Memorial Day is the unofficial first day of summer. So put on all the white you want (including the powdered sugar kind you wear after eating beignets) and enjoy the following activities in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Food and Wine Experience, May 23-27
Every year foodies from around the globe pack their stretchy pants and head for America’s Cuisine Capital, New Orleans. The annual New Orleans Food and Wine Experience features extraordinary dining evenings, grand wine tasting events, promenade evenings in the French Quarter, and a seminar series for food lovers, oenophiles and those who love them. To learn more, click here.
Greek Fest, May 25-27
Go to Greece this Memorial Day or the next best thing: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Bayou St. John. Come out for live Greek music and dancing, authentic Greek food, Hellenic dance performances, cooking demonstrations and more. There’s even a toga contest so bring your bedroom sheets. Learn more.
Bayou Country Superfest, May 25-27
The three-day Superfest kicks off with a “A Salute to America,” a huge fireworks display over the Mississippi River, followed by a free evening concert in Champions Square, and music by greats like George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and others. Find out more.
Make Your Hotel Reservations in the French Quarter Today
There’s nothing like cooling off iwth a swim in a French Quarter courtyard pool after a day of festing. Book Your French Quarter Hotel Now.
The dedicated and friendly staff of Hotel St. Marie will ensure you experience all of the best of New Orleans' many sights, sounds, and tastes.
The French Market Inn, New Orleans, La., is tucked away on the banks of the Mississippi River in the center of the French Quarter.