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Events MAY 5/ 5 JUANES (JAZZ FEST) Location: Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70119 Latin Musician Juanes will share scene with Sting, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie and many musicians more in New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. 5/ 6 RIVERFRONT TRICENTENNIAL FIREWORKS SHOW Location: Mississippi Riverfront / French Quarter events Displays likely at City Park and the river to mark the end of the Jazz and Heritage Festival. 5/ 12 CRAWFISH MAMBO Location: 2000 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA 70148 The Seventh Annual Crawfish Mambo: Cook-off and Music Festival is a community-wide festival celebrating two favorite Louisiana traditions: crawfish and music. Now in its seventh year, Crawfish Mambo is New Orleans?largest crawfish cook-off and features ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT boiled crawfish all day plus the best of live local music. 5/ 18-20 BAYOU BOOGALOO Location: Bayou St. John Off the beaten path but comfortably situated in one of the most scenic sections of New Orleans, Bayou St. John was once the city's "back door." Until the early 20th century boaters could travel to within a mile of the business section of New Orleans from Lake Pontchartrain and take public transportation the rest of the way in. 5/ 25-27 GREEK FEST Location: 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122 This Memorial Day Weekend, head to the bayou for this family-friendly event featuring delicious Greek food, traditional live music activities, and more! This year?s Greek Fest is extra special as it honors New Orleans? Tricentennial. 5/ 18-20 TREMÉ/ 7TH WARD ARTS AND CULTURE FESTIVAL Location: Various Locations Throughout Tremé and the 7th Ward Tremé and the 7th Ward are the origins of some of New Orleans? most famous works of art, music and culture. To celebrate these two thriving areas, the Tremé/ 7th Ward neighborhoods host a FREE spring festival, neighborhood tours, a Bar Crawl, an Elders Gospel Breakfast and a Congo Square Second Line! 5/ 29 BIRDFOOT FESTIVAL Location: City-Wide Every May the Birdfoot Festival brings audiences and artists together for a celebration of live chamber music that roves from timeless classics to cutting edge contemporary collaborations. Concerts and events take place all over New Orleans in venues such as jazz clubs, community centers, theaters, and galleries.