Upcoming Events


Boo at the Zoo

Oct 28 - 29, 2016
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Halloween New Orleans

Oct 28 - 30, 2016
Join us for the annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Treme Creole Gumbo…

Nov 12 - 13, 2016
New Orleans jazz and R&B by Treme artists, gumbo-cooking demos, crafts and… more

Dr. Seuss' How The…

Nov 22 - 27, 2016
The New Orleans Theatre Association proudly presents the New Orleans premiere… more

Bayou Classic…

Nov 24 - 24, 2016
Join us for the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade. The parade will begin at the… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 1 - 31, 2016
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

NOLA ChristmasFest

Dec 16 - 30, 2016
The Fourth Annual NOLA ChristmasFest invites one and all to immerse in the… more

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Jan 2 - 2, 2017
One of the great college football traditions takes place in New Orleans each… more

Saenger Theatre…

Jan 10 - 22, 2017
Experience the phenomenon of Grammy and Tony Award Winning Disney's The Lion… more

Monster Jam

Jan 28 - 28, 2017
Monster Jam® is the most exciting form of family motorsports entertainment… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 28 - 29, 2016
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Halloween New Orleans

Oct 28 - 30, 2016
Join us for the annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Art & Culture

New Orleans' Old World roots have created a strong foundation and long-standing appreciation for the arts. Early residents of the city often traveled back to Europe for musical instruction or training in the visual arts. And operatic performances took place in the city as early as 1796.

Today the scene thrives via countless galleries, performance spaces and museums. But perhaps what sets our cultural institutions apart from other cities is their ability to embody the joie de vivre (joy of life) mentality so prevalent in New Orleans. So whether it is a Ralph Brennan restaurant in the New Orleans Museum of Art or Thursday night musical performances at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans' unique culture and love of food, music and fun blends perfectly with our vibrant arts scene creating experiences you can't find anywhere else.

Here you can learn more about some of the city's most popular cultural institutions and attractions.

Performance Art

The New Orleans Opera Association

This opera association carries on a performing arts tradition dating back to 1796, when the first opera in North America was performed in New Orleans.

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

The only musician-owned orchestra in North America is led by musical director Carlos Miguel Prieto.

New Orleans Ballet Association

The ballet association is the region's premiere presenting and service organization dedicated solely to the art of dance. NOBA's dynamic season features stellar performances from a variety of world-class dance companies.

Southern Repertory Theatre

New Orleans' professional theater, focuses on bold new-world and regional premiers by American playwrights.

Visual Arts

The New Orleans Museum of Art

The premier art museum of the Gulf South is world-renowned for its photography, decorative glass collection and its collections of French, Asian, African and American art.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

The University of New Orleans museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art in the world.

Contemporary Arts Center

Located in the heart of the New Orleans Arts District, the CAC is home to bold experiments in painting, theater, photography, performance, music, video sculpture and more.

New Orleans Artworks at the New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio

BREATHTAKING demonstrations. Twice featured on NBC's Today Show. Visitors invited to participate, design wine glasses, print wine labels, copper enameling. Spacious open studio. Glass print metal amphitheater. Ideal hands-on tours/receptions. Creations by local artisans available in gift gallery.

Dutch Alley Artist Co-op. 

Over 20 local artists own and operate Dutch Alley Artist Co-op. Any day there are three or four artists working at the gallery. Local art from Katrina salvaged materials, blown glass, wood-turnings, Raku pottery, hand-dyed silk items, custom jewelry, photography and paintings are just a few of the unique original artwork items that can be found in the gallery.

Newcomb Art Museum

As part of Tulane University, the Newcomb Art Museum presents exhibitions that draw from diverse disciplines in conceptualizing innovative art and design.



The Historic New Orleans Collection

Located in the French Quarter, this collection is the best introduction to New Orleans history you can get.

The Cabildo

This flagship building of The Louisiana State Museum is the site of the Louisiana Purchase. Today it houses exhibitions on the Purchase and on Louisiana history.

Madame John's Legacy

Located at 632 Dumain Street in the French Quarter, Madame John's is an excellent example of Louisiana Creole residential design at the end of the 18th century. The architectural complex consists of three buildings: the main house, kitchen with cooks quarters and two-story garconniere. It too, is part of The Louisiana State Museum.

The Old U.S. Mint

The Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to have served as both a U.S. and Confederate Mint. In 1981, the Greek Revival-style National Historic Landmark opened to the public as a museum.

The New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History

Located in the historic Faubourg Tremé, one of America's oldest black neighborhoods, the museum is comprised of 7 historic buildings and is anchored by the lovely Tremé Villa. The museum features rotating exhibits as well as a fine collection of African artwork and crafts. The museum acts as a gateway the Tremé neighborhood and offers walking and bus tours of the neighborhood.

The National World War II Museum

This historical gem takes you from the beaches of Normandy to the sands of the Pacific Islands with interactive displays and dramatic exhibits. The Museum's recent additions include the Solomon Victory Theater, the Stage Door Canteen and The American Sector Restaurant- a Chef John Besh creation. 

Upcoming Events


"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 28 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

Anne Rice's Vampire…

Oct 28 - 28, 2016
Join us for the 28th Annual Vampire Ball featuring Anne Rice  Lestat Fan… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 28 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 28 - 29, 2016
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Brews and Boos

Oct 28 - 28, 2016
Join your friends for Brews and Boos, a new party at City Park! Carousel… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 28 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 28, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Education Gallery…

Oct 28 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Food Truck Fridays on…

Oct 28 - Nov 25, 2016
Join us for Food Truck Fridays on Spanish Plaza. There will be new food trucks… more

Halloween New Orleans

Oct 28 - 30, 2016
Join us for the annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 28, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

House of Blues…

Oct 28 - Dec 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

Kool Smiles -…

Oct 28 - Nov 5, 2016
Bring your Halloween candy to any Kool Smiles dental office beginning Friday,… more

Music Box Village…

Oct 28 - 30, 2016
Art collective New Orleans Airlift opens their flagship project The Music Box… more

New Orleans Secrets…

Oct 28 - 28, 2016
Part ghost hunt, part séance...there's nothing else in New Orleans like… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 28 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Relapse Halloween…

Oct 28 - 28, 2016
Join us at the Hi-Ho Lounge  for a  Relapse Halloween Party! more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 28 - 30, 2016
Join us for the Illusionists- Live from Broadway. This mind blowing spectacular… more

Spooky Tour for Kids

Oct 28, 2016 - Sep 21, 2026
On this tour for kids, we will search for and possibly find these playful and… more

Stoned vs Drunk vs…

Oct 28 - 28, 2016
Join us at the New Movement for a stand -up comedy challenge. Also, enjoy… more

"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 28 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more