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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Sep 23 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

9th Annual Douglas…

Sep 23 - 23, 2017
Inspired by the legacy of Douglas Redd, iconic visual artist and cofounder of… more

All Souls Con

Sep 23 - 23, 2017
All Souls Con is a nonprofit convention celebrating Deborah Harkness‘s… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Sep 23, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

Backyard Grooves

Sep 23, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Dance Quarter…

Sep 23 - 23, 2017
Come witness one of India's beloved classical dance forms which is ambassador… more

Dim Sum Brunch at…

Sep 23, 2017
Sister to Gulotta’s acclaimed MOPHO, Maypop located in downtown’s… more

Double Dose

Sep 23, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Magazine St. Art…

Sep 23, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

MUSEUM DAY LIVE!

Sep 23 - 23, 2017
Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by… more

New Orleans Fried…

Sep 23 - 24, 2017
Join us for the 2nd Annual Fried Chicken Festival. The free, outdoor… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Sep 23 - Oct 8, 2017
Jim Steg (American, 1922 -2001) was the most influential printmaker to be based… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Sep 23 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Sep 23 - Oct 8, 2017
Paintings from throughout Scully's career are presented with a selection of… more

The Historic New…

Sep 23 - Oct 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

The House of Groove

Sep 23, 2017
The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey… more

Chevron NO/AIDS WALK…

Sep 24 - 24, 2017
NO/AIDS Task Force, now a division of CrescentCare, is in its 28th year of the… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Sep 25, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Sep 25 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Monday Blues

Sep 25, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Sep 23 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

5 Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2016 in New Orleans

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There are certain New Orleans New Year’s Eve traditions that shouldn’t be missed: the annual fleur-de-lis drop, the breathtaking fireworks show over the Mississippi River and the live entertainment in Jackson Square. But no matter what you’re into, New Orleans has just the party to suit your style. Here are our top five ways to spend New Year’s Eve in the Big Easy.

Fireworks and Fleur de Lis Drop
Celebrate New Year’s Eve from Jackson Square, the center of all the action, where live music performances will entertain crowds of partiers as they eagerly await the Crescent City countdown. At the stroke of midnight, watch the traditional New Orleans fleur-de-lis drop and the spectacular fireworks show over the Mississippi River. 

Nightclub in the French Quarter
Dance your way into 2017 at one of the many booming nightclubs in the French Quarter. All you have to do is walk down Bourbon Street to choose from countless options for energetic music and late-night mingling. Many bars and clubs offer open-air courtyards and balconies, which are perfect for scoring a great view of the fireworks.

Reveillon Dinner
Every December, New Orleans’ best restaurants offer a lineup of reveillon dinners: specially priced multi-course tasting menus starting at $34 per person. Gather your loved ones and celebrate New Years Eve with one of these gourmet meals. Take your pick from classic historic venues or trendy new hot spots — just make sure to book your reservation early, as New Year’s Eve seating fills up quickly. 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise
Hop aboard a riverboat for a special New Year’s Eve cruise, featuring live entertainment, food, open bars and unparalleled views of the fireworks. Choose from the Creole Queen paddlewheeler or Steamboat Natchez, both of which offer exciting options for celebrating the start of 2017. 

Live Concerts
Ring in the New Year at one of New Orleans’ famous live music venues, where you can experience authentic jazz and blues, as well as contemporary DJ sets. You can find plenty of low-lit jazz clubs and vibrant concert halls on Frenchmen Street, such as Maison, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, Blue Nile and The Spotted Cat Music Club.
 
Want even more ideas for New Year's Eve? Check out this additional guide to New Year's in the Big Easy.
 
 
Photo by Flickr/anthonycramp (Anthony Cramp)