The sixth annual Festigals event is happening this weekend, from July 28-30, at the JW Marriot Hotel. This event, known as the “New Orleans Original Girlfriend Getaway Weekend for women, by women” will allow a space for women to network themselves and participate in contests, second lines, an afterglow party, and seminars (also known as Festitalks) that will feature discussions from professionals on topics such as happiness, leadership, stress, business and more.
Festigals is known for prioritizing the city of New Orleans by giving back to the city (in particular, the women of the city) and celebrating different parts of our culture throughout the events. The contest, Bodacious Bras for a Cause, encourages participants to decorate bras for an auction in which the proceeds will be shared with the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans’ Women and Children’s Shelter, Breastoration and more. Proceeds have accumulated up to $95,000 in donations to women’s causes since the first auction.
Festigals offers individual tickets for participants to choose which specific event to attend but also includes an all-access package for purchase that provides exclusive opportunities, such as the Dine with the Legend opportunity that will honor New Orleans' Queen of Creole Cuisine Leah Chase. Tickets and registration for the event are available online at Festigals.org.