Celebrate African American Heritage Audubon Style!”
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) – Join Audubon Zoo for a soulful celebration in honor of African American culture and wellness. The 7th Annual Soul Fest, presented by Wellcare and the New Orleans Black McDonald’s Operator’s Association, will be held under Audubon Zoo’s magical oaks on Saturday, March 13th, and Sunday, March 14th. This unique festival features Creole cuisine, live music, one-of-a-kind crafts and a FREE health fair.
It wouldn’t be a festival without music! Soul Fest promises a diverse musical line up both days at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage including the Monk Institute Jazz Band and headliners Kermit Ruffins with the Hot 8 Brass Band performing Saturday at 3:30, and Irvin Mayfield with the Rebirth Brass Band closing out the Fest Sunday at 3:45.
Visitors can check in with wellness vendors to learn the latest on healthy lifestyle changes. New this year – free H1N1 vaccines both Saturday and Sunday, as well as free HIV testing on Sunday.
Artisans will showcase and sell original arts and crafts, such as jewelry, art frames and more.Restaurants and caterers will sell delectable Creole cuisine and authentic soul food like fried fish and alligator, shrimp po-boys and Jamaican jerk chicken.
Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street in New Orleans. Admission to Soul Fest is included in regular admission,which is $13.50 for adults, $8.50 for children ages 2-12 and $10.50 for seniors 65 years of age and over. Audubon Zoomembers are admitted free of charge. Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No outside food or beverage is allowed at zoo special events and festivals. Portable chairs and blankets are welcome.
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