Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 2, 2017
Hosted annually at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, this college football bowl has been played since 1935, making it the second-oldest game in the country.
NBA All-Star Weekend
February 17–19, 2017
The 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend is happening here in New Orleans during the first weekend of Mardi Gras!
February 28, 2017 | February 13, 2018 | March 9, 2019
Mardi Gras season begins two Fridays before Mardi Gras Day. America’s biggest party has something for everyone, including costumes, beads, King Cakes and parades.
French Quarter Festival
April 6–9, 2017
It’s a party only New Orleans could put on. This award-winning gathering brings more than 70 food and beverage vendors to Woldenberg Riverfront Park, the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint and Jackson Square.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 28–May 7, 2017
NOJazz is a 10-day celebration of Louisiana heritage. Fusing local foods, craft artisans and countless musicians at the Fair Grounds Race Course.
Zurich Golf Classic
May 1–5, 2017
This event blends New Orleans-style grandeur with a PGA Tour stop to bring together the biggest names in golf with popular food and music.
May 19–21, 2017
With free music, great local food and art available for purchase, this family-friendly celebration along historic Bayou St John celebrates the best of New Orleans.
Bayou Country Superfest
May 27–28, 2017
This Memorial Day, see a star-studded lineup of country music’s brightest.
Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival
June 24–25, 2017
Boot-scoot at this free event showcasing the best Cajun and zydeco performers. The festival is held in combination with the Creole Tomato Festival.
Essence Music Festival
June 30–July 2, 2017
The Essence Music Festival is America's largest annual gathering of African-American musicians.
August 4–6, 2017
Honor the one-and-only Louis Armstrong with scrumptious food, live music, fashion, a weekend full of jazz exhibits, a second line parade and a local art contest.