Best events in New Orleans

Check out the top events in New Orleans, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Tipitina's Uptown
1. Tipitina's Uptown
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85 local reviews
501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans
+1 504-895-8477
Night clubBarPoint of interest
Agustin
AMAZING live music venue. Check their website out for special events during your stay!
Jehan
World famous music venue located only 4 blocks away, at Napoleon Ave and Tchoupitoulas. Check their calender o…
Sean
Opened in 1977 and is one of the cities oldest music clubs. Was the stage for Professor Longhair (Fess) and…
1. Tipitina's Uptown
1. Tipitina's Uptown
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85 local reviews
501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans
+1 504-895-8477
Agustin
Agustin
AMAZING live music venue. Check their website out for special events during your stay!
Jehan
Jehan
World famous music venue located only 4 blocks away, at Napoleon Ave and Tchoupitoulas. Check their calender of events at www.tipitinas.com
Sean
Sean
Opened in 1977 and is one of the cities oldest music clubs. Was the stage for Professor Longhair (Fess) and since has become an iconic cl…
2. Swirl Wine Bar & Market
2. Swirl Wine Bar & Market
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43 local reviews
3143 Ponce De Leon Street, New Orleans
Closed · Opens Mon 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 504-304-0635
BarLiquor storeFood
Nicelle
Great ever changing weekly events. Wine tasting paired with small plates from a guest chef, food truck with w…
Andrew And Jenny
Casual wine shop & lounge featuring a range of bottles, plus beer, cheese plates & tasting events.
Kristin
Great boutique wine shop with regular tastings and events.
2. Swirl Wine Bar & Market
2. Swirl Wine Bar & Market
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43 local reviews
3143 Ponce De Leon Street, New Orleans
Closed · Opens Mon 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 504-304-0635
Nicelle
Nicelle
Great ever changing weekly events. Wine tasting paired with small plates from a guest chef, food truck with wine pairings
Andrew And Jenny
Andrew And Jenny
Casual wine shop & lounge featuring a range of bottles, plus beer, cheese plates & tasting events.
Kristin
Kristin
Great boutique wine shop with regular tastings and events.
3. City Park
3. City Park
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258 local reviews
City Park, New Orleans
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Betsy
It's the biggest park in the city. There is tons of space to spread a blanket, read a book, and have a bottle…
Julie
City Park has a ton of things to do and see: Art museum, amusement park, golf course, put put golf, sculpture …
Brianna
HUGE park just nearby! Golf, frisbee golf, trails, sports fields, sculpture garden, museum, events/festivals.…
3. City Park
3. City Park
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258 local reviews
City Park, New Orleans
Betsy
Betsy
It's the biggest park in the city. There is tons of space to spread a blanket, read a book, and have a bottle of wine or a cup of tea. (Al…
Julie
Julie
City Park has a ton of things to do and see: Art museum, amusement park, golf course, put put golf, sculpture garden, stadiums, tennis cente…
Brianna
Brianna
HUGE park just nearby! Golf, frisbee golf, trails, sports fields, sculpture garden, museum, events/festivals... you name it!
