Louisiana Citizens

Community Day Socials

County = Parish


Spring Activities

*More than 60 parades before Fat Tuesday, New Orleans

  • Kite Fest, Baton Rouge 
  • Bronner Bros. Intl Beauty Show (March - April, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • French Quarter Festival (April), New Orleans
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (end of April  - May ), New Orleans
  • Crawfish Festival (Early May), Breaux Bridge
  • The Bayou Boogaloo (May),  New Orleans
  • New Orleans Food Experience (May ), New Orleans
  • Essence Festival (end of June - early July), New Orleans
  • Steamboat Natchez: Family Fun Day (June), New Orleans
  • Creole Tomato Festival (June), New Orleans
  • Tango Festival (June), New Orleans
  • Cajun-Zydeco Festival (June), New Orleans
  • Roots Reggae Culture Fest (June), New Orleans

Summer Activities

  • New Orleans 4th of July Activities (Fireworks @ 9 p.m.) near the Riverfront
  • Essence Fest (July 5 - 7, 2024), New Orleans
  • Bastille Day (July), New Orleans
  • Acadian Culture Day (Aug), Vermilionville
  • Satchmo Summer Festival (Aug), New Orleans
  • Whitney White Linen Night (Aug), New Orleans
  • Bayou Black Radeo (Aug), Monroe
  • Satchmo Summerfest (end of July - August), New Orleans

Autumn Activities

  • Louisiana Seafood Festival (Sept.), New Orleans
  • Southwest Lousiana Zydeco Music Festival (Sept 3)
  • New Orleans Film Festival (October), City Park Festival Grounds, New Orleans
  • Louisiana Seafood Festival (Oct.), New Orleans
  • Louisiana Latin Music Festival (Oct)
  • Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival (Oct.), New Orleans
  • Greater Baton Rouge State Fair (end of Oct. - first week of Nov, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. M -F & Noon - 10 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) Fairgrounds on BREC's Airline Highway, 17200 Airline HWY
  • Cultural Arts (entire month of November), New Orleans
  • Treme Creole Gumbo Fest (Nov), New Orleans
  • Fringe Festival (Nov), New Orleans
  • Papa Noel comes to town (12/1 - )
  • Bonfires on the Levee (12/1 - )
  • St. Louis Cathedral Concerts (12/1 - )


Winter Activities

  • Caroling in Jackson Square (December)
  • NOLA New Year's Eve, Jackson Square
  • Kite Festival, Baton Rouge 
  • Carnival season (January 6, yearly - Mardi Gras)
  • Mardi Gras (Feb., completion day before Ash Wed), New Orleans
  • Buku Music and Art Project (March), New Orleans

Informational Journal Note

*Public transportation - RTA (actual short name) and trolley, conveniently available. Most public transportation stops end at 12 a.m. and resumes after 5 a.m. Taxi and rental car services are also available.


Where Abouts are the Flood-Tossed Tombs


Mardi Gras Information 

Mardi Gras - New Orleans LINK

Mardi Gras - Daily Tours  LINK


Kid-friendly Restaurant

  • Camelia Grill
  • Pelican Club

State Snack Item - Zapp's potato chip, purchase a family-size or individual bag!


Kid-Friendly Areas

  • Steamboat Natchez
  • City Park
  • Escape My Room
  • Fulton Alley
  • Entergy Giant Screen Theater
  • NOLA Motorsports Park
  • Crescent City Bike Tours & Rentals
  • Little Toy Shop

Hey Neighbor! Local News


1. Bring your own music (BYOM, trendy word today :), if you prefer over popular and traditional Jazz, etc. During the weekday, the sounds of live or club music typically ends around 2 a.m. unless a holiday.


2. Stop whatever and where ever, go and eat dinner before 8 p.m.


3.There is a pharmacy store in local, major areas -- CVS or Walgreens (slightly expensive than avg.).


4. Post cards are cheapest at the Greyhound terminal general store.


5. One hour is not enough time to visit major areas and commute to and from the Terminal. There is a general store near the Terminal, to get to it "do not" use the trolley nearest the Terminal.


6. You don't necessarily have to sleep at an Inn; there are convenient major hotel brands in major areas.


7. Choose all-day public transportation passes. Great easy-to-understand public transportation maps and stops.


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