Weekend Full Of Fun Stuff To Do

There is quite a bit going on around the city this weekend. Lots of fun to be had by all:

There is the annual Greek Festival. This is an event I look forward to every year. The food is great! The slow roasted lamb is something I look forward to every year almost as much as the Baklava Sundaes. There is always plenty of shade and good family friendly entertainment. This year I will be running in the 5k Race (for fun, not competition) this evening at 7:00. Something else that I want to check out this year is the canoe rentals. A canoe ride down Bayou St. John could be a lot of fun.


The second event that I will be hitting up is the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. This is a free, all-day event being held at Orleans Ave. and Bayou St. John, on Saturday. I have never been to this before. I am not quite sure if it is an annual event, or something new this year. It looks like it will be great. There is an incredible variety of bands playing. Everything from Blues to Caribbean. From Brazilian to Jazz. From Reggae to Rock. There will be vendors out there selling beer and other good stuff. The Mid-City Art Market will be relocating to the Bayou Boogaloo for this weekend as well. You can’t beet all of that entertainment for free. Courtesy of MCNO

Anybody know of any other fun stuff going on this weekend?

UPDATE: Here are some pictures I took at the Bayou Boogaloo.

27 Comments so far

  1. Editor B (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 12:01 pm

    This is the first annual Bayou Boogaloo. Hopefully it will be successful and next year we’ll do it again. Thanks for coming.

  2. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

    Looks like its gonna be great!

  3. Jack Ware (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

    I was thinking the Freret Street Festival was this weekend and was salty ’cause I was going to miss it. Turns out it’s NEXT Saturday which is better for me. But then you brought up all the other stuff I’m not going to get to go to so I don’t know how to feel. I’m all conflicted. Somebody get me some lamb.

    BTW, Paul, you are more than welcome to borrow my prow if you want to tool around Bayou St. John if you don’t get to rent a canoe this weekend.


  4. Covingtongirl (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 2:03 pm

    Hey Paul, I’m not hard to miss, I have a yellow Jeep, the only one with 2 katamaran’s on it. (this was almost impossiable to do) I’m happy to let you use it. Zulu (dog) and I will be out there all weekend.

  5. Covingtongirl (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

    Is that poster for sale somewhere? It’s great!! how can I get one?
    gotta run, on my way to my first love, NOLA, Opa!

  6. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

    Hey Jack,
    I’m kind of jealous of you, because I will be out of town next weekend and will miss the Freret St. Festival. I guess you can go to that one for me, and I’ll go to this weekends stuff for you. :)

  7. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

    I don’t know if the poster is for sale. I am hoping it is for sale at the festival, because it is a great looking poster!

  8. Laurie (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 2:33 pm
  9. Laurie (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 2:38 pm

    Right click on image hit save picture as

    hit save go directly to your pictues and open

    you can make it bigger.


  10. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 2:40 pm

    Actually, here is a link to a larger version of the Picture on Flickr:


  11. nathalie (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 2:50 pm

    Go visit the Aquarium of the Americas! It’s freshly restocked and opened today!!!!

  12. Laurie (unregistered) on May 26th, 2006 @ 2:51 pm

    In pictures full size the screen then begin hitting zoom.



  13. Craig (unregistered) on May 27th, 2006 @ 6:43 am

    This is also the weekend for the hugely successful New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (www.nowfe.com), now in its 15th year and taking much of our time. This is a big draw for wine vintners and food lovers from around the nation and is putting big bucks in tourist/food coffers around town.

  14. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on May 27th, 2006 @ 10:40 am

    Covingtongirl, I looked for you last night at the Greek Fest, but it was suprisingly hard to find a person I had never met amongst the hundreds of people that were out there.
    It was a great time though. I will be hitting up the Bayou Boogaloo Festival this afternoon and then heading to the Greek Fest this evening so that I can have some lamb for dinner and try to dance with the greeks (who can keep up with those guys?) – OPAH!
    I’ll be wearing the “Chenney’s Got a Gun” t-shirt.

