Top Fall Festivals in New Orleans
Starting in October, festival season kicks off in New Orleans at full speed. Every weekend there will be something amazing to do, whether it’s enjoying our local cuisine, discovering local and international artists, or dancing to a wide variety of live music. Fall is a great time to visit New Orleans. Besides all the fun events and festivals, the weather is optimal. Make sure to put these major fall festivals on your calendar, and we’ll see you in New Orleans soon!
New Orleans Fall Festival Season
Art for Art’s Sake – On October 4, from 5 – 9 p.m., art fans and general lovers of fun can peruse amazing artwork on Magazine Street and Julia Street and enjoy charming street music along the way. And since this is New Orleans, you can walk from gallery to gallery with wine in hand!
Louisiana Seafood Festival – This festival from October 10-12 celebrates the wonderful local seafood of the Gulf that we have direct access to. Enjoy delicious, creative dishes from some of New Orleans’ best seafood restaurants while you shimmy and shake to funk, jazz and rock music in beautiful City Park.
Oktoberfest – New Orleans has plenty of German history and heritage, and thus plenty of reason to celebrate it! Enjoy German food, music and dancing at the New Orleans Oktoberfest celebrations at Deutsches Haus in Mid-City for three weekends in October!
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival – Can you think of a better combination than blues and barbecue for fall? We didn’t think so. The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival will bring just that, featuring some of the most talented local musicians in the genre as well as the best barbecue New Orleans has to offer.
Prospect.3 – In its third installment, this showcase of international, national and local artists returns to New Orleans from October 25, 2014 to January 25, 2015. Major art museums and venues around the city as well as smaller, off-the-beaten-path venues will exhibit these incredible installations.
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience – The ultimate New Orleans music festival of the season returns on Halloween Night, October 31, through November 2. Expect cutting edge local and touring musicians, lots of dancing, food, rides, lights and more.
Winter in New Orleans also brings some fantastic festivals and events including Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, New Orleans Fringe Festival, Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, Celebration in the Oaks and Bayou Classic. \
Photo courtesy of Voodoo Music + Arts Experience