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2017 New Orleans Festivals
Festival Season is Year-Round in New Orleans

New Orleans is the Festival Capital of the World. We have dozens of festivals that celebrate our unique food, music and multicultural heritage all year-long.

You'll find great music at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalFrench Quarter Fest, ESSENCE Festival and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience or exotic food specialties at the New Orleans Wine and Food ExperiencePo-Boy Festival, and exciting celebrations of our city's diverse culture at Carnaval LatinoSt. Patrick's DaySouthern Decadence and many more!

We have writing and visual arts festivals commemorating our historic literary and film traditions like the annual Tennessee Williams Festival, Faux/Real Festival and the New Orleans Film Fest. And, of course, there's the biggest festival of them all – Mardi Gras, which is celebrated here like there's no tomorrow!

See the list below for the 2017 Festival Lineup in New Orleans:

January 2017
6-Feb. 28 – Mardi Gras Parades
29 – King Cake Festival

February 2017
1-28 – Mardi Gras Parades
10-12 – Tet Fest

March 2017
1-May 17 – Wednesday at the Square Concert Series
10-11 – Buku Music and Art Project
18-19 – Congo Square New Worlds Rhythm Festival
19 – Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday
22-26 – Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
23 – Taco Fest
25-26, April 1-2 – Spring Fiesta
31-April 1 – Hogs for the Cause

April 2017
1 – Freret Street Festival
5-May 17 – Wednesday at the Square Concert Series
6-9 – French Quarter Festival
21-27 – French Film Festival
22 – Brunch Fest
28-30 & May 4-7 – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

May 2017
2 – GiveNOLA Fest
13 – Crawfish Mambo
13- Crawfish Mambo
19-21 – Bayou Boogaloo
25-28 – New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
26-28 – Bayou Country Superfest
26-28 – Greek Fest
26-28 – Treme 7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival

June 2017
3-4 – New Orleans Oyster Festival
9-11 – New Orleans Pride
10-11 – French Market Creole Tomato Festival
22-24- Festigals
24-25 – Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival
30-July 3 – ESSENCE Festival

July 2017
1-3 – ESSENCE Festival
7-9 – San Fermin en Nueva Orleans
14 – Bastille Day Fete

August 2017
3-6 – Satchmo SummerFest
5 – Whitney White Linen Night
12 – Red Dress Run
13 – Dirty Linen Night
23-26 – NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival
30- September 4 – Southern Decadence

September 2017
1-4 – Southern Decadence
14-17 – New Orleans Burlesque Festival
23 – NOLA on Tap
23-24 – Fried Chicken Festival
29-October 1 – Treme Fall Fest

October 2017
1 – Treme Fall Fest
7 – Beignet Festival
6-8 – Gentilly Fest
6-21 – Oktoberfest
11-19 – New Orleans Film Festival
13-15 – Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
14 – Carnival Latino
20-22 – Praise Fest
21 – Mac n Cheese Fest
TBA – Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
27-29 – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
27-29 – Louisiana Seafood Festival

November 2017
TBA – Faux/Real Festival
3 – Boudin, Bourbon & Beer
12– Algiers Folk Art Festival
18-19 – Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

December 2017
6-10 – Words and Music Festival
22-31 – NOLA ChristmasFest

 
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