They don't call New Orleans the Big Easy for nothing.
Here is just a glimpse at a few holidays, festivals and sporting events happening in the Big Easy.
For a full list of events you can visit the The Official Tourism Site of the City of New Orleans: NewOrleansOnline.com
Easter Weekend | April 18 – 20
Jazz & Heritage Festival | April 24 – 27 & May 1 – 4
Essence Festival | July 4 – 7
Tales of the Cocktail | July 16 – 20
Satchmo Summer Fest | July 31 – August 3
Red Dress Run | August 9
Southern Decadence / Labor Day Weekend | August 27 – September 1
Halloween in New Orleans | October 23 – 31
VooDoo Fest | October 24 – 26 or October 30 – November 2
Christmas in New Orleans | December 12 – 26
Christmas Caroling in Jackson Square | December 21
One of New Orleans most cherished holiday traditions: Caroling by Candlelight in Jackson Square takes place Sunday evening December 21st at 7:00pm in front of St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. This is a very popular family event that has been taking place for generations. Well worth extending your stay, or even planning a stay around this unique family event.
New Years in New Orleans | December 31 – January 1