More than Mardi Gras…it’s Festival Time!

More than Mardi Gras…it’s Festival Time!

Foodfest1_smallMardi Gras…it’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of New Orleans and quite often, it’s the only thing. But, New Orleans and Louisiana is much,much more than just Mardi Gras! Festivals or Fests are abundant throughout New Orleans and Louisiana as it seems like a neverending celebration of Food, Music, and Culture. Beginning in March and stretching all the way through August, New Orleans is bursting with some of the Biggest and Best Festivals including:

  • Tennessee Williams Fest
  • Hogs for the Cause
  • Voodoo Fest
  • Freret Street Fest
  • Greek Fest
  • Oyster Fest
  • Jazzfest
  • Creole Tomato Fest
  • Cajun Zydeco Fest
  • French Quarter Fest

That’s a lot of Fests and that’s just in New Orleans! So in honor of Spring Festival Fun, let’s start with one of the favorite things…Food! Foodfest¬†is a culinary combination of hometown eats from all regions of Louisiana and nationally. Since 2009, as many as 50 restaurants and vendors all across the US converge at the French Market to serve up delicious dishes of Gumbo, Crawfish, Etoufee, Pork Sliders, Enchilada Grits, Tangy Tennessee Chicken, and East Coast Pizza. If there’s something you’ve been craving, it’s probably here at Foodfest.

And of course every New Orleans Festival is thumping with lively music and entertainment. Foodfest is just the beginning of the season of Festivities and by the time you’re done, you’ll be asking yourself Mardi Gras what?

Photos by: NOLA4ever

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