New Orleans’ festival season is jam-packed. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many to cancel or postpone, it can be hard to keep track of it all. Here’s your ultimate guide to New Orleans festivals in 2020, with real-time updates made as we receive information from organizers. 

May

Festival / Event Original Date Status New Date
Jammin' on Julia 5/3  Cancelled  
Bayou Boogaloo 5/15-5/17 Postponed TBD
Birdfoot Festival 5/20-5/30 Cancelled  
New Orleans Greek Festival 5/22-5/24 Cancelled  
New Orleans Oyster Festival 5/30-5/31 Cancelled  

June

Festival / Event Original Date Status New Date
FestiGals 6/5-6/7 Scheduled (Virtual)  
New Orleans Pride 6/12-6/14 Cancelled  
Creole Tomato Festival 6/13-6/14 Scheduled  
NOLA Caribbean Experience 6/19-6/28 Cancelled  

July

Festival / Event Original Date Status New Date
Go Fourth on the River 7/4 Cancelled  
Running of the Bulls 7/10-7/12 Scheduled  
Tales of the Cocktail 7/21-7/26 Cancelled  
Satchmo Summerfest 7/31-8/2 Cancelled  

August

Festival / Event Original Date Status New Date
Whitney White Linen Night 8/1 Scheduled  
Dirty Linen Night 8/8 Scheduled  
Red Dress Run 8/8 Scheduled  

September

Festival / Event Original Date Status New Date
Southern Decadence 9/3-9/7 Scheduled  
Fried Chicken Fest Date TBA    
NOLA on Tap Date TBA    

October

Festival / Event Original Date Status New Date
Art for Art's Sake 10/3 Scheduled  
Beignet Fest 10/3 Scheduled  
Gentilly Fest 10/9-10/11 Scheduled  
NOLA Mac N Cheese Fest 10/10 Scheduled  
Carnaval Latino 10/10 Scheduled  
New Orleans Film Festival 10/14-10/21 Scheduled  
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival 10/16-10/18 Scheduled  
Krewe of Boo 10/24 Scheduled  
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 10/30-11/1 Cancelled  
Treme Fall Fest Date TBA    
Praise Fest Date TBA    

November

Festival / Event Original Date Status New Date
Fete des Fromages 11/7 Scheduled  
Bayou Classic 11/28 Scheduled  
Algiers Folk Art Festival Date TBA    
Oak Street Po-Boy Festival Date TBA    
Boudin, Bourbon & Beer Date TBA    
NOLA Nerdlesque Date TBA    
Treme Creole Gumbo Festival Date TBA    
Congo Square Rhythms Festival Date TBA    

December

Festival / Event Original Date Status New Date
NOLA ChristmasFest 12/19-12/30 Scheduled  
LUNA Fete Date TBA    
Krewe of Jingle Parade Date TBA    
Jingle on the Boulevard Parade Date TBA    
Algiers Bonfire Festival Date TBA    
Festival of the Bonfires Date TBA    

Postponed Festivals with Date TBD

Festival / Event Original Date Status New Date
Bourbon Fest 3/11-3/14 Postponed TBD
NOMA India Fest 3/14 Postponed Cancelled
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience 3/18-3/22 Postponed TBD
Top Taco 3/19 Postponed TBD
Cajun-Zydeco Fest 3/19-3/21 Postponed TBD
Lafitte Greenway Fest 3/21 Postponed TBD
Fete Francaise 3/21 Postponed TBD
Freret Street Festival 4/4 Postponed TBD
Easter Parades 4/12 Postponed TBD
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 4/23-5/3 Postponed Cancelled
Bayou Boogaloo 5/15-5/17 Postponed TBD
Essence Festival  7/1-7/5 Postponed Cancelled