FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL
This festival has charmed New Orleanians since it first began in 1984 , designed to remind locals how fabulous and fun the French Quarter can be. Stages are set up at every corner, food from the city’s finest restaurants fill booths in Jackson Square and beyond. It was a secret for a while, rewarding tourists who happened to be in town anyway in April. Now this grand fete has evolved into something everyone adores, visitors and locals alike. This city's finest music and cuisine are on hand to celebrate life and love in the French Quarter.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Like uttering “Beyonce” or “Elvis,” you need only say, “Jazzfest,” to legions of long-term fans, and they’ll know what you mean. The annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, first held in Congo Square in 1970, now draws close to a half million attendees over the course of seven days in late April and early May. Hear every music genre from jazz and gospel, to r&b and rock from the multiple stages throughout the Fair Grounds.
NOLA CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL
What better way is there to closeout Caribbean Heritage Month than with the NOLA Caribbean Fest? Enjoy eight days filled with non-stop events, parades and parties. Celebrate Caribbean culture with authentic food, music, dance and fun.