If the lineup for the second weekend of Jazz Fest (May 3-6) doesn’t get you to NOLA this May, Greek Fest on Bayou St. John (pictured) or one of these other unique events should do the trick. Book your room in the French Quarter at the Hotel Provincial now and join the fun.
NOLA Crawfish Festival (April 30-May 2)
The third annual NOLA Crawfish Festival at Central City Barbecue is a must-go. This year’s line-up includes Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Review featuring Jeff McCarty & Eric Johanson, Samantha Fish, Ivan Neville and Friends with very special guest George Porter, Jr. and more . View complete lineup.
Crawfish Mambo (May 12)
Make like a mudbug and crawl over to the University of New Orleans for the city’s largest crawfish cook-off. You can eat all the crawfish you want while enjoying entertainment by Robin Barnes, James Andrews & The Crescent Swing, the Phunky Monkey and Corey Henry & Treme Funketet. Learn more.
Mother’s Day at Angeline (May 13)
Sunday brunch at Angeline is always a special event but it's even more so on Mother's Day. Mom's choices include Eggs in Hell (yeah, they're spicy), Gulf Shrimp and Coosa Valley Grits, and a Fried Green Tomato & Pork Belly Sandwich. View the whole menu and make reservations now.
Bayou Boogaloo (May 18-20)
Get your NOLA on in Mid-City at Bayou Boogaloo, featuring live music, food and arts. This year’s lineup includes Marc Broussard, Leo Nocentelli & The Funkin’ Truth, Deacon John and the Ivories and more. Check out the festival website: http://www.thebayouboogaloo.com/
New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (May 23-27)
Gather up your foodie friends and head down to NOLA for the 26th New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. Hundreds of wineries and restaurants will be cooking up a good time at various venues throughout the French Quarter. Learn more here.
Greek Fest (May 25-27)
Bayou St. John is the place to be Memorial Day weekend! Get your fill of homemade Greek food and drink. Learn traditional Greek dancing. Listen to a live Greek band. Hit the kids’ area! Learn more.
Tremé/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival (May 25-27)
The second annual Tremé/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival is a chance to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend “Under the Bridge” with live music, seminars, a Gospel Breakfast, a Congo Square second line, neighborhood tours, and even a “Baby Doll Pub Crawl.” Learn more.
Bayou Country Superfest (May 25-27)
Dust off your cowboy boots and hightail it to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to see this three-day music fest starring George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and more. A highlight of the event is the free evening concert in Champions Square on May 26 with Randy Houser, Michael Ray and Runaway June. New this year will be “A Salute to America,” a huge fireworks display over the Mississippi River on Friday night, May 25. Get the facts.