FestiGals Returns to the DDD June 21 – 23
Get ready for FestiGals, the annual celebration of women from the greater New Orleans area and nation!
More than 1,500 women are expected to participate in this uniquely New Orleans experience that inspires, connects and celebrates women while supporting causes important to their well-being.
FestiGals will again be headquartered at the Jung Hotel & Residences on Canal Street. The June 21 Celebrating Women’s Conference focuses on mind, body, and spirit and will showcase a myriad of speakers, including Mignon Francois, founder and CEO of the Cupcake Collection, FestiTalkers Kimberley Washington, Ingrid Rinck and Havilah Malone, and other notables. The centerpiece of Friday’s activities will be the Hats Off Awards Luncheon, featuring Louisiana Cajun Sweetheart Amanda Shaw as the keynote speaker and paying tribute to 15 iconic New Orleans women whose contributions have significantly benefitted the community. The theme of the luncheon, presented by Fidelity P.O.W.E.R, is “Bigger the Hat, the Bigger the Heart”.
Saturday evening, FestiGals will take it to the streets in a festive second-line style parade through the French Quarter that ends with an After-Glow party inside Harrah’s New Orleans Theater. FestiGals 2019 Grand Diva Amanda Shaw will lead dozens of women’s marching groups, FestiGals ladies, brass bands and celebrities joining in the effort to shine a light on heart disease, the number one killer of women. The event serves as a benefit for the New Orleans Chapter of the American Heart Association.
The fun returns to the Jung on Sunday for a Drag Queen Brunch with the incomparable Reba Douglas and friends.
There are also several other a la carte culinary events, exclusive tours and excursions and more throughout the weekend. For more details or to register yourself or women on your staff, visit festigals.org but don’t wait too long, some events have limited space.