Bayou Boogaloo 2022 is back with a new brass barge scene and more!

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The Bayou Boogaloo is back!

Residents and visitors can start their weekends on Bayou St. John beginning Friday, May 20.

All ages are invited to enjoy live music, a variety of food, art and activities.

Locals like Jennifer Jones, a former teacher who calls herself “The Dancer,” said she was thrilled the event was back in Mid-City.

Jones said she attends many festivals in the city, but said Bayou Boogaloo is different from others.

Ellie Rand, publicist for Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, said Bayou Boogaloo 2022 will be different with a lot more family-friendly activities.

“New this year, we’re excited about, is a floating barge state on the bayou.”

The new stage will feature a lineup of some of the best marching bands in town.

Plus, new food vendors like Soulé Cafe, Jamaican Jerk House, Dat Dog, Bub’s Burgers, and bayou-side yoga classes will take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The family yoga class will take place on Saturday at 12 p.m. in the children’s tent and on Sunday morning the class will start from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Dumaine stage.

A special tent for changing and feeding babies will also be available for families.

Additionally, Bayou Boogaloo will also feature an organized arts market featuring 60 artists and designers.

Those who enjoy floating on the bayou must have a ticket to enter the event.

There will be two bayou entrances for participants. One entry will be in Dumaine and one in Toulouse.

People with boats, barges and other watercraft, as well as all other attendees must go through metal detectors, Rand said.

Attendees with large barges can pre-register their barges, pay a security deposit and register for a pre-determined time to assemble their barges before the festival for easier and faster entry. Visitors can register here.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased here.

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