4. New Orleans Museum of Art
4. New Orleans Museum of Art
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151 local reviews
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans
Closed · Opens Tue 10:00 AM
+1 504-658-4100
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Cathy
259 local Airbnb hosts recommend NOMA features French and American fine art, photography, glass, and African …
Russell
The New Orleans Museum of Art is the oldest fine arts museum in the city of New Orleans. Check out their websi…
Jennifer
NOMA features French and American fine art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, pottery and m…
4. New Orleans Museum of Art
4. New Orleans Museum of Art
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151 local reviews
1 Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans
Closed · Opens Tue 10:00 AM
+1 504-658-4100
Cathy
Cathy
259 local Airbnb hosts recommend NOMA features French and American fine art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, pottery an…
Russell
Russell
The New Orleans Museum of Art is the oldest fine arts museum in the city of New Orleans. Check out their website for exhibition schedule & s…
Jennifer
Jennifer
NOMA features French and American fine art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, pottery and more. There is a gift shop, a c…
5. Louis Armstrong Park
5. Louis Armstrong Park
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35 local reviews
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
James
Just a short walk from my home and steps from the French Quarter sits this historic public park that honors th…
Richard And Charlie
Just a short walk from my home and steps from the French Quarter sits this historic public park that honors th…
Barrett
The entrance to this national park is only 4 blocks down St. Phillip. This houses the last of the venues when …
5. Louis Armstrong Park
5. Louis Armstrong Park
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35 local reviews
James
James
Just a short walk from my home and steps from the French Quarter sits this historic public park that honors the jazz great Louis Armstrong. …
Richard And Charlie
Richard And Charlie
Just a short walk from my home and steps from the French Quarter sits this historic public park that honors the jazz great Louis Armstrong. …
Barrett
Barrett
The entrance to this national park is only 4 blocks down St. Phillip. This houses the last of the venues when Jazz was made. Often has event…
6. Mercedes-Benz Superdome
6. Mercedes-Benz Superdome
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38 local reviews
1500 Sugar Bowl Dr, New Orleans
+1 504-587-3663
StadiumPoint of interestEstablishment
Elizabeth
Home of the New Orleans Saints and Sugar Bowl as well as many other major events. One of the most iconic stad…
Mark
Next to the Smoothie King Arena, if it is a sports event in town or a major concert, it is probably happening …
Lisa
Sports buff? See the Saints play here. Or take in one of the many concerts and entertainment events hosted her…
6. Mercedes-Benz Superdome
6. Mercedes-Benz Superdome
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38 local reviews
1500 Sugar Bowl Dr, New Orleans
+1 504-587-3663
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Home of the New Orleans Saints and Sugar Bowl as well as many other major events. One of the most iconic stadiums in the country.
Mark
Mark
Next to the Smoothie King Arena, if it is a sports event in town or a major concert, it is probably happening here.
Lisa
Lisa
Sports buff? See the Saints play here. Or take in one of the many concerts and entertainment events hosted here.
7. Prytania Theatre
7. Prytania Theatre
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38 local reviews
5339 Prytania St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 504-891-2787
Movie theaterPoint of interestEstablishment
Rebecca And Anne
Local single-screen movie theatre with current movies but an old-school feel. Mainly new releases, but also fe…
Michael
One of, if not the, oldest continuously operating neighborhood movie theaters. They play popular movies on the…
Jeffrey
A single screen, neighborhood movie theater.
7. Prytania Theatre
7. Prytania Theatre
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38 local reviews
5339 Prytania St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 504-891-2787
Rebecca And Anne
Rebecca And Anne
Local single-screen movie theatre with current movies but an old-school feel. Mainly new releases, but also features classics, indie films, …
Michael
Michael
One of, if not the, oldest continuously operating neighborhood movie theaters. They play popular movies on their single screen, as well as r…
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
A single screen, neighborhood movie theater.
8. Mimi's In the Marigny
8. Mimi's In the Marigny
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91 local reviews
2601 Royal St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 4:00 AM
+1 504-872-9868
BarRestaurantFood
Jonathan
Mimi's is a great local bar - well-known in the area. It's a bar, but also the best place in the city to get t…
Paul
Great Iberian-Mediterranean Tapas menu for a light meal or snacks with your drinks. Busy neighborhood bar wit…
Lorelei
Great neighborhood bar, pool table, non smoking, great tapas
8. Mimi's In the Marigny
8. Mimi's In the Marigny
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91 local reviews
2601 Royal St, New Orleans
Open · Closes 4:00 AM
+1 504-872-9868
Jonathan
Jonathan
Mimi's is a great local bar - well-known in the area. It's a bar, but also the best place in the city to get tapas (small plates). The spice…
Paul
Paul
Great Iberian-Mediterranean Tapas menu for a light meal or snacks with your drinks. Busy neighborhood bar with a different feel upstairs an…
Lorelei
Lorelei
Great neighborhood bar, pool table, non smoking, great tapas
9. Audubon Zoo
9. Audubon Zoo
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113 local reviews
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans
Closed · Opens Mon 10:00 AM
+1 504-861-2537
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
Laura & Thanh
A very huge zoo that you will not finish walking through in a day. They even have a kid pool area that cater y…
Laurie
One of the best zoos in the country. Lots of special events year round. You can buy a special pass for the zoo…
Phoebe
Have been to the Zoo lately? In New Orleans, major events take place at the Zoo. The Zoo To Do, Friday May 2. …
9. Audubon Zoo
9. Audubon Zoo
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113 local reviews
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans
Closed · Opens Mon 10:00 AM
+1 504-861-2537
Laura & Thanh
Laura & Thanh
A very huge zoo that you will not finish walking through in a day. They even have a kid pool area that cater you pool party events.
