Happenings This Quarter – Winter 2014/2105

November

The 7th Annual New Orleans Fringe Festival is a weird, wacky, and avantgarde fall diversion! Happening November 19-23, Fringe Festival will be host to over 300 shows featuring over 70 theater groups in 30 venues, including a beautiful old church, a former funeral home, and a retired firehouse. nofringe.org

If you are one of the many people who love po-boys (who doesn’t?!), check out this year’s Oak Street Po-Boy Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, November 23, 10AM-7PM. The festival is free and features plenty of po-boy vendors and two stages of music. poboyfest.com

Home Saints Games
November 9: 49ers
November 16: Bengals
November 24: Ravens

December

The spectacle of Celebration in the Oaks is a must-see for the holiday season! It seems that all of City Park is aglow this time of year with light displays scattered throughout its 13 beautiful acres. The two mile train ride through the park is a fun way to see it all. The 2014-2015 season lasts from November 28 to January 3. Tickets $8, train ride $4. NewOrleansCityPark.com celebration-in-the-oaks.

It’s a little less than an hour and a half drive to seafood, oranges, arts and crafts, live music, children’s activities, carnival rides, and a 5K run at the Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival in Buras, Louisiana, December 5-7. Entry is free! OrangeFestival.com

Home Saints Games
December 7: Panthers
December 21: Falcons

January

Medieval history geeks, those interested in New Orleans’ French
heritage, and people who just enjoy watching a parade wind its way through the French Quarter will get a kick out of the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc Parade on January 6. JoanOfArcParade.org

Whether you’re a long-time runner competing or just there for moral support, the New Orleans Rock ‘n Roll Marathon can be an exhilarating way to spend the day. The event starts with the free Health and Fitness Expo at the Morial Convention Center, January 23-24, culminates with the marathon and half marathon on January 25, and ends with the postrace concert at the finish line. runrocknroll.competitor.com/new-orleans

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