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Enjoy Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans. The Collegiate Rugby 7s Championship is in town, Greek Fest returns, and there are plenty of things to do around town. Check out our picks for the weekend below. 

Photo courtesy of Collegiate Rugby 7s Championship

Week-end du Memorial Day 

Enjoy the city on Memorial Day weekend. There’s plenty to do in tribute to our troops, including visits to the National WWII Museum, where WWII veterans receive free admission and visitors with military ID receive discounted admission. Additionally, Memorial Day weekend is seen as the unofficial kickoff to summer, so pack the sunscreen and head out for a sno-ball, visit a hotel pool, or enjoy a delicious meal outdoors in NOLA.  

Collegiate Rugby 7s Championship 

The largest collegiate rugby 7s national championship tournament comes to New Orleans May 28-30. Rugby 7s is an abbreviated form of rugby, featuring two teams of seven players. The tournament will feature over 100 men’s and women’s collegiate rugby 7s teams at the Shrine on Airline, where NOLA Gold Rugby plays. A fan festival will be held on the grounds, featuring music, food trucks, and more. Buy tickets here.  

Festival grec de la Nouvelle-Orléans 

New Orleans Greek Festival returns for its fest on Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. The sounds of Greek music fill the air, as does the wonderful aroma of Greek food during this indoor and outdoor fete. Music, cathedral tours, and Hellenic dancing are all on the schedule, as well as a 5K to kick off the fest, kids’ activities, and plenty of arts and crafts for sale. Tickets are $10.  

Darker, Brighter, We Grieve 

Enjoy a premiere dance performance from ELLEvate Dance this weekend. “Darker, Brighter, We Grieve” explores the collective grief in wake of the pandemic and Hurricane Ida, as well as personal losses. The show runs Friday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at the Fortress of Lushington in the Bywater. 

Central City Makers Market 

Stop by the Southern Food & Beverage Museum on Saturday, May 28 for a market from 12-4 p.m. Delicious food from local vendors, plus produce, plants, art, groceries, and everything in between will be available at the market. 

Mois du patrimoine américain Asie-Pacifique 

Mai est le Mois du patrimoine des Américains d’origine asiatique et des insulaires du Pacifique aux États-Unis Célébrez les contributions des Américains d’origine asiatique en soutenant les entreprises locales appartenant à des Asiatiques. La Nouvelle-Orléans est connue pour ses plats traditionnels créoles et cajuns, mais les habitants savent que la ville abrite également de nombreux restaurants vietnamiens, chinois, japonais et thaïlandais authentiques, ce qui ne fait qu’effleurer la surface. Parcourez les restaurants et les entreprises ici et profitez de les soutenir tout au long du mois.