The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

Memorial Day Weekend

New Orleans has many opportunities to honor fallen U.S. soldiers over this three-day weekend

Memorial Day, the last Monday of May, honors the brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for what they believed in. In New Orleans, most observe Memorial Day by visiting one of our war museums, attending a festival, or picnicking with family and friends. Here are some places to celebrate the official beginning of summer.

Rebecca Todd
Crawfish Boil at Bayou Beer Garden

War Museums

National World War II Museum –This world-renowned museum is a wonderful place to pay tribute to the Greatest Generation this Memorial Day.

Louisiana’s Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall – The state’s oldest museum is home to rare  Civil War artifacts. 

Picnic Spots

City Park – This beloved park is truly wonderful this time of year. Whether you bring a picnic lunch or plan to grill on the spot, you’ll have a memorable Memorial Day under the oaks.

The Fly ­Spend your Memorial Day relaxing in the sun along the Mississippi River behind Audubon Zoo.

4 Festivals. One 3-day Weekend.

Who does festivals like New Orleans? Nobody. Choose between the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, Bayou Country Superfest, the Treme 7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival and Greek Fest.