NEW ORLEANS Festivals 2016, 2017

New Orleans Events are one of a kind as they are enriched from the city's history and culture. With its unique heritage, as it was found and ruled by the French, it remains one of the biggest destinations for tourism, conventions and festivals.

One of the biggest Festivals in New Orleans is Mardi Gras. Also known as Fat Tuesday, it occurs the day before Ash Wednesday. Thousands of people from around the world gather on Bourbon Street dressed up in colorful costumes and intricate masks dancing the night away. Marching bands and vibrant floats parade down the street as beaded necklaces are thrown from rooftops and balconies. There are huge dinner parties and balls where Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras are named. It is one of the largest celebrations of Mardi Gras in the world.

New Orleans Music Festivals occur for every season of the year. In spring there is the French Quarter Festival where the focus is on New Orleans' music and food. It offers over 20 performance stages and more than 90 food and beverage booths. Then in the summer there is the Essence Festival. It's a star-studded celebration of African American music and culture. In the Fall/Winter there is a Halloween-themed event called the Voodoo Music Experience. There are performances by high-profile artists like 50-cent and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. There is a music event for music lovers of all kinds.

Though the city has been devastated through tragedy, like Hurricane Katrina, it still stands strong. Tourism is still at an all-time high with over 3 million visitors each year. Its Festivals are sure to be responsible as the city has proven to have something for everyone.

FSJNA PORCH CRAWL 2016

May, 2016

FAUBOURG ST JOHN AREA, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana

NOLA Veggie Fest 2016

May, 2016

Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo 2016

May, 2016

Bayou St. John, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Oyster Festival 2016

May, 2016

Acme Oyster House, New Orleans, Louisiana

Improv Wins Conference & Festival 2016

May, 2016

New Movement Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana

UNO Film Fest 2016

May, 2016

Robert E. Nims Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Food & Wine Experience 2016

May, 2016

Multiple Locations in New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Birdfoot Festival 2016

May, 2016

Multiple Locations in New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Greek Festival 2016

May, 2016

Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana

Essence Music Festival Room & Cruise Package 2016

June 30, 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, New Orleans, Louisiana

Wyes International Beer Tasting 2016

June, 2016

Mardi Gras World, New Orleans, Louisiana

Creole Tomato Festival 2016

June, 2016

French Market, New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival 2016

June, 2016

The Old U.S. Mint Tonight, New Orleans, Louisiana

NOLA Urban Theatre Festival 2016

June, 2016

Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Skin Horse presents 24 hour play festival 2016

June, 2016

All-Ways Lounge, New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival 2016

June, 2016

Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, Louisiana

French Market Creole Tomato Festival 2016

June, 2016

French Market, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Loving Festival 2016

June, 2016

Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

WorldGates Party Weekend Essence Music Festival 2016

July 2, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Tales of the Cocktail 2016

July 20, 2016

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana

ESSENCE FESTIVAL 20th ANNIVERSARY 2016

July, 2016

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

French Film Festival 2016

July, 2016

Prytania Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Essence Music Festival 2016

July, 2016

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

ESSENCE FESTIVAL OVERNIGHT TRIP 2016

July, 2016

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Whitney White Linen Nights 2016

July, 2016

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Running of the Bulls New Orleans 2016

July, 2016

The Sugar Mill, New Orleans, Louisiana

Celebrate the Essence Festival's 20th Anniversary 2016

July, 2016

Essence Festival 2014 20th Anniversary, New Orleans, Louisiana

TURNAROUND PARTYBUS TO THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2016

July, 2016

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Essence Festival Weekend 2016

July, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Essence Music Festival 2016

July, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome), New Orleans, Louisiana