New Orleans French Quarter



November 1 2019 | News

Welcome to November in New Orleans when we say goodbye to hurricane season and hello to gumbo season. With an average high of 71 °F and an average low of 55 °F, November is great festival weather. Here’s what up down here.

Bloody Mary Festival, November 2-3

Love a good bloody? Who doesn't? Meet at Howlin’ Wolf on November 2 & 3 for the largest event of its kind. Enjoy bloodys from popular local restaurants and bars, then come back to Hotel Provincial and sample the Bloody Mary at the Ice House Bar. It's been called the best in the city.

Oak Street Po-Boy FestivalNovember 3

This Uptown festival in honor of the beloved po-boy has the feel of a small town celebration. More than 60 vendors will be there along with great local musicians and artists. All your favorite po-boys will be present as well. Come hungry.

Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, November 8

Help the Emeril Lagasse Foundation raise money for good causes at Boudin, Bourbon & Beer (or as we like to call it, Boudin, Bourbon, Beer & Bam!). Enjoy sumptuous cuisine from over 80 top local and national chefs as well as great live music. This annual festival will take place in Champion Square, next to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and Congo Square Rhythms Festival, November 16-17

Join us down in the Tremé at Armstrong Park for two big festivals on one weekend from the people who put on Jazz Fest every year. There will be great food, music, drumming and two arts markets. Come shop for artsy Christmas gifts and dance to the music.

Bayou ClassicNovember 30

The legendary rivalry between Grambling State and Southern University has been taking place since the 1930s. Nowadays, it's held the Saturday after Thanksgiving in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and includes a parade, golf tournament, fan festivals, a career fair and a not-to-be-missed battle of the bands.

Audubon Zoo Lights, November 29-December 30

They're all asking for you at the Audubon Zoo his holiday season. Don't miss the second annual Zoo Lights, presented by Children's Hospital New Orleans. 

Celebration in the Oaks November 30-January 1

More than 165,000 visitors make their way to historic City Park every year for Celebration in the Oaks, a magical winter spectacle. Nothing says it’s holiday time in New Orleans like centuries-old live oaks swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights. Light displays of all kinds are scattered throughout 25 acres of the City Park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Note: Closed Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve nights.

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