Each year I and my cousins Deshandalyn, Helen and Regine take in as many festivals as possible. We love the food, art, music and most importantly the people. Each year our festival attendance goals get more ambitious. This year we wanted to step it up a little. We decided to call ourselves “The Festival Crashers”; we are like a mix of tornado chasers meets Wedding Crashers. This year we plan to attend 30 festivals if not more, hopefully our super powers will kick in.
We started our season as The Festival Crashers with attendance to two festivals on Saturday. We visited Fete Festival and Freret Street Festival. Fete Festival was a fundraiser for Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans. The festival had local eateries, music and lots of children activities. Highlight: Frites and more Frites.
Next we visited one of our favorite festivals, Freret Street Festival. So much culture lined Freret Street for you to take in! The food, art, the people is an indulgence like no other. We walked the street overdosing on the beautiful are of different forms from the creative people you can find throughout the city. We witnessed headbands shaped like cupcakes, hats any mad hatter would love, art that probably belongs in a museum and just so much more. The high concentration of the creative class in New Orleans just is mind boggling. Then along different streets we experience all types of music from rock to brass bands.
The food decisions were tough so many wonderful things to pick from! We all felt it was necessary to indulge in Shrimp and Chicken Pasta from Good Eats Catering, which definitely made it into our Top 10 pastas you have to taste in your life! That yummy goodness will keep you smiling all evening. Thanks Owner Samantha Massey!
We felt the best way to wash it down was with a snoball, is there really any other way? We had a huge snoballs from Snola that kept us definitely cooled down. My wedding cake snoball will be on my mind all week!
Freret Street Festival definitely left some pretty high standards and requirements for the rest of festival season.
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Here are some things we saw along the way!