Bayou Boogaloo 2016

MAY 20-22, 2016

The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is a free, three-day, family-friendly music and arts festival located on the historic banks of New Orleans' Bayou Saint John. The festival is hosted by MotherShip Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to encourage social change by improving the quality of life for Louisiana residents through the promotion of arts, culture, and recreation. Come support this mission and celebrate the heritage, culture, and diversity of New Orleans on May 20-22, 2016!


Paddle Battle presented by Bryan Subaru

The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is proud to announce it's inaugural Paddle Battle Boat Race presented by Bryan Subaru and sponsored by Bayou Paddlesports! The races will take place on Bayou Saint John at Lafitte Street on Sunday, May 17 from 8-11am. Register online today.

OPSO & Zulu Community Foundation 5K and 1/2 Walk/Run

This year's walk/run will be held on Saturday, May 16. The 5K starts on Broad and Poydras at 8:30am, and the 1/2 Mile Fun Run starts at the festival at 9:30am. Both races end at The Bayou Boogaloo's private post-race party. Winners will receive hand-crafted Zulu style awards, and the grand prize winner gets to ride in the world famous Zulu Parade on Mardi Gras Day. What!!! You can register online or on race day starting at 7:30am. Click here to see a map of the race course.

Abita Root Beer Float Float!

Friends of Lafitte Corridor (FOLC) formed in 2006 with a vision to preserve the continuous open space in the former Lafitte rail corridor, and develop a greenway that encourages active living, facilitates economic development, and links adjacent neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas and public spaces. Thanks to their perseverance, their vision is being realized, and the Lafitte Greenway is scheduled to open this summer! Come by the intersection of Orleans and Moss to visit their Abita Root Beer Float Float (yes, it's actually a float!) to have a delicious root beer float and support this amazing project. You can even dock your boat on the float to hop in line.

Beaucoup Juice Spirited Snowballs!

That's right, New Orleans' favorite new juice shop will be using their fresh, local juices to make snowballs and spirited snowballs! Proceeds from the booth will go toward MotherShip Foundation and Hope Stone New Orleans, whose skilled master teachers and artists train students in dance, music, theater, improvisation, creative writing, drumming and yoga, providing young participants with an arts education that builds self-esteem, confidence and the skills that children need to be the next generation of creative thinkers and problem solvers. Hope Stone's classes are based on a sliding scale, with over 75% of participants receiving financial aid and scholarships. Who wants a snowball!?!