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 Satchmo Fest, Coolinary New Orleans and Southern Decadence
SUMMER FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2019
Jazz Fest may be over, and French Quarter Festival a fading memory, but there are still plenty of things to do in New Orleans.

There's Essence Festival over the Fourth of July weekend,  Running of the Bulls NOLA style in mid-July, Satchmo Summer Fest during the first weekend of August, Coolinary New Orleans all during the month of August and Southern Decadence 2019 over Labor Day weekend.

ESSENCE FESTIVAL

Magical nights await in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the largest rhythm & blues festival in the world. Powerful main stage performances by music legends and artists will make you stand out of your seat and dance the night away.  Superlounge performances are open to all ticket-holders for more intimate performances by today’s brightest stars.

This year's headliners are  Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot and Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly.  In the Superlounge you'll see and hear Pharrell Williams, Doug E Fresh, Big Freedia, Erica Falls & Nigel Hall, to name just a few.
SAN FERMIN IN NUEVA ORLEANS
RUNNING OF THE BULLS NOLA STYLE
JULY 12 - 14  2019
Photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans- licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.   
San Fermin in Nueva Orleans is the annual Encierro festival in New Orleans, which pays homage to the world famous Encierro ( or “The Running of the Bulls ) of Pamplona, Spain.  One small difference – our bulls are none other than the Big Easy Rollergirls and participants from other roller derby leagues across the country!

There are 4 events over three days, leading off with El Txupinazo on Friday evening.  El Txupinazo is a fundraiser benefiting Beth’s Friends Forever and official kickoff party for New Orleans Running of the Bulls.  This year’s event will be at The Sugar Mill (1021 Convention Center Blvd).

Saturday morning brings the main event -the Running of the Bulls.  Put on your white shirt & shorts, wrap your waist with a red sash and your neck with a red scarf and you're ready for the chase.  Run swiftly to avoid being swatted by a wiffle bat wielding roller girl.  Immediately following the Encierro there's an after party at the Sugar Mill

Saturday afternoon head on over to La Fiesta de la Pantalones - the after-after party at the Rusty Nail.

And then Sunday brings El Pobre de Mí: Poor Me.  If you survived the Roller Bulls, the heat and copious amounts of sangria you'll have an appreciation for this sentiment.  But some food, absinthe and burlesque will help to ease symptoms.  As in Pamplona, singing the Pobre de Mí will mark the end of the Festival of San Fermin.
BASTILLE DAY FÊTE 2019
JULY 13 & 14

New Orleans takes great pride in its French heritage, so much so that Bastille Day has become a weekend long event.

The biggest event is in the area of City Park immediately surrounding the Museum of Art.  You can learn to play pétanque, a lawn bowling game similar to bocce, sample French influenced cuisine from a food truck round up, dance to French music.  Inside the museum ( there will be a small admission fee for this ) French films will be screened.  The finale is a light show projected on the façade of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

There’s also a block party along Ponce DeLeon Street in Bayou St John, a historically French – Creole neighborhood, with live music, food booths, and an art market.

Then there’s the French Market Bastille Day Bartenders & Waiters Race.  Waiters and bartenders contend in a speed walk down French Market Place.  Whoever arrives at the finish line having spilled the least of their wine, water and croissants wins.  There will be food for sale, and since it’s New Orleans, wine and cocktails as well.

SATCHMO SUMMERFEST
AUGUST 2 - 4 2019
Hot temperatures & hot jazz in mid-summer.  Focusing on traditional jazz, Satchmo Summerfest 2019 features the best of New Orlean's home grown talent augmented by international stars. 

Satchmo Fest will be held at the Old United States Mint, now a jazz museum, and is just a few blocks away from B&W Courtyards.  There's always a kick off party Friday night -  this year Ellis Marsalis will be performing.

Sunday morning there will be a jazz mass at St. Augustine church in the Tremé, followed by a second line parade to Armstrong PArk ( Congo Square ) and then down Esplanade to the festival.

And, as an additional inducement, we are offering our Coolinary rates beginning Satchmo Fest weekend.  We will, however, be in guest house mode for the month:  we won't be serving breakfast and won't be doing daily housekeeping.

But not to worry:  Cake Bakery & Cafe, one of New Orlean's best breakfast spots, is diagonally across the street from us.  We'll stock your room  with plenty of towels and toiletries, and if you're staying more than three or four days we'll change your bed linens.
COOLINARY NEW ORLEANS
AUGUST  1 - 31

Throughout the month of August, you'll have the chance to sample cooking that thrills your taste buds  and is an  part of the history and culture of New Orleans. This annual culinary tradition features specially priced prix-fixe lunch, dinner and brunch menus at some of New Orleans' finest restaurants.


Some of our favorite restaurants, including Bayona, Brigtsen’s, Tableau, GW Fins and Meauxbar take part in Coolinary.

SOUTHERN DECADENCE 2019
Photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans- licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.   

Southern Decadence 2019, spanning 5 days over Labor Day weekend,  is the largest LGBT festival in the South.  The event is marked by walking parades, street parties, bead tossing, dances and other revelry. 

In some ways it resembles Mardi Gras, but it's more adult in nature.  Crowd sizes have ranged from 100,000 to 300,000 revelers who travel to New Oreans from around the world.

B&W Courtyards is well situated for Southern Decadence:  just a short walk to the French Quarter, but in a quiet neighborhood when it's time to call it a night (or early morning.)