The 11th annual NOLA River Festival will be held this weekend on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The festival is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend, it will also be streaming via the festival's official Facebook page.
The NOLA River Festival celebrates the cultural, economic, environmental, and inspirational impacts of the Mississippi River and its inhabitants on the Crescent City and the entire Gulf South region. The all-day festival will include live music, presentations and panels, walking tours, delicious local food vendors and a full bar, and much more. This year’s theme is Mississippi Delta Blues, one of the earliest forms of blues originated in the Mississippi Delta.
In addition to providing a variety of local cuisine and music performances in years past, the New Orleans Jazz Museum hosts several educational panels, walking tours, and children’s activities focused on the seafood industry, coastal restoration, and sustainability. The accessibility of the panels exposes these visitors to first-hand accounts from leaders in business sustainability, water management, urban reforestation, fishing, and water transportation. These educational opportunities emphasize the responsibility that individuals share in preserving their culture and community. Because the festival draws visitation from both locals and tourists, the ideas learned in these discussions have a direct impact on both the local community and beyond.
River Fest is strengthened by the community partnerships that made it possible, giving organizations a unique opportunity for cross-industry learning for both attendees and participants.
To learn more about the NOLA River Fest, see the full musical lineup and lecture schedule, you can go to https://www.nolariverfest.org/