I love Mirliton Fest. It’s my favorite out of all the gazillions of fests we have because it’s still a mostly local gathering in an intimate neighborhood park. I’ve volunteered for the past two years and it’s just a blast to be around so many creative, nice people – fest organizers and fest goers alike. If you’ve never been you are truly missing out on one of New Orleans best fests for locals and for visitors who want to experience some local flava. It’s a great place to shop for the upcoming holidays while munching on Shrimp ‘n Grits and other yummy noms. Wash it all down with a cold beer and before ya know it you’ll be shaking your tailfeathers to some of the best music in the city. I’ve posted a few photos from the last two years of the fest and below that are the deets from the press release. We’d love to see you there!
2011 marks the 22nd anniversary of the Bywater Neighborhood Association’s Mirliton
Festival. Join us on Saturday, November 5th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Markey Park
(corner of Piety and Royal streets). Admission is $5 and kids 10 years of age and under
The diverse and talented musical lineup includes Kermit Ruffins, Happy Talk Band,
Guitar Lightning Lee and Lil’ Freddie King, King James and the Special Men, Tuba
Skinny, The Tumbleweeds and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
This year’s festival will showcase food from some of the neighborhood’s best eateries,
including Jack Dempsey’s, The Joint, Sally’s Country Gourmet Foods, Satsuma Cafe,
Frady’s, Maurepas Foods, Café Roux, Sugar Park Tavern and Try Me Coffee as well as a
great selection of wines from Bacchanal. For those with a sweet tooth, look for gourmet
frozen treats from Meltdown. As in years past, Abita and Coca-Cola products will also be
We will also have great local and regional art, a children’s activity area and some great
new merchandise including t-shirts, bumper stickers, cookbooks, and mirliton bread.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.bywatermirlitonfestival.org or follow us