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May in New Orleans: Music, Mudbugs and Mom!

May in New Orleans: Music, Mudbugs and Mom!

April 30, 2024  |  New Orleans

If, as T.S. Eliot wrote, “April is the cruelest month,” May in New Orleans makes up for it. Our swamps, gardens and event calendars are bursting with fun and celebrations of life. Here’s just some of what awaits you in New Orleans this month. NOLA Crawfish Festival (April 29-May 1) Pinch the tails and suck the heads at the NOLA Crawfish Festival. The 2024 line-up includes acts like John Boutté,… Read More »

This Mardi Gras, Celebrate Black History Month

This Mardi Gras, Celebrate Black History Month

February 1, 2024  |  New Orleans

  February isn't just Carnival time in New Orleans. It's Black History Month. We invite you to celebrate them both. New Orleans culture is African-American culture. We owe much of our food, music and architecture to the rich gumbo stirred and made richer by the black community. Here are some great ways to celebrate in and around New Orleans. Learn Mardi Gras Indian History on MardiGrasNewOrleans.com You don't have to go… Read More »

Top 5 Things To Do in February Off the Parade Route

Top 5 Things To Do in February Off the Parade Route

February 1, 2024  |  New Orleans

This year, Fat Tuesday falls on February 13th so you don't have to look far for something fun to do. You'll find a complete parade schedule here but we're doing more than throwing beads this month. Here are 5 things you can do when you're not on the parade route. 1. Experience JAMNOLA Celebrate the creativity of New Orleans at JAMNOLA,  New Orleans' Cultural Funhouse, just a quick Uber from… Read More »

Meet Arthur Hardy

Meet Arthur Hardy

January 1, 2024  |  New Orleans

Poseidon float photo by Joe Trombatore Arthur Hardy is one of those people who knows everything about Mardi Gras – but what do you know about Arthur Hardy? Has he ever marched in a parade? What does he think is the most common misperception about Carnival? Most importantly, what does he like to eat on the parade route? A couple of years ago, we sat down with Arthur and asked… Read More »

NOLA More in 2024

NOLA More in 2024

January 1, 2024  |  New Orleans

The holidays may be over but there’s still plenty of celebrating going on in the Crescent City, starting with the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. Then Carnival season kicks off on January 6th (Twelfth Night) with king cake parties and parades. Here's what else is happening this month: Allstate Sugar Bowl - January 1 The Caesars Superdome will be lit up with excitement for the 90th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl. And… Read More »

Make Merry on A Bonfire Adventure Tour

Make Merry on A Bonfire Adventure Tour

December 14, 2023  |  New Orleans

NEW FROM GRAY LINE IN 2023! Now Happening on Dec. 23 Due to Weather The lighting of the bonfires on the banks of the Mississippi River to guide Papa Noel’s sleigh is a time-honored Christmas tradition in Louisiana – one you can now experience on a Bonfire Adventure Tour with Gray Line New Orleans.  The festive tour includes round-trip narrated motor coach transportation to Destrehan Plantation (with Christmas cookies, eggnog and bottled… Read More »

Jewish New Orleans Tour: An Education & a Celebration

Jewish New Orleans Tour: An Education & a Celebration

November 16, 2023  |  New Orleans

The New Orleans Holocaust Memorial in Woldenberg Park Everyone knows that New Orleans is a melting pot — a gumbo of people from all around the world who have come here in waves for over three centuries looking for, not just somewhere more accepting, but more inspiring. On NOLA Tours’ Jewish New Orleans Tour, you’ll learn about Jewish people who have come here since Colonial times with their dreams, ideas… Read More »

Santa’s Must-Do List in New Orleans

Santa’s Must-Do List in New Orleans

November 15, 2023  |  New Orleans

Rudolph Guides Santa. Let Us Guide You. Whether you're a child or just feel like one during the holidays, festive fun awaits in New Orleans. Enjoy parades, traditional Réveillon dinners at your favorite restaurants, light displays, and the Fleur de Lis Drop at the stroke of midnight in the French Quarter on New Year's Eve. And as far as shopping goes, Santa’s most unique workshop is right here in New… Read More »

A New Orleans November

A New Orleans November

November 1, 2023  |  Upcoming Events

Photo credit: Oak Street Po-Boy Festival November is one of our all-time favorite times to be in New Orleans. The weather is cool, the humidity is low, and there's nothing better than lounging in courtyards or on balconies sipping cocktails or getting in some holiday shopping in the French Quarter, the Arts/Warehouse District and Magazine Street. Below are some of our favorite things to do in New Orleans in November. Check out our events calendar for… Read More »

Ballet Anyone? ABT Studio Company Comes to Metairie

Ballet Anyone? ABT Studio Company Comes to Metairie

October 19, 2023  |  New Orleans

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Presents ABT Studio Company Great news for ballet lovers in Metairie! On Friday, November 10, 2023, The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will present American Ballet Theatre’s junior company at Jefferson Performing Arts Center. ABT Studio Company is made up of of 12-18 rising stars of the ballet world between the ages of 17 and 21. Nearly 80% of current dancers in American Ballet Theatre are alumni of… Read More »