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Big Birthday for Big Easy: New Orleans Marks 300 Years

Big Birthday for Big Easy: New Orleans Marks 300 Years

By Beth J. Harpaz | Feb 7
The Big Easy is celebrating a big birthday this year: 300 years since New Orleans was founded.

Why New Orleans is Important to America

Dec 30
Founded in 1718, New Orleans is one of the oldest cities in America, boasting a 300-year history unlike any other city in the world. Throughout its storied history, New Orleans has played a prominent role in many of our country's most historic moments.

Sneak Peek: New Orleans' LUNA Fete

By Janet McConnaughey | Dec 4
The fifth LUNA Fete will come at the tricentennial's end. The festival was conceived as a five-year series ending next year, but the Arts Council New Orleans - a nonprofit organization and the city's official arts agency - is now thinking longer.

New Orleans Halloween Tour Highlights the Macabre

By Janet McCounnaughey | Oct 23
Talk about spooky: a Halloween-themed tour of New Orleans' grisly history opens next week and it's not for the squeamish.

Southern Tour Part Two: Natchez, Plantations and New Orleans

By Bobby McGuire | Apr 14
The second leg of my southern adventure was moonlight, magnolias and mayhem with equal parts Plantation-a-palooza and New Orleans hedonism.

New Orleans Breaks Tourism Records

Mar 27
A new study says New Orleans has broken a tourism record set before Hurricane Katrina, with nearly 10.5 million visitors in 2016. The record had stood at 10.1 million since 2004, the year before the hurricane struck.

Festival Fever: 2 New Food & Booze Events Launch in New Orleans

By EDGE | Feb 16
While New Orleans has no shortage of amazing festivals, this March will see the debut of two new booze & food events, certain to tantalize the most discerning foodies and imbibers.

EDGE's Places to Go in 2017: New Orleans

By Matthew Wexler | Dec 30
There's a reason why it's called The Big Easy. New Orleans possesses a scrappy, comeback-kid attitude that we could all us a bit of these days.

7 Gay Wonders of the World: Luxury Edition

By Matthew Wexler | Dec 27
Our third annual "bucket list" travel compilation pulls out all the stops. From exclusive experiences to LGBT happenings that will connect you with our global community, EDGE encourages you to push your boundaries - in high style, of course.

New Streetcar Lines Offers Access to Historic New Orleans Neighborhood

By Janet McConnaughey | Oct 1
New Orleans' newest streetcar line will open Sunday, carrying riders along the edge of the French Quarter and part of an adjacent neighborhood.

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