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ABOUT PO-BOYFEST

The Oak Street Merchants, Residents and Property Owners are excited to announce the 15th Annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, presented by Tony Chachere’s, will take place on Sunday, November 19th , 2023 from 10A to 6P between the 8100-8700 blocks of Oak Street. The festival will once again host 40 food and beverage vendors, live music on multiple stages, Arts Market, Kids Zone, VIP Area, sponsor activations and a po-boy competition juried by celebrity judges. This year’s announcements kicked off with the Official Cutting of the Po-boy, provided by Parkway Bakery, at Disability Rights Louisiana, a returning sponsor, located at 8325 Oak Street on June 21st, 2023. Board members from OSMRPO, festival organizers, neighboring, participating businesses, and New Orleans Saints Super Fan Leroy “Whistle Monsta” Mitchell, and representatives from the festival’s non-profit partner and beneficiary, Son of a Saint, were on-hand to celebrate New Orleans's premier food festival. The festival’s goal is to maintain its status as one of the most unique and exciting events of the year. Each fall, since 2007, New Orleanians have set aside a day to honor the humble and historic Po-Boy sandwich where upwards of 50,000 strong come to eat, drink, dance and shop the historic and vibrant Oak Street.

FESTIVAL FACTS:
• 40 Food & Beverage Vendors
• Multiple Stages of Live Music
• Arts Market & Kid’s Zone
• VIP Area and Sponsor Activations
• Po-boy Competition Juried by Celebrity Judges
• Festival is free, but a wristband is required to purchase a po-boy.
Early Bird Wristbands will be available.

 

The Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, presented by Tony Chachere’s, is produced by The Oak Street Merchants, Residents and Property Owners (OSMRPO) whose mission is to stimulate the Oak Street Corridor between S. Carrollton Ave and Leake Street by
improving its appearance and safety, preserving the historic integrity and local culture, and attracting, supporting, and promoting diverse, sustainable businesses. Learn more about OSMRPO at www.facebook.com/OakStreetNOLA.

A portion of the proceeds from this event benefits The Son of a Saint, our 501(c)3 non-profit partner which exists to transform the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and
formation of positive, lasting peer-to-peer relationships. Learn more about Son of a Saint at www.sonofasaint.org.

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