Thanksgiving at the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots
Nov. 28 | Many New Orleanians spend Thanksgiving Day at the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots. Racing begins at 11 a.m. and the highlight of the day is the 88th running of the $100,000 Thanksgiving Handicap.
Thu.-Sat. Nov. 28-30 | The annual Bayou Classic features more than the game between Grambling State University and Southern University (noon Saturday). There's a parade Thursday, and the battle between the school bands is another great showdown in the Superdome (beginning at 6 p.m. Friday).