Save the Date: September 12 – 18, 2016
In New Orleans, we live to eat; it’s part of who we are. The culinary industry is a cornerstone of the city’s identity and should be embraced by locals, as they play a vital role in supporting our restaurants, the culinary talent behind them and celebrating the way of life for which New Orleans is widely known. Restaurant Week New Orleans seeks to keep all of the city’s restaurants top-of-mind with consumers while also building an emotional connection with the local food-loving community. The result—a larger number of locals dining out more often and fueling the movement through referrals and word-of-mouth to increase patronage across every type of restaurant.
Louisiana Seafood Festival, September 2-4. The Louisiana Seafood Festival celebrates our extraordinary local cuisine. Starting with everything fresh from the water, our famous chefs cook up shrimp, oysters, crawfish, crab and alligator.
October 1-3 The music fanatics of the Stomp bulldoze the slick detritus of contemporary music to find the rawest, deepest stuff out there, simmering under the surface, waiting to be rediscovered before it’s too late.
Art for Art’s Sake, October 1, Each Fall we kick off the start of the New Orleans Arts season with music, wine, gallery openings, and shopping.
Come down to Magazine Street for a night of gallery hopping and shopping.
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, October 14-16. Get ready to eat up and then boogie down at tenth annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. In a city best known for its music and food, this free festival gives locals and visitors alike a weekend-long opportunity to experience some of the best the city has to offer. Performers include: Ruthie Foster, Marcia Ball, Denise LaSalle, Swamp Dogg, Lurrie Bell, Jarekus Singleton, Kenny Neal, Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi Blues Man,” Little Freddie King, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, An Excello Records reunion featuring: Lazy Lester, Carol Fran, Classie Ballou and Jockey Etienne, plus Li’l Buck Sinegal and Lee Allen Zeno.
Voodoo Art + Music Experience, October 28 – 30, Voodoo takes place every year in New Orleans’ historic City Park, amid lush lagoons, bayous and one of the largest collections of mature oak trees in the world in the city about which Bob Dylan once famously stated “There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better.”
Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival, November 12-13. New Orleans jazz and R&B by Tremé artists, gumbo-cooking demos, crafts and Jazz Fest memorabilia.
For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.