It's hard to imagine an event entitled "Tremé Culture Fest" being able to restrict itself to a few days. How do you ever stop celebrating the life, music, and enthusiasm constantly spilling from the United States' oldest African American neighborhood? This fest begins with Brass Under the Bridge, a communal gathering of thousands of Tremé residents, locals, and visitors to celebrate the brass music culture of the area. Stick around for the weekend and catch a lecture series, a concert in Armstrong Park from local and national artists, and local craft and food vendors. And, of course, the weekend wraps up—as much as it can—with a jazz mass and the Tremé United Second Line, a one of a kind event where competing Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs come together to form one Second Line in honor of this most exuberant and celebratory of community traditions. The promenade is sure to attract thousands of followers for miles! We recommend you step up at the start. Events at venues including Armstrong Park, St. Augustine Church, the Backstreet Cultural Museum, the Brass Camera Gallery, and lots more spots. (504) 523-5652.