NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Watch every Thursday morning as and Where Y’at Magazine bring the top picks of great things to do in the beautiful city of New Orleans.

The month of October is packed with festivals, football, and fantastic food…so let the fun begin! This weekend features something for the entire family. Here are Where Y’at’s weekend picks:

Some of this weekend’s events include:

  • First, October is New Orleans Music Month, presented by New Orleans & Company, with live music and festivals. Throughout October, NOLA Music Month events will build awareness of New Orleans as a hub for music business and education. There will be performances, music industry conferences such as Nola MusicCon, and more. 
  • Next, the International Art Festival is a global celebration of music, culture, and people. The event will kick-off tonight at the Civic Theatre with Rick Braun…then move this weekend to the Mandeville Wharf in Crescent Park, with a lineup that features Stephen Marley, Steel Pulse, George Porter Jr., and others.
  • Over 30 years, Gretna Fest has become one of Louisiana’s largest festivals – this weekend features an exciting lineup of music, food, and fun. Catch headliners Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kool & the Gang, and Trombone Shorty. Gretna Fest also features tasty cuisine with a German, Italian, and Asian food village…each serving up their own specialties.
  • Finally, on Saturday from 6 – 9 pm, Arts District New Orleans will hold its monthly First Saturday Art Walk in conjunction with Art For Arts’ Sake: a city-wide celebration of the arts. Taking place from 300 to 600 Julia Street and the surrounding area, see 19 galleries and museums, all within a short walking distance.

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