The Caribbean and New Orleans have long had ties to each other. Of course both know how to throw a celebration complete with costumes, parades, and delicious food. And on November 4, the sights and sounds of the Caribbean will fill Armstrong Park. Bayou Bacchanal, presented by the Caribbean cultural group, Friends of Culture brings us the vibrant festival in its fifteenth year.
Educational programming will kick off the festival on November 2 at Southern University of New Orleans. It will feature authors from Trinidad, and lessons on the steel pan, a musical instrument created in Trinidad and Tobago, whose history can be traced back to Africa.
The festival parade will begin at 11am at Harrah’s on Canal Street, making its way down Basin Street, up to Claiborne, and ending at Armstrong park where the celebration will continue with Caribbean cuisine, music, and more. To find out more about what’s in store for the festival, visit the Bayou Bacchanal website here.
Have a look at some of the sights from past festivals.