Come enjoy the music, food & artistry!

Greetings, fun-seekers and adventure enthusiasts! Karen Brem here, your friendly neighborhood marketing director for the Historic Mardi Gras Inn. If you’re reading this, you’re likely gearing up for a fantastic weekend, and boy, do I have news for you! The annual Bayou Boogaloo festival is making its grand 17th return to New Orleans this weekend, from May 17 to May 19, 2024, and trust me, you won’t want to miss a second of it.

Why Bayou Boogaloo?

For those unfamiliar with the Bayou Boogaloo, let me paint you a picture. Imagine a vibrant celebration of music, food, art, and community spirit set against the backdrop of New Orleans’ charming scenery. It’s the epitome of everything we love about our city, packed into one unforgettable weekend.

A Feast for Your Ears and Taste Buds

First up, let’s talk about food. New Orleans is known for its culinary prowess, and the Bayou Boogaloo is no exception. With over 20 local food vendors dishing out a smorgasbord of delicacies, there’s something to tantalize every taste bud. From classic Creole and Cajun dishes to innovative new treats, this festival is a foodie’s paradise. Whether you’re craving beignets, jambalaya, or a po-boy, you’ll find it all here. And let’s be real – who does food better than New Orleans?

Now, onto the music. This year’s lineup is absolutely stellar. Over the course of three days, you’ll be treated to live performances by a diverse array of bands, ensuring there’s something for everyone. And hold onto your hats because Sunday’s headliner is none other than the legendary Led Zeppelin! Yes, you read that right – the iconic rock band will be belting out their greatest hits, promising a show for the ages.

A Haven for Art Lovers

Art aficionados, rejoice! The Bayou Boogaloo also showcases the talents of several local artists. Wander through the festival grounds and you’ll discover a treasure trove of unique pieces available for purchase. Whether you’re looking for a stunning painting to adorn your walls or a handcrafted souvenir to remember your trip by, you’ll find it here. Supporting local artists and taking home a piece of New Orleans? It’s a win-win!

Your Perfect Weekend Base: New Orleans Guest House

If you’re planning to make the most of this fabulous festival, consider making the Historic Mardi Gras Inn your home away from home. Located just a few steps from the lively French Quarter in the most colorful neighborhood of Maringy, we offer clean, affordable accommodations and a warm, welcoming staff ready to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Our prime location makes us the ideal spot for a long weekend getaway.

Traveling from out of town? No worries! You can easily Uber from the airport to our doorstep. Once you’re here, you’ll find that the best way to explore the French Quarter is on foot. No wheels required – just stroll and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this iconic district.

Join the Festivities!

The Bayou Boogaloo is more than just an event; it’s an experience. It’s a celebration of everything that makes New Orleans unique – our music, our food, our art, and most importantly, our community. It’s a time to come together, make memories, and enjoy life to the fullest.

For more information on tickets and the full music schedule, head over to Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this incredible weekend.

So pack your bags, grab your dancing shoes, and get ready for a festival you’ll never forget. We at the Historic Mardi Gras Inn can’t wait to welcome you to our vibrant city. See you at the Bayou Boogaloo!

Laissez les bon temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)

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