12 festivals around New Orleans this weekend, March 23-25
The Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday at A.L. Davis Park is Sunday, March 25. It originally was scheduled for Sunday, March 18 but was moved because of a rainy forecast. Downtown Super Sunday is April 8 at 1 p.m.
Uptown Super Sunday starts at 11 a.m. at A.L. Davis Park, at the corner of Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street. The parade starts at 1 p.m.
In addition to the Mardi Gras Indians' procession, Uptown Super Sunday will feature a lineup of performances on two stages
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS LITERARY FESTIVAL
March 21-25 (Wednesday-Sunday), various locations
Watch the annual Stell-Off competition on March 25 at 4:15 p.m. in Jackson Square as part of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. The fest features a variety of panels and literary events with writers, actors, artists and musicians. See more here
LOUISIANA CRAWFISH FESTIVAL
March 22-25, (Thursday-Sunday), Judge J. Sigur Civic Center, Chalmette
Steaming hot boiled crawfish will be plentiful at this fest. Expect rides, games, crafts and plenty of food. Click here for more details.
HOGS FOR THE CAUSE
March 23 and 24, (Friday and Saturday), behind UNO's Lakefront Arena
Enjoy the newly added "Bacon NIght,'' and plenty of pork dishes plus live music; proceeds help combat pediatric brain cancer. Click here for more information.
BACH AROUND THE CLOCK
March 23 (Friday) at 7 p.m., through March 24 (Saturday) at midnight, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave, New Orleans
Enjoy 24 hours of nonstop music celebrating Johann Sebastien Bach's 333rd birthday. You'll hear music from the early baroque period to the 20th century, including classical, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, opera and more, with dance, acro-yoga, drama and movies.
Remember kids, without Bach, there wouldn't be rock.
March 24 (Saturday), 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Behrman Memorial Park, 2599 De Armas St., Algiers
NORD offers its free, fifth annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The public is welcome to join in the Easter egg hunt, bounce houses, carnival games, races and music. Don't forget to bring your own basket. The hunt is for ages 3-12.
NOTE: NORD will hold another Easter egg hunt at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park, 5601 Read Blvd. in New Orleans East, on Saturday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 24 (Saturday), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Milne Playground, 2400 Filmore Ave., New Orleans.
NORD's second annual Kite Day will have prizes for best-decorated and fastest kite, bounce houses, crafts, food and music.
March 24, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Zoo.
Grammy winners Lost Bayou Ramblers will perform at Earth Fest presented by Entergy, where visitors can learn about saving the environment. Visit info tables and enjoy food and crafts for sale.
The zoo encourages gusts to wear bat or vampire costumes to Earth Fest to help them celebrate the opening of the Bat House at the newly expanded Jaguar Jungle.
NOMA EGG HUNT AND FAMILY FESTIVAL
March 24 (Saturday), The New Orleans Museum of Art's Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in New Orleans
NOMA hosts this event that includes an egg hunt, a petting zoo, spacewalks, student performances, face painting and crafts activities. Click here for more.
GRETNA FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
March 24 (Saturday), 5-9 p.m., Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue
Plenty of food trucks to choose from. The Farmers Market is covered, so no worries about rain. Click here for more details.
BRITISH CAR DAY
March 24 (Saturday), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans
See cars like this 1962 MG at British Car Day. It's free for spectators to attend.
BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL
March 24-25 at the Howlin' Wolf, 901 St. Peters St., New Orleans.
"BEATLES CARTOON POP ART SHOW''
March 23-25, Boyd Satellite Gallery, 440 Julia St., New Orleans
So here's a little lagniappe. This isn't a festival, but it is a festive-sounding art show.
Ron Campbell was an animator/producer/director of cartoons for 50 years, and director of the Saturday morning Beatles cartoon series and one of the animators of the Beatles feature film "Yellow Submarine" (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year). In addition, Ron's shows includes "Scooby Doo," "Smurfs," "Rugrats," "Flintstones," "Jetsons," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and many more.
Admission to the show is free, and all works are available for purchase.