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New Orleans Festivals, Events and Things To Do

New Orleans Festivals & Events including monthly calendars of events, holiday fun, annual events, outings, and more. That includes major New Orleans events like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, as well as a variety of local festivals, concerts, theater, art, and cultural events. There's an incredible number of fun things to do in the Big Easy
  1. Christmas & the Holidays (19)
  2. Drinking Events (3)
  3. Easter (4)
  4. Ethnic Festivals, Parades & More (11)
  5. French Quarter Festival (2)
  6. Halloween (6)
  7. Jazz Fest (5)
  8. Literary, Book, & Film Events (6)
  9. Mardi Gras Parades, Events, Information, and More (19)
  10. Monthly Event Calendars (12)
  11. Other Festivals (11)
  12. Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans (3)

Free Things to Do in New Orleans
Free things to do in New Orleans including free festivals, concerts, attractions, destinations, and activities including the greatest free show on earth - Mardi Gras! This list of freebies includes always free attractions as well as special free days for museums and other attractions that usually charge for admittance.

Unique Volunteer Opportunities in New Orleans
Volunteer opportunities in New Orleans include gigs a dog parades, with the New Orleans Police Department, at the Audubon Zoo, as an usher during plays, musicals, concerts and opera at the Performing Arts Theater, as a French Quarter Tour Guide, welcoming tourists with Mardi Gras beads at the New Orleans Airport, at Jazz fest, as an Art Museum...

Oktoberfest in New Orleans
Oktoberfest events in New Orleans and nearby Louisiana including fests at Deutsches Haus, in Pontchatula, in the French Quarter, at the Gretna music fest, and even a dog-friendly Dogtoberfest.

Red Dress Run in New Orleans
At the Red Dress Run, New Orleans beer-drinking runners in red dresses raise money for charities while having fun.

Audubon Zoo To Do for Kids in New Orleans

10 Unique Birthday Party Places in New Orleans
10 great Birthday Party Places in New Orleans including the streetcar, Mardi Gras World, the SPCA animal shelter, a horse stable, Storyland, Amusement Park Rides at City Park, Carousels, Tulane, the Zoo, the Insectarium and butteryfly garden, a lazer tag site and more.

Chewbacchus at Comic Con New Orleans
picture of Zoiz and more in Chewbacchus Parade at Comic Con New Orleans

Eat Local Food - Locavore Challenge in New Orleans for the Month of June
Eat Local Food in the Locavore Challenge in New Orleans for the Month of June. Many restaurants are participating and there are 4 levels of diet strictness. Events include a Kick Off Party, a Finale Party, a Scavenger Hunt, talks, and more.

All About Dogs in New Orleans - Dog-Friendly New Orleans
All about dogs in New Orleans and their owners including organizations, clubs, information, activities, events, dog-friendly places, resources, websites, and more.

Easter in New Orleans
All about Easter events in New Orleans, including Easter Egg hunts, Easter brunches, Easter parades, Easter Sunday services, and more in New Orleans in 2012.

Valentine's Day in New Orleans
Things to do, special events, and suggestions for what to do on valentine's day in new orleans

How to Celebrate 12th Night in New Orleans
A list of ways to celebrate 12th night or kings day in New Orleans including king cake parties, king cake tastings, joan of arc medieval parade, mardi gras streetcar ride, and more.

Chewbacchus - Sci-fi Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans
Chewbacchus - Sci-fi Mardi Gras

Crescent City Classic
Summary of New Orleans Crescent City Classic 10K foot race which is held the day before Easter each year, including the 2011 winners

Day-Trips from New Orleans
List of day-trips from new orleans to cajun country, cities in louisiana and mississippi, the gulf coast and beyond, including destination restaurants.

Dog Parade Photo Gallery
Dog Parade Photo Gallery

Easter in New Orleans
All about Easter events in New Orleans, including Easter Egg hunts, Easter brunches, Easter parades, Easter Sunday services, and more in New Orleans in 2011.

6 Farmers Markets in New Orleans
A list of Farmers Markets in New Orleans including the oldest public market, the French Market in the French Quarter, the Gretna Farmers Market, the Freret Street Market, and the three Crescent City Markets which are located uptown, downtown, and in mid-city.

