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14th Annual Saints…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 14th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. The festival… more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

Mar 26 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

Dividing the Estate

Mar 26 - Apr 15, 2017
The third regional premiere of our season is the winner of the Outer Critics… more

New Orleans Bourbon…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Laissez les bon temps rouler. Let the good times roll. The motto of a city that… more

New Orleans…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Come join us in a spring celebration featuring sugar blowing demonstrations and… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Mar 26 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Mar 26 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Spring…

Mar 26 - Apr 2, 2017
New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association celebrates the cultural heritage… more

Saenger Theatre…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and… more

Senga Nengudi:…

Mar 26 - Jun 18, 2017
In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, entitled R.S.V.P.,… more

Sugarblowing @ New…

Mar 26 - 27, 2017
Leave it up to New Orleans to come up with "another first." On… more

Tennessee…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
A stellar group of literary, theater and musical talent will gather for the… more

The Annual Drummer…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
The annual Drummer and Smoke day of music will once again be on stage at Palm… more

The Louisiana Six…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
The Louisiana Six Pack is a six-race series across the state that begins in… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 6th Annual Lenten Jazz Vespers with Louisiana Music Hall of… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for the McGehee Choirs Spring Concert. more

David Hansen's Garden…

Mar 27, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Monday Blues

Mar 27, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

The Irish House…

Mar 27, 2017
This is the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. On a Night you will see… more

The Maison Presents -…

Mar 27 - Jul 31, 2017
The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing… more

14th Annual Saints…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 14th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. The festival… 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)