This year’s a la carte menu of events offers the option to pick your passion based on your time and budget, but always with the promise of uniquely New Orleans experiences designed for YOU! Join us for the full weekend experience, the Tricentennial Women’s Day or individual events.
Tickets to the Step Up Second-Line Parade may be purchased for $35 from 7:00-7:30 pm at The Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, on 1010 Conti Street or at Harrah's New Orleans Casino Theater after 8:30 pm Friday night.
For tickets to the Dinner at Tujague's Restaurant with Poppy Tooker on Saturday evening, call 504-524-1227 before 4 pm Friday, June 22.
Interactive Culinary Experience
Limited availability. Book soon to reserve your spot at the table!
June 21 |7:00pm - 9:00pm
New Orleans School of Cooking
Create and enjoy your own “hands on” New Orleans specialties and get to know all of the other FestiGals at our Welcome Reception at the New Orleans School of Cooking.
Empowering Tricentennial Luncheon | $50
June 22 |12:30 - 2:00pm
The Jung Hotel & Residences
Discover the Power of YOU at the Empowering Tricentennial Luncheon, featuring an incredible Keynote Speaker.
Bundle the Luncheon with breakfast, your choice of thought-provoking sessions, FestiTalk, for just $25 more!
Step Up Second-Line Parade | $35
June 22| 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Being a woman is something to celebrate. So join us in the city’s largest women’s second-line parade to STEP UP to stop domestic violence. We’ve assembled dozens of iconic Krewes and bands to lead the parade through the Vieux Carré to shine a light on domestic violence in the most New Orleans way possible—with our blinking boas, bras, beads and neon attire. You don’t need to be a woman to attend. You just need to be ready to celebrate all the wonderful divas, ladies, and gals of the world.
7-8 pm |Pre-Party at the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes & Culture
8-9 pm |Step Up Second-Line Parade in the French Quarter
9-11pm| After-Glow Party at Harrah's New Orleans Casino Theater with entertainment by Groovy 7
TRICENTENNIAL WOMEN'S DAY PACKAGE | $75
Friday, June 22 | 9:30am - 4:30pm
The Jung Hotel & Residences
Unleash your passion, live your purpose and discover your power at an information-packed day with top-notch speakers in thought-provoking sessions. The Tricentennial Women's Day Package Includes:
Empowering Tricentennial Luncheon
Shopping Showcase (all day)
View full Tricentennial Women's Day program here.
Official Host Hotel
Timeless Treasures Breakfast & Tour at MS RAU Antiques
and The Historic New Orleans Collection. | $20
June 23 | 9:30 - 10:30am
Start your morning with French Quarter sights and light bites, plus mimosas and an exclusive tour of one of Royal Street’s most elite antique and art galleries, Presented by Two Chicks Walking Tours, followed by a visit to an extraordinary Tricentennial Exhibition.
Vieux Carre Tour by Two Chicks Walking Tours | $45
June 23 | 2:00pm
Join Two Chicks Walking Tours as they explore the Vieux Carre with a distinctly feminine lens. New Orleans women have shaped the history of this fascinating city in incredible ways and this two-hour tour will focus on them and their unique contributions. A featured cocktail will also be included to toast the ladies to whom we owe so much. Stroll with us, won't you?
Steamboat Natchez Cruise Tour | $45
June 23| 2:00pm
As the Natchez glides past the French Quarter and through one of the world's most active ports, you begin to understand the magic of the experience. For all its history and romance, the excitement of riding a steamboat is as real and rich and genuine now as it was a century ago. Come aboard, sip a cocktail, and enjoy New Orleans hospitality...Steamboat Style!
Dinner at Tujague's with Poppy Tooker | $80
Availability is limited.
June 23 | 7:00 - 9:00pm
Krewe d'Etat Room, Tujague's Restaurant
Author and food historian, Poppy Tooker will walk guests through 300 years of delicious New Orleans food history. As the author of the Tujague’s Restaurant Cookbook, Poppy will tell the story of New Orleans’ second oldest continuously operating restaurant, complete with the tale of New Orleans' first rockstar chef, Madame Bégué, and the restaurant's cross-dressing ghost, Julian Eltinge!
Gospel Brunch | $48
June 24 | 10:00 - 12:00pm
The House of Blues New Orleans
Let your spirits soar with great food, yummy mimosas, and rousing music!
The House of Blues Gospel Brunch experience includes local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. Before and during the show treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties like their signature chicken and waffles, and mouth-watering desserts. And if you're in the mood you just might end up on stage waving a napkin and dancing off some of that delicious cuisine!