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New Orleans Events Thanksgiving

For any holiday or special time of year, New Orleans hosts a large-scale, multi-dimensional celebration, and Thanksgiving is no exception. New Orleans is a wonderful place to spend Thanksgiving, and it serves as the kickoff to a magical holiday season. If you are a resident of 1st Lake’s New Orleans area apartments in Kenner, Metairie and River Ridge, then you’re lucky enough to be right next to the action.

Fairgrounds – The New Orleans Fairgrounds Racecourse and Slots’ opening season begins right before Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving Day will be a full day of horse racing complete with a Thanksgiving feast. Traditionally, attendees wear big, festive derby hats and the event is a lively and different way to spend a Thanksgiving, in true New Orleans fashion.

Bayou Classic – The age old rivalry between Grambling and Southern universities continues this year at the Bayou Classic in New Orleans. The Bayou Classic is much more than an annual football game, it’s several days of exhilarating events, including the Battle of the Bands between the Grambling and Southern marching bands, a Thanksgiving Day parade, a step show contest, gospel brunch and more. Don’t miss the Bayou Classic in New Orleans from November 27 – December 30.

Restaurants – If you don’t feel like slaving away to make Thanksgiving dinner for a change, there are many of  the New Orleans area’s top notch restaurants that will do it for you on Thanksgiving Day! A few of these fine dining restaurants open on Thanksgiving include Bayona, Broussard’s and Domenica. Have a dirty dishes-free Thanksgiving in New Orleans!