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"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 22 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

GALATOIRE’S 33 BAR &…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak will present a beer dinner featuring New Belgium… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Oct 22 - Nov 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lagniappe…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join local author Sally Asher as she discusses her new book Hope and New… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring YOJIMBO. more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 22 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 22 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Ritz-Carlton, New…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans and NOLA Brewing Company have joined forces to… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

ThinkerKids Workshop…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Come explore as we do three out of this world science experiments: a hoop… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 22 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 23 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The hometown favorites are well known for their style of music that encompasses… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Jazz in the Park…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Loyola Jazz…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
 The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the… more

"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

Caribbean Festival Celebrates its 10th Year in New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Marilyn LaForce, President
Friends of Culture
504-220-8441
president@bayoubacchanal.org
www.bayoubacchanal.org

Caribbean Festival Celebrates its 10th Year in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA (October 03, 2012) Bayou Bacchanal, the Caribbean festival of New Orleans, heats up downtown with its Caribbean celebration once again in New Orleans on Saturday, November 3rd, and Sunday, November 4th.  In Lafayette Square, the festival starts at 10 a.m and ends at 7 p.m.

This year's festival brings classic Caribbean cuisine, island drinks, and a display of Caribbean costumes.  Entertainment includes Caribbean music by DJ Silent Killa and MC Fire Kyle from Houston.  Special guests this year are Young Audiences, and newly formed local-band Lincoln Elementary Steel Pan Orchestra.  Plus, a steel pan workshop is provided throughout the day in the park.

Bayou Bacchanal kicks off its festivities on Friday, November 2nd at Pleasant Palace, 909 Garden Rd., Marrero, LA beginning at 10 p.m. with music by DJ Lady Peppertree.  Further details are all at www.bayoubacchanal.org

Friends of Culture provides a cultural link between the Greater New Orleans area and the island nations of the Caribbean. Through this link, Friends of Culture shares the rich and festive traditions of the Caribbean with the general public through its hosting of Bayou Bacchanal: The Caribbean Festival of New Orleans, highlighting Soca music and dances of the region.

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