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6 THINGS TO DO FOR SELECTED DATE RANGE

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!

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

12 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Mardi Gras

not in range • event

The festival that has made New Orleans famous!

Red Dress Run

not in rangeAugust 12, 2017 • event

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

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

not in range • event

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

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

not in range • event

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

Wild Alligator

not in rangeSeptember • food

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

Mardi Gra King Cake

not in rangeJanuary 06–February 09 • food

The tasty and extraordinary colourful King cake to sooth your party

World Naked Bike Ride

not in rangeJune 10, 2017 • event

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

St. Patrick’s Day

not in rangeMarch 15 — March 17 2016 • event

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

Lundi Gras

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The day before the Mardi Gras begins!

Dirty Linen Night

not in rangeAugust 12, 2017 • event

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

White Linen Night

not in rangeAugust 05, 2017 • event

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

Celebration in the Oaks

not in rangeNovember 27 — January 3 • event

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

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