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Upcoming Events

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"Mysterious…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Oct 31, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

16th Annual NNUAL…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
VOODOOFEST is our FREE annual festival, held EVERY Halloween, which celebrates… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Oct 31, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Anne Rice's Vampire…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Join us for the 26th Annual Vampire Ball featuring Anne Rice  Lestat… more

Bucktober Fridays

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Every Friday in October, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant delivers live music and… more

Crawloween at …

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween… more

Fishbone +…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Celebrating 25+ groundbreaking years, FISHBONE has been trailblazing their way… more

Friends of the…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Friends of the Cabildo, support organization for the Louisiana State Museum,… more

Fright Night at the…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Joinj us for Fright Night at the Carver. $500.00 Costume Contest Starring… more

Ghostly Galavant:…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Join us for the  Eat, Drink,  and Be Scary Costume Party  set… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

JPAS Presents Waiting…

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
JPAS presents the hit musical comedy all about working in the service industry,… more

K.L. Bone featured at…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Combining her creative writing experience and advanced graduate education in… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Oteiloween! with lots of special guests more

New Orleans Halloween…

Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014
If you thought that the only time of the year for great entertainment in New… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Space Jam" on Friday, October… more

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 31 - Nov 17, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
In a remote cabin deep in the woods, an old crone spins a spellbinding tale… more

The End is Near: The…

Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014
The House of Shock Haunted House and Halloween Festival launches its final… more

"Mysterious…

Oct 31 - 31, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… 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.