Every spring, Soul Fest takes over Audubon Zoo for a weekend celebration of African-American culture and history. The festival is free with zoo admission, but offers health screenings, children activities, educational opportunities and honors achievements of the African American heritage.
Arts and Crafts and learning stations will be set up throughout the festival honoring cultures of Brazil, China, Haiti, Jamaica and Africa. Shop for handmade products such as jewelry, artwork and more. Soul food and Creole delicacies from various local restaurants will fill your stomachs, and musical sounds will fill the air. Music icons such as Glen David Andrews, Yolanda Adams, the Hot 8 Brass Band, and Rebirth have performed in the past, and there’s usually a number of Mardi Gras Indians.
Endangered animals have a home in New Orleans. Come experience lions, gorillas, rhinos and more in their spacious habitats at Audubon Zoo. Ranked top ten in the country. Cool Zoo and Lazy River open seasonally.