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7 Events to Enjoy for This Upcoming Week

October 18, 2021
By: Staff

First, this Saturday in Thibodaux is the Acadia Music Festival. Enjoy great live music from big names such as Lupe Fiasco, Better Than Ezra, and Lafayette's own Marc Broussard. The festival is all day Saturday and you can grab your tickets at acadiamusicfest.net. Percy Brown Rd., Thibodaux, 985-492-0017, acadiamusicfest.net

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Next, looking for a weekend get-away? Y'all Means All is returning this year to Natchez, Mississippi. All this weekend, this LGBTQ+ festival celebrates the diversity of the Natchez community with live performances, Drag Queen Bingo, and a Speakeasy after party. Natchez, MS, yallmeansallnatchez.org

Celebrate the Mighty Mississippi at this year's NOLA River Fest. Taking place at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on October 23, the fest will feature food, lecture, and more that highlight the culture and history of the Mississippi River region. There will also be a number of musical performances by acts like the Treme-Lafitte Brass Band, Casa Samba, and Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias. Check out the fest's website for a full schedule list. 400 Esplanade Ave., nolariverfest.org

How about taking your kids out to the French Market for some early Halloween fun? This year's Boo Carré Halloween Haunt in Dutch Alley will be October 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Not only will there be plenty of children's activities to keep your kid entertained, there will also be live music and trick-or-treating to enjoy! What better place to enjoy the spookiest season of the year than at NOLA's historic French Market? 1008 N. Peters St., 504-636-6400, facebook.com/FrenchMarket

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Looking to enjoy some delicious burgers while having a good time? Then Bub's Burger Bizzaro on October 25 is just the place to be. Going on from 5 p.m. til everyone leaves, the event will feature a costume contest and VHS screenings. Come hungry and experience tasty and unique items from Bub's Bizzaro menu. 4413 Banks St., 504-581-8054, bubsnola.com

New Orleans' Top Taco event will finally be happening on October 28. Come out to Metairie's Lafreniere Park and taste some of the best tacos, cocktails, and tequilas New Orleans has to offer. There will also be a costume contest, so come out in your best Day of the Dead outfit! Get your ticket from Top Taco's website before the event sells out. 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, toptaconola.com

Finally, head across the river and enjoy Grenta's Back to the River Fall Concert Series on October 29. This free concert will take place at Gretna's Amphitheater on the Mississippi River, so you enjoy great music and great views of New Orleans in the distance. It'll be a surprise performance that night, so you'll have to head over there to how's gonna perform! Huey P. Long Avenue and 1st Street, 504-363-1552, gretnala.com

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