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San Fermin en Nueva Orleans – July 11-14, 2013

From July 11-14, experience the exhilaration of the Spanish adventure, without crossing the Atlantic, and without the hazard of real bulls.  Join us in the French Quarter for the San Fermin en Nueva Orleans, our own version of the Running of the Bulls.  Coming down for this event?  Make your reservation with 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast for true rest and relaxation (between the excitement!)

Thursday, July 11 – Kick-off the festival with Marques de Caceras Wine Dinner where the delicious cuisine is perfectly paired with Marques de Caceres wines for an exquisite, an ideal way to begin the festival.

Friday, July 12 – Officially begin the San Fermin in Nueva Orleans with El Txupinazo (pronounced el choo-pee-naht-so).  Meet other festival-goers and enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine.  Get into the spirit with festive red and white attire. 

Saturday, July 13 – This is the day you’ve been waiting for!  Instead of being chased by real bulls – they take some of the stress out of it and send the RollerBulls after you!  These roller derby girls from Big Easy Rollergirls and other leagues will chase and “gore” all festival goers.  This event is huge – expect over 14,000 runners and 400 RollerBulls.

After the excitement, enjoy cocktails and a concert put on my local musicians to relax and celebrate your survival!

Sunday, July 14 – Round off the crazy weekend with the El Pobre de Mi, a relaxing event featuring a tapas brunch and specialty drinks.  Then enjoy the 4th Annual Ernest Hemingway Celebration & Talent Contest including a variety of theatrical events.

The Running of the Bulls in Spain is a once in a lifetime event – but the San Fermin in Nueva Orleans is something you won’t want to miss…again and again!  It will be crazy and fun – not just another New Orleans festival!  While you are spending this exciting weekend in New Orleans – be sure to rest yourself in our inn.  1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast offers cozy beds and great bathtubs for soaking – you’ll enjoy the recovery.

 

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Essence Music Festival 2013 – New Orleans

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Summer is hot and the parties continue!  Book your room at 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast during July 4-7 for the 2013 Essence Music Festival.  This is your chance to see tons of big names all in one place.

Thursday opens the festival with tunes from Doug E. Fresh and the Stooges Brass Band and be inspired by Devon Franklin, Traci Braxton, and more.

Friday the party keeps building with music from Maya Azucena, Brandy, and so many more.  You won’t want to miss what Robin D. Stone, Steve Harvey, and many more speakers have to say!

Saturday you can groove with Solange, Big Daddy Kane, and may more talented artists.  Empower yourself within your community with Al Sharpton, and feed your soul with Iyanla Vanzant.

Sunday caps the festival with amazing artists including Janelle Monae and Beyonce.  You can also hear powerful messages from Yolanda Adams, Kurt Carr, and more.

So much amazing music and wonderful speakers – we know you’ll want a comfortable place to unwind after a full day at Essence Festival.  Be sure to book a cozy room at our inn to make your weekend perfect.  See you soon!

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Go 4th on the River, 2013: Independence Day in New Orleans

Summer is here and the parties are heating up.  Sure, New Orleans is known for Mardi Gras, but no celebration lights up the Mississippi River like the 4th of July.  If you’re staying at 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast over July 4th, don’t miss New Orleans’ spectacular salute to Independence Day.

The 4th of July in New Orleans is complete with free concerts featuring local brass and jazz bands and more.  The official schedule of events and bands have not yet been announced, but the grand finale of the patriotic filled day will be a firework display at 9 pm.  What sets this fireworks display apart from any that you will see elsewhere, is the enormous display from twin barges on the Mississippi River in the Woldenberg Riverfront Park.  This event is known as Dueling Barges in the 23rd Annual Go Fourth on the River celebration.

You can view the fireworks either on the French Quarter side of the river, or from Woldenberg Park.

For more details about this event, check out New Orleans Online, but also watch Go 4th on the River website for updated information.  We believe this is a must see!  Reserve your room with us today, and come celebrate with us!

 

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Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, June 8-9, 2013

Celebrate summer at the 7th Annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival on the two stages of the Old U.S. Mint in addition to a stage at the French Market’s Creole Tomato Festival; June 8-9, 2013.

Come dance with us to the two-step dance music provided by such artists as Chubby Carrier & the Bayout Swamp Band, Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers – and many…many more!

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You won’t go hungry – the festival promises delicious local fare available throughout the party.  Finally – take home a piece of the festival and support local artisans at the Arts Market.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc is still finalizing details about this year’s festival – so check their website for details as we get closer to this event.  We hope that you’ll immerse yourself in NOLA life for a day when you are staying at 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast June 8 or 9, by joining the party – and moving your feet to some fantastic Cajun-Zydeco music that we love so much!

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Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo New Orleans, May 17-19, 2013

bayouStaying with us at 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast over the weekend of May 17-19?  Party with a purpose at the Bayou Boogaloo of 2013.  The 7th Annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo put on by the MotherShip Foundation benefits neighborhood restoration projects from Hurricane Katrina, sustainability projects, and more.  What better reason to get into local music, art, and delicious food?

Saturday, May 18th check out the Bicycle Pub Crawl beginning at 8 AM and taking you to 6 local eateries for coffee, beignets, local personalities, and southern hospitality!  Traveling without your wheels?  Bicycle rentals are available.

Sunday, May 19th enjoy a 11-mile ride, Bicycle Second Line, beginning at Bayou St. John and ending at Bayou Boogaloo.  In typical NOLA style, this easy ride goes at parade pace and even includes life music!  Don’t miss it!

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Check out the 5K and the 4th Annual Rubber Duck Derby – just more ways to enjoy the festival.

Throughout the festival – check out the incredible line-up of local music…never a dull moment!  Get something unique and support resident artists as dozens of New Orleans’ own will be offering an amazing variety throughout the Festival Arts Market.  Finally, you won’t go hungry with the selection of delicious New Orleans flavors.  This festival has everything!  See you soon!!

 

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30th French Quarter Festival – April 11-14, 2013

fqfi_logoApril is full of fun and exciting events to keep you busy and entertained during your stay with us.  Stay at 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast during the French Quarter Festival, happening April 11-14.  This festival was originally created to bring locals back to the French Quarter after major street and sidewalk repairs in 1984.  This festival has been drawing crowds for 30 years!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the French Quarter Festival and other annual events provided by French Quarter Festivals, Inc.  You won’t want to miss all of the exciting things planned for this year’s festival!

  • ·       Find over 800 local musicians at this festival, the largest music festival in the South. 
  • ·       Check-out special events such as a French Quarter Film Festival and lectures with Louisiana Musicians. 
  • ·       Hang out with your kids in the kid-friendly zones and a great place for family fun. 
  • ·       Enjoy delicious offerings of over 65 New Orleans best restaurants. 
  • ·       April 13 don’t miss fireworks on the Mississippi River at 9 pm.

This festival is amazing, you won’t want to miss this local favorite!

If you enjoy the French Quarter Festival, then plan ahead to check out other events.  Stay in our bed and breakfast for the Satchmo Summerfest from August 1-4, and for Christmas in New Orleans in December.  All of these events are brought to you by French Quarter Festivals, Inc.