Philanthropic Fun: Hats With Heart

Written by Shelby Simon from St. Charles Avenue Magazine

Friday, November 01, 2019

FestiGals hostsed the inaugural “Hats Off” luncheon and awards presentation.

Nell Nolan: FestiGals, DKE 175th anniversary, Cardiovascular gala

By Nell Nolan for

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Round Table Luncheon Salutes FestiGals

Advocate Staff Report

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

In keeping with its mission to empower women, FestiGals remains a powerhouse event

Written by Social Scene correspondent for

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

FestiGals Raises More Than $28,000 for New Orleans American Heart Association

Biz New Orleans

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Photos: Drag Queens perform over brunch for a cause

by Sophia Germer at The Advocate

Monday, June 24, 2019

L.A. to N.O.L.A. FestiGals Step Up Parade

by Laura Cayouette

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Women Take Center Stage During FestiGals

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Biz Minute 6-20-19

with Leslie T. Snadowsky

Thursday, June 20, 2019

FestiGals Announces Honorees for “Hats Off Luncheon” on Friday

by Suzanne Pfefferle Tafur

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A Biz New Orleans Article

We’ve got your weekend: Get with the girls and drink to good causes

(Photo from: Clark Castle [Schulkens])

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

ViaNolaVie Article by Kelley Crawford

Happy Hour June 14th

Happy Hour with Nikki Reyes

Friday, June 14, 2019

FestiGals Returns to the DDD June 21 – 23

Friday, June 14, 2019

How Local Women in Business Will Benefit from This Summer’s FestiGals Experience

by Suzanne Pfefferle Tafur

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A Biz New Orleans Article

Fabulous Female Fun in New Orleans at FestiGals

A Article

Monday, May 27, 2019

Amanda Shaw Announced as FestiGals 2019 Grand Diva

By Emilia DiFabrizio

Monday, April 22, 2019

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FestiGals 2018 – with Keynote Speaker K. Renee Horton, Ph.D

Friday, June 22, 2018

Inspiration is alive in New Orleans, LA & continues to spread to women all over the world as the city celebrates it’s Tricentennial Women’s Day.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Thousands of women invaded New Orleans this past weekend for fun, friendship and fundraising. It was the 8th annual FestiGals celebration, organized by Founding Diva Diane Lyons, the president of Accent DMC, an event planning organization based in New Orleans. The female warriors came from all over the planet: there were many locals, and others who traveled around the world to join the activities and the activism; one woman flew in from Australia just to attend FestiGals.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

FestiGals is a weekend gathering of women for networking, education, fundraising and New Orleanian fun. Their STEP UP to stop domestic violence parade (formerly the Stiletto Stroll) is the city’s largest women’s second-line parade. Festigals was my first parade as a Pussyfooter making this my 6th time participating. Our non-profit organization of over 100 women over 30 was one of dozens of dance troupes and walking krewes that helped raise money for New Orleans Family Justice Center.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Last night we rolled down to the French Quarter for the 2018 Step Up Second Line Parade presented by Festigals. We’ve been going to traditional social aid and pleasure club second lines since we were kids in the 70s so it was interesting to see a new take on the form. Here’s what we saw:


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Members of over 25 walking clubs danced through the French Quarter Friday (June 22) during the FestiGals Step Up Second-Line Parade, wearing their krewe's signature costumes featuring glitter, fancy stockings and wigs in every color of the rainbow.