National Fried Chicken Festival

New Orleans Lakefront Lakeshore Drive, Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA

Founded in 2016 in New Orleans, the National Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) presented by Raising Cane’s is a two-day outdoor festival bringing together hundreds of thousands from across the nation around a shared love of great food, music, and culture. The festival debuted its scenic new location along the New Orleans Lakefront in 2022, with […]

$15

Gentilly Fest

Pontchartrain Park Playground 5701 Press Dr., New Orleans, LA

Gentilly Fest celebrates all things "Gentilly," including continuous live music on three stages, sumptuous food from a variety of local restaurants & caterers, and fine arts and crafts for sale from many local vendors. We have activities for children in our Kids' Village, a kids entertainment stage, face painting, pottery making, garden crafts, and much […]

Art for Art’s Sake

Magazine Street Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA

Art for Art's Sake - presented by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust - is the MSMA's premier fall event to kick off the arts season! Sip wine generously provided by Breaux Mart and stroll while shopping after hours along the whole stretch of Magazine Street. There will be music, light bites, entertainment, sales, special offers, […]

Free

CRESCENT CITY BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL

Lafayette Square Park 602 Camp St., New Orleans, LA

Our Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, established in 2006, continues New Orleans’ historic role in making the blues and R&B among the most influential sounds in the world. The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival presents many of the top performers from southern Louisiana and Mississippi, plus delicious food and unique visual art.

Free

BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK NEW ORLEANS

City Wide New Orleans, LA New Orleans, LA

Founded in 2016 by Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell, and Derek Robinson, Black Restaurant Week® is dedicated to celebrating the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine nationwide. Through a series of events and promotional campaigns, Black Restaurant Week’s culinary initiatives help introduce culinary businesses and culinary professionals to the community. Our innovative approach to a […]

Prices Vary

OKTOBERFEST

Deutsches Haus 1700 Moss St., New Orleans, LA

German food: brats, sauerkraut, special dinners, variety of German cheeses, large Bavarian-style pretzels and German desserts. German drinks: Over 20 different German beers, about 9 different wines and over 20 different schnapps. Oompah Music, Dancing Chicken. Masskrugstemmen – Beer Stein Holding Contest, Daily Souvenir Shop featuring German items Schnauzer Strut dog parade benefitting New Orleans […]

$10

Boo at the Zoo

Audubon Zoo 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA

Celebrate Halloween with your little ghosts and goblins at Boo at the Zoo, benefitting Children’s Hospital New Orleans and Audubon Zoo! This family-favorite Halloween tradition is a daytime celebration providing a safe and enjoyable experience for the whole family!

$30

Tremé Fall Festival

St. Augustine Catholic Church 1210 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans, LA

Everyone is welcome to join the celebration. Music, food, art, activities for kids and adults. All honoring Tremé history and culture. A second line parade will precede the festival.

Free (Donations appreciated)

Top Taco

Lafreniere Park 300 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA

At Top Taco, festival-goers sample unlimited taco tastes and signature cocktails from some of the best restaurants in New Orleans, voting for their favorites to crown four categories of awards: Top Creative Taco, Top Traditional Taco, Top Vegetarian Taco, and Top Cocktail. With 3 stages of amazing music, creative tequila lounge areas, an entire tent […]

$50 – $135

New Orleans Cocktail Week

Join us for a festival celebrating the cocktails of New Orleans! Cocktail Week, November 6-12, 2023, showcases the best bars and restaurants in the area, bringing locals and travelers together to experience the epicurean masterpieces of New Orleans’s renowned chefs, mixologists, and bartenders. During the festival, pass holders can visit the participating New Orleans Cocktail […]

$15

2nd Annual Gumbo Cook-off

What’s more New Orleans than a block party, gumbo, and 400 of your closest friends? For the 2nd annual Hotel Saint Vincent Gumbo Cook-Off, teams from some of our favorite local restaurants will compete for the title of Gumbo Great of New Orleans to win money for charity. Sample classic and original gumbos and vote […]

$30

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

Oak Street

The 15th Annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, presented by Tony Chachere’s, will take place on Sunday, November 19th , 2023 from 10A to 6P between the 8100-8700 blocks of Oak Street. The festival will once again host 40 food and beverage vendors, live music on multiple stages, Arts Market, Kids Zone, VIP Area, sponsor activations […]

$9 – $10
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