From boudin to the bayou, November is a great time to be in New Orleans and the surrounding areas! The weather is cooler and the humidity is lower. We love to lounge on patios sipping cocktails in the French Quarter and do some holiday shopping on Magazine Street. Below are some of our favorite things to do in New Orleans this November! And be sure to check out our events calendar for all of the November fun.
Boudin, Bourbon & Beer
Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Boudin, Bourbon & Beer will be held in Champion's Square on November 4th from 6:00pm-10:30pm. Over 60 top local and national chefs will be there showing off their own creative interpretations of boudin sausage. Enjoy live music as you sip delicious beers and bourbon. Created by famous chef Emeril Lagasse, this event raises money for his foundation which supports nonprofit educational programs that provide culinary training and life skills development. Get your tickets here.
Louisiana Renaissance Festival
Travel back in time at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival! Every weekend during the month of November and the first two weekends of December, the festival will be open rain or shine. Over 600 entertainers and artisans will welcome you to the 16th century Village of Albright. With hundreds of booths for holiday shopping, more than 65 shows a day, themed weekends, games and rides, this festival is a must!
Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival
We'll be buckjumpin' and havin' fun at the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival held in Armstrong Park November 12-13. If you like gumbo and brass bands, (and c'mon, who doesn't?) then you cannot miss this festival! With 14 top New Orleans food vendors offering up their own interpretations of the signature dish, an arts market, kids area and live music all day, we think you will love this festival!
Celebration in the Oaks
Be sure and check out our annual light festival at Celebration in the Oaks in City Park. It is held nightly November 25-January 1. The park's gorgeous trees are covered in hundreds of thousands of lights and there are numerous other light displays throughout the 25 acres of City Park. Take a ride on the train to see all the glittering lights. This is a truly spectacular holiday event that you do not want to miss!
The Bayou Classic is not just a football game between Grambling State and Southern University. It is five days of competitions, parades and more, all leading up to the big game! There's a Thanksgiving Day parade, fan festivals, career fair and one of our favorites, the battle of the bands. Kick off the festivities on November 22nd!
See our beloved Saints take on the reigning world champions, the Denver Broncos, on Sunday, November 13th and then the LA Rams on Sunday, November 27th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Make sure to tailgate at Champion's Square before the game!
What New Orleans event are you most looking forward to in November?