The Crescent City is home to more than 130 unique festivals and events. Throughout the year, guests can join along in celebrating everything from food and culture to neighborhoods and holidays. Megafestivals like Jazz Fest, ESSENCE, French Quarter Festival and of course, Mardi Gras are world-renowned and highly attended. But there are also a number of more niche, quirky and off-the-beaten-path events like Bayou Boogaloo, White Linen Night, Luna Fête and Gentilly Fest that are worth checking out during your next visit.
From summer to spring and everything in between, here are some of New Orleans' most outstanding events and festivals that are sure to make for a memorable visit.
*Our Year At A Glance lists just some of the featured events happening in New Orleans each year. There are many more events happening each week that are not listed here. For a full list of events, visit our main Events Calendar.
For the full Mardi Gras Parade schedule, click here.