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Excuses to Stay Another Day or Come Back Soon

April

  • Apr 23 - 29, 2018 at TPC Louisiana A four-day event filled with world-class players, nonstop PGA TOUR action and the kind of food and fun you can only find in New Orleans.
  • Apr 27 - May 06, 2018 at New Orleans Fair Grounds A musical celebration held at the Fairgrounds Race Track and celebrated throughout the city. Music, food, crafts, and more music! Outdoor stages host jazz, R&B, gospel, African, Caribbean, Cajun, blues, ragtime, folk, bluegrass, reggae and country music, with evening performances happening at venues all around town. Hundreds of unofficial street bands, local artists, crafts and food.

May

  • TBD at New Orleans Join the outstanding restaurants that make New Orleans a premier culinary destination as signature dishes are paired with exceptional wines from around the world.
  • May 18 - 20, 2018 at Bayou St. John This free music and arts festival set on the banks of the historic Bayou Saint John is a local favorite. Stroll through the art market to find unique goodies and listen to up and coming musicians of all genres. It’s the spirit of Jazz Fest with a much better price tag.
  • May 25 - 27, 2018 at Hellenic Cultural Center Celebrating Greek culture in the Crescent City, with food, music, shopping and more!

June

  • TBD at Armstrong Park There's a new location and weekend for the festival this year. This year the festival moves to Armstrong Park in Treme. The mainstay of the festival is Cajun-Zydeco music and dancing (there will be lessons).
  • TBD at Woldenberg Park An oyster themed festival in New Orleans' Woldenberg Park. Festival includes an oyster shucking contest, oyster eating contest and live music.
  • TBD at French Market This festival is located in the nation's oldest marketplace, the French Market and features cooking demonstrations, the Creole Tomato Parade, as well as live music.
  • Jun 21 - 24, 2018 at Downtown New Orleans Enjoy a girls weekend away in the heart of New Orleans. Its New Orleans' newest party, but with a purpose. A party for women, by women. Enjoy world-famous cuisine, culture and of course cocktails while discovering your inner diva!

July

  • Jul 05 - 08, 2018 at Mercedes Benz Superdome The Essence Music Festival is the nation's largest annual African-American event, offering more than 50 acts each night on five stages.
  • Jul 13 - 15, 2018 at New Orleans New Orleans' own annual encierro (bull run) pays homage to the world famous encierro of Pamplona, Spain. In New Orleans style, our bulls are none other than members of the Big Easy Rollergirls and select participants from other roller derby leagues across the country.
  • Jul 17 - 22, 2018 at French Quarter In a five day celebration of cocktails and culture, Tales of the Cocktail brings together some of the most well-known, respected minds in mixology. This annual event features cocktail tastings, mixing competitions, dinners, field trips to local distilleries and seminars by top mixologists.

August

  • TBD at French Quarter Dirty Linen Night (usually one week after White Linen Night) showcases art galleries, antiques, jewelry and specialty shops along the culturally rich and elegant Royal Street.
  • TBD at New Orleans The New Orleans Red Dress Run is one of the largest Red Dress Runs in the United States. Hosted by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, the New Orleans Red Dress Run contributes to several charities.
  • Aug 01 - 31, 2018 at New Orleans Celebrate dining in America's most delicious city! This summer restaurant promotion during the month of August features affordably priced mouthwatering three-course menus. It's going to be a delicious summer, with famous New Orleans restaurants offering specially priced summer menu.
  • TBD at Arts District/CBD Explore the hippest art scene in New Orleans and its stunning galleries at the 18th Annual White Linen Night in New Orleans' Arts District.
  • Aug 03 - 05, 2018 at French Quarter New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, is honored in true New Orleans fashion at the Satchmo SummerFest.
  • Aug 30 - Sep 03, 2018 at French Quarter Informally known as "Gay Mardi Gras," Southern Decadence is a long weekend event sponsored by New Orleans' gay and lesbian community and centers around the French Quarter.
  • Aug 30 - Sep 03, 2018 at Morgan City, LA Deep in the heart of Cajun Country, every Labor Day weekend, tens of thousands of people celebrate this delicious marine delicacy at Louisiana's oldest chartered harvest festival.

September

  • TBD at Woldenberg Park National Fried Chicken Festival free fest takes place in September at Woldenberg Park.
  • TBD at New Orleans City Park festival grounds Join beer lovers from all over kick off Oktoberfest with the absolute largest and most outrageous beer festival in the region.
  • TBD at Treme Produced by the Historic Faubourg Tremé Association, the Treme Fall Festival supports the vibrant history and culture of Tremé.
  • TBD at New Orleans Thirty days of special events paying homage to a New Orleans classic, the Daiquiri!
  • TBD at Crescent Park, New Orleans Alongside traditional beef burgers, the festival will offer hot sausage and seafood burgers, such as lobster, crawfish, crab and shrimp varieties.
  • TBD at Old U.S. Mint & French Market Annual Downriver Festival will celebrate all aspects of the Mississippi River.
  • Sep 10, 2018 at New Orleans Everyone knows we love our food down here in New Orleans. And Restaurant Week New Orlean's goal is to support and build connections with our local restaurants.

October

  • TBD at New Orleans From its beginnings eight years ago, the annual Gentilly Fest has aimed to raise funds to aid in the rebuilding and continued growth of the Gentilly area.
  • TBD at New Orleans This music festival celebrates the architects of American music, artists that don’t need the help of auto-tune or even 100% functional microphones. It’s described as three days of the music you’ve never heard of.
  • Oct 13, 2018 at The Sugar Mill Come celebrate the Latin music, food, culture and art that make up New Orleans at the Carnaval Latino.