Football and Fun This Fall
Food, festivals, and football in New Orleans mean fall has arrived. So break out your light long sleeves and put on your walking shoes because you’ll be spending a whole lot of time outdoors. Here’s a roundup of all the fun things we have going this fall.
Saints Football: Around here, we bleed black and gold year around but during football season things get intense. Whether it’s watching game with roaring crowd at the Superdome or with new found friends at a local watering hole, there is nothing more exciting than being in the Big Easy on Game Day.
See the full Saints schedule here.
Festivals: If there is one thing New Orleans knows, it’s how to put on a great festival, and October brings festivals-o-plenty. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded them up so you don’t have to!
Art for Art’s Sake: October 3
Art lovers everywhere unite with this Warehouse District Exhibit, held annually the first Saturday in October. Bars will be set up along the sidewalk so you can grab a drink as you browse (cash only). For more details, click here.
Oktobefest: October 9-25
Though it’s not as widely known, New Orleans hails a large German population dating back to the 1700s. The celebration technically takes place just a short drive from New Orleans at the Rivertown area in Kenner, but it’s definitely worth the drive. It comes with authentic German food, beer, and entertainment! Details
Among the authentic German foods being offered are:
- Sauerbraten (braised marinated roast beef)
- Krautwickel (ground beef stuffing rolled in cabbage)
- Kasseler Rippchen (smoked pork shank braised in a citrus sauce)
- Sauerkraut (pickled cabbage)
- Kartoffelbrei (creamed potatoes)
- Bratwurst sausage
- Giant Bavarian pretzels
- German wines and liquors (including many varieties of schnapps)
- And more than 20 German premium brand beers to wash it all down!
New Orleans Film Festival: October 14-22
The New Orleans Film Society hosts this annual event giving filmmakers a chance to premiere their latest works including full-length films, shorts, documentaries, and animation.
Crescent City Blues & BBQ: October 16-18
Live Music and BBQ, what more do you need? This Central Business District festival heats up just as the weather cools down with delicious dining and entertainment in Lafayette Square.