New Orleans Bourbon Festival
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Ace Hotel, and the Contemporary Arts Center
Wednesday, March 20 – Saturday, March 23
Come to New Orleans’s third annual Bourbon Festival to experience exceptional bourbon and cuisine, featuring educational seminars, a Bourbon Brunch, and a patron party. You’ll deal with the finest Bourbon distilleries and restaurants and listen to the experts speak. Enjoy a New Orleans-themed 1920s speakeasy and sample the finest bourbon, eat the best traditional New Orleans cuisine, and shop for bourbon-inspired goods. There will be music by Matt Lemmler’s New Orleans Jazz Revival Band and food vendors located in the adjacent courtyard and blocked-off street. Need a cigar with that bourbon? Relax in an outdoor smoking lounge sure to satisfy your cravings.
Ales & Rails from Around the World
The Hollywood Warehouse, Gulfport, MS
Saturday, March 23: 7 – 10 p.m.
Taste beers from around the world at the third annual Wild West-themed fundraiser in Gulfport, Mississippi. Located at the warehouse where you’ll find movie sets and props from movies such as Magnificent 7 and Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter, this event is sure to wow. Costumes are encouraged at this 21+ extravaganza that will feature beer tastings, a silent auction, and a mechanical bull, entertaining all of your western fantasies. With country music, dancing, and beer from around the world, this is a fest you won't want to miss. The weekend itinerary will also include horseback riding and distillery tours all along the Southeast Corridor.
Cutting Edge Theater: 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell
March 15 – April 13: Dates and times vary
Enjoy ABBA’s timeless songs in the renowned musical Mamma Mia! at the regional theater company Cutting Edge Theater. A hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father, this tale unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, her quest brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years earlier. ABBA’s songs propel this story of love, laughter, and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A talented cast, non-stop laughs, and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit.
New Orleans Home and Garden Show
Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17: Times vary
The largest home and garden show in the Southeast is returning to the Superdome to bring you the latest and greatest products, technology, and inspiration for your home. Hear from experts, like members of the Home Builder’s Association; marvel at the show’s “Tropical Paradise” display with a custom waterfall; and visit the Maker’s Market to browse and shop for art. This event will also feature cooking demonstrations from celebrity chef Shaun O’Neale and a Junior Chef Challenge as well as an interactive technology display put on by author Boyce Thompson. Also make sure to stop by the Bark Park, featuring adoptable dogs and agility trainings.