New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities - and there's never been a more perfect time to take a New Orleans vacation! All summer long visitors have had a Summer of Lagniappe, which down here, means a little something extra. Restaurants, shops, tours and clubs are offering lots of goodies and freebies continuing into the fall.
New Orleans is the Festival Capital of the World. They have dozens of festivals that celebrate its unique food, music and multicultural heritage all year-long.
You'll find great music at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Fest, Essence Music Fest and Voodoo Festival; exotic food specialties at the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience, Po-Boy Festival and other exciting celebrations of the city's diverse culture at Fiesta Hispanica, St. Patrick's Day, Southern Decadence and more. We have writing and visual arts festivals commemorating historic literary and film traditions like the annual Tennessee Williams Festival, FringeFest and the New Orleans FilmFest. And, of course, there's the biggest festival of them all - Mardi Gras, which is celebrated here like there's no tomorrow!
Nowhere else on the planet is there a greater selection and wider diversity of fabulous special events than those you can experience in New Orleans. On nearly any week or weekend you choose to come down here you will find SOMETHING good going on.
Oktoberfest..On the last weekend of September and every weekend during October, visitors can enjoy a piece of Germany in the heart of New Orleans.
Louisiana Seafood Festival...October 12 - 14. Come out and enjoy the fabulous seafood the city is famous for and be assured that it's as good as the music you'll be hearing at this annual event in the Fulton Street Mall.
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival...October 12-14. This FREE weekend festival presents many of the top performers from southern Louisiana and Mississippi, plus delicious food and unique visual art.
New Orleans Film Festival...October 12-18. New and established filmmakers premiere their latest full-length features, shorts and animation and music videos. Get inspired through the art of film.
Voodoo Music Experience...October 26-28. Held each October around Halloween, Voodoo Music Experience brings together great music, food & crafts.
Halloween in New Orleans... October 31. Thought Halloween was just a silly holiday for trick or treating? Think again. Halloween in New Orleans is an all out celebration complete with a parade, music festival, cemeteries, and plenty of voodoo magic.
Family fun starts in New Orleans with a visit to our many attractions.
The National World War II Museum welcomes history lovers and patriots to America's official World War II Museum.
..This New Orleans zoo is a treasure trove of animal life is consistently ranked among the country's best.
City Park Family Attractions...This 1,300 acre New Orleans park is filled with recreational activities, the New Orleans Museum of Art, Storyland, and much more.
Louisiana Children's Museum...Bring the whole family to one of America's best children's museums to experience a day of learning and fun!
Audubon Aquarium...More than 15,000 sea life creatures inhabit the extraordinary Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
Mardi Gras World...They've entertained parade watchers since 1837. Learn how they are made at the world's largest float facility.: