Nowhere on the planet is there a greater selection and wider diversity of special events than those you can experience in New Orleans. Whether your stay starts today, this weekend or next year, view our New Orleans events calendar to find things to do in the Festival Capital of the World.
Start with great music at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Fest, Essence Music Fest and Voodoo Festival. Explore exotic food specialties at the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience, Po-Boy Festival and others. Celebrate our city's diverse culture at Fiesta Hispanica, St. Patrick's Day, Southern Decadence and more. We have writing and visual arts festivals commemorating our historic literary and film traditions like the annual Tennessee Williams Festival, FringeFest and the New Orleans FilmFest. And, of course, there's the biggest festival of them all – Mardi Gras, which is celebrated here like there's no tomorrow!
Enjoy live music, local food, crafts, and more at the Tremé Fall Festival. The perfect event for all ages and exploring the local culture.
Stop by the Beignet Festival at Lafayette Square to enjoy some of the best savory treats New Orleans has to offer! Try traditional desserts with creative twists made locally.
Visit Lafayette Square in Downtown to enjoy local food and art vendors at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. Taste the best BBQ New Orleans has to offer while enjoying live performances by renowned blues artists.
When: 10/15/16. Enjoy a night of singing and dancing with Keith Urban’s ripCORD World Tour 2016 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Don’t miss out on seeing this four-time Grammy Award winning singer, team up with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris as they perform some of...
When: 10/15/16. Elvis Costello is bringing his Solo “Detour” to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. Enjoy Costello perform some of his most famous songs and his favorites with just a piano and guitar, live on stage.
When: 10/16/16. Cheer on the New Orleans Saints as they take on the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. The game is at 12:00PM. Go Saints!
When: 10/21/16. Enjoy a night of laughter with comedian Brian Clay, as he comes to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA. Listen to Clay tell hilarious jokes and stories about growing up in the South. Don’t miss out on seeing this up and coming comedian, live on stage.
When: 10/28/16 - 10/30/16. Attend the 2016 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA. This annual festival features an amazing musical line-up including the Arcade Fire, The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers and more.
Experience the official New Orleans Halloween parade, the Krewe of Boo. Floats made of 3D paper mâché and fiberglass along with spooky characters will fill the French Quarter while attendees enjoy live music and face painting leading up to the event.
When: 10/30/16. Cheer on the New Orleans Saints as they take on the Seattle Seahawks at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. The game is at 12:00PM. Go Saints!
When: 11/03/16. Don’t miss out on seeing SIA: Nostalgic for the Present Tour live on stage at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. This world-famous singer will continue to “wow” audiences everywhere as she performs her hit singles.
Bring the whole family to the New Orleans Book Festival and enjoy games and activities, readings, and signing sessions from local and national authors. There will be evening performances and snacks and treats to enjoy.
When: 11/12/16 - 11/13/16. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the 2016 Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival as it returns for its 9th year to Armstrong Park in New Orleans, LA. This year’s festival will include live music, gumbo-cooking demonstrations, crafts and more.
When: 11/13/16. Cheer on the New Orleans Saints as they take on the Denver Broncos at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. The game is at 12:00PM. Go Saints!
When: 11/22/16 - 11/27/16. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is being brought to life at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA. Enjoy this heart-warming holiday musical with your friends and family, and listen to the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr....