Fall in New Orleans is one of the greatest times to schedule a trip to the Big Easy. The humidity is low, AC units are turned off and windows are finally opened. It is also a great time to get outside and enjoy some of the best fall festivals in New Orleans.
In order to help you plan your fall visit to New Orleans, here is preview of the Big Easy during its finest fall months:
August 27-September 1
Southern Decadence is a GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) Labor Day celebration held annually in the French Quarter. This free event has attracted thousands over the years for its fun entertainment held over the six-day span. Outdoor concerts, live entertainment and even a parade are some of the many activities that fill this fun New Orleans weekend.
This free New Orleans festival is a family-friendly event welcoming all to celebrate seafood, one of Louisiana’s favorites! The event is held in City Park and features live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and many more fun activities. If you are a lover of everything and anything seafood – this is the festival for you.
October 31-November 2
Voodoo Festival is New Orleans’ second most popular festival (second to Jazz Fest). The 2014 lineup headliners include popular contemporary artists such as Outkast, The Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex and many more. Held over Halloween weekend, the festival motto is “Worship the Music.”
You can get this one-day-only event “dressed” with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and mayo! This festival celebrates one of New Orleans’ greatest creations: The Po-Boy. Celebrated on Oak Street, the Po-Boy Festival offers delicious sandwiches of all kinds and live music from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
These are only just a few of our favorite New Orleans fall festivals. Looking to book your trip to New Orleans this fall? Make your reservations with Bienville House today!