2016 New Orleans Festivals
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 Festival, French Quarter Fest, ESSENCE Festival and Voodoo Festival; exotic food specialties at the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience, Po-Boy Festival and others; and exciting celebrations our city's diverse culture at Fiesta Hispanica, St. Patrick's Day, Southern Decadence and more. We have writing and visual arts festivals commemorating our 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.
Check back on this page shortly as we are currently updating the festival calendar for the upcoming year.