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Upcoming Events

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“Awash with Color:…

Feb 6 - May 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… more

18th Annual Dr.…

Feb 6 - Mar 31, 2016
Join us for the opening reception for the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King… more

2016 Mardi Grad…

Feb 6 - 9, 2016
Mardi Gras - 2016 Parade Schedule Sat,… more

Amanda Ducorbier

Feb 6 - 27, 2016
AMANDA DUCORBIER - TRIO at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel more

Backyard Grooves

Feb 06, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Double Dose

Feb 06, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Mama's Music

Feb 06, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

Mardi Gras Balcony…

Feb 6 - 9, 2016
MARDI GRAS BOURBON STREET BALCONY TICKETS 6 HOURS OPEN BAR, LOUISIANA BUFFET… more

Patriot, Planter,…

Feb 6 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

The Foundation…

Feb 6 - 28, 2016
*Opening Reception: January 15, 2016 - 6pm-10pm The Foundation Gallery will be… more

The Historic New…

Feb 6 - May 7, 2016
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Historic New… more

The House of Groove

Feb 06, 2016
The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey… more

The Photography of…

Feb 6 - Mar 1, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Feb 6 - 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more

Bacchus Bash

Feb 7 - 7, 2016
Bacchus Bash, the annual Mardi Gras extravaganza, returns Sunday, February 7.… more

Ultimate Louisiana…

Feb 7 - 9, 2016
This is a three-day festival from Feb 7th-9th, 2016. The Human Circuit plays… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Feb 08, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Krewe of Orpheus -…

Feb 8 - 8, 2016
Experience a side of Mardi Gras seldom seen by New Orleanians or visitors, and… more

Krewe of Orpheus…

Feb 8 - 8, 2016
Join us for the Orpheus Parade. Founded in 1993, the Krewe of Orpheus takes its… more

Lundi Gras at the…

Feb 8 - 8, 2016
Join our Lundi Gras Celebration– kid style! Decorate your own king cake.… more

“Awash with Color:…

Feb 6 - May 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… 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.