2018 Festivals

There are so many festivals and events going on this year we thought it might be helpful to have a cheat sheet.

March 2018

1 – May 28 – Historic New Orleans Collection: The Founding Era Exhibit
1-June 30 – The Church in the Crescent: 300 Years of Catholicism in New Orleans
3-4 – Rock n Roll Marathon
3-11 – Spring Fiesta
TBA – Wednesday at the Square Concert Series
6-11 – Sun Belt Basketball Championship  
9-10 – Buku Music and Art Project
8-11 – New Orleans: The Founding Era Symposium
8-September 2 – Salazar: A Portrait Painter in Spanish New Orleans 1782-1802 Exhibit
10 – Up From the Streets Tricentennial Concert (Saenger)
11 – YEP Fest 
15 – Taco Fest
17 – St. Patrick’s Day Parades
18 – St. Joseph’s Day
18 – Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday
18 – 23 – New Orleans Entrepreneur Week
21-25 – Tennessee Williams Literary Festival
23-25 – Saints and Sinners Literary Festival
23-24 – Hogs for the Cause
31– Crescent City Classic

April 2018

1-May 28 – Historic New Orleans Collection The Founding Era Exhibit
1-June 30 – The Church in the Crescent: 300 Years of Catholicism in New Orleans
1-July 31 – Women of New Orleans: Builders and Rebuilders
1 – Easter Parades
5 – Dedication of Saxophone sculpture from Namur, Belgium
7 – Freret Street Festival
8-11 – WWE
every wednesday – Wednesday at the Square Concert Series
12-15 – French Quarter Festival
17 – Tricentennial Inter-Faith Prayer Service at St. Louis Cathedral
19-25 – Tricentennial NOLA Navy Week and Tall Ships of America
20-22 – International Weekend
22 – Dedication of city wide murals, neighborhood celebrations and fireworks
26-29 – Zurich Classic
28 – Trombone Short & Orleans Avenue’s Treme Threauxdown
27-29 & May 3-6 – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

May 2018

1-28 – Historic New Orleans Collection The Founding Era Exhibit
1-June 30 – The Church in the Crescent: 300 Years of Catholicism in New Orleans
1-July 31 – Women of New Orleans: Builders and Rebuilders
3-6 – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
4 – Whitney Zoo-To-Do
5 – Cinco de Mayo
6 – Riverfront Tricentennial Fireworks Show
12 – Crawfish Mambo
13 – Mother’s Day
18-20 – Bayou Boogaloo
25-27 – New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
TBA – Treme 7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival
25-27 – Greek Fest
25-27 – Bayou Country Superfest
25-28 – Memorial Day Weekend

June 2018

1- 30 – The Church in the Crescent: 300 Years of Catholicism in New Orleans
1- July 31 – Women of New Orleans: Builders and Rebuilders
1-30 – Nola4Women Global Summit on Women and Girls
2-3 – New Orleans Oyster Festival
8-10– New Orleans Pride
TBA – French Market Creole Tomato Festival
17 – Father’s Day
TBA – Festigals
23-24 – Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival

July 2018

1- 31 – Women of New Orleans: Builders and Rebuilders
4 – Independence Day French Quarter Fireworks
5-8 – ESSENCE Festival
13-15 – San Fermin en Nueva Orleans
14 – Bastille Day Fete
17-22– Tales of the Cocktail

August 2018

1-31 – COOLinary New Orleans
1-31 – Museum Month
3-5 – Satchmo SummerFest
4 – Whitney White Linen Night
11 – Red Dress Run
12 – Dirty Linen Night
TBA – NOLA Downtown Music and Arts Festival
29-September 3 – Southern Decadence

September 2018

1-3 – Southern Decadence
1-3 – Labor Day Weekend
TBA – Restaurant Week New Orleans
TBA – New Orleans Burlesque Festival
TBA – NOLA on Tap
TBA – Fried Chicken Festival
TBA – Treme Fall Fest

October 2018

TBA – Art for Arts’ Sake
TBA – Treme Fall Fest
TBA – Beignet Festival
TBA – Gentilly Fest
TBA– Oktoberfest
TBA – New Orleans Film Festival
TBA – Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
13-15 – Carnival Latino
TBA – Praise Fest
TBA – Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade
TBA – Mac n Cheese Fest
TBA – Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
25-January 27 – NOMA Duke of Orleans Exhibit
25-28 – LGBT Halloween in New Orleans
26-28 – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
31 – Halloween

November 2018

TBA – Opening of Sculpture Garden expansion
1- Jan. 27 – NOMA Duke of Orleans Exhibit
3 – Archdiocese of New Orleans—Day of Catachesis
TBA – Boudin, Bourbon & Beer
TBA – National WWII Museum Airpower Expo
TBA – Mirliton Festival
TBA – Faux/Real Festival
TBA – Treme Creole Gumbo Festival
TBA – Algiers Folk Art Festival
22 – Thanksgiving Day
22 – Bayou Classic
23-January 1 – Celebration in the Oaks

December 2018

1-31 – Luna Fete Presented by Arts Council
1- Jan. 27 – NOMA Duke of Orleans Exhibit
1-31 – Christmas New Orleans Style
1-31 – Merriment on Magazine Street
TBA – Words and Music Festival
TBA – Algiers Bonfires on the Levee
2-10 – Chanukah
TBA – R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
TBA – Caroling in Jackson Square
22-31 – NOLA ChristmasFest
24 – Christmas Eve Bonfires on the Levee
25 – Christmas Day
31 – Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Concert

3-4 – Congo Square New Worlds Rhythm Festival
30 – Carnival Latino
30-January 21 – Solidary and Solitary: Pamela J Joyner & Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection

October 2017
1 – Treme Fall Fest
4 – Art for Arts’ Sake
6-8 – Gentilly Fest
6-21 – Oktoberfest
7 – Beignet Festival
11-19 – New Orleans Film Festival
13-15 – Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
20-22 – Praise Fest

20 – Krewe of Armeinius Fall Celebration
21 – Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade
21 – Mac n Cheese Fest
21 – Cochon de Lait Festival
22 – Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
26-29 – LGBT Halloween in New Orleans
27-29 – Louisiana Seafood Festival
27-29 – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
27-29 – WWII Air, Sea and Land Festival
31 – Halloween

November 2017

1-January 21 – Solidary and Solitary: Pamela J Joyner & Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection
3 – Boudin, Bourbon & Beer
11 – New Orleans Book Festival presented by First Lady Cheryl Landrieu
14 – NOLA 300 Conference
TBA – Faux/Real Festival
18-19 – Treme Creole Gumbo Festival
18-February 25 – Prospect 4
TBA – Algiers Folk Art Festival
23 – Thanksgiving Day
23 – Bayou Classic
24-January 1 – Celebration in the Oaks