Things to Do in New Orleans
From Ann Nungesser, former About.com Guide
Holidays and Event Calendars
Special events, festivals, and activities in New Orleans for holidays throughout the year, including Christmas, Mardi Gras, New Years, Thanksgiving, July 4th, Valentine's Day, Summer Vacation, and more.
- Monthly Event Calendars - From January to December
- Summer in NOLA
- Valentine's Day Weddings
- All About Mardi Gras
- St. Patrick's Day & More
- Father's Day
- Mother's Day
- 4th of July
- Bastille Day - France Independence Day
- Memorial Day
- All About Jazz Fest
- Labor Day
- 9/11 Memorial Events
- Black Friday - Shopping the Day After Thanksgiving
Arts & Entertainment Venues
There are many places in New Orleans to get your fix of arts, theater, opera, films, music, comedy, improv, and entertainment of all kinds. And don't forget the museums, the zoo, the parks, etc., etc., etc.
Activities, Outings & Events
A big list of articles about, details of, and references for, all kinds of activities, outings, festivals and special events in New Orleans
- Day Trips and Weekend Vacations
- Top Parks in New Orleans
- Big List of Festivals and Special NOLA Events Articles & Information
Food and Drink
All about the shops, restuarants, and bars in New Orleans. Don't forget to check out the festivals and events in New Orleans for other food and drink options.
- Restaurants and Bars Listing
- Top Snowball Stands
- Best Breakfast Places
- British & Irish Food/Drink in NOLA
- Algiers Point Restaurants & Bars
Shopping venues for everything from groceries to antiques to art to designer fashion.
All about Mardi Gras parades and other Carnival events in New Orleans including articles, listings, information, and resources about parade schedules, future dates, Family Gras, Lundi Gras Monday, picture galleries, dog parades, music, crafts,costumes, krewes, balls, history, traditions, and how to donate Mardi Gras beads & band instruments.