Festival Schedule

January

Jan. 6:  New Orleans Tamale Fest ($)
Poor Boys Bar, 1328 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans

Jan. 20:  Central City Oyster Jam ($)
Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St.

Jan. 27:  King Cake Festival (Free Admission)
Champions Square, LaSalle Street, New Orleans

February

Feb. 8-10:  Tet Fest: Vietnamese New Year (Free Admission)
Mary Queen of Vietnam Church, 14011 Dwyer Blvd., New Orleans

Feb. 9:  Marley Gras: Jerk Chicken Festival ($)
Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St., New Orleans

March

March 9-10:  Soul Fest ($)
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans

March 14:  Top Taco Fest ($)
Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St., New Orleans

March 20-23:  Bourbon Festival ($)
Hilton Riverside, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans

March 20-May 22: Wednesday at the Square (Free Admission)
Lafayette Square Park, S Maestri Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130

March 29-30:  Hogs for the Cause ($)
University of New Orleans Campus, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans

March 30-31:  Congo Square New World Festival (Free Admission)
Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans

April

April 6:  Freret Street Festival (Free Admission)
Freret Street from Napoleon to Valmont streets, New Orleans

April 7:  Made in Louisiana Festival ($)
Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans

April 11-14:  French Quarter Festival (Free Admission) *Broke-Traveler Favorite
Various spots throughout the French Quarter, including Woldenberg Park, Jackson Square, and New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint

April 25-28:  New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival ($)
Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans

April 29-May 1:  NOLA Crawfish Festival ($)
Central City BBQ, 1201 S. Rampart St., New Orleans

May

May 2-5:  New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival ($)
Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans

May 4:  Daiquiri Dash ($)
New Orleans City Park, Festival Grounds

May 11:  Crawfish Mambo ($)
University of New Orleans Campus, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans

May 17-19:  Bayou Boogaloo (Free) *Broke-Traveler Favorite
Orleans Avenue at Bayou St. John, New Orleans

May 24-26:  New Orleans Greek Festival ($)
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans

June

June 1-2:  New Orleans Oyster Festival (Free Admission)
Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St., New Orleans

June 8-9:  French Market Creole Tomato Festival (Free Admission)
French Market, St. Peters to Baracks Streets

June 22-23:  Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival (Free Admission)
Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans

June 22-23:  NOLA Caribbean Fest ($)
Central City Barbecue, 1201 S. Rampart St., New Orleans

July

July 4-7:  Essence Festival (Free & Ticketed Events)
Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center and Mercedes-Benz Superdome

July 13:  San Fermin In Nueva Orleans (Running with the Bulls) ($)
The Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

July 16-21:  Tales of the Cocktail ($)
Various locations

August

Aug. 2-4:  Satchmo SummerFest ($)
New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans

Aug. 3:  White Linen Night (Free Admission)
Various locations in Warehouse District / CBD

Aug. 10:  Red Dress Run (Free Admission)
Beginning in Louis Armstrong Park and goes through the Marigny

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Aug. 10:  Dirty Linen Night ($)
200-1000 Royal street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Aug. 29-Sept. 2:  Southern Decadence Fest (Free Admission)
Various locations throughout the French Quarter

September

Sept. 20:  Martini Madness ($)
New Orleans City Park, Carousel Gardens, 1 Palm Drive

Sept. 21:  NOLA on Tap ($) *Broke-Traveler Favorite
Festival Grounds, New Orleans City Park, 2 Friederich’s Ave.

Sept. 21-22:  National Fried Chicken Festival (Free Admission)
Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St., New Orleans

October

Oct. 4:  Scales & Ales ($)
Audubon Aquarium, 1 Canal St., New Orleans

Oct. 5:  Beignet Fest (Free Admission)
Festival Grounds at City Park, 2 Friederich’s Ave.

Oct. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19:  Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest ($) *Broke-Traveler Favorite
1700 Moss St., New Orleans

Oct. 6:  Celebración Latina ($)
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans

Oct. 18-20:  Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival (Free Admission)
Lafayette Square Park, 540 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans

Oct. 25-26:  Brews and Boos ($)
New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Drive.

Oct. 25-27:  Voodoo Music + Arts Festival ($)
New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Drive

To Be Announced:

Gentilly Fest
Japan Fest
Mac and Cheese Fest
Que Pasa Festival

November

Nov. 13:  Fiesta Latina (Free Admission)
New Orleans Jazz Museum at U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.

Nov. 16-17:  Treme Creole Gumbo Festival (Free Admission)
Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans

Nov. 23:  Jingle Bells and Beer ($)
New Orleans City Park, Carousel Gardens, 1 Palm Drive.

To Be Announced:

Boudin, Bourbon and Beer
Hoppy Thanksgiving
Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

December

To Be Announced:

Santa Pub Crawl