Your monthly guide to NOLA'S foods, drinks, music and more.
Please enter a valid email address
Major Sporting Events

Bayou Classic

Event DetailsWhen: TBA
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
More Info: Click Here

Every year, the Southern University Jaguars battle it out with the Grambling State University Tigers in one of the most exciting events in college football. The event is held annually on the last Saturday in November at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The rivalry between the two schools goes back to 1974, when the first Bayou Classic was held in New Orleans' Tulane Stadium. Since then, thousands of fans gather not only for the game, but also for a weekend full of festivities in the city. Further entertainment is provided by the school's individual marching bands ­ the Grambling "Marching Tigers" and Southern "Human Jukebox", who compete in a "Battle of the Bands" event held the night before the football game.

The landmark game is a celebration not only of the rivalries between the two schools, but also a tradition that brings family and friends together every year in the name of football, fun and historical significance.  Tickets sell out in advance, so make sure you get them early.

Even if you don't get to enjoy the game inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Bayou Classic Weekend is sure to be an exciting and entertaining experience.

Newsletter Signup

Your monthly guide to NOLA's foods, drinks, music and more


View Gallery

See More

Sign Up
close button

Get the LOCAL Perspective!

Get travel tips, find hidden gems, and get insider information from the Official New Orleans Newsletter


close button

Thank You For Signing Up!

You are now subscribed to our New Orleans e-newsletter and we'll send you the news each month. You can unsubscribe at any time directly from any mailing.

Thanks again for your interest in New Orleans and best wishes for a memorable visit!

Things to See & Do | Travel Tools | Accommodations | Calendar | Media Relations | About NOTMC | Contact Us
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Site Search | Meetings, Conventions & Group Sales | Doing Business in New Orleans

The Official Tourism Site of the City of New Orleans:
All contents © 1996-2018 New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation unless otherwise specified herein. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED