New Orleans, like much of the world, is monitoring the rapidly evolving developments surrounding Coronavirus and the COVID-19 virus. The health, safety, and well-being of both our visitors and local population are at the forefront of our focus, and, as a result, certain large-scale events have been canceled or postponed.
At NewOrleans.com, we’re trying to stay on top of all announcements to help both visitors and locals plan their days. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and while hotels, restaurants, bars, and some attractions remain open, we recommend calling ahead before heading out, to ensure that their hours haven’t temporarily changed.
Which New Orleans Festivals and Events Have Been Cancelled?
The following events have been canceled with no plans for postponed 2020 dates. Be sure to check them out when they return in 2021.
- The Downtown Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- The Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- The Italian-American Parade
- Super Sunday
- The Single Men Social Aid & Pleasure Club Second Line
- NCAA Women’s Final Four
- All Pelicans Games
- Hogs for the Cause
- New Orleans Entrepreneur Week
- New Orleans Book Festival
- Sugar Bowl St. Patrick’s Day Classic
- Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
- Wednesday at the Square
Which New Orleans Festivals and Events Have Been Postponed?
The following events have canceled their upcoming dates, but are planning to postpone for later in the year. Please check with individual event websites for updated information about rescheduled dates.
- Bourbon Festival
- New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
- Lark in the Park
- NOMA India Festival
- Femme Funk Fete
- Top Taco Festival
- Buku Fest - now scheduled for Labor Day Weekend
- French Quarter Festival - now scheduled for October 1-4, 2020
- Freret Street Festival
- Essence Festival
Which New Orleans Attractions and Museums are Open?
In accordance with the recommendation of the CDC, most attractions have decided to temporarily close. We’ll be providing information and updates about when our attractions will be ready to welcome guests once again, and in the meantime, we’ll be working with attractions on ways to bring the experiences that they provide into your homes.
What Else Should I Know About New Orleans and Covid-19?
At this time, there are no travel restrictions in place domestically or in New Orleans. As with anywhere, we recommend taking additional precautions, such as staying at home if you’re feeling ill, washing your hands and coughing into your arm.
For additional information about how New Orleans is responding, please see our Coronavirus Preparedness Resources.
We understand the connection that is formed through travel, and the disruption that this crisis has unfurled on many lives across our city, state, country and beyond. The warmth and hospitality that New Orleans is known for will be waiting for you as soon as we're able to welcome you back. We’re a resilient city with a large heart, and we’ll be updating this page with ways to still feel connected to and s