19)
- 55:34 Congo Square New World Rhythms Festivals (3/30/19)
- 57:26 Spring Fiesta Home Tours (3/30/19)
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A big thanks to Marie Bologna for joining me today. It is always a treat for me when Marie joins me for these discussions, plus it is great to get her insight into events happening in New Orleans.
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