FestiGals 2014


If you're planning a summer weekend getaway with your closest female friends, New Orleans is the perfect place to be. This June, the most unique festival of its kind in the nation returns to the Big Easy to unite women from all walks of life. You and your girl friends are invited to join locals for FestiGals 2014.

Established in 2011, FestiGals is the first ever girlfriends' getaway weekend dedicated to providing a fun, cultural immersion experience in New Orleans for the benefit and empowerment of women. FestiGals, Inc. is the brainchild of local event planner Diane Lyons. The festival and non-profit organization were created to for women, by women in New Orleans

From Thursday, June 19 to Sunday, June 22, attendees will partake in seminars lead by accomplished women of varying professions, cooking demonstrations by top chefs and restaurateurs, tours of New Orleans' boutique shopping districts, networking events and more. Now in its third year, FestiGals events will take place at Hotel Monteleone, home to Criollo Restaurant, a favorite amongst locals, and the iconic Carousel Bar & Lounge.

Among the major events is the Bodacious Bras for a Cause Luncheon & Auction on Saturday, June 21.This event promises delicious New Orleans-style cuisine as well as custom bras designed by local and national celebrities. Auctions in the past two years have raised nearly $40,000 for the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans.

On Saturday, June 21, FestiGals will continue the weekend with the Stiletto Stroll, a New Orleans-style second line parade through the historic French Quarter. The weekend's festivities will culminate on Sunday, June 22 at the Saints and Sinners Morning Brunch, located at Antoine's Restaurant.

FestiGals is a one-of-a-kind weekend getaway for women of all ages. Join locals and visitors from across the country to embrace life and womanhood New Orleans style. For more information, visit http://www.festigals.org/