New Orleans has a festival going on just about every weekend. The festival schedule via NewOrleansOnline.com:
New Orleans is the Festival Capital of the World. We have dozens of festivals that celebrate our unique food, music and multicultural heritage all year-long.
You’ll find great music at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Fest, Essence Music Fest and Voodoo Festival; exotic food specialties at the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience, Po-Boy Festival and others; and exciting celebrations our city’s diverse culture at Fiesta Hispanica, St. Patrick’s Day, Southern Decadence and more.
We have writing and visual arts festivals commemorating our historic literary and film traditions like the annual Tennessee Williams Festival, FringeFest and the New Orleans FilmFest. And, of course, there’s the biggest festival of them all – Mardi Gras, which is celebrated here like there’s no tomorrow!
And if you want a handy dandy printed calendar of all the New Orleans festivals, we’re told Fleurty Girl shops in NOLA carry them. You also can buy one online for $14.95.