Planning your trip to New Orleans for this weekend's big R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl? Well, you better know what's going on because there will be plenty of fun stuff to do.

Here is the list of most of the big events, as per UL:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

12:45 pm - Cajun Walk: Official Send Off of the Ragin’ Cajuns
Reinhardt Drive (Tigue Moore Baseball Field Side/Walking toward Soccer/Track Complex)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

10:15 am - Ragin’ Cajuns Women’s Basketball vs. Tulane
Meet in lobby of Marriott to depart for Devlin Fieldhouse at 10:15 am (game begins at 11:00 am)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

9:00pm - until - Ragin’ Cajuns “We’re Back!” Parade sponsored by MidSouth Bank
The Pride of Acadiana marching band will lead fans from the Marriott to Bourbon Street in Second Line fashion.  Fans are encouraged to bring Mardi Gras beads to throw while walking in the parade. MidSouth Bank is a proud supporter of Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics.

Parade begins at the Marriott at 9:00 pm and is opened to all Ragin’ Cajuns fans.

 Friday, December 21, 2012

3:00pm – 5:00pm - Ragin’ Cajuns Fan Fest sponsored by Home Bank
This reception at the Marriott will be open to all Ragin’ Cajuns fans with live music provided by Roddy Romero and the Hub City Allstars. Home Bank is a proud supporter of the Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics. Complimentary beer, soft drinks, and water will be provided.                                                        

5:30pm - 8:30pm - New Orleans Bowl Friday Night Concert
Fans will be able to enjoy live music and great food at Champions Square.
Opening: Bad Company with Brian Howe
Headliner: The Beach Boys

This is a fan event that is free to the public.

Bus transportation will be provided from the Marriott to Champions Square from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm. (Pick up in front of Marriott – 555 Canal St./ Drop off in front of Champions Square on Poydras)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

8:30am – 10:30am - RCAF/UL Alumni Association Tailgate Party sponsored by IberiaBank and Cox
Superdome:  Bienville Room (Enter Gate C)
Ragin’ Cajuns fans are invited to a pregame Tailgate Party in the Bienville Room at the Superdome.  Live music will be provided by Krossfyre. IberiaBank and Cox are proud supporters of Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics.

Admission is free to all RCAF 2012 Annual Fund donors (bracelet and game ticket required) and current Alumni Association Members. You are entering the game at this time, so all guests are required to present game tickets.

UL Alumni Association members will check-in prior to entering Bienville Room at Gate C. Bracelets will be provided at this time.

$10.00 for all others.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.


7:30am – 10:30am - Rouse’s Ragin’ Cajuns Tailgate Party
Rouse’s Parking Lot
701 Baronne Street
Enjoy live music by Sammy Kershaw along with drink and food specials.

9:00am – 10:30am - R & L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Tailgate Party at Champions Square

Come enjoy live music provided by Band Camp outside the Louisiana Superdome. Get ready for the big game with great entertainment, food and beverage. Gather your fans for the pre-game festivities.

9:30am - Mercedes-Benz Superdome gates open

11:00am - R & L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Kick-Off

Post Game - Cajuns Party Central Headquarters                                               

All fans are invited to gather and enjoy food, fun, and fellowship at the following locations:

The Beach at 227 Bourbon Street
Bourbon Cowboy at 241 Bourbon Street
Rita’s Tequila House Tex-Mex Grill at 419 Bourbon Street
The Swamp at 516 Bourbon Street


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