Enjoy comfortable accommodations while attending unique events near the Country Inn & Suites New Orleans. The hotel’s location in the French Quarter is convenient to Jazz Fest, sporting events, Mardi Gras and a host of other festivals throughout the year. Be sure to check the calendar before your trip so you don’t miss out on any of these exciting events.
Feb 17, 2015 | February 9, 2016 | February 28, 2017 | February 13, 2018
Experience an event like no other, which begins two Fridays before Mardi Gras Day. This festival unites French culture, ancient tribal rituals of fertility and the Roman celebration of Lupercalia to create a celebration of great revelry, costumed crowds and huge parades.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic
Apr 4, 2015
One of the city's most attended 10k races, the Crescent City Classic route takes you through historic Jackson Square, the modern financial district and the historic homes of Esplanade Avenue. Pass the finish line at City Park and join in the post-race festivities.
French Quarter Festival
Apr 9–12, 2015
This award-winning gathering brings more than 70 food and beverage vendors to Woldenberg Riverfront Park, the Louisiana State Museum's Old US Mint and Jackson Square for a celebration of music, food and culture. This event also serves as the largest free music festival in the South, so stop by to hear rhythm and blues, contemporary jazz and more from 450 musicians.
Zurich Golf Classic
Apr 23–26, 2015
A combination of golf tournament and New Orleans-style grandeur, this PGA Tour stop brings together the biggest names in golf with a celebration of the city's popular food and music.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Apr 24–26, 2015 and Apr 30–May 3, 2015
Join in this 10-day celebration of Louisiana heritage, which brings local foods, craft artisans and countless musicians to the Fair Grounds Race Course. You can enjoy a variety of performances, including jazz, R&B, bluegrass, zydeco, Cajun, country and rap.
Bayou Country Superfest
May 23–24, 2015
Held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, this Memorial Day event brings some of the biggest names in country music to the area.
Creole Tomato Festival
Jun 5–7, 2015
Named after a famous local tomato variety, this festival is devoted to local farmers and the area's unique cuisine. Pick up some fresh goods from the farmers' market and attend one of the cooking demonstrations to learn local secrets. Also, don't miss the live music and Creole Tomato Parade.
Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival
Jun 7–8, 2015
Held in combination with the Creole Tomato Festival, this celebration of local dance music is held in combination with the Creole Tomato Festival and takes place at the Old US Mint. Enjoy a wide variety of food vendors and a large arts market.
Essence Music Festival
Jul 2–5, 2015
Featuring three nights of musical performances and cultural celebrations, the Essence Music Festival is the nation's largest annual gathering of African-American musicians.
Sep 5-7, 2015
This huge yearly event, one of the largest pride festivals in the South, celebrates its 43rd year with live concerts, a parade and guaranteed fun.
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
Oct 16-18, 2015
Just steps from the hotel, the 10th Annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival celebrates the soul of the South in music and food, featuring music on two stages, a smorgasbord of barbeque and other delicious smoked treats and a huge arts market.
Oct 30-Nov 1, 2015
Enjoy a taste of both national artists and local Louisiana musicians at Voodoo Experience, a three-day music and arts festival hosted by City Park.
Nov 28, 2015
This storied football rivalry pits the tradition-bound universities of Southern and Grambling State against each other in a competition for football glory.
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Jan 1, 2016
Be sure to get your tickets well in advance for this annual college football bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This game is one of the second-oldest bowl games in the country and has been played since 1935.
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
Feb 29, 2016
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is an international event featuring participants from 50 states and 23 countries. The course includes views of the mansions along St. Charles Avenue, the historic architecture of the French Quarter, the elegant homes on Esplanade Avenue and the scenic Lake Pontchartrain shoreline.