Babes Best Weekend Picks

From getting fancy and dressed up for Love in the Garden, to curing your hangover with lots of fried chicken, this weekend is jam packed with events, Babes. We recommend you skip the weekday outings, eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids and rest for everything that’s going on this Friday-Sunday.

LOVE in the Garden

NOMA Love in The Garden

New Orleans Museum of Art’s annual fall soiree in the Sculpture Garden is this Friday, September 23. Join us for a night of dining and dancing under the stars and oaks to honor NOLA artists: Alexa Pulitzer & Ashley Longshore.

Love in the Garden presented by Whitney Bank will feature food, music by Nikki Pennie and a cocktail challenge with 10 of NOLA’s top bartenders.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 504-658-4163.

Babes Tip

On a budget but still want to attend this fabulous fundraiser? Join us for the late night party from 9PM-Midnight for only $50.

Nola On Tap

You know we like any excuse to hang out with pups, so NOLA on Tap is at the TOP of our September picks every year. Come celebrate the largest fundraiser for The Louisiana SPCA this Saturday at City Park.

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NOLA on Tap is the largest beer fest in our region! It’ll feature live music, 400+ local, national & home-brewed beer, Homebrewers Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) competition & People’s Choice Awards, food, contests, games, a dog-friendly atmosphere, art & merchandise vendors and non-beer drinks.

Get your Pre-Sale Wristbands and Pre-Sale “Bock” Packages here.

Gleason Gras

For the athletic babes, get ready for one of the coolest races and after parties in New Orleans. Gleason Gras, benefits a really great foundation helping a local hero, Steve Gleason!

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Gleason Gras will feature The World’s Longest 5K Run (3.7 miles) & an after party with live music and food. Learn more and purchase your tickets here.

Grand Golden Gamble

Sunday funday anyone? Throw on your best 70’s wear and head over to the beautiful Longue Vue House and Gardens for a fall afternoon that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the days when Elvis was king of Vegas.

The event will be filled with tasty eats from some of our favorites like Sucré New Orleans, bountiful booze from Brady’s Wine Warehouse and NOLA Brewing; and a chance to be one of three winners of a total of $4,000 in gold coins in the draw-down raffle!


Advance tickets are just $50 per person and will enable Longue Vue to continue to serve as a center for youth and adult education, offering horticultural, science, preservation, and arts programming. Check out the details here, and you just might get lucky on Sunday!

1st Annual Fried Chicken Festival

Because in New Orleans we have to have a festival for just about everything, we will now have a Fried Chicken Festival.

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After all this fun, you’ll need some food for your Sunday Scaries, right? Louisiana Babes know that there’s nothing better to cure a hangover than a Bloody Mary and some fried chicken. Join the inaugural Fried Chicken Fest for a Sunday Funday with food from 25 local restaurants, music, family and festivities, all in celebration of the classic southern dish.

Feeling like treating yourself?

The event will feature a VIP Möet Lounge, your $45 ticket includes an individual bottle of Moët & Chandon with a souvenir sipper, a dish of Fried Chicken Tenders with Bacon Stuffed Waffle topped with powdered sugar and cane syrup, access to the Moët Ultra Lounge with gifts and seating and access to VIP restroom.

Learn more about this festival and purchase tickets on their website.

There you have it Babes. We hope you have a fabulous weekend! Be sure to say hello if you catch us at any of these events, and please comment below if we missed any other awesome NOLA fun happening this weekend.


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