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 – Sunday, November 21, 2021

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, we look forward to gathering in person after our year-long hiatus.

Benefactor tickets ($250 per person) and Supporter ($175 per person) tickets are available now via our website.  Donations are always welcome… and tax deductible!

Click here to purchase Benefactor or Supporter ticket(s) online with a credit card.  NOTE: We have reached our maximum capacity. Please check back in a few days to see if additional seats become available. 


Click here to make a donation.


Halloween: Trick Or Treat Under the Oaks/ You’ve Been BOO’d


Trick or Treating

This year, The GDA Halloween Under the Oaks Trick or Treat will take place on Sunday, October 31 from 5:30 til 7:30 at designated houses in the neighborhood.  However, the family party that usually follows will not be held this year.  We hope by next year the pandemic will be old news and we will revive the full festive evening.

Please fill out the form below to request a map of houses that are participating in Trick Or Treat Under the Oaks. Maps will be sent out on October 25th.

    Trick or Treating Map Request Form




    BOO  – Sorry,  Sold Out!

    The popular You’ve Been Boo’d will happen once again this year. If you are new to this concept, it’s simple: Just register to send a ‘Boo’ or ‘Booze’ package to your friend, family or neighbor within the Garden District and we will deliver the gift for you as a surprise.  The gift packages are for kids and adults: candy and trinket bag; bottle of wine; or charcuterie
    snack box.


    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.   Check the calendar; this year’s meeting will be in October.

    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. $75 per person for GDA members / $85 per person for non-member Garden District residents.

    Click here for more information about the 2020 event.

    *Advanced reservations are required.



    Summer Splash – Sorry, can’t happen this year!

    Ready for a change of pace? Come kick back by the pool and grab a burger and a snowball.   Join us at Camp Pleasant on a Saturday in  August, 5:30 til 8pm for a family fun-for-all. Advance registration needed.

    $10pp;  free for children under 3.  Reservations will be held at the door.

    Not yet a member of GDA?  Join at the same time and count your admission towards your first year of dues.



    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