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Helpful Local Links

Check out our AREA ATTRACTIONS page for more specific points of interest and directions to get to them.

FESTIVALS

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
An annual event held each March in the French Quarter, with literary panels, master classes, theater events, and walking tours of Williams’ New Orleans haunts.

Mardi Gras Central: Countdown
A great site for the worlds largest free party, Mardi Gras. 

French Quarter Festivals
A three day free festival that promotes the music and food of New Orleans. Includes childrens activities, jazz workshops, historic courtyard tours, and more. 

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
The Official site. Showcases strong gospel, rhythm and blues, soul, and jazz acts.

Southern Decadence
Complete information on Southern Decadence in New Orleans. History, current year events and scheduled DJs, online purchase of VIP weekend passes and great hotel discounts.

Halloween in New Orleans
Seasonal parties in aid of charity.

MUSEUMS & PARKS

Audubon Institute

One of the premier collections of zoological museums and parks, includes the Audubon Zoo and the Aquarium of the Americas. 

The Historic New Orleans Collection
Promoting the study of Louisiana history through the Williams Research Center, museum exhibitions, publications and house museum; located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. 

New Orleans Museum of Art
Explore the holdings of museum, the online photography exhibit and special exhibitions.
Laura Plantation

LAURA – Creole Plantation.
Where Louisiana is a world apart.

MUSIC, ART, FOOD & "HAVE TO TRY ONCE" STUFF 

Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association
A great neighborhood site. 

Bruce Brice Galleries
One of New Orleans’ most loved & respected folk artists, Bruce Brice’s gallery online (People and New Orleans are his favorite subjects). 

WWOZ Radio
Our local radio station playing New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, R&B, Funk, and more.

New Orleans Restaurants
The Big Easy Guide to Fine Dining, with online reservations, coupons, and more. 

New Orleans Music Venues
Great listings of New Orleans music clubs, venues, and more. 

Save Our Cemeteries
New Orleans treasured “above ground” cemeteries (where the locals “ain’t movin”).