"ALVEARE Luminoso" by Luba Zygarewicz/Image Courtesy of Allumer Natchez

Six Fall Day Trips to Take In and Out of New Orleans

15:30 November 17, 2021
By: Staff

Are you ready to party like it's the Middle Ages? The Louisiana Renaissance Festival offers all kinds of old-fashioned entertainment every weekend until December 12 like jousting, juggling, and tons of live entertainment. Food, drinks, and all kinds of shopping are available. Check their website to see what kind of special theme is going on each weekend. 46468 River Rd., 985-429-9992, larf.net

Image Courtesy of Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Who doesn't like wine and the beach? Head out to The Village in Sandestin on November 20 to enjoy the Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights event. View the beautifully decorated Baytowne Wharf while enjoying more than 30 champagnes and a choreographed light show. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. 9100 Baytowne Wharf Blvd., Miramar Beach, FL, baytownesparklingwinefest.com

New Orleanians can never pass up good seafood! Take a trip to the Northshore and dine at the new Blue Crab location in Slidell. Enjoy classics like the Basin BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Fresh Gulf Shrimp, and the Blue Crab Pasta. Don't miss out on the tasty shrimp, oyster, or catfish platters with fries, hushpuppies, and French bread. 118 Harbor View Ct., Slidell, 985-315-7001, thebluecrabnorthshore.com

You looking to cruise and jam on the Mississippi River? Then the Beats on a Boat concert on November 19 is just the thing you need! It'll be on the Creole Queen Steamboat and will feature music from Random Rab, Duffrey, Malakai, and more. There'll even be an open bar! 1 Poydras St., stayhappening.com

Light and art are always an interesting mix! Go out to Natchez, Mississippi to see the Allumer Natchez at the Dunleith Historic Inn. Taking place November 19-21, come see how different artists will decorate the inn using cutting-edge and contemporary art installations The event is free, but VIP tickets are available. 84 Homochitto St., Natchez, MS, allumernatchez.com

Want to finish off the year with some zydeco? Travel to St. Landry Parish to experience the Opelousas Creole Country Zydeco Fest. Performers will include Geno Delafose, Step Rideau, Rosie Bellard, and more. The fest will be at the Life Community Complex in Opelousas on November 20. 1141 Prudhomme St., Opelousas, cajuntravel.com

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