The biggest sporting event of the year is coming up soon in New Orleans! Fortunately for 1st Lake residents of the Metairie, River Ridge and Kenner communities, they are in an ideal location to enjoy all the exciting events surrounding Super Bowl XLVII, and Northshore residents aren’t far away! Among the multitude of entertainment and activities that the Super Bowl will bring to New Orleans, here are the main events we’re looking forward to!
Super Bowl Boulevard – If there’s one thing New Orleans knows how to do, it’s putting on a festival, and that’s exactly what this four day long Super Bowl soiree will be. From Jan. 31 to Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, there will be music, food and fan activities at Woldenburg Park right along the Mississippi River in the French Quarter. The musical entertainment will no doubt be impressive with Quint David in charge, whose portfolio includes producing the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
NFL Experience – This long-running NFL event will give Super Bowl visitors the opportunity of a behind the scenes look into pro football with an interactive theme park including games, displays, kids’ football clinics, free autograph sessions, a huge football memorabilia show and much more. The tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under, and includes all games and attractions. The NFL Experience is open daily from Jan. 30 through Feb. 3.
Super Bowl Gospel Celebration – Some of the biggest names in gospel music will be performing at the New Orleans Lakefront Arena for the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, including Fantasia, Marvin Winans, Lecrae, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Donnie McClurkin and host Kirk Franklin. This will no doubt be a night of incredible, uplifting faith and music two nights before the big game on Friday, Feb. 1.
Super Saturday of Service – On Super Bowl XLVII eve, the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee will hold a city-wide community service event with the NFL, New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), Young Leadership Council (YLC), the Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals (ULGNOYP) and the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. The Super Saturday of Service entails the renovation of five NORDC playgrounds and their surrounding neighborhoods. Those who want to participate in Super Saturday of Service can register to volunteer on the Host Committee website.
Super Bowl XLVII – Of course the whole reason for the aforementioned events is the big game – the 47th annual Super Bowl in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The two best NFL teams of the year will go head to head for the Lombardi trophy starting at 5:25 p.m. with Beyonce and Destiny’s Child headlining the half time show.