In 1970, Mahalia Jackson and Duke Ellington took part in a spontaneous jazz parade during the Louisiana Heritage Fair, and the NOLA Jazz Fest was born! April 27- May 6, 2012 marks the 43rd annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, commemorating the unique spirit of Jazz and Louisiana heritage during this annual event. What [...]
April 3, 2012
December 27, 2011
Christmas is over, New Years is almost upon us. What’s next? Do you really have to ask? Yes, Mardi Gras in NOLA is right around the corner! Of course, this is the most well-known of all New Orleans events, and is a perfect reason to plan a New Orleans vacation. And there’s no better time [...]
November 23, 2009
There’s lots to do and see in Louisiana in the weeks before Christmas. We get visitors all the time who use New Orleans as a base and then they make day trips to other parts of the state. Within two hours drive, there are wonderful festivals and events that you may want to include in a mini vacation to our state.
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