Heading to the New Orleans Bowl next weekend? The Louisiana Athletics Department has announced a number of events for Cajuns fans making the trip.

Cajun Walk: Official Send-Off

Tuesday, Dec. 16

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Reinhardt Drive (“Tigue” Moore Field side)

Ragin’ Cajuns football team leaves for New Orleans Bowl with Cajun Walk at 11:45 a.m.  Enjoy lunch options from local food trucks and send off the team – Cajuns style!

Steve Peloquin will host his Sports Radio ESPN 1420 show on the second floor of the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.,  Dec 17-19. Fans are welcome to attend.

A series of events for fans in New Orleans kicks off on Thursday night:

Ragin’ Cajuns Parade

Sponsored by The Advocate

Thursday, Dec. 18

9 p.m. – until

New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St.

The Pride of Acadiana Marching Band will lead fans along Bourbon Street in second line fashion. Fans are encouraged to bring Mardi Gras beads to throw while walking the parade route. Some beads will be provided by the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission.

Ragin' Cajuns Fan Fest

Sponsored by Home Bank

Friday, Dec. 19

3 – 5:30 p.m.

New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St.

This reception in the Grand Ballroom will be open to all Ragin’ Cajuns fans, with live music provided by Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie. A cash bar will be available. A graduation ceremony will be held for senior football student-athletes and support staff.

New Orleans Bowl Friday Night Concert

Friday, Dec. 19

6:30 – 10 p.m.

Champions Square

There will be live music. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors at Champions Square for this free concert featuring Kool and the Gang and Cheap Trick.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Tailgate Party at Champions Square

Saturday, Dec. 20

8 – 9:30 a.m.

Champions Square

Enjoy live music provided by a local deejay outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Get ready for the big game with great entertainment, food and beverages.

2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Saturday, Dec. 20

Gates open at 8:30 a.m.

Kickoff is at 10 a.m.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns face the Nevada Wolf Pack.