Weekend Roundup: Never a Dull Moment in New Orleans in November


With so much going on in the city, November in New Orleans is always exciting! This weekend is no exception. We want to be sure you make the most of your time here, so we’ve put together a list of events happening around the city this weekend, November 8 and 9. 

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

This free event features a smorgasbord of New Orleans’ signature dish Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 in Louis Armstrong Park from 11 a.m. until 7:15 p.m. While you’re there, try a variety of gumbo recipes including seafood gumbo, dark roux chicken and sausage gumbo, Creole filé gumbo, and vegan! They aren’t just serving up gumbo—other fan favorites like po’ boys and shrimp-n-grits can be found around the festival.

It wouldn’t be a festival without live music—lots of it! In true Big Easy fashion, Traditional and contemporary brass band jazz can be found throughout the festival. If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing a second-line parade, now is your chance because the festival has added one to the lineup!

Complete with a kids’ area full of games and creative workshops, the whole family will have fun!

Louisiana Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance fair fun continues this weekend with Heroes and Pirates. During the appropriately themed Veterans Day weekend theme learn how some pirates were actually heroes. The pirates of Gene Lafitte are credited as the reason we won the Battle of New Orleans!

Also, Veterans and first responders receive 50 percent off admissions tickets this weekend.

The Rat Pack Tribute Show at the WWII Museum

Capture the style, music, comedy, and camaraderie of the Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.—the original Rat Pack—with musical hits including as Luck Be a Lady, The Lady is a Tramp, That’s Amoré, Mr. Bojangles, The Candy Man, and I Got the World on a String,  and more!

This entertaining dinner show is Saturday, November 8 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Saints vs San Francisco 49ers

After the Saints snagged an amazing win during their away game against the Carolina Panthers last week, this is sure to be an exciting game! Whether you’re cheering from the Superdome or the French Quarter, you don’t want to miss a minute of the action! So put on your black and gold and yell “Who Dat!” with 100,000 plus of your closest friends (in New Orleans you won’t meet a stranger!)

Kickoff is Sunday, November 9 at noon.

Traditional French Quarter Fun

Don’t forget the New Orleans staples too! Whether it’s your first time in town or hundredth, strolling through Jackson Square, meandering through the French Market, and relaxing by the Riverwalk are always great.

No matter what you do, stay in luxurious French Quarter style with Maison Dupuy! Wake up well rested after a great night’s sleep on our plush pillow top mattresses. Our stylish boutique hotel captures the essence of the French Quarter with iron-wrought balconies, a lavish courtyard complete with a marble fountain, more!

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