Memorial Day in New Orleans allows visitors and locals to honor fallen military members: the country’s National World War II Museum is located in New Orleans. However, there are plenty of other ways to commemorate the long weekend, whether you choose to attend a cultural festival or sample rare wines from around the world.
As a French Quarter hotel, Bienville House is close to it all. Plan to walk to almost all of these Memorial Day events as you enjoy the beautiful architecture and scenery of the neighborhood. Enjoy!
Visit the National World War II Museum
The National World War II Museum will hold events honoring Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2016. The museum will showcase artifacts, images and stories related to Memorial Day and fallen soldiers, and it will also host guest speakers, memorial ceremonies, and special performances by the Marine Corps Quintet.
The regular museum exhibits give visitors an immersive experience of all aspects of WWII, ranging from the African Front to the D-Day invasion. The Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries is one of the latest additions to the museum, and offers a comprehensive look at the US involvement, from Pearl Harbor until the end of the war. Daily screenings of Beyond All Boundaries, a 4D movie experience narrated by Tom Hanks, offer first-person accounts of the tragedies and triumphs of the war.
Get to the Greek
The 43rd annual New Orleans Greek Festival takes place on the banks of Bayou St. John May 27-29, 2016, featuring Greek food, entertainment, and culture. You can purchase delicious homemade Greek pastries, listen to live music or watch cooking demonstrations and performances by Hellenic dancers.
While you’re there, enjoy a tour of Holy Trinity Cathedral, the oldest Greek Orthodox church in the Americas. The festival isn’t within walking distance from Bienville House, so we suggest taking a cab or Ubering to the event. Ask our concierge for comprehensive directions; they also will be happy to schedule a cab for you!
Wine and Dine at NOWFE
We recently wrote about NOWFE, the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience that’s happening over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, 2016. NOWFE participants will get to try incredible wine and food from rare vineyards and popular restaurants all over the city. Our sister property, Hotel Monteleone, is even part of the event: their restaurant, Criollo, will be serving dishes at NOWFE.
Spend A Long Weekend In The French Quarter
No matter what your plans are, Bienville House Hotel is the perfect base for your New Orleans vacation. Our convenient French Quarter location makes it easy to attend all of the events happening in New Orleans this summer.