Plan Your Nola Weekend: November 3 – 5

Plan your weekend with this guide.

Here's a look at a list of events to help you map out your weekend, including some great food picks that will make your mouth water. Check out our top picks for what's happening around the area.

National Sandwich Day: Longest Po-Boy in New Orleans' History

Friday, Nov. 3

A super-sized po-boy will take shape in the French Quarter to celebrate National Sandwich Day. Guests can see and taste the 350-foot-long po-boy from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday at the 500 block of Royal Street. After grabbing a free po-boy, head to the courtyard at The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street, for a presentation on the history of the city’s iconic sandwich.

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Boudin, Bourbon and Beer

Friday, Nov. 3

Chef Emeril Lagasse and friends sure know how to throw a party. Boudin, Bourbon and Beer proves that these chefs are some of the best in the business. Sixty of the nation’s best chefs come to Champions Square on Friday at 6 p.m.to serve their best version of the Cajun delicacy to raise money for a good cause. Live music and great beverages, featuring all things Bourbon, also pave the way for a great night. Must be age 21 or older to attend.

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Bucktown Seafood Festival

Friday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 5

The Bucktown All-Stars and Amanda Shaw are among the acts set to perform when the Bucktown Seafood Festival returns to St. Louis King of France School from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5. Festival-goers can also enjoy a new food vendor lineup and a “Little Shrimpers Village,” a kid’s area. The festival is free and open to the public. Festival hours are Friday, Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 5 from noon to 9 p.m.

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Weeki Wachee Mermaids Splash Into Audubon Aquarium

Friday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 5

The world-famous Weeki Wachee mermaids will splash into Audubon Aquarium of the Americas starting this weekend. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the mermaids will dance and dive beneath the surface of the Great Maya Reef. Guests also can meet a mermaid up-close and have photos taken next to the penguin habitat on the Aquarium’s 2nd floor.

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Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Saturday, Nov. 4 – Sunday, Nov. 5

Step back in time to the 16th century at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival kicking off this weekend in Hammond. This adventure is full of entertainment, rides, educational demonstrations, shopping and food. The festival takes place Saturdays and Sundays from now through Dec. 10 from 9:45 a.m. until dusk. Single day tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children. Kids under age 6 enter for free. Multi-day passes are also available.

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Harahan Jambalaya Cook-Off & Car Show 2017

Saturday, Nov. 4

Dive spoon first into a big bowl of jambalaya at the annual Jambalaya Cook-Off and Car Show starting at noon on Saturday. Head to the Harahan Recreational Center for all you can eat jambalaya during the cook-off. Families can also enjoy a car show. Plus, the Topcats will provide live entertainment. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12.

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'So You Think You Can Dance' - Season 14 Tour

Sunday, Nov. 5

Fans of the FOX TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance” can see the top 10 finalists perform live in person. The tour makes its New Orleans stop at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Saenger Theatre. See your favorite dancers light up the stage with high-energy performances. Tickets start at $39.50, plus applicable fees.

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New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday, Nov. 5

Hopefully, the Saints can keep up their winning streak this Sunday against division opponents the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The teams face off in Superdome this Sunday starting at noon. Head to Champions Square for live pregame entertainment. The Marine Corps Band New Orleans will be this week’s musical guest. If you can’t get a seat at the game, we’ve got you covered with our list of great places to watch the Saints. Keep up with the full Saints schedule here.

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