Upcoming Events

The TODAY Show with Hoda and Jenna returns to New Orleans for Third Straight Year

  • New Orleans & Company is sponsoring the TODAY Show with Hoda and Jenna for a live broadcast from the French Quarter on Thursday, April 11, 2024 and a taped show to be aired on Friday, April 12, 2024 (all at 10:00 am Central on NBC). View the official announcement here

Some of the PGAs biggest stars set to play the Zurich Classic of New Orleans

  • 2023 Zurich Classic Champions Davis Riley and Nick Hardy will return to defend their title and stars Sahith Theegala and Will Zalatoris will also team up.
  • Rory McIlroy will make his debut at the Zurich Classic this year teaming up with fellow Irishman Shane Lowry.
  • Collin Morikawa, two major champion and currently ranked 18th in the world, will team with Kurt Kitayama.

Festival Season is quickly approaching 

  • French Quarter Fest will have a New Orleans.com Stage powered by New Orleans & Company in Jackson Square with an all-star lineup featuring John Boutté, Quiana Lynell and the Lush Life, James Andrews, and more.
  • Hogs for the Cause will take place April 5-6 at the UNO Lakefront festival grounds. Their music lineup is available here.
  • In 2024, Jazz Fest will consist of two four-day weekends with the Rolling Stones set to headline the second weekend on Thursday, May 2. The full schedule 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. 


"Animals hail from all corners of the globe at the Audubon Zoo, a verdant preserve located in one of New Orleans' most picturesque parks. For a deep dive into local culture and species like the Louisiana pine snake and black bear, the Louisiana Swamp boardwalk is the perfect exhibit, while the Jaguar Jungle area is particularly popular thanks to its resident big cats." 

New Orleans Airport Named Best Airport in North America Three Years in a Row

The Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) is one of only three airports in North America to win Best Airport recognition among those serving 5 to 15 million passengers per year.

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For the third year in a row, MSY received a top award for Best Airport in North America (5 to 15 million passengers per year) from the Airports Council International (ACI) World’s 2023 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program. The ASQ awards highlight the world’s best airports as judged by their customers who are surveyed while they are in the airport.

Hotel News

The Celestine Opens in the French Quarter

The Celestine is a charming new 10-room European-style boutique hotel located in the French Quarter. Hotelier Robért LeBlanc, in partnership with Cure Co’s Neal Bodenheimer, and the team behind The Chloe, debut The Celestine as their first French Quarter property in New Orleans. The property, dating back to 1791, has been updated with French, Spanish, and Afro-Caribbean influences and a glamorous 1950s flair.


Restaurant News

Michael Stoltzfus’ Newest Restaurant, Wild South, Opened in March

Wild South is a South Louisiana tasting experience that reimagines the food traditions of the region, helmed by seven-time James Beard Foundation Award-nominated Chef-Owner Michael Stoltzfus and Executive Chef Bret Macris. With a five-course tasting menu experience, a three-course prix-fixe menu, and an à la carte bar menu, Wild South offers an immersive experience of regional foodways for neighborhood regulars and curious travelers alike.

Special Announcements

Home for Good

To date Home For Good New Orleans has housed over 100 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. 

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