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Six Ways to Spend Memorial Day Weekend

12:00 May 24, 2021
By: Marigny Lanaux

First, beer lovers can head to the Zony Mash Beer Project for Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers. Bub's Burgers will be providing tasty burgers. Magnetic Ear will also be performing over the weekend, and the NOLA Crawfish King will be offering hot boiled crawfish for purchase. 3943 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., 504-766-8868,

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Next, enjoy a Staycation at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Admire the New Orleans skyline while swimming at their rooftop pool! While you relax, you can enjoy food at any of their 8 unique options, including the delicious 8 Block…or grab cocktails and small plates at Vitascope Hall. 601 Loyola Ave., 504-561-1234,

Or, you can now enjoy live music by different local bands at Jazz @ the Blue Dog at the Sheraton Hotel's Rodrigue Gallery! Sip on thirst-quenching hand-crafted cocktails from the bar as you listen to the tunes. Ticket prices differ for each night, but it always includes valet parking. 500 Canal St., 504-525-2500,

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Next, experience some live theater; at the WWII Museum's BB's Stagedoor Canteen, you can catch an exciting 90-minute show that explores the life of actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr! Enjoy the show with some refreshments and cocktails by ordering them at the bar beforehand. 945 Magazine St., 504-528-1943,

Hidden Oaks Campground hosts a ton of events throughout the summer, and the Memorial Weekend Swamp Pop Music Festival is a popular one! You can enjoy listening to music from Aaron Foret and others while exploring the numerous activities offered. Check out their local food vendors and more. 21544 U.S. Hwy. 190, Hammond, 985-345-9244,

Finally, pre-order and enjoy some delicious Greek Fest favorites by visiting Greek Feast at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral! Since Greek Fest is rescheduled for the fall, this drive-up only event is a great opportunity to enjoy some of your favorite Greek foods on Memorial Day weekend. 1200 Robert E Lee Blvd., 504-282-0259,

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