What is known in some parts of the country as a "submarine sandwich" and in other parts as a "hoagie," is called a "po-boy" in New Orleans. And, like many other uniquely New Orleans and Louisiana creations, there is a festival to celebrate it, as well as a colorful story behind it. The Oak Street Po-Boy Festival will take place on Sunday, November 3rd along a commercial strip of Oak Street.
The one-day-only event features live music, arts and crafts and – of course – booths offering many different types of po-boys. Fried shrimp, oysters, and catfish, along with ham and cheese and roast beef are the favorites but there are over 60 choices to choose from! You can order them "dressed" with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and mayo or "naked" without the condiments. Either way, they are yummy!
Not only is the festival a culinary celebration of a famous sandwich, but it also celebrates the rebirth of a once-thriving shopping district with roots as deep as the neighborhood itself. Carrollton was a separate city until it was annexed by New Orleans in 1874, and Oak Street was its commercial hub. During the festival, merchants will offer a wide variety of merchandise ranging from vintage jewelry to works of art.
Various local bands will play throughout the day on four stages. Plus, the Saints game was also streamed live! Admission is free, but a $5 wristband must be purchased to access the po-boy vendors. VIP wristbands are available and get you access to the VIP lounge, as well as a "fast pass" to cut the lines. Wristbands can be purchased at the festival. This festival is fun for the whole family!
Brookstone Park Apartments in Covington, Louisiana understands the importance of community engagement and encourages all residents to soak up our local culture. Do just that when you make plans to attend this event with family members, friends, or neighbors!
Sunday, November 3, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Oak Street Po-boy Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118