DuBois Bed and Breakfast (B&B) is your place to be for these
and any other upcoming special events in and around New Orleans,
LA. We recommend making reservations early for all special
events and festivals.
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
April 22 - 28, 2013
The Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament is the PGA
TOUR's annual stop in New Orleans. This world-class event
features golf's biggest names combined with the city's greatest
food and music - right on the course! This is the PGA TOUR New
Orleans style! The Zurich Classic is produced by the Fore!Kids
Foundation, one of the top contributors to children's services
organizations in the Greater New Orleans area - over $15 million
since its inception.
Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 26 - May 5, 2013
New Orleans Fairgrounds New Orleans, LA
Thousands of musicians, hundreds of food vendors, craftspeople
and artists help make this festival a world-famous celebration
May 17 - 19, 2013
Bayou Boogaloo is a free admission music festival in Mid City,
held on the banks of the beautiful and historic Bayou St.
John. It is a family friendly cultural event that celebrates
the heritage of New Orleans music, cuisine, and culture.
New Orleans Wine & Food
May 21 - 25, 2013
A fantastic, five-day feast for all the senses, featuring wines
from around the world and the best of New Orleans' culinary
culture. Events include seminars, Grand Tastings, Brunch &
the Royal Street Stroll.
Annual Greek Festival
May 24 - 26, 2013
Come out and Experience "Greece on the Bayou," our annual
Hellenic party with a uniquely New Orleans flair!.
Wednesday at the Square
March to June 2013
Times: Wednesday 5:00 pm -7:30 pm
Location: Lafayette Square on St. Charles Avenue in the CBD
across from Gallier Hall
Wednesday at the Square is a free, 12-week concert series with
food and drink for sale to benefit the Young Leadership Council.
Local artisans also sell their work in the Artist Village near
the Camp Street entrance.
New Orleans Oyster Festival
June 1 - 2, 2013
The New Orleans Oyster Festival will educate the country about
the benefits of the Louisiana Gulf Oyster and will honor and
celebrate the restaurateurs and oyster farmers who have
solidified the French Quarter's position as the Oyster Capital
Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival
Creole Tomato Festival
June 8 - 9, 2013
French Quarter - Dutch Alley and the Farmers' Market
In early June, the Louisiana Seafood Festival, Louisiana
Cajun-Zydeco Festival and Creole Tomato Festival all come
together to serve great local food and live music in one
Go 4th on the River 2013
July 4, 2013
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is
the annual Independence Day Celebration along the New Orleans
Riverfront with all-day activities for the whole family.
Essence Music Festival
July 5 - 8, 2013
The Annual Essence Music Festival returns to the Big Easy! Known
as "the party with a purpose" for its hip-hop, rhythm and blues
and soul performances at the Louisiana Superdome by night, and
inspirational "empowerment seminars" by day. Essence fans can
count on what they've come to expect – three days of great music
in a city with world-class restaurants and a rich cultural
fabric — a place that doesn't holler "last call" when the
party's just getting started. For more information visit.
San Fermin in Nueva Orleans
(Running of the Bulls)
July 11 -14, 2013
This annual festival in New Orleans features an Encierro (bull
run), which replicates and pays homage to the world famous
Encierro of Pamplona, Spain, or “The Running of the Bulls.”
Tales of the Cocktail
French Quarter locations New Orleans, LA
A dining and drinking experience that explores the history and
spirit of the cocktail presented by the country's hottest chefs,
authors, bartenders, mixologists and celebrities.
Coolinary New Orleans
August 1-31, 2013
Every summer, famous New Orleans restaurants all over the city
offer summer menus featuring special prix fixe three-course
meals. It’s a great way to experience New Orleans’ legendary
restaurants for less.
August 2 - 5, 2013
French Quarter New Orleans, LA
"What a Wonderful World" you'll discover during an entertaining
and educating weekend in the French Quarter honoring New
Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.
White Linen Night
August 4, 2013
Julia St. & the Warehouse Arts District
Annual open-air event where guests visit the wonderful galleries
throughout the Warehouse/Arts District. There is fabulous New
Orleans cuisine from local restaurants and cool drinks to sip on
as well as stages and live entertainment provided by some of New
Orleans' most eclectic and talented musicians.
Red Dress Run
August 10, 2013
Run, walk or crawl through French Quarter watering holes and
celebrate with a party in the park featuring music and food to
benefit local charities.
