New Orleans Festival Season

New Orleans is the Festival Capital of the world! On any weekend you choose to come down, there is sure to be some kind of festival going on. Nowhere else on the planet is there a greater selection and wider diversity of fabulous special events than those you can experience in New Orleans. Whether you're into music, or art, or historic literature there is a New Orleans festival for you! Festival season kicks off this weekend and lasts throughout the entire year. 

March 2017
18-19 – Congo Square New Worlds Rhythm Festival
18 – St. Joseph's Day
18 – New Orleans Film Society Gala
19 – Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday
22-26 – Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
23 – Taco Fest
25-26, April 1-2 – Spring Fiesta
31-April 1 – Hogs for the Cause

April 2017

5-May 17 – Wednesday at the Square Concert Series
6-9 – French Quarter Festival
15 – Crescent City Classic
16 – Easter Parades
24-30 – Zurich Classic
28-30 & May 4-7 – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

May 2017

5 – Cinco de Mayo
5 – Whitney Zoo-To-Do
14 – Mother’s Day
17-21 – Bayou Boogaloo
25-28 – New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
26-28 – Bayou Country Superfest
26-28 – Greek Fest
26-29 – Memorial Day Weekend

June 2017

3-4 – New Orleans Oyster Festival
9-11 – New Orleans Pride
10-11 – French Market Creole Tomato Festival
18 – Father’s Day
24-25 – Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival
30-July 3 – ESSENCE Festival

July 2017
1-3 – ESSENCE Festival
4 – Independence Day French Quarter Fireworks
TBA – French Film Festival
7-9 – San Fermin en Nueva Orleans
14 – Bastille Day Fete
18-23 – Tales of the Cocktail
TBA – Festigals

August 2017
1-31 – COOLinary New Orleans
1-31 – Museum Month
3-6 – Satchmo SummerFest
5 – Whitney White Linen Night
12 – Red Dress Run
13 – Dirty Linen Night
TBA – NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival
30- September 4 – Southern Decadence

September 2017
1-4 – Southern Decadence
1-4 – Labor Day Weekend
TBA – Louisiana Seafood Festival 
TBA – Restaurant Week New Orleans
TBA – New Orleans Burlesque Festival
TBA – NOLA on Tap
TBA – Fried Chicken Festival

October 2017
TBA – Art for Arts' Sake
TBA – Treme Fall Fest
TBA – Beignet Festival
13-15 – Gentilly Fest
TBA – Oktoberfest
TBA – New Orleans Film Festival
TBA – Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
TBA – Praise Fest
14 – Carnival Latino
21 – Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade
21 – Mac n Cheese Fest
TBA – Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
26-29 – LGBT Halloween in New Orleans
27-29 – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
31 – Halloween

November 2017

4-6 – National WWII Museum Airpower Expo
TBA – Mirliton Festival
TBA – Faux/Real Festival
TBA – Boudin, Bourbon & Beer
TBA – Treme Creole Gumbo Festival
TBA – Words and Music Festival
TBA – Algiers Folk Art Festival
23 – Thanksgiving Day
23 – Bayou Classic
24-January 1 – Celebration in the Oaks

December 2017

1-31 – Christmas New Orleans Style
1-31 – Merriment on Magazine Street
TBA – Algiers Bonfires on the Levee
TBA – NOLA ChristmasFest
12-20 – Chanukah
TBA – R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
TBA – Caroling in Jackson Square
24 – Christmas Eve Bonfires on the Levee
25 – Christmas Day

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