Visiting New Orleans In Spring


Spring in The Big Easy is celebration central! We’ve got festivals for literature, food & music, and lavish parades through the charming and historic Vieux Carré. Combine all of that with the inviting sunny weather and you couldn’t pick a better time to visit New Orleans!

New Orleans Greek Festival 

New Orleans Greek Festival returns on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. The sounds of Greek music fill the air, as does the wonderful aroma of Greek food during this indoor and outdoor fête. Music, cathedral tours, and Hellenic dancing are all on the schedule, as well as a 5K to kick off the fest, kids’ activities, and arts and crafts for sale. Tickets are $10. 

Soak up the sun at Bayou Boogaloo

Returning to Bayou St. John May 17-19, Bayou Boogaloo is the unofficial kickoff to the summer in New Orleans. Arrive by land or by water and catch performances from GZA & the Phunky Nomads, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners, and more. Tickets are $20 for single day general admission with VIP options available.

Spend Memorial Day Weekend in NOLA 

Enjoy the city on Memorial Day weekend. There’s plenty to do in tribute to our troops, including visits to the National WWII Museum, where WWII veterans receive free admission and visitors with military ID receive discounted admission. Additionally, Memorial Day weekend is seen as the kickoff to summer, so pack the sunscreen and head out for a sno-ball, or enjoy a delicious meal outdoors in NOLA.  

Enjoy a Trip to the Theater

May is a month full of theater, dance, and orchestra concerts. A few shows we’re looking forward to include “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Dracula” (ballet), and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™️” in Concert. Check out this spring theater guide here for more information on the performing arts.