There’s always something happening in the Garden District. Nestled between the hustle and bustle of the shops and cafes along Magazine Street and the rumbling streetcar on St. Charles Avenue, residents can enjoy a pleasant, old -fashioned type of neighborhood.  Walkers, runners, parents pushing strollers, children riding bikes or playing football in the front lawns or splash in the pools.   This is life in the District.

There’s always a party or the impromptu garden gathering between friends, and, of course, the tourists that love to wander about for a glimpse at this fabulous architecture that surrounds us.  It’s a happening place.

The Association is no stranger to fun-filled parties either.  Each year, we hold several events that bring old friends and new neighbors together to share a few drinks and make a few more memories.  We hope to see you at the next one!


Fall Affair 2023

The GDA’s annual fundraiser, A Fall Affair offers a wonderful opportunity for neighbors to mingle and celebrate at our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Commander’s Palace.  This year’s chair-couples, Andrea and David Bland and Christa and Chris Montgomery,  are planning another wonderful soiree’ not to be missed. Hope to see you there.

Benefactor tickets ($300 per person) and Supporter ($200 per person) tickets are available now via our website.  Donations are always welcome… and tax deductible!


Click here to purchase Benefactor ticket(s) online with a credit card.

Click here to purchase Supporter ticket(s) online with a credit card.

Click here to make a donation.




Trick or Treat Under the Oaks

This year, the GDA Halloween Under the Oaks Trick or Treat will take place on October 31 from 5:30 til 7:30 at designated houses in the neighborhood.  The family celebration under the Jones’ beautiful oak trees will follow.

GDA members:
Adult: $15.00
Child: $10.00

Non GDA members:
Adult: $20.00
Child: $15.00

No charge for children under 2 years of age. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


Annual Membership Meeting and Reception

Each spring, members are invited to gather at a lovely home in the neighborhood for a glass of wine and few nibbles to hear the latest news of the Association, elect new Board members and enjoy the presentation of the Terry-Parkerson Award and the Renovator Awards.

Jazz & Juleps

This jazzy Spring, Sunday supper on the lawn is accompanied by jazzy tunes and one of the city’s favorite concoctions, Mint Juleps. Join GDA members and new neighbors for a festive Sunday evening. $80 per person for Garden District residents.

Advanced reservations are required.  Please click here to purchase tickets


Summer Splash!

Ready for a change of pace? Come kick back by the pool and grab a burger and a beer.   Join us at Camp Pleasant on a Saturday in August for a family fun-for-all. Tickets will go on sale  three weeks prior to the event   Advance registration is required.  Sorry this event will not take place in 2023!  

Reservations will be held at the door. No rain date.

Not yet a member of GDA?  Join us!


Porch Party

Periodically throughout the year, neighbors will join with the Association to hold casual receptions for those new to the neighborhood. The membership committee will be on hand to answer questions about the Association and the area.

If you are new to the area, please let us know so we can add you to the list for the next event. Simply send an email to our Membership Chair via

* To join the Association, click here