After the heat of the summer is over, New Orleans gets busy again doing what we do best, "passing a good time."
The Fall season starts off with Southern Decadence on Labor Day weekend, followed quickly by the National Fried Chicken Festival on the third weekend of September.
October brings the Treme Fall Festival, the Crescent City Blues & Barbecue Festival, the Beignet Festival, and three weekends of Oktober Fest.
In November we'll have the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, with brass band music and all sorts of gumbo and the Oak Street Po' boy Festival.
And September marks the beginning of "second line season". A unique to New Orleans cultural tradition, second line parades are sponsored by neighborhood based Social Aid & Pleasure clubs. The season runs from September through June, with Father's Day usually having the last parade until the fall.
We love going to second lines parades, and we always encourage our guests to do it as well. Tom works up route sheets and maps for our guests. If your travel plans include staying over Sunday, you really should check out a second line parade.