Creole Tomato Fest 2016
Creole Tomato Fest 2016
Creole Tomato Fest 2016

WHAT'S GOING ON IN NEW ORLEANS

There’s always some way to enjoy New Orleans - let our calendar guide you

Around the clock, every day, every week, every month – New Orleans has it going on and on. From festivals and second lines to music shows, dance performances, comedy and performing arts, it’s here. Interested in sports? The outdoors?  Dining and cocktail events?  Yes, yes, and yes, New Orleans has all that and more. Check our calendar for what you might expect to see, and know that you’ll also find the unexpected.  Make your time in New Orleans the best.

  • Like our po-boys, our events calendar for the year is overstuffed. Here are events grouped by when they are happening and what type.
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  • Going to visit New Orleans in the next couple of months? Lucky you. Jazz up your itinerary with the events listed here.
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  • It doesn’t have to be a special event to be special down here.Here’s what’s happening this week and every week in the Big Easy.
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Gay Easter Parade
Weekends aren’t the only time the good times roll in New Orleans (case in...
Browse by Category
  • Think New Orleans is exaggerating when we say we’re the Festival Capital of the World? We challenge you to an oyster-shucking contest right here and now.
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  • Parades, the Rock ‘n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon, the King Cake Festival, Carnivals balls and extravaganzas, Lundi Gras and so much more than just Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras is a whole Carnival season...
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  • Check any ranking of America’s Best Music Cities and you’ll find New Orleans at the top. Our music scene has been hopping since Louis Armstrong was a kid and it shows no signs of stopping.
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  • Culture in New Orleans is thriving. Not “the who dat and where y’at kind” of culture. The “They’re tuning up, let’s find our seats” kind. 
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  • While every meal is an event in New Orleans, some events have been created around meals. 
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  • New Orleans is the birthplace of the cocktail, the go-cup, the drive-thru daiquiri shop, the hurricane, the grasshopper, the sazerac – we could go on and on like the guy at the end of the bar...
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  • L, G, B, T or Q, nobody throws a party like we do. Southern Decadence, which started as a smallish going-away party for a friend, is now one of the city’s most popular events.
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  • New Orleans came in at No. 1 on TripAdvisor's list of the "7 Best Family Getaways in America.”
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  • If the NFL had a Football Fan Hall of Fame, we’re convinced it would be floor-to-ceiling black and gold. 
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Browse by Season
  • The last Mardi Gras parade may have rolled, but when spring has sprung in New Orleans, the good times are good to go.
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  • Don't let the heat keep you away from New Orleans. Embrace it. Revel in it. For one thing, the hotel rates are the lowest they’ll be all year.
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  • Fall in New Orleans means the temps and the humidity go down and the energy level in the city goes up. Now is the time to get out of the air-conditioning and onto a bike or walking path on the levee...
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  • December, January and February in New Orleans means wonderful weather. More often than not, temperatures linger in the mid-70s. Leave your coat at home and get down here.
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Holiday Celebrations
Bacchus Mardi Gras Parade
Beginning on Twelfth Night, Jan. 6, the city is obsessed with eating, costuming,...
  • In New Orleans, New Years Eve is that happy occasion between Christmas and Twelfth Night. It’s a time to welcome in the new year with family and friends.
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  • February’s love song to New Orleans might include rich treats, a po-boy and if the calendar cooperates, a Mardi Gras running warm or cold depending on the weather.
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  • Officially March 17, St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans becomes a week-and-a-half of roiling, rollicking fun. Count on three parades and two legendary block parties that involve all sorts of...
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  • Mothers give life to the world. Return the favor by bringing mom to the country’s liveliest city. New Orleans is the perfect destination for food, music and the celebration of family and its...
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  • Every March 19 th  New Orleans Catholics celebrate St. Joseph’s Day by constructing elaborate altars to honor the relief St. Joseph provided during a famine in Sicily.
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  • Whether you barbeque on the bank of the Mississippi River or explore the WWII Museum, you're sure to find a one-of a kind 4th of July in the Crescent City.
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  • Second only to Mardi Gras for its dazzling display of fun and finery, Halloween in New Orleans draws thousands to the Quarter for devilish fun while vampires, zombies, ghosts, goblins and everything...
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  • In Mexico and farther south, families visit cemeteries on Nov. 1, All Saints Day, to commune with their departed and tend to their tombs.
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  • New Orleans has many reasons to be thankful. Live Oaks, Mardi Gras Indians, Coliseum Square, Holy Cross architecture, Irma Thomas and Blue Plate mayonnaise to name just a few. 
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  • The promise of renewal, white linen dresses and seersucker suits comes with Easter in New Orleans.
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  • Memorial Day, the last Monday of May, honors the brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for what they believed in
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  • How do we celebrate Labor Day in New Orleans? By not letting you do a lick of work – that’s how! 
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