Destination Spotlight | New Orleans, Louisiana

Greetings, Festiva travelers. Are you going to New Orleans soon? Let’s take a look at all the wonderful festivals in store for this month and beyond at this festive destination.

COOLinary New Orleans Aug 1-31:  Celebrate dining in America’s most delicious city! This summer restaurant promotion during the month of August features affordably priced mouthwatering three-course menus. It’s going to be a delicious summer, with famous New Orleans restaurants offering specially priced summer menu.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM MONTH Aug 1-31: NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM MONTH is a collaboration between museums of all sizes across the greater New Orleans area. It offers museum members the opportunity to visit all participating institutions, FREE OF CHARGE, using their current membership throughout the month of August. Not a member of a local museum yet? Join a participating museum today!

DIRTY LINEN NIGHT August 11 From the 200 block of Royal Street onward (towards further downtown), over 30 galleries, shops, and eateries to be open to the public to explore. Arts range from antique to contemporary, and are unique to the Crescent City. This year’s event will feature street music, local artists, drink specials, and more! For more information, head to Dirty Linen Night’s official website here.

NOLA DOWNTOWN MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL This end-of-the-summer street party is part of a larger conference for Music Business and Entertainment Law professionals. Walking along the participating streets, you’ll find food trucks, live music, films, art, bowling, shopping and other unique presentations only to be experienced in Downtown New Orleans.

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival  Aug. 30 – Sep. 3: Deep in the heart of Cajun Country, every Labor Day weekend, tens of thousands of people celebrate this delicious marine delicacy at Louisiana’s oldest chartered harvest festival.

Pat Barcas

Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for Festiva, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family, and of course, traveling!

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