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28th Annual…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Join us for the 28th Annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras. Presented by the Krewe of… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 23 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 23 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

Blazin10 Presents A…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Join us for a Trunk Show Featuring Kano Branon - (Designer & Stylist of… more

Brewsiana - Craft…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Cheers to the best of South Louisianas brews, bands, and bites. BREWS: 21… more

Champions Square…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Jake Owen is coming to Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square  for his… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 23 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Crescent City Lights…

Aug 23 - 24, 2014
The Crescent City Lights Youth Theater summer season (in partnership with… more

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash unite as "three… more

Filthy Linen Night

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Come down and Support Frenchmen Art and Businessfor Filthy Linen Night! This… more

Free Kinder Garden at…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

HOUSE OF BLUES HOSTS…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
House of Blues New Orleans announces the 1st annual Brewsiana - Craft Beer and… more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 23 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Production Assistant…

Aug 23 - 24, 2014
PA Bootcamp is back. NOVAC along with the Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy,… more

Swingin' at the…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
A sizzling new show by The National WWII Museum's own Victory Big Band!… more

The Color Run

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Get ready, 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour is headed to New Orleans. The Color Run, also… more

True Colors Exhibition

Aug 23 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Adults/Swim Rooftop…

Aug 24 - 24, 2014
Summer is winding down and Adults/Swim is going out with a bang with the last… more

Kirk Franklin…

Aug 24 - 24, 2014
Celebrate Sunday morning with brunch featuring the explosive energy of live… more

Strut + Swim Poolside…

Aug 24 - 24, 2014
Fashion Week New Orleans presents the last Strut + Swim fashion show of the… more

28th Annual…

Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Join us for the 28th Annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras. Presented by the Krewe of… more

Guide to the Tales of the Cocktail Festival

Drink it in! That's the theme for this year's Tales of the Cocktails event. Cocktails, spirits, liquors and aperitifs are the headliners of this mixology festival focusing on the knowledge and traditions of the cocktail, bartending and anything involving a drink.

The five-day event, held July 16–20, 2014, will feature a series of seminars, bartender competitions, "spirited" luncheons and dinners, free events and invitation-only events. Tasting rooms will have popular and up-and-coming liquor brands giving out samples of their latest concoctions while liquor specialists will be speaking on panels and hosting the event's seminars.

Don't miss the award ceremony for the sixteen different "Spirited Awards" representing the best in categories like "Best American Cocktail Bar," "World's Best Cocktail Menu" and  "American Bartender of the Year."

tails of the cocktailSave the Date:

July 16-20, 2014

Events:

Here is a rundown of events worth sipping on. Or view the complete event calendar.

Spirited Dinner® Series
On Thursday night, pick from more than 30 local New Orleans restaurants (throughout the French Quarter) that will be participating in the themed dinners. Explore what happens behind the bar at La Petite Grocery for the Secret Life of Bartenders: A Story Filled Spirited Dinner. Or delve into the The 7 Deadly Sins of Cocktails at Windsor Court Hotel. View the full list of Spirited Dinners.

Tasting Rooms

Entrance to the tasting rooms (enticing and packed with libations) is included with all ticket levels.  From dry vermouth to whiskey, cocktail lovers will find their favorite flavors while discovering something new. View the full list of tasting rooms.

Complimentary Events

Many of the seminars' speakers have passed on the knowledge and tradition of their liquid passions with their own books. So head to the Tales of the Cocktail's bookstore to snatch up some new reading material or swing by the Bitters Market to stock your bar with different flavors of bitters from around the world. View the full list of complimentary events.

Where to Stay?

Hotel Monteleone is the main location for many of the events while the Royal Sonesta will also stage an array of the festival's events. Also view a full list of hotel partners.