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October 1 2017 | News

13 Reasons to NOLA this October.

Weather-wise, October is one of the best months for being outdoors in New Orleans. Take your pick of fests and join us for fall fun in the Big Easy. Make Hotel Provincial your home base as you enjoy the following unique events in our one-of-a-kind city.

Tremé Fall Festival, October 1

Join Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet, Waterseed, Gina Brown, Casa Samba, Mitchell Player’s Ella & Louis Tribute Band, Doreen Ketchen (pictured), Shaka Zulu, Tramps-David Darangue, Baby Boyz Brass Band, Tremé All-Stars and the Hot 8 Brass Band at Treme Fall Fest. Enjoy authentic fare from local restaurants and food trucks as well as arts and crafts booths.

Oktoberfest, October 6-7, 13-14 & 20-21

Oktoberfest in New Orleans is three weekends of German-food, music, culture and fun. Sponsored by the Deutches Haus of New Orleans, Oktoberfest 2017 will take place at their new home at 1700 Moss Street. Zum Woh! (To your health!)

Art for Arts’ Sake, October 7

Come join 30,000+ art lovers in the Arts/Warehouse District for this celebration of all things artsy.

New Orleans Film Festival, October 11-19

This film festival was named one of the “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine, and one of the “Fifteen Fests You Should Enter” by Premium Beat. If you love the movies, you won’t want to miss it.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, October 13-15

This year's celebration in Lafayette Square Park will include entertainment by Grammy winning performers Robert Cray and Bobby Rush. Come get your fill of BBQ from the top restaurants and smokers in the region.

NOLA Mac N’ Cheese Fest, October 21

In its inaugural year, this free fest in Armstrong Park will feature mac n’ cheese and other fare from 15 restaurants, live music, and beer & cocktails. Its comfort food at its best.

Cochon du Lait Festival, October 21

Join us in Palmer Park in New Orleans for this festival benefitting the Citizens Organization for Police Support 2 (COPS2). This free event features live music and local food and art vendors.

Krewe of Boo, October 21

Get ready to yell “throw me something, Monster” at this annual Mardi Gras-style Halloween event.

Boo at the Zoo, October 20, 21, 27 & 28

This Halloween party is a fun and safe way for kids to trick or treat. Come ride the Ghost Train, tour a haunted house and more.

Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, October 27-29

Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, The Killers and more are headlining this year’s festival under the oaks in City Park. Come “Worship the Music.”

Louisiana Seafood Festival, October 27-29

The three-day Louisiana Seafood Festival is a hook to cook celebration of the fresh seafood that makes our state great. Along with dishes inspired by fresh fish, shrimp, crab, crawfish and oysters, join us at Woldenberg Park for live music, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, and an Arts Village.

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