Three festivals in one offer a plethora of local food and culture at the Vieux to Do on June 11-12, 2011 in the French Quarter. Two events, the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival and the Louisiana Seafood Festival will be set-up in the Old U.S. Mint from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 11 – 12, 2011. Also on the weekend, The Creole Tomato Festival will be located only a few yards away, just around the corner in the French Market.
Free concerts hosted by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is a feature of the Cajun-Zydeco Festival plus you’ll find cooking demonstrations and craft tents. Performing artists scheduled to perform will include Grammy Award-winners BeauSoleil & Michael Doucet, Terrance Simien and Chubby Carrier, as well as Sunpie & the Lousiana Sunspots and Bruce Daigrepont.
In celebration of one of Louisiana’s food favorites, the Creole Tomato Festival honors the plump yet firm tomato you can eat like an apple. The festival will offer live music and cooking demonstrations based around the red jewel. The Seafood Festival highlights the abundance of Louisiana seafood products. Participants will be serving up the World’s Largest Seafood Dish and you can enjoy a real crawfish boil with plenty of mud-bugs, boiled corn and potatoes. Yum!
There is no one reason to come to New Orleans. This weekend is but three of hundreds. Plan a trip now or in the near future!