Nov 16, 2023 - Things to Do

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival and more things to do in New Orleans this weekend

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The Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is this weekend, and Christmas events are starting.

Here are some ideas for things to do this weekend.


๐Ÿคฃ Hell Yes Fest, New Orleans' comedy festival, is all weekend. (Schedule)

๐Ÿ“š Words & Music Festival continues Friday and Saturday with music, poetry, workshops and live readings. (Details)


๐ŸŽ„ The Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party is Saturday night at City Park. It combined with Jingle Bells & Beer this year. (Tickets)

๐Ÿ•บ Sober Fest is Saturday at The Sugar Mill. The alcohol-free event has music, games and food. (Tickets)

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽ„ Santa arrives at Lakeside Shopping Center on Saturday morning with a parade. (Tickets)

๐Ÿฆ• The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs the score to "Jurassic Park" during a movie viewing Saturday night at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. (Details)

๐Ÿฑ The Louisiana SPCA is hosting "Caturday" on Saturday at the Children's Resource Center Library. Craft cat toys and play with the adoptable felines. (Details)


๐Ÿฅ– The Oak Street Po-Boy Festival offers food and music Sunday during a street party that draws nearly 50,000 people each year. (Details)

๐ŸŽต The Music in the Garden series continues Sunday with Salvador Avila and Susanne Ortner doing a free performance in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. (Details)

Next week

๐ŸŽจ A new exhibit opens Tuesday at The Cabildo Museum celebrating the works of Hunt Slonem, an internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor. (Details)

Also: See Gambit's event calendar for more ideas.


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