Enjoy The Outdoor Festivals While The Weather Is Still Nice
Right now the weather is perfect in New Orleans. It is still not too hot and the humidity is fairly low. If you are from here, you know these conditions are not going to last. Right now, there are tons of outdoor festivals and parties happening, and we can get you there comfortable and in style. Here are a few outdoor events you don’t want to miss:
Jazz Fest 2019
Don’t miss Jazz Fest 2019. Started in 1970, Jazz Fest continues to showcase the most important names in music both locally and nationally. Celebrating 50 years of musical and cultural memories, Jazz Fest stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, Cajun, country, zydeco and much more. The Festival runs from Thursday through Sunday the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May. This year, the Jazz Fest celebrates its 50th anniversary. The festival is held outdoors at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans. The 10-day cultural feast will feature thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome around 400,000 visitors. So be prepared, no matter which days you decide to go it will be very crowded at Jazz Fest. The festival showcases unforgettable music on multiple stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work. For a complete schedule visit: https://www.nojazzfest.com/schedule/#/
Evenings With Enrique
The New Orleans Botanical Garden extends its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the months of April and October to celebrate “Evenings with Enrique.” Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Located inside New Orleans City Park, the New Orleans Botanical Garden is one of the few remaining examples of public garden design from the Works Progress Administration and showcases the Art Deco influences of three renowned talents of the era: architect Richard Koch, landscape architect William Wiedorn, and Enrique Alférez. In October 2015, the New Orleans Botanical Garden unveiled The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden, an 8,000sq. ft. park featuring 15 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist set within sweeping footpaths surrounded by lush tropical flowers and shrubs. Each week, “Evenings with Enrique” will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 15 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Visitors to the garden will be able to view the work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita food truck.
For more information visit: https://neworleanscitypark.com/events/evenings-with-enrique
Zoo-To-Do For Kids
This is a fun outdoor activity for the entire family. Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital is New Orleans’s premier benefit event for kids. The event kicks off on Friday, April 26 at 5 pm. Audubon Zoo is transformed into a magical playland filled with giant inflatables, live entertainment and complimentary food and libations to delight every palate. All attendees one year of age or older must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult. All Proceeds from the Zoo-To-Do Events support Audubon Zoo!
For more information visit: https://audubonnatureinstitute.org/ztdk
Wednesday At The Square
This is one of New Orleans favorite outdoor festivals -Wednesday At The Square! YLC and Title Sponsor AOS Interior Environments are excited to announce the 2019 YLC Wednesday at the Square music lineup. Season kicks off Wednesday, March 20 and continues each week through May 22. Concerts will take place every Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette Square. Attendance is free, with proceeds from food and drink sales supporting YLC’s leadership development programs and community projects.
April 24: Marc Broussard with The Ice Man Special
May 1: Deacon John with Trumpet Mafia
May 8: Cyril Neville’s Swampfunk with Miss Mojo
May 15: Kristin Diable with The Quickening
May 22: Mia Borders and co-headliner Billy Iuso