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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Apr 30 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Beyond the Canvas:…

Apr 30 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

Apr 30 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

Chicken on the Bone…

Apr 30 - Dec 6, 2017
Want to enjoy some nightlife? No trip to New Orleans is complete if you have… more

Disney On Ice…

Apr 30 - 30, 2017
Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends… more

Disney On Ice…

Apr 30 - 30, 2017
Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney•Pixar’s… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 30 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 30 - Oct 8, 2017
Jim Steg (American, 1922 -2001) was the most influential printmaker to be based… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 30 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 30 - Oct 8, 2017
Paintings from throughout Scully's career are presented with a selection of… more

Newcomb Art Museum -…

Apr 30 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Senga Nengudi:…

Apr 30 - Jun 18, 2017
In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, entitled R.S.V.P.,… more

STS9

Apr 30 - 30, 2017
Since forming in Atlanta 15 years ago, instrumental electronic rock band STS9… more

Tennessee Williams -…

Apr 30 - May 16, 2017
Experience SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, a decadent fever dream by Tennessee Williams! … more

Zurich Classic

Apr 30 - 30, 2017
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

CNN presents Sound…

May 1 - 1, 2017
CNN invites you to a special screening of SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED… more

David Hansen's Garden…

May 01, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Monday Blues

May 01, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

The Georgian…

May 1 - Oct 16, 2017
For more than a century, a King George sat on the British throne. The Georgian… more

The Irish House…

May 01, 2017
This is the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. On a Night you will see… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Apr 30 - 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.
 
 
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