Saturday, October 1, 2011

Satuday with Markets, Oktoberfest, Beer for Dogs and Art Everywhere!

Happy Saturday Everybody - what a beautiful day and so much going on!!!

Gentilly Fest celebrates all things "Gentilly," including continuous live music, sumptuous food from local restaurants & caterers and fine arts and crafts. The kids will have fun with the pony rides, facepainting and more. Gentilly Fest supports the New Orleans Police, Fire, EMS, Children's Music camps and other New Orleans organizations. This year, funds will be donated to the sports programs of Pontchartrain Park & Milne playgrounds and the Louis Armstrong summer jazz camp for kids.

Where: Gentilly Fest is held in Pontchartrain Park (corner of Press and Prentiss Drives) just off Leon C. Simon Blvd and south of The Keifer Lakefront Arena.
When: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday Noon - 6PM
Cost: Free to the public
For more info:

Celebrate New Orleans' German Heritage with Oktoberfest 2011 today!! Grab your lederhosen (or dirndls) because it's time for Broussard's Restaurant and Courtyard's Second Annual French Quarter Oktoberfest, today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The popular French Quarter establishment's festival will feature German cuisine, German beer and wine, live music, and a costume contest.

It's the Fall return of the Freret Street Market & Festival! Enjoy a fun market and festival! All the great food and great music you've come to expect, plus over 80 vendors, live music, a kid's area, and more! This week the kid's area will be full of kitties and doggies for adoption! Future festival dates: November 5, December 3, December 17.

Where: Freret Street, between Napoleon Avenue & Soniat St.
When: Noon - 5:00 PM
Who: Great for lunch and a family outing!
For more info: 638.2589 or

Today from Noon to 5:00 pm the Crossroads Arts Bazaar in the New Orleans Healing Center at St. Claude and St. Roch will introduce itself to the community. In addition to our wonderful artists, we will have musical performances, special guest speakers and refreshments!

Does a long beer list make you freeze with indecision? Then the second annual New Orleans On Tap will be especially challenging, because the Louisiana SPCA Fund Raiser has 200 different beers. You can try imports, craft brews, well-known mainstream beers and even the efforts of local homebrewers. This year, New Orleans on Tap features more than beer. Wine and margaritas will be available. A larger selection of food will be offered. And Rotary Down and Flow Tribe are scheduled to play, ensuring that everyone will be as happy as a dog chasing a frisbee. New Orleanson Tap takes place from 2:00-7:00 p.m. by the boathouse and Big Lake in City Park (Friedrichs Ave. in front of Christian Brothers school). Admission is free. Beer samples start at $1. Good dogs on leashes are welcome to attend. The SPCA will also have dogs available for adoption. For more information, visit

And of course to top off your evening it's Art for Art's Sake - Free art openings at galleries and businesses on Julia Street, Magazine Street, the French Quarter and all around New Orleans.
Julia Street Block Party
6-9pm (300-600 blocks Julia Street in the New Orleans Arts District).
Official After-Party: The CAC's 35th Birthday Concert with Ellis Marsalis from 9-11pm CAC (900 Camp Street) with A FREE concert featuring Ellis Marsalis plus DJ Soul Sister!!

For more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!

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