Every year, New Orleans hosts huge citywide celebrations. We have special festivals centered around brunch, beignets, barbecue, boudin, bourbon and beer–not to mention crawfish, oysters, po-boys, gumbo, cochon de lait, tacos and fried chicken.
French Quarter Festival: Serving up a unique taste of New Orleans, the largest free festival in the South includes 250 hours of entertainment featuring more than 150 musical performances on seventeen stages throughout the French Quarter.
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival: Celebrating peace, love and crawfish, this seven-day cultural event takes place at the New Orleans Fair Grounds and features a stellar musical line-up, a food fair offering classic New Orleans staples and more than 300 regionally and nationally acclaimed artists in four distinct event venues.
Satchmo Summerfest: An entertaining and educational weekend in the French Quarter honoring New Orleans’ native son, Louis Armstrong, with live musical performances, local cuisine and special seminars.
Tales of the Cocktail: Described as “the most spirited event of the summer,” the festival celebrates cocktails, cuisine and culture with more than 100 separate events and seminars.
COOLinary & Restaurant Week: During the month of August, experience cuisine that delights your palate and is an integral part of the history and culture of New Orleans. This annual culinary tradition features specially priced prix-fixe lunch, dinner and brunch menus at some of the best restaurants that the city has to offer.
With over 130 festivals a year, New Orleans has a celebration for everything and everyone.