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Visiting Greater New Orleans | Fall 2014
Summer's damp weather persists through September, but after late-summer rains wash away the warm days, communities throughout the greater New Orleans area take to the outdoors. Celebrate the end of another uneventful storm season like only the Big Easy can – with a variety of activities, events, and festivals bursting with Crescent City culture and character.
Foodies will flip this fall. The 2014 Louisiana Seafood Festival fills the French Quarter with the freshest fish and shrimp the bayous, marshlands, and the Gulf of Mexico have to offer, October 10th through 12th. The very next weekend the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival brings two stages of live music and a bounty of barbecued delights to Lafayette Square, in NOLA's Central Business District.
Then, on November 8th and 9th, the 2014 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival comes to Armstrong Park, featuring a huge selection of gumbo and a wealth of renowned jazz musicians, in conjunction with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. And if you've still got any room left, the 2014 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is expected to draw roughly 50,000 people to the historic Carrollton Neighborhood on November 23rd, boasting three dozen vendors offering more than 40 kinds of po-boys.
Modern music fans won't want to miss the 2014 Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, October 31st through November 2nd at City Park. This year, the festival promises big-name headliners like The Foo Fighters, Outkast, Skrillex, and Manchester Orchestra under the motto "Worship the Music."
In the South, football is a religion and college teams get the support of the entire community. Each fall, there's no fiercer grudge match than the Bayou Classic. The Grambling State University Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars go to battle at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 29th, but the annual game is surrounded by a week of events, including a golf tournament, career fair, the Battle of the Bands and Greek Show, and the Fan Fest.
September marked the return of NFL football, too, bringing with it another chance for the New Orleans Saints to reclaim their throne. Lucky fans get a chance to catch the Saints in action on select Sundays through December 21st, when the Who Dat Nation defend the Superdome against the Falcons in the last home game of the regular season.
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