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The Jung Hotel & Residences|1500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA | Map

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FestiGals Women's Weekend Experience The 2018 FestiGals Weekend will bring women of all ages and backgrounds together for an enjoyable experience that will feature authentic New Orleans activities, designed for women, by women. This is a special time here in New Orleans as we commemorate the Tricentennial of our city’s founding. Come make history with us as we celebrate YOU!!! We have lots of a la carte events planned for this year’s celebration of women! View the full schedule below and at FestiGals.org. Full Schedule: Thursday, June 21 Welcome Reception 7-9 PM Interactive Culinary Experience at the New Orleans School of Cooking Create your own “hands on” New Orleans specialties. *Weekend Package Exclusive Friday, June 22 Tricentennial Women’s Day at the Jung Hotel and Residences of the New Orleans Hotel Collection 8:30-9:00 AM Wake Up With Val! With Continental Breakfast 9:30-10:30 AM Choice of 2 Seminars & Discussions 11:00-12:00 PM Choice of 2 Seminars & Discussions View full speaker and sessions list here! Expand your horizons with a selection of thought-provoking sessions featuring impressive speakers. 12:30-2:00 PM Tricentennial Keynote Luncheon Discover the Power of YOU! 2:15-3:15 PM FestiTalks Enjoy sound bites on a myriad of topics at our version of TED Talks. 8:30-4:00 PM Shopping showcase Shop clothing, shoes, handmade art, accessories, and more from vendors chosen specifically for you! Friday Night 7-8 PM Pre-Party at Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture 8-9 PM Step Up Second-Line Parade French Quarter Sashay through the French Quarter in a New Orleans-style parade! Plus, you can help us shine a light on domestic violence by creating your own fundraiser for the New Orleans Family Justice Center. Click here to learn more. 9-11 PM After-Glow Party at Harrah's New Orleans Casino Theater Saturday, June 23 9:30 - 10:30 AM - Timeless Treasures Breakfast & Tour at MS RAU Antiques, Presented by Two Chicks Walking Tours, and a visit to The Historic New Orleans Collection. Enjoy light bites, mimosas and an exclusive tour of one of Royal Street’s most elite antique and art galleries, followed by a visit to an extraordinary Tricentennial Exhibition. 11:00-1:45 PM - Lunch on your own 2:00 PM - Discovery Excursions (Choice Of) 1. Vieux Carre Tour by Two Chicks Walking Tours Join Two Chicks Walking Tours as they explore the Vieux Carre with a distinctly feminine lens. New Orleans women have shaped the history of this fascinating city in incredible ways and this two-hour tour will focus on them and their unique contributions. A featured cocktail will also be included to toast the ladies to whom we owe so much. Stroll with us, won't you? 2. Steamboat Natchez Cruise As the Natchez glides past the French Quarter and through one of the world's most active ports, you begin to understand the magic of the experience. For all its history and romance, the excitement of riding a steamboat is as real and rich and genuine now as it was a century ago. Come aboard, sip a cocktail, and enjoy New Orleans hospitality...Steamboat Style! Break 7:00 PM - Dinner at Tujague’s with Louisiana Eats! Host Poppy Tooker Hear about Madame Bégué, the New Orleans woman who created the Brunch in 1863, and learn how she influenced 19th Century Creole cuisine. (Watch out for Tujague’s cross-dressing ghost, Julian Eltinge!) *Must be able to walk upstairs to the second floor. Limited Availability Sunday, June 24 10:00 AM: Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues Let your spirits soar with great food and rousing music! Limited Availability