New Orleans Festivals 2016, 2017

French Quarter Festival 2017

April, 2017

The French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

With its large attendance each year, the French Quarter Festival has named itself "The Largest Free Festival in the United States". Founded in 1983, it gets its name from the French Quarter, where it is held each year. You will enjoy the New Orleans music consisting of jazz, blues.. Read More
ESSENCE FESTIVAL 20th ANNIVERSARY 2016

ESSENCE FESTIVAL 20th ANNIVERSARY

July, 2016

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

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French Film Festival 2016

French Film Festival

July, 2016

Prytania Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana

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The Essence Music Festival 2016

The Essence Music Festival

July, 2016

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

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ESSENCE FESTIVAL OVERNIGHT TRIP 2016

ESSENCE FESTIVAL OVERNIGHT TRIP

July, 2016

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Celebrate the Essence Festival's 20th Anniversary 2016

Celebrate the Essence Festival's 20th Anniversary

July, 2016

Essence Festival 2014 20th Anniversary, New Orleans, Louisiana

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TURNAROUND PARTYBUS TO THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL 2016

TURNAROUND PARTYBUS TO THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL

July, 2016

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Essence Festival Weekend 2016

Essence Festival Weekend

July, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Essence Music Festival 2016

Essence Music Festival

July, 2016

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

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Essence Music Festival 20th Anniversary Celebration 2016

Essence Music Festival 20th Anniversary Celebration

July, 2016

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Essence Festival Hotels 2016

Essence Festival Hotels

July, 2016

New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

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NINA & MEECHIEY'S ESSENCE FESTIVAL GET AWAY 2016

NINA & MEECHIEY'S ESSENCE FESTIVAL GET AWAY

July, 2016

Essence Festival 2014 20th Anniversary, New Orleans, Louisiana

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HexFest 2016

HexFest

August 3, 2016

Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Satchmo Summerfest 2016

August 4, 2016

Old US Mint, New Orleans, Louisiana

Dirty Linen Night 2016

Dirty Linen Night

August 13, 2016

French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans Gift and Jewelry Show 2016

New Orleans Gift and Jewelry Show

August, 2016

New Orleans Morial Convention Center , New Orleans, Louisiana

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Brewsiana Craft Beer and Music Festival 2016

Brewsiana Craft Beer and Music Festival

August, 2016

House of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events 2016

Cutting Edge CE Conferences and Events

August, 2016

Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center , New Orleans, Louisiana

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Broad Saint BBQ Block Fest 2016

Broad Saint BBQ Block Fest

August, 2016

Victory Broad Street Campus - New Orleans, LA 70118, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Mad Decent Block Party 2016

Mad Decent Block Party

August, 2016

Mardi Gras World, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Louisiana Seafood Festival 2016

September 2, 2016

City Park Festival Grounds, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2016

New Orleans Burlesque Festival

September 15, 2016

Multiple Locations in the Central Business District, New Orleans, Louisiana

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OBCM Gospel Music Festival 2016

OBCM Gospel Music Festival

September 17, 2016

Carver Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans Horror Film Festival 2016

New Orleans Horror Film Festival

September 22, 2016

Inn on Bourbon Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans Bike Week 2016

New Orleans Bike Week

September 23, 2016

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana

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About Festivals in New Orleans

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.