B & W Courtyards
A New Orleans Bed and Breakfast
This boutique New Orleans Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of New Orleans' historic Faubourg Marigny, adjacent to the French Quarter, 4 blocks to the Historic French Market, an easy walk to Bourbon Street, and three blocks from the Frenchmen Street jazz clubs.
2425 Chartres Street 
New Orleans, LA 70117
(800) 585-5731 or(504) 322-0474
This New Orleans Bed and Breakfast is a collection of 1854 French Creole Cottages separated by courtyards, an award winning French Quarter and Creole architectural restoration.

B&W Courtyards is perfectly situated for travelers coming to New Orleans for Bayou Boogaloo, Oyster Festival, the Creole Tomato Festival and the Cajun Zydeco Festival
Jazz Fest may be over, and French Quarter Festival just a fading memory, but there are still plenty of things to do in New Orleans.

There's Bayou Boogaloo in mid May, the New Orleans Oyster Festival over the first weekend of June, followed by the French Market Creole Tomato Festival June 7th through 9th, and the Cajun Zydeco Festival in late June.

Bayou Boogaloo 2019 will take place from May 17th to 19th on the banks of Bayou St John between Dumaine Street and the Lafitte Greenway.  There will be three music stages and a children’s stage.  There will be local artists and artisans displaying their creations, food and beverage booths and a merchandise area.

The 2019 music lineup is heavily weighted towards local performers.  Among the headliners are Tab Benoit, known for his Delta blues guitar, soul singer and songwriter Erica Falls, and noted 9th Ward slackers Morning 40 Federation.  Amanda Shaw will be adding Cajun and zydeco to the mix and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys will play the music of French Louisiana.  The Crescent City’s own gutbucket bluesman Little Freddie King will be playing as will Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Bound.


One of the truly unique aspects of Bayou Boogaloo is the flotilla of kayaks, rowboats, pirogues and makeshift party rafts that festival goers launch into Bayou St John. 

JUNE 1 & 2 2019

Located in Woldenberg Park on the Mississippi River levee, the New Orleans Oyster Festival highlights unique dishes and flavors from various local restaurants. From 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., live music, arts and crafts and various contests will also take place. Don’t miss the famous oyster shucking and eating competitions! There will also be a New Orleans Fish House Largest Oyster Contest  among various Louisiana Oyster Farms.

Musical acts include Cajun band Feufollet, Mardi Gras Indian Funksters Cha Wa, the Brass-a-Holics, and Shamarr Allen & the Underdogs.

JUNE 8 & 9
For over 30 years, the Creole Tomato Festival has celebrated this unique Louisiana vegetable, which flavors so many local recipes.

Creole Tomatoes are cultivars developed to tolerate the summer heat in South Louisiana.  They just happen to be meatier and more flavorful than most supermarket tomatoes because they're grown to be used locally, not trucked long distances.

There will be music on two stages, food booths with offerings from some of New Orleans' finest restaurants, Creole tomatoes for sale by local farmers, and an alley full of  Bloody Mary booths.
JUNE 22 - 23 2019
Photograph by Infrogmation ' licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

"This festival contains the greatest collection of Cajun and zydeco artists for any festival in the city and perhaps the state."

-Charles Laborde, host of "Lache Pas," the weekly Cajun and zydeco show heard on WWOZ-FM

2019 brings the 13th annual Cajun-Zydeco Festival to New Orleans’ Armstrong Park -  just across Rampart Street from the French Quarter, and just a 10 minute walk from B&W Courtyards.  The festival runs Saturday & Sunday, June 22nd & 23rd .  Admission is free.

The lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but it is sure to be awesome.  We’ll keep you updated as the details fill in.

As with every New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation festival, there will be great food booths as well as local artists and artisans displaying their work.

And did we mention that admission is FREE!