Come One, Come All to the Summertime Festival Trifecta in New Orleans!

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What’s better than a free festival? Three free festivals. That’s right, your eyes do not deceive you.  Three festivals all in nearby venues starting June 12 for F.R.E.E.

The state’s Cajun-Zydeco Festival is held every June in the French Quarter. It’s three days of the ragin’ Zydeco and Cajun music that made New Orleans famous. In attendance-and hitting all the right notes- will be some favorite local artists offering tunes to help you work off all the food!

For the devout jazz junkies, the US Mint building may be enough to tweak your interest. The Old U.S. Mint houses the largest jazz artifact collection in the city.

Another intriguing tidbit about the building? The Louisiana Seafood Festival lands on June 12-13, overlapping the Cajun-Zydeco fest. So if you are thinking of mouthwatering shrimp, succulent trout, spicy crawfish, and oysters galore, you’ve got the right idea.

But that’s not all…the third festival falling on the same date is the Creole Tomato Festival. The unique Louisiana veggie has been honored for 20 years with this fun fest. Held at the nearby French Market, the festival is a celebration of the Creole Tomato, an important ingredient in many local specialties. At this venue you will find cooking demonstrations, organic produce, a plethora of dishes featuring the vegetable of honor, more live music, and even a parade!

And when the festival ends, it does not mean guests have to leave the Big Easy. Festival-goers can treat themselves with an extended getaway courtesy of the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast. Located in the Uptown/Garden District, the charming mansion is just steps away from the streetcar for easy transport. After a long day of festival revelry, kick off your shoes and put up your feet at the Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast for some summertime rest and relaxation. Go to our website for information on the New Orleans Bed and Breakfast Inn, and for information on the Cajun-Zydeco Festival.

So take three festivals playing the music that put NOLA on the map, throw in the freshest seafood, and more killer cuisine and what do you have? A summertime festival trifecta that is pure New Orleans.

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Have you attended a Cajun-Zydeco Festival? How about the Louisiana Seafood Festival? Please leave your comments and share your experiences here.

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