New Orleans, LA is not just a tourist spot; it is one of the Festival full places in the USA. The people celebrate dozens of festivals, no matter the option is, – unique food, music, or the historic event, New Orleans always stands to celebrate that. There are many festivals all over the calendar year. I will describe them by month wise. Let’s join me, for the journey in New Orleans, LA.
January: Mardi Gras Parades, King Cake Festival.
February: Mardi Gras Parades, Tet Fest.
March: Wednesday at the Square Concert Series, Congo Square New Worlds Rhythm Festival, Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday, Buku Music and Art Project, Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, Taco Fest, Spring Fiesta, Hogs for the Cause
April: Freret Street Festival, Wednesday at the Square Concert Series, French Quarter Festival, French Film Festival, Brunch Fest, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
May: Give NOLA Fest, Crawfish Mambo, Bayou Boogaloo, New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, Bayou Country Superfest, Greek Fest, Treme 7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival.
June: New Orleans Oyster Festival, New Orleans Pride, French Market Creole Tomato Festival, Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, ESSENCE Festival.
July: ESSENCE Festival, San Fermin en Nueva Orleans, Bastille Day Fete
August: Satchmo SummerFest, Whitney White Linen Night, Red Dress Run, Dirty Linen Night, NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival, Southern Decadence.
September: Southern Decadence, New Orleans Burlesque Festival, NOLA on Tap, Fried Chicken Festival, Treme Fall Fest.
October: Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Treme Fall Fest, Beignet Festival, Gentilly Fest, Oktoberfest, New Orleans Film Festival, Carnival Latino, Praise Fest, Mac n Cheese Fest, Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, Louisiana Seafood Festival.
November: Faux/Real Festival, Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, Algiers Folk Art Festival, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival.
December: Words and Music Festival, NOLA Christmas Fest.
You can see that, why New Orleans is called Festival capital of USA. Though all the festival is for your enjoyment, some of them are very popular. They are –
Voodoo Music & Arts Experience: This festival began in 1999, and since then it has become viral. In this festival, you can enjoy the food, music, crafts and cultural activity of the city. The main stages and several smaller ones are placed in the City Park while diet and beverage stands, books, jewelry, arts and crafts and clothes vendors are scattered around the green area as well.
Mardi Gras Parades: Mardi Gras means the ‘Fat Tuesday’. This festival marks the end of the carnival and the beginning of Lent period. The annual celebration started in 1870. Some colorful dresses, ornaments, toys and the people are the primary focus.
French Quarter Festival: the French Quarter Festival started in 1892. This festival attracts top most tourists and visitors. This event lasts for four days, and this is the largest free music celebration in Louisiana. The performers perform in different music types like classical, blues, swing, Cajun, jazz, rock, Latin, funk, zydeco, rhythm, and other international music. The Food of New Orleans and drinks enjoyable for the visitors too.
It is just three from the never-ending list. Just visit New Orleans any time of the year, and you can also be the part of the festivals.