Fall is a beautiful time of year to be in New Orleans! As temperatures cool down, our city’s events calendar heats up. So pack your suitcase, and don’t miss out on these festive fall events.
From Latin rhythms, spices, and colors, Hispanic culture thrives in New Orleans — so where better to celebrate Carnaval Latino than in the Big Easy?
Carnaval Latino kicks off on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. with a parade through the Warehouse District in downtown New Orleans. The event will bring international flavor through authentic music, food and art to the Sugarmill (1101 Convention Center Blvd), just a short walk from Bienville House.
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest
Got the blues? Spice up your weekend October 14-16, 2016 with good eats and tunes at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, held at Lafayette Square Park.
Presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, an exciting lineup is in the works for 2016, including Taj Mahal, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, The Suffers, Tab Benoit and Nikki Hill. Not to mention a huge spread of barbecue, seafood, and Creole dishes from 20+ food vendors. The festival, held at Lafayette Square Park, is located just blocks from our hotel and admission is free.
Krewe of BOO!
On Saturday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m., New Orleans’ official Halloween parade Krewe of Boo turns the Vieux Carre into the “BOO CARRE.” The spook-tacular event features monsters and ghouls that “come to life” through 3D fiberglass and papier-mache floats dazzling (and frightening) parade-goers in the French Quarter. Check out the parade route here, and get ready for a thrilling good time.
Halloween in New Orleans
Speaking of boo! As one of the spookiest and most haunted cities in America, celebrating Halloween in New Orleans is a must. Start with a stay at Bienville House (known to have some ghost sightings of our own) then throw on your costume and make your way to Frenchmen Street for one of the biggest celebrations in town.
If costumes aren’t your thing, check out the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience held at City Park October 28-30, 2016. This event is one of New Orleans’ most popular festivals (second only to Jazz Fest), and always brings big headline acts to town. This year’s lineup includes Tool, Arcade Fire, The Weeknd, G-Eazy, The Chainsmokers, Band of Horses, Cage the Elephant and many more.
Treme Creole Gumbo Festival
Nothing screams fall in New Orleans quite like a warm, comforting bowl of gumbo. And when gumbo weather hits, we rejoice the best way we know how — with a festival.
Head to Armstrong Park November 12-13, 2016 for Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and taste some of the city’s best gumbo dishes (including dark roux chicken gumbo, seafood gumbo, sausage gumbo and even VEGAN gumbo), while enjoying the sounds of New Orleans brass band jazz. Even better? It’s FREE.
Where To Stay This Fall In New Orleans
There’s no better place to call home during your visit to New Orleans this fall than Bienville House. Our boutique hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter, within walking distance of many top local attractions.
What are you waiting for? Book your New Orleans getaway today!