February and March with the massive Mardi Gras celebrations are considered to be the best time to visit New Orleans. Notice though, such events draw huge crowds and prices rise dramatically. Apart from the hot weather, summer brings hot deals as well, so you can enjoy COOLinary New Orleans, a month of special offers in city's restaurants. A mild period from October through November is another lovely time to explore New Orleans and to taste a wide variety of local seafood. December and January are perfect for savvy tourists as the hotel rates are low and the city substantially cools off.
The festival that has made New Orleans famous!
Although available year-round frozen shrimps are nothing like fresh white and brown ones!
It's crawfish time! Definitely the most important food season in New Orleans
Your backyard could become the "first port in the storm" for these tiny fellows having just flown hundreds of miles above the open waters
Although Louisiana oysters are available year round, best time are the cooler months
The day before the Mardi Gras begins!
The world's longest continious bridge over a body of water
The tasty and extraordinary colourful King cake to sooth your party
Marshes, forests and bayous—there's a lot to explore around New Orleans
The tallest and one of the rarest birds in North America
A flamboyant run in red dresses accompanied by great music and plenty of beer
New Orleans has been taking part in the World Naked Bike Ride since 2009
The Big Easy City is great at celebrating! Summers here are hot, and so are the festivities
A delicious showcase of Cajun cuisine and seafood
Grounded in the most famous Quarter, the festival is full of food and free of charge
New Orleans would never miss a chance to dress up and party
For New Orleanians, Easter is a special time with more parades!
The SoHo of the South, the Warehouse district organizes a party of art and style
New Orleans changes the perceptions of St. Patrick's Day celebration
American capital of oysters presents lots of delicious ways to enjoy your favorite seafood at the annual oyster celebration
Get into Christmas spirit, meet Santa and celebrate winter in New Orleans
The official New Orleans holiday parade delights locals and visitors
One of a kind celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana with a true jazz spirit
The loudest of Halloween events in New Orleans
The largest popular culture event in Louisiana
A joyful celebration of Louisiana food and music traditions
Yet another reason to celebrate in New Orleans
Fleur De Lis drop and a fireworks display over the Mississippi on New Year's Eve and college football on New Year's Day—New Orleans knows how to celebrate in style
Even if you are not a fan of literature, nothing in New Orleans is ever boring!
If you are in New Orleans or Baton Rouge, you just can't miss seeing the old plantations!
Known as Gay Mardi Gras, the festival is extravagant and joyful
One great adventure with a festival, theatre, theme park, shopping, and an educational experience
A counterpart of White Linen Night, Dirty Linen Night is more quirky
A beautiful scene scattered around the City Park, Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens
The most exciting and easy way to discover Louisiana's famous swamps and bayous
Party hard in the French Quarter or look for a retreat at the local parks
Treat yourself to a fancy lunch or dinner in one of the city's famous restaurants offering money-saving specials for one month
The favourite sandwich with a unique history is a pride of New Orleans and thus gets its own festival!
How about relishing authentic Louisiana meals and live jazz music with the best city views
Signature New Orleans jazz in Armstrong Park every spring
No one can celebrate cinema the way New Orleans does
Sno-ball, not snow cone, is New Orleans' favourite armour against the long summer heat
Thousands of rubber ducks race for the grand prize of $5000
Farm raised alligator is available all year, but it is also more expensive than the wild alligator, available only during this period
Enjoy the beautiful pinkish flowers blooming during this period
A great excuse to party and indulge in delicious Mexican foods
A symbol of beauty, this flower even has a Krewe named after it
Mississippi sandhill cranes are critically endangered
What can be better than running accompanied by live bands and plenty of other entertainment?
A vibrant mix of electronic, hip-hop, indie rock music, and large scale art
A fast and flat race followed by a vibrant Louisiana-style celebration