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Saturday, March 18th, 2023
3:00pm-9:00pm

General Admission (all ages) - 3:00pm-5:30pm
Adult  General and V.I.P. Admission (ages 21 & up) - 3:00pm-9:00pm


Location:
Centura College
616 Denbigh Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23608

Carnival
Carnival
Drum Band

 

About The Event

 

New Orleans is a magnificent city known vastly for being a melting pot of cultures. It's most famously known for its jazz music, Creole cuisine, unique dialects, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras.

The Taste of New Orleans Festival is an event designed for all ages. If your looking for fun with a focus on family, join us from 3pm-5pm for family focused entertainment and activities including "street performers," stilt walkers, pony rides, face painting, balloon twisting, mask making, games, noisemakers, beads, and more! 

 

From 6pm-9pm the fun begins for adults (ages 21 & up only) Stroll about the festival grounds and enjoy New Orleans-style food and music. The "Taste" menu will feature stations offering samples of assorted gumbos, red beans and rice, shrimp creole, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, cajun catfish, alligator bites, beignets, praline, and more! (*4 oz samples available for $4 each) 

Join us at the stage from 3:00pm-3:30pm for the Stroll Contest. Decorate your stroller or wagon in the best New Orleans and Mardi Gras faire for a chance to win one of three cash prizes!

(1st place: $100, 2nd place: $75, 3rd place: $50)

Kid friendly food options will be available for purchase. 

 

Repurpose those old Halloween Costumes, dress up and show off your Mardi Gras inspired attire. One lucky winner will receive a $100 cash prize for "Best Dressed" and be crowned the King or Queen of the Taste of New Orleans Festival! 

 

Cocktails will be available as well at the "Bourbon Box" (must be 21 years or older to purchase alcoholic beverages).

 

General Admission Ticket (Entry from 3pm-5:30pm only) 

Cost:  $5.00 ($5.45 total including $0.45 transaction fee) per person ages 4 & up **PRE-SALE**

$7.00 per person ages 4 & up will be charged on the day of the festival for a general admission ticket

 

****   Children 3 and under admitted free.    ****

 

Adult General Admission Ticket (Entry from 3:00pm-9:00pm)

Cost: $10.00 ($10.75 total including $0.75 transaction fee) per adult ages 21 & up **PRE-SALE**

Ticket Details: Includes Entry into the Festival and 1 Cocktail Voucher

$15.00 per person ages 21 & up will be charged on the day of the festival for an adult general admission ticket

 

Adult V.I.P. admission Ticket (Entry from 3:00pm-9:00pm) 

Cost: $45.00  ($50.00 total including $5.00 transaction fee) per adult ages 21 & up **PRE-SALE** 

Ticket Details: Includes Entry into the Festival and 2 Cocktail Vouchers, 4 Food Sample Vouchers, a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes, one of which is a $100 cash prize!

$55.00 per person ages 21 & up will be charged on the day of the festival for an adult general admission ticket

 

 

**Prizes awarded at 8pm at the DJ Tent** MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE PRIZES

A fun event for the whole family!

Admission

Trumpets at a Street Party
Carnival Band
Colorful Feathers

Contributing Sponsors

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Entertainment

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More To Be Announced Soon!

Beverage, Dessert, and Food Vendors

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Retail Vendors and Exhibitors

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Interested in Participating?

Are you a food or dessert vendor that wishes to participate, please click HERE to request an application [Participation Fee: $75]

Are you a retail vendor interested in selling your product or are you an exhibitor looking to market your product or services at The Taste of New Orleans Festival, please click
 HERE to request an application [Participation Fee: $40]
 

Interested in Sponsorship?

Are you interested in promoting your company, brand, or services to our attendees?
Contact Us by clicking
HERE for more information.
 
 

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