Bayou Bacchanal/Friends Of Culture

Who is Friends of Culture?

Friends Of Culture produces the Caribbean Festival of New Orleans, known as Bayou Bacchanal. The organization is operated by locals of New Orleans who are originally from the Caribbean as well as American volunteers who value the contributions of the Caribbean people to the United States.

Friends Of Culture produces the Caribbean Festival of New Orleans, known as Bayou Bacchanal. The festival is held the first weekend in November. The festival is the celebration of the music, customs, and diversity of the Caribbean people. It’s open to the general public.

We also have a music enrichment program to teach students from the community how to play the Steel Pan for free. Our students have performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, for the New Orleans Pelicans and numerous other organizations.