“Gentilly Fest “ Booth: Earth Potions - sells
handmade body essentials. Photo by Earth
October 11th – October 13th
Where: Ponchartrain Park
This is one of my favorite festivals!
It is a family oriented, food and
music festival. There are many local
food vendors that serves a variety of
Louisiana styled dishes. There are
also many local small businesses who
will be selling handmade jewelry, arts/
crafts, and natural soaps and candle
products. One of the best things about
this festival is admission is completely
Beignet Festival. Photo by Maya Moore.
T A K E A D O S E O F LAURA By Laura Jones, PharmD
Summer is almost over but that doesn’t
mean that festival season is!
If you want a dose of NOLA in your life,
come check out these festivals:
Lil’ Weezyana Fest
Where: UNO Lakefront Arena
This is the 5th annual music festival
for Lil’Weezyana Fest. Lil’ Wayne celebrates
his native New Orleans roots
as he performs on stage the best of
his music from the “99 and 2000s”.
This is not only a tribute to the city
he was raised in but an opening stage
for other artists to perform their latest
music too. This year’s lineup includes
not just Lil’Wayne but Meek Mill,
Travis Scott, Trey Songs, Megan the
Stallion and many more! So, if you are
looking for a turn up, this is the fest
to be apart of!
September 20th –22nd
National Fried Chicken Fest
Where: Woldenberg Park
This festival features over 35 restaurants
with a variety of fried chicken
dishes. It is not only a food festival
but a music festival also. There are
two main stages that will include
performances from local musicians
and artists. Admission to this festival
Nola On Tap
Where: City Park
If you are a beer lover, you won’t
want to miss this! This is the 10th
annual festival for NOLA On Tap and
will have over 400 beers available to
try. The best thing about this festival
beside the variety of beers is that all
the proceeds will go towards the homeless
animals at the Louisiana SPCA.
October 4th -19th
Where: Deutsches Haus
A three-weekend celebration of
German drinking and feasting. This
festival honors the German culture
and fosters its heritage through their
music, art, and food.
Where: City Park
Beignet Festival celebrates the
culture of beignets and serves a variety
of beignets made from local vendors.
From crawfish beignets to praline
beignets to jerk chicken beignets, this
festival will take a different spin on
the traditional powdered sugar treat
we know and love so well.
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