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Travel Destination: Springtime in the South


Highlights of New Orleans Spring Festivals Include:

Earth Fest
Regional folk artists and environmental groups help show how individuals can help save the environment. Special kids’ activities include arts and crafts, edible sand displays, and feedings of animals (including monkeys, alligators and turtles).
www.auduboninstitute.org

New Orleans Spring Fiesta
The festival will include tours of Garden District, French Quarter, and Uptown homes not usually open to the public.
www.springfiesta.com
 
French Quarter Festival
Enjoy 250 hours of free entertainment featuring more than 150 musical performances on fifteen stages throughout the French Quarter over a three-day weekend. Nearly 60 food and beverage booths located in Jackson Square and Woldenberg Riverfront Park will make up the "World's Largest Jazz Brunch," a signature event, featuring authentic local cuisine from renowned area restaurants. 
 www.frenchquarterfestivals.org

Annual Pontchatoula Strawberry Festival
Enjoy the largest free festival in the state. There will be rides, food, entertainment, and any type of strawberry dessert you can think of. Come celebrate Louisiana's state fruit.  
www.lastrawberryfestival.com
 
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is one of the world's greatest celebrations. More than 4,000 talented musicians, cooks and crafts people assemble to share their unique cultures and heritage with locals and visitors alike over the 10-day festival, held at the Fair Grounds and throughout the city. 
www.nojazzfest.com
 
Special Hotel Offers

Hotels across the south are offering great packages for springtime travelers.  The historic and beautiful Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans is boasting a number of packages to attract families back to this region. The All About Kids package includes a disposable camera, coloring book, crayons and a deck of cards, as well as admission to the Children’s Museum and Aquarium. The price is $36 per child and this can be added to other packages currently offered at the resort. For more information go to www.hotelmonteleone.com.

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