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The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo has enabled Friends of Bayou St. John to reinvest in the community in many ways, including by becoming a valued community partner to organizations throughout New Orleans that rely on the annual festival to generate exposure and raise funds for their services.

In 2017, the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo was able to raise over $25,000 for our community partners! We have raised over $120,000 since our first year.

We are no longer accepting applications for Community Partners for the 2018 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo.

Some of our 2018 Community Partners:

Friends of Lafitte Greenway: Once again, FOLG is offering everyone’s favorite nostalgic treat via the world’s first Root Beer Float Float! That’s right, festival goers can visit their booth by land or by sea. Special thanks to Fest Cola for sponsoring the float with their Pecan Root Beer.

Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association: FSJNA members will be posted up all weekend long slinging daiquiris near the Urban South Lafitte Stage. We’re all enjoying their neighborhood, so you know we had to give them some love in return.

Morris Jeff Community School: The daiquiri booth near the Port Orleans Dumaine Stage is manned by the brave pre-K students of Morris Jeff Community School. Just kidding! However, their dedicated parents, faculty, and friends will be serving up the ice cold treats all weekend, adding to the smiles that was already be on our faces.

Mid-City Volleyball Group: MCVG leads the 9th Annual Bicycle Pub Crawl on Saturday, May 19. The pub crawl destinations have alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available to keep any thirsty biker happy. The route is short and the pace is slow, with the goal of appreciating some of the city’s landmarks and having a good time on the way to the Boogaloo. Visit our Recreation page for all of the details.

Kayak-Ity-Yat & NOLA Trash Mob: Friends of Bayou St. John team up with Kayak-Ity-Yat and the NOLA Trash Mob to host morning clean ups on Bayou St. John. Volunteers just have to show up on the corner of Orleans Avenue and the bayou at 8am on Sat. May 19, Sun. May 20, and Mon. May 21, and Kayak-Ity-Yat will provide the kayaks!

Community Outreach Partners:

The following nonprofits have booths in the Marketplace, where they can talk to folks about their awesome programs.

  • New Orleans Rowing Club
  • Odyssey House of Louisiana
Donation Partners:

Donations made at the festival’s entrance gates in 2018 will benefit…

  • Friends of Lafitte Greenway
  • Boys Town Louisiana
  • Rotary Club of Mid-City
  • New Orleans Rowing Club
  • Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL)
  • Evacuteer.org
  • Odyssey House Louisiana
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To inquire about becoming a partner, please contact us.
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