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 divided by courtyards, an award winning French Quarter and Creole architectural restoration. Tom and Dana are only the fourth owners of this property since 1854. In 1995, this French Quarter style Creole building was renovated to become a unique Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans.
Here are some helpful links for planning your trip to New Orleans. If you have any questions about certain festivals or happenings around the city, feel free to ask us for any recommendations or clarifications. You'll also find a calendar of upcoming events near the bottom of the page.

Music Links
The music scene in New Orleans is second to none, and B&W Courtyards is right in the middle of the scene. Use these links to find the music you want to hear while you're in town.  Remember anything listed in the French Quarter or Marigny Neighborhoods is only a short walk from our B&B.


Offbeat Magazine
OffBeat Magazine
Local publication that covers all of the local music, cultural, and culinary scenes.  Eclectic, and a great resource for anyone who wants to see New Orleans through the eyes of a local.  
WWOZ New Orleans Radio
WWOZ Radio Online
90.7 on the local dials, WWOZ is a nonprofit local radio station that is dedicated to preserving the unique music of New Orleans.  Local acts, blues, jazz, and everything that constitutes New Orleans' music can be heard here.

Cuisine Links
As a cultural hub between Europe, the Caribbean, and North America, New Orleans Cuisine blends a variety of traditions to create its own unique tradition that is second to none. Even after the oil spill, Louisiana's seafood is as safe to eat as ever. Check out these blogs to find exactly where to satisfy your desire for New Orleans' signature gumbo and seafood dishes.
Nola Foodie
A Great resource for learning about New Orleans Cuisine.  Everything from recipes to travel guides for the hungry Visitor.
Tom Fitzmorris NOMenus.com
The leading independent food critic for all restaurants in New Orleans.  Star ranking system for virtually every place to eat in the city and surrounding areas.


Festival Links
From Mardi Gras to Jazzfest, no city parties like New Orleans. Check out these links for what's happening in New Orleans during your stay at B&W Courtyards.
Calendar of Events In New Orleans
For More Information, Visit...  

NOLA.COM
The Official Site of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, New Orleans Newspaper
Gambit
New Orleans weekly that describes events and other happenings around the city.
Spring in New Orleans
Wednesdays at the Square
Wednesdays from March-May, 2017

Can't make it down for the weekend? No problem! Enjoythis free festival weekly after work on Wednesdays in Lafayette Square in the heart of the Crescent City
French Quarter Festival
April 6 - 9, 2017

This four day long festival has been heralded as the best  free festival in the south., featuring New Orleans' legendary music on stages dotted around the picturesque Vieux Carre and along the Mississippi River in Woldenberg Park.
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
April 28-May 7, 2017

Since its inception almost 50 years ago, Jazzfest has long been the hallmark of music festivals worldwide.  All the old standards of New Orleans musicians and restaurants bring their best to this festival, from the crawfish beignets to the Neville Brothers closing the festival's main stage. 
May-June
Zulu on the Bayou
A free single day Mothers Day music ffestival sponsored by the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club.  This year's line up includes Lil Buck Sinegal & the Top Cats, the Brass-a-Holics and Amanda Shaw

 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
May 19-21, 2017

Though only recently established, Bayou Boogaloo has become a favorite among locals for its scenic placement along Bayou St. John, neighborly ambience and low key vibes.

One of the coolest aspects are the floating camps that people launch into Bayou St John.
New Orleans Oyster Festival
Early June 2017
Culinary celebration of Gulf Oysters including Acme Oyster Eating Contest, P&J Shucking Contest, and live music.
September-October
An Annual Event in mid October  -   A free festival in Lafayette Square off of St Charles Avenue
Oak Street Po-Boy
Festival
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Over 30 vendors from around New Orleans bring their tastiest po-boys to this free fest! from time-honored favorites to new classics, there's something for everyone, including live local music acts and a kids area
Halloween in New Orleans
October 31, 2017
Halloween in one of America's most haunted cities runs the gamut from historical ghost tours to wild costume parties.  
Voodoo Fest
Halloween Weekend, 2015
World Class acts populate this music festival in City Park in Mid-City New Orleans.
November & December
Treme Gumbo Festival
The 2016 Treme  Creole Gumbo Festival is
Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13


This is our favorite small festival, held in Armstrong Park, just across Rampart Street from the French Quarter
New Orleans Bowl
December 16, 2017

Watch the beginning of college football's bowl season live in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints and Super Bowl XLVII
Celebration in the Oaks
November 2016 - January 1017

Celebration in the Oaks in New Orleans City Park remains one of the most beautiful light exhibits in the country.  Experience one of the nation's most unique month-long festival of lights in one of Travel and Leisure's top rated parks!
New Years in New Orleans
December 31, 2016-January 1, 2017
Ring in the new year on Frenchman St. in the best jazz clubs in the world, or head to any number of venues throughout the city to toast 2017 like only New Orleans can do. 

The City of New Orleans sponsors a New Year's Eve party in Jackson Square, the heart of the Vieux Carre.

At midnight, watch the fireworks explode over the Mississippi River to welcome the New Year.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 2, 2017
Come cheer your favorite team as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome hosts over 100 years of football tradition in this football matchup.
KREWE DU VIEUX

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Krewe du Vieux is our neighborhood ( the Faubourg Marigny ) parade.  It’s satirical, political, scatalogical and in questionable taste.  It is, of course, our favorite parade.

 

It always rolls two Saturdays before Mardi Gras –and usually passes right in front of our Bed & Breakfast.



MARDI GRAS
February 11 - February  28, 2017
Come see New Orleans in all her splendor as parades roll down historic avenues, and revelers of all ages take part in one of the largest carnival celebrations in the world.  Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!