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
Zurich Classic | April 20 – 26
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | April 24 – 26 & May 1 – May 3
Mid City Bayou Boogaloo | May 15 – 17
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience | May 20 – 23
Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival | June 6 – 7
Festigals | June 11 – 14
French Market Creole Tomato Festival | June 13 – 14
Essence Music Festival | July 3 – 5
Tales of the Cocktail | July 15 –19
Satchmo Summerfest | July 30 – August 2
New Orleans Saints – Season Schedule | August – December TBA
Red Dress Run | August 8
Southern Decadence / Labor Day Weekend | September 2 – 7
Louisiana Seafood Festival | October TBA
Halloween in New Orleans | October 23 – 31
VooDoo Art & Music Experience | October 30 – November 1
Christmas in New Orleans | December 1 – 31
Christmas Caroling in Jackson Square | December TBA
One of New Orleans most cherished holiday traditions: Caroling by Candlelight in Jackson Square takes place 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