An Insider Look at What to Expect at King Cake Festival This Weekend

Ochsner Hospital for Children’s 5th Annual King Cake Festival is this Sunday, January 28, 2018! Just in time for Mardi Gras Season, the festival will showcase unique and traditional king cakes from New Orleans’ favorite bakeries across the region, including Winn-Dixie, one of Ochsner’s Community Partners. This year, Winn-Dixie is unveiling the new brioche king cake, with a rich creamy filling and fresh fruit flavors.

A truly family-friendly event, the day will feature live music from Big Sam’s Funky Nation, John Papa Gros and Darcy Malone and the Tangle, along with an outdoor art market.

Looking for the ultimate king cake experience? This year, Ochsner is pleased to offer a VIP King Cake Festival experience including an open bar and food, king cake judging samples, front row stage area and access to special restrooms. VIP passes are available for purchase online at

King Cake Festival benefits Ochsner Hospital for Children. For more information or to make a donation, visit

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