Food is very big in November in New Orleans. Aside from Thanksgiving, there are New Orleans Festivals celebrating the Po-boy, the Mirleton, and Coffee. Those events are just a few of the things to do in New Orleans in November.
The Bywater Mirleton Fest is at Markey Park on Piety Streets in the Bywater neighborhood. If you can recognize a mirleton, you are a proven New Orleanian. It you are a newcomer, go try some mireleton dishes at this November festival. Whether you go to the festival or not, click to learn more about this native and possibly endangered Louisiana food favoraite and its New Orleans festival that also celebrates the Bywater neighborhood.
The popular fall Swamp Festival with music and much more is included with regular admission to the Audubon Zoo on Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans. Try the alligator on a stick.
The Louisiana Renaissance Fest is a short day trip to Hammond across Lake Pontchatrain but way way back in time. Entertainment includes period music,jousts, sword fights, fire swallowers, comedy, bawdy plays, hawk stunts, royal processions, wooden non-electric rides, boats, archery, ax throwing, village idiots, and much more. Also food, drink, and unique shopping. Wear a costume if you like - you'll fit right in. Lots of fun and a nice change for the electronic generation. In fact it might be an important outing for today's kids as well as lots of fun. Weekends in November and early December as well as select other dates, like the Friday after Thanksgiving. By admission.
The Faulkner Society's literary fall festival in New Orleans is all about words and music! Great for writers as well as lovers of books, music, culture, Faulkner, food and New Orelans fun.