Food & Drink Festivals in New Orleans


Dec 2 - 2

Beignet Fest

Join us for the 2nd Annual  Beignet Fest at City Park. Beignet Fest celebrates New Orleans' most… more
Dec 2 - 2

Beignet Fest

Join us for the 2nd Annual  Beignet Fest at City Park. Beignet Fest celebrates New Orleans' most… more
Dec 2 - 2

Beignet Fest

Join us for the 2nd Annual  Beignet Fest at City Park. Beignet Fest celebrates New Orleans' most… more


Soul Fest: March 4-5, 2017

Celebratethe wonderful legacy of African American food, music and culture that we've all come to know as soul food and soul music. More than 20,000 people flock to the Audubon Zoo to see live musical performances by local Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel artists at our Capital One Stage! Arrive hungry because there's tons of food with southern flair, including fried Louisiana alligator kabobs, pork chops po-boys and sweetpotato pies. 

French Quarter Festival: April 6-9, 2017

Thisis the largest free music festival in the South with a special focus onNew Orleans' music and food. The festival offers 20 performance stages and more than 90 food and beverage booths set among one of the countriesmost historic neighborhoods. Kids' activities, home tours and other festivities fill the weekend with fun. 

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience: May 25-28, 2017

Toast to the finer things in life - pinots, merlots and gumbos - as morethan 75 of New Orleans' best restaurants pair up with 175 of the world's finest wineries. Spirits are always high at this annual celebration of New Orleans' culinary creativity.

Oyster Festival: June 3-4, 2017

The Oyster Festival educates about the benefits of the Louisiana Gulf oyster, honors and celebrates the restaurateurs and oyster farmers who have solidified the New Orleans French Quarter and celebrates with live music and, of course, oysters! 

French Market Creole Tomato Festival: June 2017

A celebration of the locally-grown Creole tomato, this festival features cooking demonstrations by the city's premier chefs, food booths selling dishes made with Creole tomatoes, vendors selling the famous tomatoes, music, kids' activities and much more. 

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls): July 7-9, 2017

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is an annual festival in New Orleans featuring an Encierro (bull run), which replicates and pays homage to the world famous Encierro of Pamplona, Spain. However, in our "Running of the Bulls", the bulls are none other than members of the Big Easy Rollergirls and select participants from other rollerderby leagues across the country!

Tales of the Cocktail: July 18-23, 2017

Have a highball, y'all. Sip and sup at this five-day-long mixer in the city that invented the cocktail. Enjoy lectures, book signings, dinner pairings, cooking and mixing demonstrations and more at this annual event. 

COOLinary New Orleans: August 2017

This is the ultimate celebration of dining in America's most delicious city. Eat at participating restaurants and savor special prix fixe, three-course lunches and dinners at special sizzling summer prices.

Louisiana Seafood Festival: TBD

The Louisiana Seafood Festival celebrates our extraordinary local cuisine. Starting with everything fresh from the water, our famous chefscook up shrimp, oysters, crawfish, crab and alligator. 

Fried Chicken Festival: September 2017

The inaugural Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Cane's (FCF) brought more than 40,000 attendees to Lafayette Square on Sunday, September 25, 2016, doubling the expected 20,000 crowd. Organizers have announced that the 2017 festival will take place at a larger venue and will expand to two days. More than 26 local favorites were showcased at the FCF. In addition, the festival included events such as the Raising Cane's Chicken Tender Eating Contest and the Best Fried Chicken and Best Use of Chicken in a Dish contests.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival: October 13-15, 2017

This showcase of Southern barbecue and crafts features two stages of blues and R&B performances from the region. 

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival: October 2017

Just don't call it a "hoagie." This festival is dedicated to celebratingthe authentic spirit of one of New Orleans' most delicious and famous sandwiches. The festival also includes panel discussions on topics like French bread-baking traditions, three stages with live music, arts and crafts, and a children's section with games and prizes. 

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival: November 2017

The Treme Creole Gumbo Festival celebrates the melting-pot culture of New Orleans - with brass bands, New Orleans jazz and a huge selection ofthe best gumbo in town.