About West Bank
The Mississippi River winds its way through New Orleans dividing the city into the East and West Banks. The West Bank of New Orleans lies across the river from the French Quarter, Downtown, and Uptown New Orleans. The best way to get to the Westbank is via Ferry. Just a short walk from the French Quarter is the Canal Street Ferry Landing. Free for passengers or one dollar per car, it is a great way to experience the Mississippi River at one of the country's busiest ports. There are two Westbank landing sites accessible from the Canal Street Landing; Algiers Point directly across the river, or further upstream to Gretna. Directly across the river is Algiers Point, the second oldest neighborhood in the city, dating back to 1719. Algiers Point is an historic district and has been home to many great Jazz Legends. It now features the Jazz Walk of Fame Tour located along the Levee, next to the ferry landing. Algiers is also home to Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, where you can get a look behind the scenes of how Mardi gras comes together. A scenic 20 minute ferry ride from Canal Street puts you in Historic Gretna, La. Downtown Gretna contains many historic buildings along Huey P. Long Avenue dating back to the early 1800's. It is home to many events throughout the year including a weekly farmers market, a monthly Art Walk, and the yearly Gretna Fest. The Gretna Festival is held the first weekend in October, celebrates the local culture and heritage, and features many local and national musical groups drawing thousands of visitors each year.
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Events in West Bank
101.1 WNOE Presents Aaron Watson
at SOUTHPORT HALL*
101.1 WNOE Presents: Aaron Watson
New Orleans Memorial Stair Climb
at Lafayette Square
The New Orleans Memorial Stair Climb is proud to announce its Inaugural “Mile of Silence Walk”. Family, friends and supporters of first responder’s can walk a mile in their shoes to support, honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
2019 New Orleans Memorial Stair Climb
at 400 Poydras Tower
The 4th Annual New Orleans Memorial Stair Climb will be held on the morning of Saturday, September 21, 2019. We will once again pay tribute to the 343 firefighters, 60 law enforcement officers, and 8 EMT's that made the ultimate sacrifice 18 years ago. Our climb will al
eXp Agent Bowling Social
at Rock 'N' Bowl
Rock'n Bowl Time - NOMAR, BAYOU BOARD and NORTHSHORE Agents
SOUL's Fall Treequinox Fundraiser
at The Home of Pam Georges
Join us for Sustaining Our Urban Landscape's (SOUL) third annual fundraising event.
at Republic NOLA
WCP & Republic NOLA Present: Kiana Lede
Women Empowerment 2019
at Bella Vita Events Venue
Women Empowerment 2019 is a movement. This year we are focusing on sisterhood. Women empowering one another. Being each other support system. The tickets are only $15 dollars. Food and drinks is included. Giveaways and a ton of surprises. We want to see you win. Three d
WE Summit & Awards Gala 2019
at Hyatt Regency New Orleans
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE! Join the entire WBEC South community of women business owners, supplier diversity professionals, and buyers from across the country at the Women's Enterprise (WE) Summit & Awards September 25 - 26, 2019 in New Orleans! We’re mi
LCTCS 2019 Bowling For A Cause - Call for Teams
at Fulton Alley
Calling all bowling teams! Join us for a night of food, fun and excitement while raising money for a worthy cause!
Empowerment & Policy Conference 2019
at Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Join us as we lift up critical issues and explore what it takes to create an environment for African Americans to thrive in Louisiana!
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