Enjoy Proximity to Local Events in the New Orleans Area
The Country Inn & Suites, Covington, LA offers easy access to the vibrant events and festivals that can only be found in the New Orleans area. Reserve your room to stay near these local celebrations:
French Quarter Festival
April 12-15, 2018
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 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.
Covington Antiques Festival
April 21-22, 2018
Browse vintage collectibles and crafts, join a live auction or historic walking tour, and enjoy food, music and more.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 27-May 6, 2018
Join in this 10-day celebration of Louisiana heritage, uniting local foods, craft artisans and countless musicians at the Fair Grounds Race Course. You can enjoy a variety of performances, including jazz, R&B, bluegrass, zydeco, Cajun, country and rap.
LA President’s Cup
May 11-13, 2018
The Louisiana President's Cup is the culmination of a full year of play in Division 2 of the LCSL. The tournament is held at Pelican Park in Mandeville, LA.
10th Annual Dragon Boat Races
May 12, 2018
Now in its seventh year, the Walgreens Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival continues to build on the growth of the sport in the southern states. Admission is free for spectators.
Steinhauer Productions Arts and Crafts Show
June 2-3, 2018
View original and handmade arts and crafts at Coquille Park in Madisonville, LA.
Big Easy Lacrosse Tournament
June 16-17, 2018
This tournament is held at Pelican Park in Mandeville, LA
Essence Music Festival
July 6-8, 2018
Featuring three nights of musical performances and cultural celebrations, the Essence Music Festival is the nation's largest annual gathering of African-American musicians.
August 30-September 3, 2018
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.
Scrap Dat Productions
September 20-22, 2018
Come for scrapbooking, paper crafts, crafting and all-around fun. Be creative at the 45-hour crop, browse vendors with the newest merch, and have a great time with your friends at the Castine Center in Mandeville, LA.
October 26-28, 2018
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.
Madisonville Pumpkin Patch Festival
October 27-28, 2018
Join us for autumn fun at Madisonville Park.
November 24, 2018
This storied football rivalry pits the tradition-bound universities of Southern and Grambling State against each other in a competition for football glory.
33rd Annual Christmas Extravaganza
December 1-2, 2018
Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season at Covington Fairgrounds.
Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 1, 2019
Be sure to get your tickets well in advance for this annual college football bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This game is among the oldest bowl games in the country and has been played since 1935.
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
February 9-10, 2019
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.