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LUNA Fete Lights Up Downtown NOLA

Established by the Arts Council of New Orleans, LUNA (Light Up NewOrleans Arts) Fete is a festival that shines a light on New Orleans' artists and works of art, past and present. This spectacle celebrates the intersection of art, architecture, technology and...

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Southern Louisiana Christmas Bonfires

One of Southern Louisiana's favorite holiday traditions is the lighting of the bonfires along the Mississippi River. It is believed to be a tradition brought to our state by nineteenth century French immigrants. The lighting of bonfires on certain holidays was a...

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Must Do List This Holiday Season!

If you plan to spend time in New Orleans around the holidays, here are a few activities we recommend adding to your itinerary: - Ride the St. Charles streetcar in the evening to view the magnificent lights and decor of the mansions on the Avenue. - Visit City Park's...

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Laura: A Creole Plantation

Laura Plantation is distinguished as a Creole Plantation. You may have seen the word Creole in front of a menu item in a New Orleans' restaurant, but the word Creole is used to describe more than just food! Creole is a people, culture, and lifestyle that...

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Red Beans and Rice Mondays

If you want to experience New Orleans like a local, eating red beans and rice on a Monday is a must! Red beans and rice is the traditional Monday meal in New Orleans, dating back for hundreds of years! Historically, Monday was always wash day for the family cook or...

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Visiting New Orleans in September?

September is a great month to visit New Orleans! The city is abuzz with kids back in school, football season starting, and the summer heat and humidity finally start to dissipate. Hotel prices are low as we are technically still in hurricane season, but there is so...

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Labor Day and Southern Decadence!

Few cities in the world can throw a party to rival those of the Big Easy, and this Labor Day weekend, we will have 5 days in a row of parties in celebration of the LGBT community (and anyone else who likes to party, dance, drink, and wear costumes!) It's almost like...

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Progress report – 11 Years Post Katrina

The week marks the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that flooded 80% of our beloved city of New Orleans, took the lives of 1,833 of its devoted citizens, and caused $151 billion in damage to our region. There was a time (a long time) when all the stories...

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