If your summer-farewell plans include exploring New Orleans’ unique food, music and multicultural heritage, see the list below for all the happenings taking place during Labor Day weekend.
Louisiana Seafood Festival
For three days of seafood, cocktails and live music, head to New Orleans City Park to enjoy some of Louisiana’s finest cuisine at the Louisiana Seafood Festival. The event, which runs through September 2-4, celebrates all the fresh and flavorful seafood that make southeastern states so great. During the rain-or-shine festival, visitors will be able to enjoy three days of live music, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations inside a covered pavilion, a beer garden featuring a wide selection of craft beers and an arts village featuring a variety of local art vendors.
For more information about the Louisiana Seafood Festival, head to louisianaseafoodfestival.com.
Southern Decadence, a six-day festival that celebrates the LGBTQ+ culture in NOLA, takes on the long-weekend at the French Quarter. The program of special events includes the gay New Orleans walking tour, the annual official Southern Decadence grand marshals’ drag show and the Southern Decadence parade, as well as many block-parties and special events happening hourly throughout the week.
For the latest on the Southern Decadence celebration, visit the event’s official site at southerndecadence.net.
Three Keys At Ace Hotel New Orleans
Running from August 31 to September 5, Three Keys, a music venue inside the New Orleans’ Ace Hotel, will be on full swing during Labor Day weekend with five nights of free programming. The special celebration, called CAKE, will take place inside a beautiful 1928 art deco building at the intersection of Carondelet and Lafayette Street, and feature artists such as Rica Shay, Delish, DJ Rusty Lazer, Neon Burgundy, Ashley Teamer, and many others.
For more information, visit acehotel.com/neworleans.
By Rebeca Trejo