A portion of festival proceeds will benefit youth development nonprofit Son of a Saint
NEW ORLEANS – 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, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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. A portion of the proceeds from this festival will benefit Son of a Saint, which is the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival’s 501(c)3 non-profit partner that 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.
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’ premier food festival as well as recognize additional sponsors, Urban South, Jameson, evamor and WVUE Fox 8.
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.
- 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
The Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is free, but a wristband is required to purchase a po-boy.
Early Bird Wristbands will be available. Check poboyfest.com for details.