New Years Eve, Mardi Gras, JazzFest, Pardi Gras & Festivals In The Big Easy
PubClub.com has compiled this list of our top events, along with a description and the dates for 2017. For you singles out there, these are the prime times to be in New Orleans.
So let the good times roll!
• New Year’s Eve In New Orleans, Dec, 31/Jan. 1
New Orleans is PubClub’s #1 destination for NYE and one time there you will understand why it made it to the top of our list. It’s a big party and it’s easy to party there; heck you don’t even have to go into a bar because you can get drinks in the French Quarter and roam up and down Bourbon Street.
Tens of thousands of people agree, and pack into Jackson Square for the fireworks, then go back to Bourbon Street for fun until nearly dawn. Or they’ve had enough and stumble, all hammered, into the Krystal Burger. one of the best NYE early-morning pickup places in New Orleans.
• The Sugar Bowl In New Orleans, Jan. 2
The teams are still to be determined, but one will be from the Southeastern Conference and Southerners love going to New Orleans. There will be a lot of college football fans in town wearing their school shirts and colors roaming in and out of the Bourbon Street bars.
• Pardi Gras In New Orleans, Jan 12-15
A party for Parrotheads and lovers of the tropical lifestyle – Jimmy Buffett has roots in New Orleans – this is a three-day festival with trop/rock bands, a parade down Bourbon Street and lots and lots of Hurricanes and Hand Grenades consumed the entire time.
You;ll need to register to attend the events in the bars at PardiGras.com.
• Mardi Gras In New Orleans, Feb, 27-28
This folks, is what New Orleans is all about, a series of parades over a two-week period that has hundreds of thousands of people in the ultimate festive mood. Talk about a singles event – you won’t have any trouble meeting people at Mardi Gras. Staying sober enough to do something about it may be your biggest challenge.
• St. Patrick’s Day In New Orleans, March 17
Yes, St. Paddy’s Day if great in New Orleans! And guess what – it’s on a Friday in 2017.
• French Quarter Festival In New Orleans, April 6-9
Locals – and visitors in the know – get fired up for the upcoming Jazzfest with this free music and food festival in the French Quarter. More than 100,000 people go to it during its four-day run and it’s a free-wheeling great event for anyone who loves music, food, having fun and meeting fun people.
• Jazzfest In New Orleans, April 28-May 7
Two weekends of music from top bands (Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Billy Joel and Neil Young are among the big names who have played in the past) with music on several stages held on the infield of a horse race track. This is one of the most popular music festivals in the country, and an annual rite of passage for many New Orleans regulars.
It’s one big party, all day and into the night at the live music bars, on Frenchman Street (locals) and Bourbon Street (visitors).
Link: Jazzfest Survival Guide
• Tales Of The Cocktail In New Orleans, July 18-23
A series of events based around, well, having cocktails. This is a big event for people in the spirits industry. You do have to register to attend the events at: TalesOfTheCocktail.com,
• Halloween In New Orleans, Oct, 31
It should come as no surprise that New Orleans is a top Halloween destination. There’s all that voodoo culture in the city, ghost tours and the general feeling among the Cajuns that they would rather die while they are living than live when they are dead.