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!

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 usually happens in mid May.

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

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 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.



Fall Affair

Commanders21-e1288991045850The 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.  The Brennan family graciously opens up the restaurant for our special event and always offers a delectable fall menu by Award winning chef Tory McPhail. The date for the 2020 Fall Affair  has not yet been announced (dependent on the N O Saint’s schedule!) but will held on one of the final Sundays in September.

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

FA Benefactor Pledge Form – to print and mail with a check

Click here to make a donation.


Halloween Under the Oaks:

31_27AThe GDA hosts an annual Halloween Under the Oaks event with trick-or-treating along a designated safe route  from 5:30 til 7:00 pm on October 31, followed by a family party with catering and entertainment from 7:00 til 9:00 p.m.  The party will be held in one of our many beautiful yards in the neighborhood.   All participants are encouraged to wear costumes….adults, too!

Tickets will be on sale between October 8 and October 27 or until the event is sold out.  

Tickets will be mailed to all if the order is received prior to the Wednesday before the event.  Tickets ordered after that date will be available for pick up at The David Spielman Gallery, 1332 Washington, across from Commander’s Palace.    Sorry, no orders will be accepted after Saturday, October 27.  

All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

*Members ordering tickets for non-member guests must pay the non-member price for the guest. Thanks!

Click here to purchase tickets 


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, Barbara Beckman,

Cost: $10 per person for Non-GDA members and $5 for GDA members.  Pay in advance or at the door.

Click here to reserve your place.


* To join the Association, click here