Attending This – Taste of Orleans at Great America

Being part of Great America’s media pool the last two summers has been a fun experience for our family. Especially now that we have a kid, we enjoy the amusement park from a different perspective than when we were children ourselves. It all started with the Taste of Orleans 2016 festival. Then we went to Red White and Brews 2017  and each event seems to get better and better. This weekend we just wrapped up Taste of Orleans 2017 and it was a much more vibrant experience than last year. Here’s a video of our day at the park and photos of the food we ate. In the afternoon, the sidewalk chalk drawings were finally completed and they were marvelous.

Taste Of Orleans Festival Returns To Great America July 22-23 & 29-30
Cajun & Orleans Food, Live Music And Décor In Orleans Section Of Great America

SANTA CLARA, CA – California’s Great America will once again bring its Orleans Place to life with the Taste Of Orleans festival July 22-23 and 29-30. Taste Of Orleans features live Cajun music, midway entertainment, regional food and drink and will be open to all Great America guests. To close each evening, a Taste Of Orleans fireworks show set to Cajun music will decorate the sky.

Cajun cuisine available with a $25 tasting card includes crawfish etouffée, chicken and andouille sausage gumbo over rice, hushpuppy shrimp skewers with Cajun dipping sauce, crispy frog legs with creole aioli, blackened catfish sliders with tangy slaw and a choice of classic beignets or praline bread pudding. Additional Orleans foods available a la carte include muffuletta pizza and bananas Foster funnel cakes.

“The response to Taste Of Orleans from our guests last year was incredible and we’re excited to bring back the event in 2017,” said California’s Great America vice president and general manager Raul Rehnborg. “In addition to traditional amusement park fun, Great America is committed to building on our tradition of live entertainment options.”

A chalk artist will paint Mardi Gras murals throughout the festival and there will be mask decorating for kids 12 and under.

2017 Season Passes are currently on sale for just $69 and features a season of fun in both Great America and Boomerang Bay Water Park. A $105 Gold Pass includes Halloween Haunt, WinterFest, free Great America parking, Gilroy Gardens and more.

Great America is currently hiring for the 2017 season and applicants can apply online at

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