  15. Laurie (unregistered) on May 27th, 2006 @ 12:54 pm

    Paul how do you know you don’t already

    know her and she doesn’t already know you?


  16. Covingtongirl (unregistered) on May 27th, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

    Paul, good point, kinda difficult. Had a blast until I found a snake in my katamaran! I met up with a bunch of friends from City Park Tennis, and I am willing to bet they are still falling all over themselves laughing at me. Ran home to bring Zulu back and clean up, going back tonight – Widespread Panic tshirt. I’ll be the one dancin’ with the Greek men ;>) heh heh

    *Laurie thanks for the link!

  17. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on May 27th, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

    Good point Laurie. Covingtongirl, do you think I already know you?
    By the way I thik I will have to change t-shirts because the one I was wearing got drenched at the Bayou Boogaloo.

  18. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on May 27th, 2006 @ 6:54 pm

    Update: I will now be wearing my brand new Mid City Neighborhood Organization t-shirt.

  19. Mike Hoffman (unregistered) on May 27th, 2006 @ 7:02 pm

    The food at GreekFest was great as usual but even at both festivals there was no real energy in the air…

    It made for an awkward time in a place where you usually feel the energy throughout the city before you even arrive at whatever festival you’re headed to.

    Blame it on post-Katrina depression, the heat, whatever… there was a bad vibe in the air, highlighted by the semi-audible argument between the keyboard player for BUST and the sound engineer calling each other assholes, resulting in the player’s walkout at the Midcity Fest.

  20. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on May 27th, 2006 @ 7:12 pm

    Wow! I must have missed the walk-off while I was down at the Mid-City Art Market.
    I thought that the vibe was pretty good at the Bayou Boogaloo. Smaller crowd than I had hoped, but I thought it felt good. But I think my friend with me felt kind of like you did, Mike. MIght have been the rain. I was there to have a good time, and I absolutely did!

  21. Covingtongirl (unregistered) on May 27th, 2006 @ 10:25 pm

    hate to say this, but, this Lakeview girl felt it also. Something was missing. I dunno.
    Paul, there is a chance I know u. I’m from a large family, kinda know alot of folks.
    I can’t believe I left early. WTF?
    hey Mike, had a blast, but something was missing…maybe it was that damn snake.
    Paul, I think it would be a good idea on Thursdays to ask what’s everyone doin on the weekend. I didn’t know about the food and wine thing. Think about it. gotta go, so drunk, goodnite.

  22. Covingtongirl (unregistered) on May 28th, 2006 @ 1:17 pm


  23. Laurie (unregistered) on May 28th, 2006 @ 2:28 pm

    What kinda’ snake was it?

    If it wasn’t a watermoccasin, cottonmouth, or rattler

    it in all probability wasn’t poisonous!

    We have the only non pisonous asp!

    The hognose.

    How many feets was it?!


  24. Laurie (unregistered) on May 28th, 2006 @ 2:35 pm

    When you right clique on something a window with options will

    come up at the very bottom will be Properties left clique

    on properties another window will come up the address

    should be somewhere’s around the middle.

  25. Covingtongirl (unregistered) on May 28th, 2006 @ 5:05 pm

    Thanks for the help, how did u get so good at this stuff?? I need private lessons.
    As for the snake, I have no idea. I felt something on my calf, and there he was, getting all comfy with me.

  26. Laurie (unregistered) on May 28th, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

    I lost internet service for a month when I originally got it.

    You can do way more with the classic left

    right click than you can with the new and

    improved double left click.

    I’m still part of the Pong anf Atari generation!


  27. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    Covingtongirl, I agree it would be a great idea to ask everybody what they are doing. Unfortunately I forgot to do that last night, and I will be going out of town for a few weeks. Maybe someone else will pick it up.

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