August 28 - September 2, 2013
A long weekend of parties, parades and gay pride in the French
Quarter at one of the oldest and largest gatherings of gays in
the country, End-of-summer gay pride celebration held every
Labor Day weekend. Loads of events including the Southern
Decadence Parade, dance spectaculars and drag shows.
September 9 - 15, 2013
Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art
of dining in the cresent city.
New Orleans Burlesque Festival
September19 - 21, 2013
Cresent City Blues & BBQ
October 18 - 20, 2013
Lafayette Square Park
This free event in New Orleans’ Lafayette Square Park features
two stages, a huge arts market and some of the best barbecue in
Voodoo Music Experience
November 1 - 3, 2013
City Park New Orleans, LA
Known for its diverse blend of high quality artists from all
genres as well as up and coming critical favorites, each year
music fans traveling from across the country and around the
world to be on hand for the Voodoo Music Experience in New
Orleans, LA. Amazing music and New Orleans-style revelry are on
tap for the ninth annual Voodoo Music Experience, set for
October in one of America's most musical and magical cities. The
festival's celebrated Halloween weekend tradition will be
highlighted an array of top-level talent from all genres of
music, up and coming critical favorites and beloved local
musical acts to grace the multiple stages. Past performers have
included: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, Green Day, Beastie
Boys, Eminem, Tool, Snoop Dogg, White Stripes, Tribe Called
Quest, Stone Temple Pilots, Iggy and the Stooges, No Doubt,
Marilyn Manson, and Velvet Revolver just to name a few.
Halloween New Orleans
October 31, 2013
Halloween New Orleans
Steeped in magic, mystery and voodoo charm, New Orleans is the
ideal place to raise the spirits of the dead over Halloween. The
community comes alive in a flurry of flamboyance.
Treme Gumbo Festival
November 9 - 10, 2013
Louis Armstrong Park
The festival is a celebration of New Orleans' Treme neighborhood
and the melting pot of cultures that led to the creation of jazz
- as symbolized by the city's most famous culinary delight,
gumbo. There will be great music and dancing, a huge arts market
and, of course, a wide variety of gumbo to sample.
November 29 - December 1, 2013
The Bayou Classic has become the greatest and most
distinguishable sporting event in all of Black America. The
Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is
one of the country's greatest college sports rivalries, bringing
the fans and alumni of Southern University and Grambling State
University to New Orleans each November. A week of events
featuring a parade, fan festival and battle of the bands
culminates with Saturday's Bayou Classic football match-up.
Christmas New Orleans Style
December 1 - December 31, 2013
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during
Christmas New Orleans Style, a celebration of uniquely New
Orleans holiday activities taking place throughout December.
Experience the magic of the season in a city steeped in
traditions of the past, but with the food, music and good times
of today. More than 100 festivities are planned during the
month-long event, showcasing the cultural diversity that adds
spice to the gumbo of New Orleans' heritage.
R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Don't miss this year's teams face off!
New Year's Eve
December 31, 2013
Jackson Square, French Quarter
New Orleans counts down to the New Year in Jackson Square during
one of the nation’s largest street parties. A lighted ball drops
from atop Jackson Brewery to usher in the New Year!
2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Football
January 6 - March 4, 2014
The official beginning of the Mardi Gras season is Jan 6, which
is called Twelfth Night (12 days after Christmas). On that cold
night, a krewe called Phunny Phorty Phellows has their drunken
streetcar parade down St. Charles Ave. Most of the big parades
start two Fridays before Mardi Gras Day. From this point on,
parades will happen everyday until Fat Tuesday.
New Orleans Spring Fiesta
Location: Various New Orleans locations
Phone: (504) 581–1367 or (800) 550-8450
Spring Fiesta, is a series of events designed to entertain,
educate, and allow all to revel in the cultural heritage that is
uniquely New Orleans. Throughout the year, visitors are
encouraged to admire the exterior of the beautiful homes
throughout the city. But during Spring Fiesta, visitors are
given an opportunity to explore the interiors of 20 privately
owned homes in the French Quarter, Uptown and the Garden
District. They can experience the grandeur of the past and see
what a New Orleans home might have looked like a century or more
ago. The festival includes a parade of horse-drawn carriages
through the French Quarter and the presentation of the Spring
Fiesta Queen and her court at Jackson Square.
French Quarter Festival
Hundreds of musical acts, food booths manned by local
restaurants and perfect Sprinweather attract thousands to the
Quarter for the annual three-day celebration.