EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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VOODOO LOUNGE

Meet and socialize in an open-bar setting!

Everyday during the event, we will be offering our guests a hospitality suite. All registered guests are welcome to visit, hang out, and mingle with other event guests and just relax in the Voodoo Lounge.

We will be serving a variety of drinks and refreshments including beer, sodas, water and a selection of spirits. All drinks are complimentary!

Attendees are allowed to bring in food and snacks purchased. Due to local health codes regulating conference space, we are requested to ask that you do not share any food items you bring in. A snack bar is located on the first floor.

Other than Saturday Evening: Acadia Suite, Level 2

Saturday evening: Evangeline Suite

Tuesday to Monday

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CARD GAMES

Want to show off your card skills? Got some mad Uno abilities? Are you an expert in Bridge or Pinochle or just a casual player of Cards Against Humanity?

The Game Room will be supplied with cards, card games, dominoes and other games. Or, you can bring your own to share.

Madewood Room, Level 2

Tuesday September 1, 2020
1 pm – 5 pm

Wednesday September 2, 2020
1 pm – 5 pm

Thursday September 3, 2020
1 pm – 5 pm

Friday September 4, 2020
1 pm – 5 pm

Saturday September 5, 2020
12 pm – 3 pm

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POOL TIME

The pool is not exclusively opened to event participants. Please be considerate of other hotel guests.

Towels will be provided, and your hotel key will be required to enter the pool area.

The pool area has spacious seating area and a decorative landscape that creates a semi-private feeling.

It is a calming and relaxing spot for you to enjoy the city. The Hotel’s Oasis Bar is available for you to purchase items.

Royal Sonesta Pool, Level 3

Daily on your own
9am – 7pm

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AQUA FITNESS

Join us each morning for low impact water fitness to music.

The class is easy low impact and leaves room for lots of enjoyment.

A fun way to start your day with a splash. This class is open to all and will be modified for all fitness levels.

Royal Sonesta Pool, Level 3

Wednesday thru Sunday
8am – 9am

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VENDOR HALL

Big Bayou 2020 will run a vendor hall during the event on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The vendors will have tables to showcase their products and services.

We encourage all attendees to support those businesses that support us and our community.

Gris Gris & Choctaw Rooms

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
9am – 5pm SETUP
Thursday, September 3, 2020
9am – 5pm
Friday, September 4, 2020
9am – 5pm
Saturday September 5, 2020
9am – 4pm
Sunday September 6, 2020
9am – 4pm TAKEDOWN

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CABARET

Enjoy the sounds of Tom Goss; relax and unwind after a day of excursions and events?

Tom offers his special sounds in an intimate setting and gets into the New Orleans spirit with unique Cabaret format!

Make this time with Tom special and enjoyable.

Regal Suite

Thursday, September 6, 2020
9pm – 12am
Thursday, September 6, 2020
9pm – 12am

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WELCOME PARTY

Participating in The Big Bayou, enjoying the fun times of New Orleans and Southern Decadence are the must not miss events.

Our Welcome Party is the official kick off event for the most amazing Big Bayou weekend .

Friday, September 4, 2020
6pm – 10pm

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VIP RECEPTION AND MEET & GREET

This activity is for our VIP Voodoo attendees and sponsors of the event!

You will meet and mingle with other attendees as well as meeting our entertainers and special guests.

Light Hors d’ Oeuvres will be served, with complimentary champagne or other beverages.

Evangeline Suite

Saturday, September 5, 2020
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

BANQUET

Enjoy the wonderful flavors of New Orleans as prepared by the Executive Chef and staff of the Royal Sonesta.

The banquet will be followed by the evening’s entertainment and then the dance party.

For Banquet diners, The Voodoo Lounge will be open across from the Grand Ballroom for you to get a beverage of choice.

Dress comfortably.All banquet spaces are air-conditioned for your comfort.

Grand Ballroom

Saturday, September 5, 2020
6pm – 7pm

NOTE: This buffet is only open to guests with the Cajun and Voodoo Packages.

If you have the Swamp package and would like to attend, please contact us to purchase the upgrade.

DANCE PARTY

Get ready to party!

We are excited to bring one of New Orleans’ favorite DJs for a night of fun, lounging and dancing the night away.

Bring your dancing shoes and prepare to get your feet tapping and moving to the music.

Grand Ballroom

Saturday, September 5, 2020
9pm – 1am

BAYOU BINGO

Get Bingoed!

Join us for a session of Bingo Bayou style. This year’s Bingo has exciting prizes and gifts from donations by our amazing sponsors and presenters.

Regal Suite

Thursday, September 3,2020
3pm – 5:30pm
Sunday September 6, 2020
3pm – 5:30pm

BAYOUOKE

Do you have talent? Come show us whatcha got.

BayouOke has been a favorite of the community for several years.

You can either participate in singing or just be a guest, relax and listen to the sounds and sometimes singing of other attendees.

If you are rock star in the shower or an opera tenor in the car, you will have many selections from which to choose from.

Regal Suite

Thursday, September 3,2020
6pm – 8:30pm
Sunday September 6, 2020
6pm – 8:30pm

FAREWELL BREAKFAST BUFFET

Time to catch up with new and old friends.

For those leaving on Monday this will be a good opportunity to have a hearty breakfast, catch up with friends, and say goodbye, farewell, adios, au revoir, Auf Wiedersphen, addio, shalom and give a big hug.

Hard Rock Cafe

Monday, September 7, 2020
8am – 10:30am

REGISTRATION

Check-in when you arrive!

All event guests are required to check-in with the registration staff upon arrival.

You will collect your welcome packet and get your personalized event badge. The badge will be required to access and participate in any of the activities and excursions.

In addition to the check-in process, the staff at the registration desk will be there to assist you with excursions, upgrades (pending availability,) schedules, and other issues related to your event package.

Assembly Area, Level 2

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