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2nd Annual New Orleans Daiquiri Festival

New Orleans is a daiquiri lovers’ paradise. With drive-thru frozen daiquiri shops on every corner with more flavor varieties than there are parishes in the state of Louisiana, it’s no wonder that New Orleans is also the birthplace of the New Orleans Daiquiri Festival.

New Orleans Daiquiri Festival

(Photo Credit: New Orleans Daiquiri Festival)

Presented by the OpenHouse New Orleans Company (OHNO) and the Bywater Community Development Corporation with sponsoring by Sailor Jerry Rum, the 2nd Annual New Orleans Daiquiri Festival will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 3-9 p.m. at 4000 St. Claude Street, New Orleans.

Festival-goers should prepare themselves for a day of fun (and quite possibly a hangover) as they enjoy all the New Orleans Daiquiri Festival has to offer. There will be a smorgasbord of delicious daiquiris from NOLA’s favorite bartenders to choose from. And there will be plenty of yummy food available to soak up some of that liquor. Enjoy some of the Eiffel Tower Society’s famous pulled pork po’boys as well as guerilla gourmet food from the Empanada Intifada food truck. Fun tunes presented by some of the city’s hottest DJs, including DJ Fayard (One Eyed Jacks) and DJ Kristin (Mod Dance Party) will ensure you keep your daiquiris in the air as you tear up the dance floor. And don’t miss the Sailor Jerry Daiquiri Festival photo booth and you chance to be photographed with the wildly popular WHO DAIQ? Flava Girls.

And, of course, we New Orleanians never party without a purpose. Yes, the New Orleans Daiquiri Festival hopes to preserve the greatness that is daiquiri and its evolving deliciousness. However, this event will also be a great opportunity to learn more about the Bywater, a neighborhood nestled in the 9th ward of New Orleans including the St. Claude Avenue corridor from Press St. at the railroad tracks to Poland Avenue at the Industrial Canal, and the organizations that work hard to develop this community. The OHNO Company is a media development and event production agency dedicated to working with business and organizations that operate in New Orleans. And the mission of the Bywater Community Development Corporation is to promote the safety and well being of all New Orleans’ Bywater residents by nurturing a sense of community through strong support for the arts, commerce, home ownership, and education. Other featured organizations will include St. Claude Main Street.

So bring you dancing shoes, an empty belly and perhaps a designated driver and get ready to say “Brain Freeze!”

WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 3-9 p.m.

4000 St. Claude Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

Like most New Orleans festivals, entry is free and daiquiris begin at just $5

Click here  to visit the New Orleans Daiquiri Festival’s Facebook page and to RSVP for this amazing event.

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