Fresh-Picked Flavors & Fun At New Orleans Creole Tomato Fest

The first weeks in June are tomato picking season here in the Bayou, and for a city that embraces its foods and flavors as much as New Orleans does, that calls for a celebration. The Annual Creole Tomato Fest takes place … Continue reading

New Orleans Cajun-Zydeco Fest a Not-To-Miss June Event

Mark your calendar for the ninth annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, June 6-7, 2015. This free, dance-happy celebration pays tribute to two of NOLA’s signature music genres—and it’s guaranteed to be one big, fun party. Famous for its music (one of … Continue reading

Big Names, Cool Music Mix at NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival

Mark your calendar for April 24 through May 3, 2015, because you’re not going to want to miss this: the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Big-name national and local musicians carry on the tradition of Mahalia Jackson and Duke … Continue reading

NOLA’s Tennessee Williams Fest Honors Area’s Rich Culture

Top names in literature, theater and culture descend upon New Orleans March 25-29, 2015, to celebrate the power of the written word at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. The fest has grown over its 29-year existence in both the … Continue reading

Mardi Gras in Nola: The Best Valentine’s Gift of All!

Give your sweetie the gift of a lifetime, Mardi Gras in New Orleans! Mardi Gras 2015 runs from February 6-17, and rooms are going fast, so book yours today. Call Joe or Bebe at and they’ll help you plan your … Continue reading

It’s Parades and Wild Times at Mardi Gras New Orleans 2015

In New Orleans, a city known for great times, Mardi Gras is the knock-out party of the year, with multiple days of parades, music and raucous fun, culminating on Fat Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Now’s the time to start planning … Continue reading

Food, Football & Fun. Thanksgiving NOLA Style!

Turkey Day festivities in the Crescent City start early and, fitting a city that loves its parties, end a few days later. In between, visitors will be treated to great food, a fun parade, races and one of the greatest … Continue reading

Bourbon, Boudin & Beer Festival 2014 in New Orleans

Guests at Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast are always hungry to get a taste of real New Orleans food.  At the Bourbon, Boudin & Beer event, a benefit for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, they’ll get a chance to taste a … Continue reading