Father's Day in New Orleans
Things to do on Father's Day in New Orleans.

Free Summer New Orleans Concerts at the Algiers Ferry Landing
Free summer New Orleans concerts at the Algiers Ferry Landing are held on Wednesdays in June, July, and August, 2011, including a special July 4th week event and schedule.

Holiday Football in New Orleans
Information about holiday football in new orleans in 2011 which includes the sugar bowl, the new orleans bowl, the bayou classic, the BCS featuring the LSU Tigers, and the Saints home game.

July 4th in New Orleans
A list of events and things to do on July 4th in New Orleans 2011, including the Go 4th on the River fireworks display duel between barges accompanied by patriotic music on the Mississippi River.

LA SPCA Howling Success Fundraiser Gala
Profile of the LA SPCA Howling Success annual gala benefit party, a fundraiser for the New Orleans humane society that provides about 10% of the operating expense of the SPCA. The November 2011 event has a Motown theme and features music, dancing, food, drink, costumes, and auctions.

Labor Day in New Orleans
A list of things to do on Labor Day in New Orleans including special events, picnic spots, parks, the Audubon Zoo, Southern Decadence gay events, and more in 2011.

Louisiana Book Festival
An article about the Louisiana Book Festival which is held in Baton Rouge in October when financing is available and is a great day trip from new orleans.

Louisiana Iris, the State Wildflower
Louisiana Iris, the State Wildflower

Mardi Gras - It's Carnival Time

Here's a list of essential Mardi Gras links on this site, from other About Guides, and on other websites.

Mardi Gras Photos from the Streets of New Orleans
Mardi Gras Photos from the Streets of New Orleans

Medieval Christmas Music Concerts by Musica da Camera in New Orleans
An article about the Medieval Christmas Music by Musica da Camera in New Orleans, who also have concerts performing authentic music from the middle ages on historically correct medieval musical instruments other times during the year at various venues in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Musica da Camera, which means chamber music, is the oldest...

Memorial Day at the World War II Museum in New Orleans
Memorial Day at the World War II Museum in New Orleans will honor the true meaning of the holiday with special events on the holiday. The World War II Museum has also created a website suggesting ten ways to celebrate Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Weekend in New Orleans
Things to do and special events during Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans in May, 2011.

Mother's Day in New Orleans
Things to do and places to go on Mother's Day in New Orleans.

New Orleans Earth Day Festival and Green Business Expo
New Orleans Earth Day Festival and Green Business Expo

New Orleans Family Gras
Family Gras

New Orleans Lundi Gras
Information about the New Orleans Lundi Gras, "Fat Monday", festival at the riverfront celebrating the arrival of Rex, the King of Carnival, on the day before Mardi Gras, as well as the parades held that night, Proteus, Orpheus and Zeus.

Wizard World Comic Con 2012 in New Orleans
Wizard World Comic Con 2012 in New Orleans is the first stop of this all pop culture event that features celebrities, games, costume contests, vip experiences, and more.

New Orleans Pub Crawl is Dog-Friendly
This New Orleans Pub Crawl is dog-friendly and starts at the Bulldog bar on Magazine Street. Party animals -and their dogs - can go out drinking at various dog-friendly bars uptown. And, it's all for a good cause, raising money for ARNO, Animal Rescue New Orleans, an all-voiunteer non-profit animal shelter and rescue group.

Old Algiers Riverfest
Old Algiers Riverfest

New Orleans Dog Parades - Mardi Gras Goes to the Dogs
Mardi Gras in New Orleans has truly gone to the dogs! There are now pet parades across the metropolitan area. Every year both the parade participants and crowds seem to grow. All of the canine krewes have charity as part of their mission. Adoptable shelter dogs often participate in hopes of finding a new home and some rescued pets serve as...

Recycle Mardi Gras Throws in New Orleans
Recycle Mardi Gras Throws in New Orleans

September 11 Memorial Events in New Orleans & Louisiana
A list of September 11 memorial events in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and elsewhere in Louisiana during September 2011 commemorating the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon.

