Kim Welsh

As a practicing school psychologist, "fest junkie," lover of Delta blues and New Orleans funk, and an avid world traveler, Kim Welsh has always been fascinated with various cultures, music, and traditions. Having lived in or near New Orleans for over 30 years, she treasures the region’s cultural traditions, especially song and dance, and through her writing and photography seeks to understand, document, promote, and preserve the magical cultural dynamics that generate those traditions.

Chasing Les Bon Temps on the Cajun Prairie with the Courir de Mardi Gras

Church Point, Louisiana

Get out of the city and come to the Cajun’s wild and colorful chicken-chasing Courir de Mardi Gras—where the good times roll in their own rollicking way

First Fruits: The French Market Creole Tomato Fest

New Orleans, Louisiana

Great-tasting, heat-tolerant, high-yielding, and meatier-than-average, this is one tomato that knows well how to let the good times roll

Joyeux Anniversaire, Jeanne d’Arc!

New Orleans, Louisiana

Quirky, whimsical, and family-friendly, the Joan of Arc Parade January 6 in New Orleans’ French Quarter is the best way to spend Twelfth Night as one season transitions to another