Upcoming Events

Busy Event Season Rolls On

  • The Zurich Classic of New Orleans will take place this week at TPC Louisiana for the only official two-man team event on the PGA TOUR.  A star studded group including Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Wyndham Clark and more will participate in this year's event. 
  • Jazz Fest, consisting of two four-day weekends, kickoffs with Local's Thursday the first weekend and the Rolling Stones set to headline the second weekend on Thursday, May 2. The full schedule is available here.
  • Wednesday at the Square continues throughout April and May at Lafayette Square. The music lineup is available here

New Developments 

Audubon Zoo Ranked Number 7 Best Zoo

The Audubon Zoo has been ranked one of the ten best zoos in the United States in the USA Today 10Best list voted on by editors and readers. 



Sugar Bowl Country Kickoff

The second annual Sugar Bowl Country Kickoff, a music and entertainment event to celebrate the start of the 2024 college football season, will be held on August 31, the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, at the Caesars Superdome. With four top country music superstars on the bill, headlined by Eric Church, the Sugar Bowl Country Kickoff is sure to be one of the most-anticipated country music events of the year as it continues to establish itself as a must-see highlight of Labor Day weekend in New Orleans

Festivities for the Sugar Bowl Country Kickoff on August 31 will begin at Champions Square with NewOrleans.com Tailgate Town, a football-themed interactive experience presented by New Orleans & Company. Full details and event day timeline will be announced at a later date.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Celebrates Major Milestone

MSY Best Day Ever

The Woldenberg Riverfront Park Ranked #2 Best Riverwalk by USA Today 10Best List


Woldenberg Park

"New Orleans' Woldenberg Riverfront Park will get you from the historic French Quarter to the Mississippi River, and this 1.5-mile promenade is perfect for jogging or more sedate activities, like checking out the Audubon Aquarium or Insectarium. Visitors and locals alike enjoy public art, strolling bands, and a fun water feature." - 10Best Excerpt

Full list is available here

Hotel News

The Windsor Court makes Top 500 hotels in the World

Windsor Court Interior

The Windsor Court has been recognized as one of the Top 500 hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure. The list is drawn from last year’s World Best Award results and and compiles the hotels and resorts that T+L readers turn to again and again for quality, luxury, exceptional service, and outstanding amenities. 

This article is available online on Apple News Travel + Leisure top 500 List with an announcement published online at travelandleisure.com.

Special Announcements

Home for Good

The third encampment was decommissioned last week with 27 more people now home for good. Since November, Home For Good New Orleans has housed 132 individuals that were living on the street. New Orleans & Company will continue to support and partner with organizations that we can advocate with for better transportation, public safety, infrastructure, workforce development, and more. 

French Quarter Fest Breaks It's Attendance Record Again

"French Quarter Festival 2024 was a banner year, welcoming an estimated 950,000 guests over four days, and a reflection of New Orleans at its best – showcasing beautiful weather, community, environmental stewardship, and celebration across generations and cultures," said Emily Madero, President and CEO of FQFI.

Hogs for the Cause Recap 

The 2024 festival enjoyed sellout crowd at the Lakefront festival grounds while raising $4.3 million for children fight pediatric brain cancer.

More Information

New Orleans has been voted one of the South’s Best by the readers of Southern Living. New Orleans is number 4 in the Top 25 Best Cities in the South