Friday, 14 Jun 2024

New Orleans’ Spring and Summer Seasons Are Kind of One Continuous Party

New Orleans’ spring and summer calendars are overflowing with special events and celebrations of the city’s iconic cultural elements, including music, art, heritage, cuisine and more.


New Orleans’ Spring and Summer Seasons Are Kind of One Continuous Party

At any time of year, visitors to The Big Easy will never want for things to do, from exploring its cultural sites, history, and legacy of arts and architecture to its famed music scene, singular gastronomy and varied social venues. But, the good times really roll in New Orleans during spring and summer months, when school is out, the sun is shining and everyone is in vacation mode.

Crescent City's calendar for the coming warm-weather seasons will be bursting with cultural, music, food and wine festivals, seasonal events and attractions. Trying to figure out which celebrations fit with your plans and preferences? You can find out everything you need to know in selecting the celebrations you want to attend from New Orleans & Company, the dedicated destination marketing organization for the iconic Louisiana port city.

Below, you'll find just a sampling of New Orleans' celebrated spring and summer festivals and events that you may wish to incorporate into your travels.

This one's a biggie, considered one of the world's greatest cultural events. The annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (locally known simply as "Jazz Fest") is a springtime celebration that spans 10 whole days and features, literally, thousands of local and global musicians performing across a dozen event stages.

This massive happening typically attracts around 500,000 avid enthusiasts from all around the world. You can find travel packages that include concert admission, as well as food, crafts, and cultural affairs and exhibits.

This year's lineup includes such big-name artists as Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Mumford & Sons, Santana, Steve Miller Band, Ludacris, Wu-Tang Klan, Kenny Loggins, NE-YO, Tom Jones, Melissa Ethridge, Lo Lobos, and hundreds of other local bands from around the world.

Dates: April 28-30 and May 4-7, 2023

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