Food & Drink Festivals in New Orleans


Oct 21 - 22

Oktoberfest NOLA

Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate Deutsches Haus Members free -… more
Oct 23 - 23

New Orleans Poboy Festival

Come join us for the 10th Annual  New Orleans Poboy Festival. The New Orleans Po-Boy Festival was… more
Nov 12 - 13

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

New Orleans jazz and R&B by Treme artists, gumbo-cooking demos, crafts and Jazz Fest memorabilia. One of… more


New Orleans Wine & Food Experience: May 26-29, 2016

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 4-5, 2016

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 11-12, 2016

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 7-10, 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 14-16, 2016

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 23, 2016

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 12-13, 2016

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.