Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival returns May 18-20

There's music, seafood, rides, a pageant and more
The Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival features live music, local seafood dishes, amusement rides, a Seafood Queen pageant, a sandbagging contest, helicopter rides, a 5K race and more. The music lineup features Aaron Foret on Friday night, Where Y'acht (pictured), Breland Brothers and the Heath Ledet Band on Saturday, and Boot Hill, MJ and the Redeemers and Nevaux Cajun on Sunday.

Leah Chase and Roger Ogden to be honored May 10

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities holds an awards dinner in City Park
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) presents its Humanist of the Year award to Leah Chase at the Bright Lights Awards Dinner May 10 at the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain in New Orleans City Park.   The Humanist of the Year award is based on contributions to the culture of Louisiana. As the chef and restaurateur behind Dooky Chase's Restaurant, Chase has helped define New Orleans' Creole cuisine and written many cookbooks.

Jazz Fest 2018 cubes for week two

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Gambit's guide to the tricentennial

New Orleans history, events and a Blake Pontchartrain quiz
6 from 300: overlooked people and events from New Orleans history The Blake Pontchartrain tricentennial quizHow well do you know New Orleans history?

New Orleans Poetry Festival returns April 20-22

Poetry readings, slam competitions, a small press fair and more
Now in its third year, the New Orleans Poetry Festival (April 20-22) celebrates poets and small press publishing with three days of activities. There are readings, workshops, slam poetry, music performances, an open mic, a small press fair and panels on poetry as it relates to journalism, politics, translation, feminism, race and other topics.

Ahoy! It's Tall Ships 2018 and NOLA Navy Week

Historic, replica and military ships sail into the Mississippi riverfront
Riverfront docks will be packed with ships as Tall Ships and NOLA Navy Week converge on the city this weekend. Tall Ships (April 19-22) features several historic and replica ships with large masts and traditional sail riggings docked at Woldenberg Park.

Your guide to 2018's French Quarter Fest

What you'll hear, see, eat and drink
What's new at French Quarter Fest 2018 New Orleans artists making their festival debut Rock 'n' roll, the future of funk and otherworldly artists at French Quarter Fest 2018

What's new at French Quarter Fest 2018

New Orleans artists making their festival debut
The 35th annual French Quarter Festival kicks off April 12, with hundreds of musical acts in Jackson Square, Woldenberg Park, at the U.S. Mint and other locations around the Vieux Carre. Besides the music, there's plenty to do, including children's activities, a musician speakers series, a Louisiana-focused series of film screenings and more.

Rock 'n' roll, the future of funk and otherworldly artists at French Quarter Fest 2018

Future of funk Deltaphonic featuring Khris Royal Thursday 2 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

French Quarter Fest screens films at Le Petit

Cool down with these screenings at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
There's plenty of live music at French Quarter Festival, but for those looking for some shade and air conditioning, there are some options. The festival's free film screenings offer a slate of movies highlighting Louisiana music in the comfort of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre Saturday and Sunday.

New places to eat and drink near French Quarter Fest

Six new spots before and after you fest
Part of the fun of French Quarter Festival is exploring the surrounding area's restaurant and bar offerings. Whether you're starting your day with brunch and an eye-opener, refueling with a snack and a drink or settling in for some serious replenishment after a day of revelry, here are our top picks of what's new in the French Quarter and nearby neighborhoods.

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival returns April 13-15

Food, music and rides in "the strawberry capitol of the world"
Ponchatoula calls itself the "strawberry capital of the world," and an annual free festival pays tribute to the berries grown in nearby fields. Three days of activities and events include amusement rides, games, a parade, foot races, an egg toss, a strawberry-eating contest, a strawberry auction and the presentation of "Strawberry Royalty."

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