In a day and age where technology is constant, there’s nothing like unplugging, getting lost in a book, and escaping it all for awhile. And this year, you can do just that at the New Orleans Book Festival. We know – we are just as excited as you are, fellow book lovers. Here’s everything you need to know about the fifth annual New Orleans Book Fest.
What: The New Orleans Book Festival was founded by First Lady of New Orleans Cheryl Landrieu. She started the festival to promote literacy among all and to celebrate books.
When: Saturday, November 11, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Beginning at 1 p.m., book readings and signings, opportunities to meet authors, and activities for children are just some of what’s on the schedule.
Where: Big Lake at City Park
What to Know: Every child who attends will receive free books, and other books will be available for purchase. Food and music complete the fest with a performance from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at 5:30 p.m. The New Orleans Book Fest is the first event to kick off the city’s Tricentennial celebration. The fest will close out with a fireworks show at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free! The festival will also provide free bus transportation from many New Orleans Public Libraries to the festival grounds. Visit the NOLA Book Fest website to see the full bus schedule.