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7 THINGS TO DO IN NEW ORLEANS

Crawfish Season

December — July  • food

It's crawfish time! Definitely the most important food season in New Orleans

Shrimps

April — February • food

Although available year-round frozen shrimps are nothing like fresh white and brown ones!

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

March 21–25, 2018 • event

Even if you are not a fan of literature, nothing in New Orleans is ever boring!

Oysters

November–April • food

Although Louisiana oysters are available year round, best time are the cooler months

Plantation Pilgrimage

September–November | March–May • activity

If you are in New Orleans, you just can't miss seeing the old plantations!

Sno-Ball

March — October  • food

Sno-ball, not snow cone, is New Orleans' favourite armour against the long summer heat

Azaleas

March–April • nature

Enjoy the beautiful pinkish flowers blooming during this period

11 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Mardi Gras

February 13, 2018 • event

The festival that has made New Orleans famous!

Red Dress Run

August 11, 2018 • event

A flamboyant run in red dresses accompanied by great music and plenty of beer

Wild Alligator

September • food

Farm raised alligator is available all year, but it is also more expensive than the wild alligator, available only during this period

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

October 22, 2017 • event

The favourite sandwich with a unique history is a pride of New Orleans and thus gets its own festival!

Mardi Gra King Cake

January 06–February 09 • food

The tasty and extraordinary colourful King cake to sooth your party

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

March 11–17, 2018 • event

New Orleans changes the perceptions of St. Patrick's Day celebration

World Naked Bike Ride

June 10, 2017 • event

New Orleans has been taking part in the World Naked Bike Ride since 2009

Dirty Linen Night

August 11, 2018 • event

The counterpart of White Linen, Dirty Linen Night is more quirky

Lundi Gras

February 12, 2018 • event

The day before the Mardi Gras begins!

White Linen Night

August 04, 2018 • event

The SoHo of the South, the Warehouse district organizes the party of art and style

Celebration in the Oaks

November 27 — January 3 • event

A beautiful scene scattered around the City Park, Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens