Events and Festivals in New Orleans
- Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras is an annual carnival celebration in New Orleans. The entire city comes together and enjoys the festivity. Depending on Easter, Mardi Gras schedule can fall on any Tuesday between February to March.
- New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival: This festival usually takes place at the end of April or beginning of May. The Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans. It features music, food, handmade arts and crafts, parades and much more.
- Independence Day French Quarter Fireworks: The 4th of July brings about a sense of national pride in New Orleans. ‘Dueling Barges’ is an electrifying fireworks show which is done to the tune of patriotic music.
Other festivals in New Orleans include Annual Joan of Arc Parade, New Orleans Spring Fiesta, Freret Street fest, New Orleans Oyster Festival and Tennessee Williams Literary Festival.
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