Food & Drink Festivals in New Orleans


Oyster Festival: May TBA

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 TBA

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. 

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience: June 8-12, 2016

Toast to the finer things in life - pinots, merlots and gumbos - as more than 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.

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls): July 7-10, 2016

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 20-24, 2016

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 1-31, 2016

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: September 2-4, 2016

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. 

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival: October 16-18, 2015

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

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival: November 14-15, 2015

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. 

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival: November 22, 2015

Just don't call it a "hoagie." This festival is dedicated to celebrating the 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.