Festivals & Events

Festivals and events abound in The Big Easy. Of course the one festivity synonymous with the city is Mardi Gras. All of New Orleans comes alive to celebrate Fat Tuesday with several parades and parties happening across the town. If you're in town in May, check out the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience with wine dinners, seminars, samples of wine from around the world and food from the city's most talented chefs. If you're visiting in July, celebrate international spirits during the annual Tales of the Cocktail events, citywide.

No matter what time of year you're visiting, there's sure to be something exciting happening in New Orleans.

Mardi Gras

Various Locations New Orleans LA 70116 U.S.

Although Mardi Gras celebrations happen all over the U.S., no city does it like New Orleans.

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

900 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans LA 70130 U.S.

The Big Easy goes all out on Memorial Day weekend to showcase the best food and wine the city has to offer.

Tales of the Cocktail

Mingle with cocktail aficionados while checking out some of the 200 activities and tastings during the five-day event.