Music in French Quarter

French Quarter Festival

During the second weekend of April, the largest free music festival in the country takes over the French Quarter.
Parade in French Quarter

Easter Sunday Parades

On Easter Sunday in New Orleans, there are no less than three parades: a 'regular' Easter parade that departs from Antoine's around 9:45am; a 1pm parade led by cabaret superstar Chris Owens; and the Gay Easter Parad…
LGBT in French Quarter

New Orleans Pride

The official New Orleans Pride celebration gets a bit overshadowed by Southern Decadence, but that doesn't mean this party isn't an affair to remember. The centerpiece of the event – part of national Pride celebrati…
Literature in French Quarter

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

Five days of literary panels, plays and parties celebrate literature as a whole and this city's many contributions to the art of words. Most events go off in the French Quarter, including registration at the Hotel M…
LGBT in French Quarter

Southern Decadence

A huge gay, lesbian and transgender festival, including a leather block-party, on Labor Day weekend. The French Quarter is the center of festival gravity, but Decadence events go off across town.
Art in French Quarter

Dirty Linen Night

This festival is a tongue-in-cheek response to White Linen Night, and primarily consists of a free gallery night along Royal St, thrown in the deep depths of hottest summer. Expect lots of wine, food trucks, and a f…
Cultural in French Quarter

St Patrick's Day

March 17 and its closest weekend see parades of cabbage-wielding Irish folk, including a French Quarter parade that sets off near Molly's at the Market, and an Uptown/Garden District parade that rolls down Magazine …