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Fais Do Do dancers - Jazz Fest 2016
Fais Do Do dancers - Jazz Fest 2016
Fais Do Do dancers - Jazz Fest 2016

Spring Festivals

Enjoy the lovely springtime weather with endless fests

New Orleans’ spring festival season means Jazz Fest, Hogs for the Cause, French Quarter Fest, the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, and more.

  • French films have a long, colorful history and they have been widely praised for their artistry, sensitivity and straightforwardness of content. Legendary French filmmakers like François Truffaut,...
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  • Earth Fest is a fun way for Zoo visitors to learn about saving the environment. Exhibitors representing groups from the non-profit and governmental sectors as well as businesses involved with...
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  • Held annually in the Spanish Plaza in March, FoodFest is a weekend-long celebration of hometown eats focusing on the unique, informal fare found in village cafes and city neighborhoods, shoreline...
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  • Held annually in March, the New Orleans Film Society Gala is a party for the books. Named one of New Orleans’ top parties of 2015 by NOLA.com, the event celebrates cinema like never before –...
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  • Music, food and fun are served in great supply during the annual Soul Fest presented by AARP! Over 20,000 visitors converge upon the Zoo for one of New Orleans’ biggest celebrations of African...
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  • History In the years before the slaves were liberated, their owners in New Orleans would give them a "day off" from their free labor on Sundays. They would gather in Congo Square , located in Treme ,...
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  • San Francisco Plantation will host its 14th Annual "Frisco Fest” Spring Garden & Craft Festival on March 3 & 4, 2018. This year’s festival promises to be better than ever with, Zydeco show...
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  • Visitors to New Orleans are often awestruck by the beauty of the city's many historic, elegant and attractive houses. However, during most of the year, all they get to see is the exterior of these...
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  • 82nd Annual Spring Fiesta : Celebrate the cultural and architectural history of the New Orleans. Home & Courtyard Tours visit private homes and courtyards not ordinarily open to the public in the...
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  • BUKU Music + Art Project is one of New Orleans’ most thriving music festivals with a culture of its own. Taking its name from the French word, “beaucoup” – meaning “plenty”, BUKU Music + Art...
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  • The New Orleans Sacred Music Festival is an annual celebration of the intersection of music and spirituality in New Orleans . The Festival was born from the daydreams and conversations of a few...
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  • Looking for something free and exciting to do in downtown New Orleans on Wednesday afternoons in the spring? Come to Lafayette Square for a taste of great New Orleans music, food and fun! From March...
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  • Top Taco is an upscale and entertaining festival where patrons can unlimited taste tacos and signature cocktails from some of the best restaurant in NOLA.
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  • To most Americans, "Super Sunday" connotates the Sunday on which the NFL Super Bowl is played. However, in New Orleans, Super Sunday has a different, totally unrelated meaning. It is a day for the...
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  • The streetcar he made famous stopped running 69 years ago, but the festival named in his honor has been running continuously for over a quarter of a century. The annual Tennessee Williams Literary...
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  • As the nation's premiere fundraiser for children with pediatric brain cancer, Hogs for the Cause brings together some of New Orleans' top musicians and BBQ chefs for a weekend of pork, beer, and live...
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  • Saints and Sinners Literary Festival The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about...
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  • Some New Orleanians locals refer to Freret Street as "The Middle Passage": the main Downtown to Uptown through street running parallel to St. Charles and South Claiborne avenues midway between them....
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  • Looking for a uniquely New Orleans event where some of this city's finest food, music and fun celebrate life in the French Quarter? Then come to French Quarter Festival this Spring and enjoy...
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  • A magnificent line-up of historic sailing ships known as "tall ships" from the US and the Netherlands will sail into New Orleans this spring. Tall Ships® New Orleans 2018 will take place April...
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  • The third annual NOLA Crawfish Festival returns for another three-day run of mouthwatering crawfish, funky tunes, and thirst quenching local brews. Tucked into the "daze" between Jazzfest weekends,...
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  • Attend one of the chicest galas the Audubon Zoo has to offer at Whitney Zoo-to-Do. Held annually the first Friday of May, Zoo-to-Do is an adult only, black tie fundraiser benefiting the Audubon...
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  • The Seventh Annual Crawfish Mambo: Cook-off and Music Festival is a community-wide festival celebrating two favorite Louisiana traditions: crawfish and music. Now in its seventh year, Crawfish Mambo...
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  • Off the beaten path but comfortably situated in one of the most scenic sections of New Orleans, Bayou St. John was once the city's "back door." Until the early 20th century boaters could travel to...
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  • Get ready for one of the most exciting culinary events of the year. This May, hundreds of wineries and restaurants will join forces for the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, which attracts...
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  • New Orleans was founded by the French, governed for forty years by the Spanish, and was also settled by large numbers of Germans, Italians, Irish and those of African-Caribbean descent. But the city...
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  • Treme and the 7th Ward are the origins of some of New Orleans’ most famous works of art, music and culture. To celebrate these two thriving areas, the Treme/ 7th Ward neighborhoods host a FREE spring...
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  • Bayou Country Superfest has become a Louisiana Memorial Day tradition. Previously held in LSU’s Tiger Stadium, the festival relocated to New Orleans in 2017 for its three-day concert celebration in...
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  • This free, two-day, outdoor event is usually held primarily in the parking lot adjacent to the Jax Brewery, with a few related events held elsewhere in the nearby French Quarter. It features live...
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