Upcoming Events


A Louisiana Parlor:…

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
This exhibition is in celebration of the acquisition of a superb Rococo Revival… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

City Park Pumpkin…

Oct 4 - 25, 2015
Get ready for some nonstop fall fun at New Orleans' City Park! Located at City… more

Collective Media…

Oct 4 - 25, 2015
Join Longue Vue for the first opening of its three-part "Collective… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Oct 4 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Gretna Heritage…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
Join us in celebrating the Gretna Heritage Festival, encompassing 25 city… more

Hell Yes Fest

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
HUKA Entertainment and The New Movement are proud to announce the 4th Annual… more

Longue Vue House and…

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
For the 10th Anniversary of the storm, Longue Vue will commemorate the revival… more

New Orleans Saints…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
The New Orleans Saints & the Dallas Cowboys kick-off at 7:30 pm. more

New Orleans Swing…

Oct 4 - 5, 2015
Dancers and vintage enthusiasts from all over the world are preparing to visit… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Oct 04, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

SoFAB presents Cirque…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is happy to announce that the Cirque de… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 4 - 10, 2015
Does art imitate life or vice versa? In this effervescent romantic comedy by… more

The Foundation…

Oct 4 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Foundation Gallery for  House: Group Exhibition with Andrew… more

The Photography of…

Oct 04, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

The Sweat Social…

Oct 4 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Treme Festival

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
On the first weekend of October, the famous Tremé neighborhood will host… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Oct 4 - 4, 2015
"Uncle Wayne" Daigrepont, presents his special brand of entertaining… more

7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 5 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

Preservation Hall…

Oct 5 - 5, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

A Louisiana Parlor:…

Oct 4 - 11, 2015
This exhibition is in celebration of the acquisition of a superb Rococo Revival… more

Festival Invites Women Everywhere to the Ultimate Weekend Getaway

Media Contact:

Ashley Sutton
Gambel Communications

Festival Invites Women Everywhere to the Ultimate Weekend Getaway
FestiGals® celebrates women, their lives and friendships while supporting women’s causes

WHO: Women everywhere of all ages

WHAT: A weekend festival dedicated to celebrating women! Fashion, food, friendship and fun, FestiGals® is the original girlfriend getaway for women to recharge and reconnect with a relaxing, festive and authentic New Orleans experience. Whether you’re in the mood to shop, eat, drink, explore local culture and history or just relax and be pampered, FestiGals® has you covered. Choose from our New Orleans Escapade Packages or customize your own visit.

Highlights of the weekend include the following, to name a few:

S.H.E. Series: A series of seminars with dynamic guests speaking on a variety of topics

dedicated to Self, Heart and Empowerment (S.H.E.) featuring a keynote luncheon with

CNN Special Correspondent, Soledad O’Brien!

Fire & Ice: Bienville House Cocktail block party featuring “HOT” firemen, “COOL” cocktails,

Rockin’ Dopsie and Amanda Shaw.

If These Walls Could Talk: Private tours that take you behind the walls of the French Quarter, Garden District and nearby plantations for a glimpse of New Orleans history and architecture

Retail Therapy: Spa and shopping experiences that will pamper and spoil

Diva Dine Arounds: Fine and casual dining at some of New Orleans most famous restaurants

Sinfully Sweet: A chocolate and wine pairing experience for sweet indulgers

Stiletto Stroll: An authentic New Orleans style parade for all FestiGalsÒ guests and sponsors

Sip n Sashay: Slip on your walking shoes for a sophisticated bar crawl

Gospel & Grits: A soulful brunch where you can sing, clap and dance while enjoying fabulous food; perfect close to FestiGalsÒ weekend

WHEN: Friday, October 7 – Sunday, October 9, 2011

WHERE: Hotel Monteleone – FestiGalsÒ Headquarters
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

WHY: FestiGalsÒ is about having fun with your closest girlfriends while supporting women’s causes. FestiGalsÒ is partnering with Women for Women International and Dress for Success to give back to women everywhere.

Visit for details and ticket information. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @FestiGalsNOLA. Questions? Call 1-855-GAL-WKND (425-9563) or email

FestiGalsÒ, conceived by Diane B. Lyons, CMP, DMCP, promises to be an event that women and their girlfriends will remember forever. Lyons has 25+ years as a professional event planner, creating one-of-a-kind memorable experiences in New Orleans. FestiGalsÒ is a world-class girls weekend full of festivities for “Just Us Women.” The weekend is about having fun with your closest girls while supporting women’s causes. FestiGalsÒ has partnered with international women’s organizations and several local charities to give back to women everywhere.