Mar 7, 2024 - Things to Do

Tamale Festival, crawfish boils and more things to do in New Orleans this weekend

Illustration of a plate of tamales with steam in the shape of musical notes rising above it.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

From tamales to crawfish, there's plenty to do in New Orleans this weekend.

Here are our top picks:

👪 Learn how to track down historical information for genealogy research during the New Orleans Library's inaugural GenFest beginning at 10am Saturday. (Details)

🦞 It's crawfish season. Here are some boils to know about:

  • Urban South has one on Friday at 11am. (Details)
  • Holy Cross hosts its crawfish boil cookoff on Saturday at 11am. (Details)

🤘 Sleater-Kinney is at the Joy Theater on Friday night. (Tickets)

🎨 The Arts Market at City Park returns to the Great Lawn at 10am Saturday.

🫔 The 4th Annual Tamale Festival lands at Poor Boy's with live music and art on Saturday and Sunday. (Details)

🖼️ The Ogden opens a new exhibition honoring NOCCA's 50 years of artistic education in the city. (Details)

🌸 A flower sale is scheduled for Sunday at Press Street Gardens. (Details)

✡️ The Chabad Jewish Center in Metairie hosts the Kids Jewish Food Festival on Sunday at 3pm. (Details)

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