Monthly Archives: March 2012


French Quarter Festival Kicks Off April 12th, 2012

New Orleans Bed and Breakfast 1896 O’Malley House provides close lodgings to New Orleans’ largest free music event, the French Quarter Festival, which starts up this year on April 12th. The festival runs through April 15th and features over 800 local musicians. There is no charge for the actual performances, but you will need cash for the delicious food and drink offerings, including the “World’s Largest Jazz Brunch”, which are the food booths operating within the festival.

On Saturday at 9:00 pm, enjoy Fireworks on the Mississippi. Two childrens’ areas will be available throughout the festival, and more than 65 New Orleans restaurants will provide food for sale.

Parking is available within the French Quarter, but slots fill up early. A free shuttle will be provided on Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 10:00pm, and on Sunday from 10:30 am to 8:00pm. Park and ride from O’Keefe, between Poydras and Canal. You can park in area lots and garages for $10 all day.

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Blog Holidays in New Orleans New Orleans Events


New Orleans is maybe not the first place you think of to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but if you experience it yourself, it might just take precedence over other cities in your mind!

The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club will sponsor it’s annual mass and parade, which starts at noon at St. Mary’s Assumption Church (2030 Constance Street) and is followed by the parade at 1 p.m.  The parade starts at the intersection of Felicity Street and Magazine and goes on  from Jackson Avenue to St. Charles Avenue to Louisiana Avenue to Magazine Street,  ending on Jackson Ave. You will likely spy flying cabbages and potatoes along with the beads and dubloons!

The fin continues the next day at the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club Block party, featuring Irish music, dancers, food, arts and crafts and,of course, lots of beer. Find the party at the Annunciation Square Playground from 10 am to 6pm. Proceeds from the block party benefit St. Michael’s Special School.

The parade and block party are an Irish New Orleans tradition going back more than 60 years. Stay with us at 1896 O’Malley House for a fully Irish experience!


On The Air – Live Theater in New Orleans

The Stage Door Canteen at the National World War II Museum presents “On the Air“, a live theater presentation in New Orleans.

The show was created especially for the Stage Door Canteen and combined elements of a live 1945 Radio Broadcast. You will  also take a role as member of the Live Studio Audience. The show contains music, comedy and more.

Starting Friday, March 9, 2012 and running through Sunday, May 27, 2012
(Friday & Saturday Evenings and Sunday Matinees, including two seatings for Mother’s Day)

Tickets may be purchased for dinner and the show, or the show alone, or bunch and show for the Sunday matinee performances.

Only minutes away from the Canteen, is our New Orleans Bed and Breakfast, the 1896 O’Malley House. Stay with us and enjoy a luxurious night’s stay after your historical theater experience.

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