Category Archives: Holidays

New Orleans Pride

  Of all the pride parades and events around the country, New Orleans is one of the most popular—tripling in size over the past five years. Spanning from June 9 – 11, it all starts with a Pride Weekend Kick-Off Party where you can mingle with local celebrities. Next up is Family Day in the…

Horse and Carriage Rides for Valentine’s Day

  Carriage rides are available year-round, but are nearly required for a romantic date on Valentine’s Day in New Orleans. Choose from multiple tour companies, all of which have the experience down to an art. After all, for centuries horse and carriage was the only way to get around the city. Board near Jackson Square…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in New Orleans

  New Orleans has a thriving African American community and the MLK Jr. Day celebrations to complement it. Starting on Thursday, January 13th, the celebrations kick off with the New Orleans Public Library festival at the Main Branch. There’s also the MLK Jr. Gospel Tribute at Dillard University’s Lawless Memorial Chapel at 6:30 p.m. and…

Lunar New Year in New Orleans

  Often dubbed the Chinese New Year, in New Orleans there are many communities that celebrate the Lunar New Year, including the Vietnamese community. Visitors will find both rich Chinese and Vietnamese communities celebrating the January 28th festival, and for the Vietnamese “Tet” is one of the biggest parties of the year. New Orleans is…

New Year in New Orleans

  A famous party destination, nobody does New Year’s Eve like New Orleans. The biggest party is free at Jackson Square, where you’ll find a busy Quarter with revelers bar and restaurant hopping as they count down to 2017. A “Baby New Year” drops instead of a ball, a nod to the baby found in…

Annual Christmas Bonfire Party

  What’s more seasonal than cozying up next to a roaring fire and indulging in some holiday treats? This year, the 40th annual Christmas Bonfire Party helps you get into the holiday spirit! On December 3, from 7 p.m. until midnight at the Oak Valley Plantation Big House on Highway 18, you are treated to…

Arts Council New Orleans LUNA Fête

  Only in New Orleans, the annual LUNA Fête is a collaboration that marries art, the season and lighting technology to create one of the most dashing festivals in town. Established by the Arts Council New Orleans two years ago, the mission was to use the city’s landscape as the canvas for a massive outdoor…

Art of Giving Holiday Shopping

  Do you make shopping an art form? You can at the annual Art of Giving Holiday Shopping event on December 2 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art / University of New Orleans! Located at 925 Camp Street from 6 – 8 p.m., get your holiday shopping completed while exploring the Ogden Museum of…

New Orleans Thanksgiving

  You’ve never experienced a Thanksgiving like this! New Orleans elevates the most famous American feast of the year, infusing it with Creole touches. At café b, you can snag a $25 three-course, traditional dinner, but make your reservations soon! The Irish House offers idyllic wine pairings along with innovative twists on classic dishes. N’Tini’s…

Irish Pubs in New Orleans

With all things cajun in New Orleans, it makes you wonder where is the best place to celebrate the Irish in you this St. Patrick’s Day. While NOLA is a cajun and southern town, there are plenty of Irish pubs in New Orleans. We have a list of our favorite Irish pubs in New Orleans…