Laurie
Laurie
One of the best zoos in the country. Lots of special events year round. You can buy a special pass for the zoo, aquarium, insectarium and Im…
Phoebe
Phoebe
Have been to the Zoo lately? In New Orleans, major events take place at the Zoo. The Zoo To Do, Friday May 2. Get Ya Praise On in February.
10. The National WWII Museum
10. The National WWII Museum
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134 local reviews
945 Magazine St, New Orleans
Closed · Opens Mon 9:00 AM
+1 504-528-1944
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Cathy
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as the #1 Best Place to Learn U…
Dave And Sara
A well-organized tour through the most monumental event in human history. Good balance of personal stories wi…
Brian
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as the #1 Best Place to Learn U…
10. The National WWII Museum
10. The National WWII Museum
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134 local reviews
945 Magazine St, New Orleans
Closed · Opens Mon 9:00 AM
+1 504-528-1944
Cathy
Cathy
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as the #1 Best Place to Learn U.S. Military History, and desig…
Dave And Sara
Dave And Sara
A well-organized tour through the most monumental event in human history. Good balance of personal stories with the big picture. If you're…
Brian
Brian
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as the #1 Best Place to Learn U.S. Military History, and desig…
11. The Maison
11. The Maison
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21 local reviews
508 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 504-371-5543
BarNight clubRestaurant
James
The Maison is a live music venue, restaurant, bar and event space on world- famous Frenchmen Street in New Orl…
Richard And Charlie
The Maison is a live music venue, restaurant, bar and event space on world- famous Frenchmen Street in New Orl…
Lucas & Audrey
Live Music
11. The Maison
11. The Maison
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21 local reviews
508 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 504-371-5543
James
James
The Maison is a live music venue, restaurant, bar and event space on world- famous Frenchmen Street in New Orleans.
Richard And Charlie
Richard And Charlie
The Maison is a live music venue, restaurant, bar and event space on world- famous Frenchmen Street in New Orleans.
Lucas & Audrey
Lucas & Audrey
Live Music
12. Hi-Ho Lounge
12. Hi-Ho Lounge
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61 local reviews
2239 St Claude Ave, New Orleans
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
Night clubBarPoint of interest
Rachel
Great but smoky bar, has a wide range of events from Monday bluegrass picking sessions to charming burlesque d…
Beverly
Comedy, live music, and more. Check out their list of events, lots of fun bars right next door too. Don't forg…
Betsey & Jack
Great neighborhood bar with live music. HiHo has been at the forefront of the underground alternative music & …
12. Hi-Ho Lounge
12. Hi-Ho Lounge
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61 local reviews
2239 St Claude Ave, New Orleans
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
Rachel
Rachel
Great but smoky bar, has a wide range of events from Monday bluegrass picking sessions to charming burlesque dancers to heavy metal. Usually…
Beverly
Beverly
Comedy, live music, and more. Check out their list of events, lots of fun bars right next door too. Don't forget to check out their place "F…
Betsey & Jack
Betsey & Jack
Great neighborhood bar with live music. HiHo has been at the forefront of the underground alternative music & arts scene. Check online for w…