The Best of New Orleans Festival Season
The action in New Orleans never stops. The end of the holiday season ushers in the beginning of Carnival season which leads into the epic spring festival season. These are the festivals you won’t want to miss in New Orleans. Each has a different theme and brings their own unique offerings to the table, and you can’t go wrong with any of them. As always, if you're coming in town for any of these festivals this year. we've got your airport shuttle ride to and from the airport!
New Orleans Festivals: Spring 2015
BUKU Music + Art Project – Quickly becoming one of the best electronic music festivals in the country, the BUKU Music + Art Project features the hottest, cutting-edge, dance-inducing artists each year, as well as large-scale, interactive art installations and a colorful festival culture. Our sister company the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen serves as the exclusive VIP “S.S. BLU-KU” venue, complete with special performances, an open bar and great views of the main stage from the upper deck. This year's BUKU Fest will be March 13 and 14.
French Quarter Festival – This festival, the largest free festival in the South, descends upon the entire historic French Quarter neighborhood for three days of music, food and entertainment. From April 9-12, the best musical artists New Orleans has to offer will perform on 20 different stages throughout the French Quarter and the main food sections by the Old U.S. Mint, Jackson Square and Woldenburg Park will boast over 50 amazing New Orleans food vendors.
St. Patrick’s Day – Just like any other holiday in New Orleans, there’s nothing like St. Patrick’s Day in the Crescent City. There are parades in the French Quarter and Irish Channel, featuring Irish marching clubs and floats that throw cabbage and other St. Patrick’s Day trinkets into the crowd.
Tennessee Williams Festival – For literature buffs out there, or anyone who enjoys experiencing the history and culture of New Orleans, the Tennessee Williams Fest is ideal. From March 25-29, there will be readings, cocktail parties, theater performances, workshops, seminars and more celebrating the great works of Tennessee Williams and New Orleans literature.
Hogs for the Cause – The ultimate festival celebrating the pig, Hogs for the Cause is a delicious food and music festival every March in New Orleans City Park. This year on March 27-28, Hogs will feature music artists Drive-By Truckers, Earphunk, The Wood Brothers, Tab Benoit, the Soul Rebels and many more. In addition to all the incredible food and music, proceeds go to benefiting pediatric brain cancer care.
Jazz Fest – The mother of all New Orleans festivals comes to the New Orleans fairgrounds the last weekend of April and first weekend of May. This year’s formidable headliners include Elton John, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, The Who, Jimmy Buffet and many more national and local acts. Besides the music, there are dozens of delicious food vendors and art markets throughout the festival grounds.