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City-Wide Events in New Orleans

What’s Happening in NOLA?

New Orleans has a reputation for knowing how to party – and we’re more than happy to show you how we got that reputation! Throughout the year there are various city-wide festivals and events in New Orleans that give visitors the true flavor of NOLA. Use our guide below to see what upcoming events are happening during your stay. Once you’re here, our concierge will be happy to help you make any arrangements you may need.

January

  • Sugar Bowl
  • Mardi Gras season begins

February

  • Zulu’s Lundi Gras Festival
  • Fat Tuesday

March

  • St. Patrick’s Day parades
  • Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

April

  • French Quarter Festival
  • Jazz and Heritage Festival

May

  • New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
  • Greek Festival

June

  • Vieux-to-Do
  • FestiGals

July

  • Go 4th on the River
  • Essence Music Festival
  • San Fermin in Nueva Orleans

August

  • Satchmo Summerfest
  • COOLinary New Orleans

September

  • Shrimp Festival
  • Alligator Festival
  • Southern Decadence Festival

October

  • Oktoberfest
  • New Orleans Film Festival
  • Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

November

  • Po-Boy Festival
  • Bayou Classic Football Game
  • Voodoo Music & Arts Experience

December

  • Celebration in the Oaks
  • Christmas on the River
  • Christmas New Orleans Style