Special Events at the Audubon Zoo & Aquarium in New Orleans
A list of annual special events at the Audubon Zoo and Aquarium.

Thanksgiving Things To Do in New Orleans
A list of things to do, events and activities on, around, and about Thanksgiving in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The N'Awlins Air Show in Belle Chasse
The annual free N'Awlins Air Show in Belle Chasse at the Navy base features the Navy Blue Angels and some very noisy jets. It's also known as the New Orleans Air Show or Belle Chasse Air Show.

Things to Do in New Orleans
Fun things to do, events, activities, festivals and outings in New Orleans.

What to Do in New Orleans in the Summer
A list of articles, websites, information and ideas about what to do in New Orleans in the Summer. Despite the city's high temperature and humidity during the summer, there are lots of options for fun during the summer months. And because of the weather, tourism is generally down. So bargains can be found as restaurants offer low price...

Christmas & Holiday Events in New Orleans
A list of traditions, concerts, church services, events, festivals, activities and things to do for the December holidays and Christmas in New Orleans, along with shopping and gift suggestions and options

Where to Watch the Fireworks in New Orleans
A list of the best places to watch the fireworks in New Orleans on the 4th of July and New Year's Eve, when an extravagent fireworks show is displayed above the Mississippi River.

Words & Music - A New Orleans Literary Festival for Writers & Readers
Words & Music - A New Orleans Literary Festival for Writers & Readers is held by the Faulkner Society every fall based at the Monteleone Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Joy in the Canal Street Theater District
There's Joy in the Canal Street Theater District in New Orleans as the Joy Theater reopens as a multi-purpose music and entertainment venue. The Joy is the first and hopefully not the last of four historic downtown New Orleans movie palaces to reopen.

All About King Cake Season & 12th Night in New Orleans
A hub of articles all about King Cake Season & 12th Night also known as Kings Day in New Orleans.

Cathartic Art: Remembering September 11
An article about CathARTic Art, Remembering September 11, an art exhibition commemorating the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States, at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Louisiana north of New Orleans.

Pictures from the Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans

Free Museum Days in New Orleans
Free Museum Days in New Orleans

Earth Day in New Orleans and Beyond
Earth Day in New Orleans and Beyond in 2012 includes Festivals, a Green Business Expo, Bird and Bear Festivals, National Park Trail Volunteering, 5-Senses Park Walks, Earth Day Art Activity, and more.

Eat Out Night for the Louisiana SPCA at New Orleans Restaurants
Eat out for the Louisiana SPCA on June 14th when New Orleans restaurants donate 20% of dinner bills to the animal shelter.

Father's Day Brunch and Dinner
List of Father's Day Brunch and Dinner restaurants in New Orleans to eat on Father's Day.

Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans in August
The Great American Seafood Cook-Off is in New Orleans each August and features American chefs from many states that compete using local seafood to be crowned American Seafood King of Queen.

Hungry in the South Weekend in New Orleans at SoFAB
The Hungry in the South Weekend in New Orleans at SoFAB (Southern Food and Beverage Museum) includes films, semianrs, cle, a gala, a cookbook fair and much more in September 2012.

Best Places to Get a Pumpkin for Halloween:
Where to get the best pumpkins for Halloween in metro New Orleans including top pumpkin patches, Jack-o-Lanterns carved by surgeons, kid activities, day trip destinations for pumpkins, corn mazes and more.

Restaurant Deals in New Orleans for Coolinary Month

New Year Events in New Orleans
Here's a list of New Year Events in New Orleans including New Years Eve celebrations, New Years Day events, and special children events including noon New Years Eve parties.

Veterans Day in New Orleans
A list of parades, ceremonies and other events celebrating Veterans Day in New Orleans.

Mayan Calendar End of the World 2012 Events in New Orleans
New Orleans events for the 2012 Mayan Calendar predicted End of the World on December 21, 2012, which is also the winter solstice, longest day of the year. Events include an End of the World concerts, festival and and Mayan food dinners.

St. Joseph Altars - Italian Tradition in New Orleans
St. Joseph Altars - Italian Tradition in New Orleans

Craft Beer Week in New Orleans
American Craft Beer Week events in New Orleans and Louisiana

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