Tales of the Cocktail
Every year New Orleans celebrates the art of mixology with seminars, tastings and special events at the world-renowned Tales of the Cocktail festival. This six-day festival will feature spirits, cuisine, and culture for anyone who appreciates a well-made cocktail. Mix things up and check out some of the events on this jam-packed schedule.
Running of the Bulls
If you can’t make it to Spain, run with the bulls in New Orleans this July! If you think it sounds dangerous, don’t worry. The “bulls” are an all-female roller derby team whacking whatever runners they can catch with a soft whiffle ball bat. Join the fiesta and try to outrun the Big Easy Rollergirls! Don’t forget your best matador outfit!
If you’re a fan of R&B, hip-hop, jazz, soul and blues, check out New Orleans’s annual Essence Fest. Rooted in African American contemporary art and culture, thousands of attendees come together for music, seminars, arts, and other entertainment. Learn more and grab your tickets here.