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FestiGals Event To Benefit Cancer Association Of Greater New Orleans

FestiGals in New Orleans

(Photo Credit: FestiGals)

FestiGals – “New Orleans’ newest party with a purpose. For women, by women.” – will take place Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23 at the French Quarter’s historic Hotel Monteleone. Featuring great food, fitness classes, music performances, and inspirational speakers, the multi-day event will be the perfect retreat, whether a stay-cation or a visit to New Orleans. Entertaining and energizing, FestiGals allows the opportunity to celebrate the “self” in the most empowering of environments.

FestiGals auction bra

“BRA-nch” Bra for FestiGals Auction (Photo Credit: FestiGals)

Planned activities include, but are not limited to, a culinary demonstration by Chef Tory McPhail of Commander’s Palace, the Stiletto Stroll (Second-Line Parade), and a “Saints and Sinners” Drag Queen Brunch. In addition, inspirational “diva discussions” will be presented with Stephanie Oswald of Travelgirl Magazine, musician and NOLA icon Charmaine Neville, Dr. Susan Kellogg of The Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute, and others.

On Friday, attendees can enjoy the “Bodacious Bras for a Cause Luncheon & Auction” with featured FestiGal Rhonda Shear of Shear Enterprises, LLC. Presented by Ray Brandt Infiniti and Porsche of New Orleans, the auction will feature forty artisan-designed bras with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans. Interested individuals can place pre-bids here.

To learn more about the FestiGals mission, visit the New Orleans FestiGals website here.

WHEN:
Thursday, June 20, 2013 – Sunday, June 23, 2013
Times vary by day and activity. View full schedule here.

WHERE:
Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ph. 504-523-3341

TICKETS:
FestiGals Sampler: $99/ticket
FestiGals Ultimate Package: $350
Additional fees for accommodations and specific events.
To view all packages and options, please click here.

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