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Five Fun Things to Do in New Orleans for Memorial Day Weekend

12:00 May 20, 2022
By: Tatum Arbogast
What better way to kickoff the summer than a three-day weekend of fun and appreciation for those who have fought for our freedom? If you're looking for something to do for your Memorial Day weekend, Where Y'at has got you covered.

New Orleans Food Fight

Start your weekend off early with a true foodie's dream occasion! New Orleans Food Fight will be hosted by Top Taco in our very own Crescent Park on the evening of May 26. This competition is the real deal, with over 40 restaurants and 30 spirits battling for the title of Crescent City's top cuisine and cocktails. Tickets are sold in an all-inclusive style, with unlimited sampling from all participating vendors, making this mouthwatering venture hard to pass up!

Crescent Park Trail, https://www.foodfightnola.com/

New Orleans' Greek Festival

Next up, mosey on over to New Orleans' Greek Festival, at Bayou St. John, for some traditional Grecian cuisine and culture. Experience Live Greek Dancing and band performances, all while tasting sweet Greek pastries, desserts, traditional savory dishes, and wine from the Mediterranean. Tickets for the event are sold here, and the festival is open from Friday through Sunday for some Memorial Day weekend family fun. Don't miss out!

1200 Allen Toussaint Blvd., https://www.gfno.com/index.html

Sonesta Sundays at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Looking to cool down this Memorial Day Weekend? Check out Sonesta Sundays at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Every Sunday this summer season, The Royal Sonesta offers an experience to cool off by the pool, relax to the sounds of live music, and sip on sweet daiquiris from their poolside Oasis Bar. Sonesta Sunday pool passes can be purchased here, and a complementary daiquiri and valet parking are included with admission.

Royal Sonesta New Orleans, 300 Bourbon Street, 504-586-0300, Sonesta Sundays at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans Tickets

Fauborg's Brewery

If you want a more red-white-and-blue style celebration for Memorial Day Weekend, Fauborg's Brewery may have the perfect event for you! On May 28 and 29, Americana on Tap will feature a range of Americana musicians, playing all types of genres, from bluegrass to blues. To complement these Americana twangs and rhythms, the free outdoor festival will include a maker's market, hoppy craft beers, family-friendly games, and delicious food vendors. To Learn more about the lineup of musicians, games, and food, check out the event here.

Faubourg Brewing Co., 3501 Jourdan Rd., 504-867-4000, https://faubourgbrewery.com/

The Barman's Fund Memorial Day Crawfish Boil

Round out your three-day weekend with The Barman's Fund Memorial Day Crawfish Boil! The event will be hosted at New Orleans' Ugly Dog Saloon, with a kickoff at 11:00 a.m. All are invited to join in the fun and get a taste of the traditional spice of the Cajun classic. You can participate in a raffle and silent auction for Memorial Day goodies, and admission is completely free for the Crawfish Boil. Come one, come all! Monday, May 30, 11-6 p.m.

401 Andrew Higgins Blvd., 504-569-8459, https://www.facebook.com/events/3177085092548420/?active_tab=about

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